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Offline Xamllew

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GR#090 - Mountains & Villages Scenery

on: January 30, 2012, 11:20:26 pm
Hi everyone, I'm working on this Landscape set in a small village surrounded by vast mountains. I'm really trying to convey the immense scale and distance of the mountains so I've exaggerated the atmospheric perspective.

Current color count is 23. I'd love to hear any CnC, good or bad.

Oh and the little red posts are supposed to be villagers.

WIP 2

My houses are so boring, how can I add interest to the village?
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 05:47:12 pm by Xamllew »

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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 07:48:25 pm
Add fences and other stuff. Storage containers, fishing rods, drying food etc.
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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 08:16:16 pm
How about a little campfire?  Also, something in the foreground would add some more interest and depth.

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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 05:21:34 am
Added more to the foreground, trying to rough out some detail into the village

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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 08:11:16 pm
Nice little scene, what's the idea behind it? is it intended as part of a larger project?

Ideas:

  • try going more blue rather than grey with the atmospheric distance stuff
  • your houses don't excite because they might as well be the same monopoly house; how about some experimentation with both proportion and function (churches, village halls, fat houses, thin ones etc.)
  • more foliage, some deciduous trees?
  • more colour variation overall; some warmer ones might be nice
  • maybe exaggerate the brightness/contrast on the village.

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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 08:36:13 pm
This reminds me of some old mining towns near my home.  The only thing missing is an old quarry and a decrepit sluice building.   The well looks a bit odd though, that close to a river.

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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 08:46:03 pm
I agree with Sharm.  The well does seem odd that close to a river.  How about a fire pit?

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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 10:11:51 pm
Thanks guys, I'll remove that well. Don't know if I can clearly render a firepit at this resolution though.

Thanks for the suggestions Facet, I will definitely add some variety to the buildings and foliage. As for what this is for, it's for the weekly Pixel Joint challenge.

Changed the hue of the farther mountains, changed one of the buildings, few more small details, I don't know how well everything reads. Still trying to think of things to add.

Currently 28 colors.

Also beginning to work on a night/dawn version on the side.

Very WIP
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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 02:29:12 am
Real nice changes ;D, smokestack & distant mountain look great.

What I meant by idea was things like; where is the scene, what country, what season? what type of village and people are these? if you don't consider this stuff you risk ending up with places that could be anywhere populated by people and things that might be anyone, anything. Possibly you have a idea yourself but the more specifics you list the more specifics we can suggest.

How about some trees on the further mountains and some variation in foliage colour.





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Re: [WIP] Mountains n' villages

Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 04:01:40 am
I'm still trying to figure out how I can add more foliage types without making it seem too cluttered. As for the scenario, they are humans of an alternate Earth which remains vastly unexplored and undeveloped, primarily harsh mountainous terrain, limited to frontier technology.