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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 09:20:16 pm
Yes, you're already showing some good progress. I have a suggestion for the sky: get rid of the squiggly lines there as well. Our sky is pretty uniform and doesn't have any noise in it. However, a gradient would be nice - the sky is usually a brighter blue towards the horizon and gets slighty darker and more saturated further up (you don't need a lot of colours for the gradient though). You should also make the hills in the background shift more towards blue so that there's a better sense of depth and perspective in the picture. That being said, the perspective of the river and the tree does look way off - the water looks like it is viewed from the top, while the tree seems to be more of a side-view. Also don't forget to make some kind of transition from the grassy hills to the river, there could be a river bed with sand or rocks, or plants hanging over the edge.
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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 10:17:21 pm
I love the direction you're taking this :). Look at the reference I posted earlier again and try to incorporate patches of different soil there.

Robotriot: the perspective slowly warps to allow the scene to contain both space and micro life in the grass eventually.

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #12 on: June 18, 2009, 08:24:30 pm
Ok,
I did the hills in the distance.

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #13 on: June 18, 2009, 11:51:29 pm
sexy blueness. are the hills supposed to be just grass though?

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 05:30:04 pm
Yes it's supposed to be just grass.

And here is a update::



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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #15 on: July 07, 2009, 12:05:06 am
Nice progress! Love what you've done so far.

I really like the contrast in the bottom version, and the fact that you threw in some yellow there, makes it look much more appealing. I really think you should get rid of the dark outlines on the hills, though.

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #16 on: July 07, 2009, 04:24:19 pm
How should i draw in the grass that is at the base of the tree??

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #17 on: July 07, 2009, 06:02:32 pm
Ok,
I removed the dark outlines and added some smoothing/aa to the edge of the hills and to the
clouds.



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I almost forgot that i fixed one of the flowers too.

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I still need help drawing the grass in the foreground,
It's supposed to be getting closer to the camera so the grass in the foreground would be larger then
the grass in the background.

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #18 on: July 07, 2009, 07:45:19 pm
Ok,
I removed the dark outlines and added some smoothing/aa to the edge of the hills and to the
clouds.
I'd say the smoothing lacks of consistency: in some places it's overdone, in some others it's unexistent, in some others it just doesn't work. Have you used (also) an automated tool?
But, that aside, do you really want to keep the outlines? Maybe your piece would look better without.

I also second Gil's suggestion of adding bright reflections to the water.

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Re: WIP~Tree-Water-Grass!!

Reply #19 on: July 07, 2009, 08:26:41 pm
I just removed the outlines...
Are you talking about the clouds??

The next thing I'm gonna do is mess with the aa so I
can make it look better, and I will also try adding
brighter reflections to the water.