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Old 01-17-2018, 09:48 PM
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Looking for advice, new work

Hi! I'm a newbie, my new work is using this reference:

This is my initial sketch...I know it is not detailed, that's how I work. I make a loose sketch and then paint over it:

The advice I'd like is, what parts should I paint first, which middle, and which last? I'm not even sure which medium I will use here. I could use acrylic, or pastels (soft, oil). Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:00 PM
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Re: Looking for advice, new work

If you do acrylics I suggest far areas/sky first.. then middle/ then front/foreground...
but some do it other ways..whatever works for you...
But not knowing your skill level, I'd suggest watching some similar sky & compositions you tube videos first..
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:44 PM
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Re: Looking for advice, new work

Totally have to agree with JMW, start in the distance and work your way forward. one of the major reasons for doing so is this - imagine putting that sky in behind the completed spruce tree tops [bloody bothersome, seriously].

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Old 01-27-2018, 05:52 PM
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Re: Looking for advice, new work

Thanks guys! I scrapped the first sketch, sketched another one and this is my final version:

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Old 02-15-2018, 12:32 PM
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Re: Looking for advice, new work

Add some 'atmosphere', the mist at the base of each range of mountains, and to your trees as they recede to the distance,.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:22 PM
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Re: Looking for advice, new work

The answer depends of the medium your using. For example in water color my progression is:
large shapes to small shapes
wet-on-wet to wet on dry
light tones to dark tones
cool colors to warm colors
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