Hahha, wow! Thanks for such an amazing art review! I never expected to get 3 reviews, not to speak of GOOD reviews, on this artpiece that I just casually uploaded XD Especially since I'm not a scouted artist! One can't help but love you people :3
"Then again, I'm no artist."
=> You know, everyone keeps saying that, as if I were an artist, lol!
OMG, the lighting and the shading from the two colors used give the piece a spooky atmosphere? Good one, LunacyEcho ;)
I'm glad you like the shading one the mountains, since I experimented a bit with that :p And I agree with both you and Andrew about the surrealism!
"The trees look creepy and spooky, but they don't necessarily look like trees."
=> Fair enough. I agree that they should have more branches if this was to be a realistic piece, since I don't think that these trees would have any chance of keeping their leaves otherwise. I guess I just really didn't care XD
I'm sorry for disturbing your OCD while it was napping D: ! It's not the only branch that sticks out, but it's probably so close to the "camera" that it's irritating :) It would be the same if this was real life, and you had an irritating branch that covered part of your visual field this close to you; maybe I'm just sadistic >:)
Actually, I looked at the original today, after I found where it was hidden, and this image doesn't include the very edges, due to poor optimization. Oh well :p
Why are the trees bigger on the left side? (*the excuse generating machine starts working*).
Oh, you see, isn't that obvious? The slight tilt of the "camera" and the twisted nature of the piece, not to mention other things that alter the perspective, only give the illusion that the trees to the left are larger! Ehem...
I don't really know. Some of the trees are same sized, but you're right in that the trees - especially the closest ones - are smaller on the right side :/
"I'm also kind of confused by the long, beige-ish strip in the middle."
=> Actually, I was about to do somthing about it, but my art teacher told me to leave it be :p So that's the story... (I think she just wanted me to be finished, so that we could move on to the next subject...).
Let's just pretend that it is indeed the land of the dead, and it's so dry and empty of life that not even snow dares come close to it >:( !!!
"It's like the point in the middle is hell, and all the damned driven there via Zamboni."
=> Yup, that's why.
"The one-point perspective was pretty well done. The smaller trees on the right side make it feel kind of lopsided, but even if this was a mistake, it gives a sense of skewed-ness, which I like. It really plays upon the image of an insane, manic depressive, schizo, psychotic individual that everything you put on Newgrounds seems to help portray. :D"
=> Awwww, thanks :') It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that I'm filling all of your minds with terrifying nightmares, dark thoughts, as well as the growing suspicion that I might be mentally unstable :'D
"This was one of my most nitpicky reviews of all time. I really enjoy it, though. And it's a thousand times better than my artwork, trust me. Great job! Four stars for effort and putting up with my scrupulousness!"
=> And I enjoyed your review for sure!!! I'm sure you can do incredible pieces of art, if you just spend time on them! Personally, the only reason I was inspired to draw was because I couldn't really do much else in art class XD
Thanks again for the review!!!