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04-20-2006, 02:20 PM
Painted with stylus in dogwaffle, using oils.
Autumn Woodland

second painting, similar style lone tree:
C & C welcome!

04-20-2006, 09:10 PM
You do command Dogwaffle, don't you? My favorite is the first. It's got such nice perspective...:cat:

04-20-2006, 09:17 PM
thanks skinny , you're always so encouraging!

04-20-2006, 11:41 PM
Great work and the first one is my fav also. ;o)

04-21-2006, 06:35 AM
Very nice :thumbsup: and I like @1 best also :)

04-21-2006, 11:40 AM
yep, me too, like the first...good going....

04-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Both have great merit! Lovely scenes! :)

04-21-2006, 01:05 PM
I like the first one too, your linear perspective is quite good but the colours (atmospheric perspective) don't carrry it through. As a rule of thumb light colour darkens and dark colours lighten as they receed into the background.

04-21-2006, 06:36 PM
Thanks Elvira, is this a little better?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2006/71803-autumnwoodland2.jpg Let me know.

04-21-2006, 06:41 PM
Not really, the colours should sorta grey out a bit, as they receed actually what is happening is as the lights and darks receed they become more alike, the high white/yellow in the far distance pops to the fore.

del m
04-21-2006, 08:16 PM
great lesson Elvira,

04-21-2006, 10:01 PM
One more try, thanks for your patience!
I tried to gray it down a little, was afraid it would get too dark.

04-21-2006, 11:15 PM
You are starting to get there this is a skill that takes a bit of time to master, if you were using paint I'd probably tell you to scumble a bit of raw umber over it, but that isn't very useful in digital. It is a fine balance between light and dark, so what I'd reccommend would be to leave this one and experiment with a new one using easier colours to control this way, once you have got a handle on it with them, you could try the the high key colours like yellow again and see if you can punch them back, LOL.

04-22-2006, 08:23 AM
Hi there,

First of all: I think you've done a great job, especially on the first one. Ver ynice use of colour and the perspective ist so fine, following the river until it turns.

Concerning Elviras rule of thumb, which was new to me but seems very useful, I'd like to propose applying a "Curves"-Adjustment-Layer to your image in photoshop. I suggest you use a radial gradient mask on this correction layer, so it affects most intensely the inner parts of the image and nota t all those on the outside.

It's just a suggestion, but you might still try it.



04-22-2006, 08:55 AM
Thanks everyone for all your help!