Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Uma chatice. Parecem sempre melhor a preto e branco. Enfim. Já pareceram pior.


  1. Watch your edges. I usually spend time working on the edges so it is clean and sharp and therefore more readable. For example the vulture in the background is too soft and there are some whites around the edges. You can clean up some of the edges there, and you can add a back lighting on it's left leg (the one further back) to separate it from the other leg, darken the shadow on the other leg so that there is more depth... you are pushing the leg closer to us forward and the pushing the one further from us away. So use these contrast to make things 'pop' out so we can perceive depth.
    At the moment the mountains dont look curved, rather flat. Think about the gray sphere exercise... the mountain has a similar form to the sphere (both round) so paint it with that form. The grass texture repeated all over the place flattens too. Try to suggest the texture and only use it in focal areas. So when the hill turns away (think form always) the details lessen, and we will see less details and texture in shadows too.
    One final thing is the colour... The castle and the tree look like they dont belong in the picture because everything is slightly green except for these. The castle may have a touch of blue (what ever the sky colour is) because of the distance, the tree may take more green bounce lights that will subtly bring it into the image. Think about the object in the environment and how it interacts with its environment... thing of bounce lights it will receive... where the light is coming from... what is therefore in light and in shadow... would the tree block off some light getting onto the boy?
    Keep at it bro!

  2. great! this is the kind of comment I like. thanks again Ben and keep them coming :) (By the way, my computer is down, NEVER DRINK TEA NEXT TO YOUR LAPTOP!!!!! so it should be a while until I post something. As for now I'm developing my painting by developing my drawing) Thank you again for your precious advice :)