So I'm beginning my painting career. I know I've got a long way to get to the level I want to be out. This is pretty much my first painting. Hopefully I'll have a lot of little paintings coming your way.
I know it's pretty weak, and there's a lot to fix. Critiques are welcome.
Painted in photoshop, about 3 hours.
Well thank you.
I really only spent about 5 minutes on the clouds. They were one of the last things I added. I'm familiar with drawing clouds from my nebula paintings so I really didn't focus on them too much here. But I'll eventually be drifting more towards the styling's of this man he is a master of the clouds.
I have watched some of Noah Bradley's stuff, he's really good. I've been watching a lot of drawing videos lately, it's how I learn best as well, along with actually doing some drawing.
I know my water is weak, its something I've always had trouble with. I've got a plan to do this sort of "365 days to digital painting mastery" like thing. I've written up a list of all the things I need to work on. Textures, buildings, landscape, etc. My goal is to do some sort of painting everyday for a year. Some small focusing on particular elements, like drawing cloth and other things. Then I want to set bigger projects for my self, stuff to include the elements I've been working on. Now generally I'm not a very motivated person so we'll see how far I actually get into this project.
But it's definitely something I need to do if I want to keep improving as an artist and do big things.
I really appreciate you taking the time to comment, I wish more people would.
Well thank you. I haven't seen those videos, I'll have to check them out. I've been watching a lot of drawing videos on Youtube lately so I'll just add that to the list.
Thank you so much. I know exactly what you mean about the mid ground lacking detail. I struggled with defining my land shapes with proper atmospheric perspective. I meant to cover it up some sort of plant life but It appears I forgot. Unfortunately, while trying to flatten the image on separate layer, I accidently flattened the entire image and then continued to paint and save without noticing. So, I've lost all my layers in this piece, and it would be a huge pain to go back and add some detail. Oh, well. I'll learn to do it at some point.
Yeah, I guess I started out with dull colors and anything vibrant I put in looked off. When I get the hang of painting, you know my colors will be shining. Also, im gonna sci fi/alien landscapes left and right. I just want to get real world stuff down before I go make things up, it'll make them much more believable.