At Rest

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Been reading up on composition and design, not really sure what I'm doing, but I am trying out a few simple paintings. Here is the first!



I agree with what Takayuihime said, I actually like how the perspective looks in this.
Nice work!

Oh dear, this is so incredibly beautiful!
Perspective rules or other "realism" idea shouldn't work here at all.
It's all about heart and soul, not the "rightness" of the technique or perspective.
This drawing gives emotions, that what is important.
I feel it with my heart, really love this piece. Saving to my favourites.

JJColours responds:

Aw! Thank you so much. It really made my day to read this!

The biggest issue I see here is perspective. Between the angle and perceived distance, the moon looks like it is literally right behind the bushes. The perspective of the trees with the bear are different, as the shadows also don't show a sense of distance. As stated before, the rule of 3rds is a good place to start. Think about background, mid-ground, and foreground when composing a landscape piece. Nice attempt though.

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JJColours responds:

Ah, perspective. Something I also have on my list to visit in my re-familiarizing of the basics. Though I do realize the effect that putting the moon in that spot, I also made that an artistic choice to add something interesting to the composition. Perhaps my fault isnt the position of that so much as the angle of the shadows. They would probably be angled quite differently if the moon was at a distance. I have been attempting to do the three stages you mentioned, back, mid and fore, but the concept for someone who hardly ever does any type of background is somewhat of a challenge to comprehend. Thank you so much for your critical assessment. I am revisiting this specific concept several more times in order to understand it better. Every bit of critique is appreciated.

love it, love the shading, love the concept, love the compition love it... would suggest you try to play with the concept of thirds, look it up. i think it would draw the eye in your work more cleanly. and play with texture brushes for digital art they can be amazing to just add that little pop to your art :D

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JJColours responds:

Thanks so much Jerry, I have indeed heard of the rule of thirds and I definitely have used it a lot over the years in my photography, but not really sat down to apply it to my art besides making things somewhat off center as a natural choice. I will read more up on it and see if I cant utilize that somehow in my current studies. As for brushes, boy do I have a lot - I even have made my own! BUT... I tend to be a "smudger" and I smooth everything out until it makes all other smooth things jealous. It really gives a digital feel and I've been trying so hard to adopt a new blending method to move away from that. I'll continue to keep trying. Thanks so much :)

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4.08 / 5.00

Mar 22, 2017 | 7:29 PM EDT
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1100 x 844 px
1.2 mb

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