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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.

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:iconinvisibleknight9:
First off.. I'd like to say it's a beautiful piece.
There are technical flaws. Which by no means makes this any less beautiful.
My suggestions would be to soften your detail lines.... so it's an easier transition of color and shape. Perhaps add a bit of of depth to the color of the sky.... to make the planets in the background pop. If you were able to reproduce this picture... but with softer detail lines and added depth in the sky, you'd see the difference. :) It's just a technical issue.
Your color use is fantastic. they are real colors for the terrain. Including the highlights, which makes for a realistic picture. :) For your first painting though, thisi s absolutely fantastic. :) Keep up the great work!
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
However, increasing the hue and saturation in my opinion would do a lot of good :)
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it probably could have used a little more post work to tighten the image. Thanks :)
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very good especially for a first painting!
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Mardoqueo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think is very good.....
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J-Sloth Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
First off, this is great, and beyond what I am capable of at the moment. It has a very traditional feel to it I think.
For advice, I'd say it's extremely detailed - likely because of the intense spacescapes you're used to making which are filled with epic amounts of detail such as all the minute stars. However though I like the detail and textures, it is a bit overwhelming, and having too much detail in a piece can make it difficult to lead the viewer's eye where you want. I'd suggest maybe having some simpler areas (such as like the land in the far distance) in amongst the fore and midground too. Just to break up the composition.
A good example of what I mean can be seen in this piece here blinck.deviantart.com/art/Mist… and I'd also suggest looking through the rest of Jorge Jacinto's gallery, it's pretty inspirational I think blinck.deviantart.com/
Hope this helps, by the looks of this I don't think it'll be too long before you're at a level you're happy with!
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Lootra Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Composition is good.  The clouds could use some work I think.  They're not bad though!  When I do a rough sketch I'll make something similar to this but for an extra bang it might help to vary the form and concentrate on the lighting of the outer edges.   Also I think you drew over the bark of the tree on the far right.  ^_^ 

Hey about the clouds though, here's a few of my oil studies regarding them.  lootra.deviantart.com/art/clou…, lootra.deviantart.com/art/clou…, lootra.deviantart.com/art/clou…
Maybe they'll help or maybe not lol.  Anyway I hope it at least gives you some ideas.  I hope this helps; have a great day!  :)
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Pythonixx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I can't wait to see where your painting career takes you next!
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Rahkshi-Miraka Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If this is your first painting, then oh my God, you're a master in the making.
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:icontylercreatesworlds:
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's the end goal.
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JRigh Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
To my untrained eye, it looks perfectly fine! :-)
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, thanks
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Sunerii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My inner scifi fangirl is crying. So beautiful. <3
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Not bad! Though I'm more used to your other works, this is nice as well. ^^
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'll get to the level of my other works soon enough, I just need to branch out.
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inhereisatragedy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
you're off to a lovely start! it's cool to imagine this as a close up of one of the planets you've done ... : D

- cloud textures are not right, you should be using a larger, softer brush for these kinds of clouds-- check out dan's in this pack: danluvisiart.deviantart.com/ar… and mess with them to get a sort of fluffy feel? i am not that pro an artist so forgive me for untechnical terms :( one artist that does particularly lovely clouds is bakenius: bakenius.deviantart.com/galler…

noah bradley has come a long way since he made this series, but it helped me since i learn mostly with visual/audio, and he primarily did landscape work for a long, long time: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… & gallery noahbradley.deviantart.com/gal…

the water, too, could use some softening in the middle, it seems like too many small strokes -- i think i like the river on the right more because of it, but the coast is muddy because of it: the shadows on the right side of the left river are rocking though!

i think if i could pick any one thing, it'd be to brighten up the colours; the day is bright blue and sunny, but the land doesn't reflect the warmth that it seems it should have? that, or dim the sky to make it a bit more gloom.

sorry for the rambling 3am comment. i really enjoy your work!
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

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 Midsummer conjunction by JustV23 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.


Thanks,

Tyler

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inhereisatragedy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Those are some awesome clouds-- I just added that guy to my watch, thanks for opening my eyes to him!

I really admire that goal-- I need to do something similar myself. I always get stuck after a hard week/month-- I also know the feel of not following through, ehehe.

You are quite welcome, and I look forward to seeing you grow. I've always loved your stuff, so seeing you branch out makes me really happy and excited for what I might see next! : D
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey there, yeah a little rough around the edges but all in all pretty great too. First painting you say? Damn good I'd say. I guess you know the matte painting videos by Dylan Cole? If not, have a look at them. Pretty awesome.
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

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.

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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Thanks


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benpva16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Fantastic! The balance in the composition is really good - tree in foreground, mountains, celestial bodies in background, the fluffy clouds. :-)

But I think you want to hear about the painting bit. The forest, river, and mountain detail is really good, and for the tree on the side, detail increases moving from right to left, as if there's some focusing going on, which I like. I think some of the detail is lost at the horizon in the center, beyond the forest. It feels like it's a little disjointed? I'm not sure if I'm expressing that right, but perhaps the transition in detail/focus could be in a less narrow band about the horizon. Let me know if this suggestion is way off base.

But if this is your first painting, and in 3 hours at that, psh it's flipping great. I couldn't top that in 3 years much less 3 hours. Looking forward to your next painting. And of course, creating worlds isn't just about your characteristic mind-blowing skyscapes, so it's really cool to see something more *sunglasses* down to earth. Good stuff, and keep it up!
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

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.



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benpva16 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Aw dang it! Foiled by the accidental flatten!

By the way, ~inhereisatragedy pointed out something I will second, which is that your color palette is a bit mute. While that's mostly a style choice, it's also not a characteristic of your skyscapes, e.g.
So I suppose it'd be cool to experiment with some more vivid colors. (And maybe alien landscapes? Personal request, that. =D)
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

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.


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benpva16 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Sweet! I'm definitely looking forward to that!
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insanitystudz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit
It's brilliant. I have hardly another word to say... certainly nothing to critique
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad it's not a complete wreck.
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