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January 13, 2013
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Low Tide by jjpeabody Low Tide by jjpeabody
My latest image using my adjusted workflow.

1. Start out with values sketch
2. Apply color overlay using an image with color near to what you want.
3. Work the color around on that color layer
4. Render further on a normal layer
5. Apply textures

I have to say that starting with just the values allows me to be more creative.

Critiques always welcome
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I decided I add my critique, and I hope is not very subjective. By the way, it's my first critique here.
This is a lovely work.
First of all, I want to ask you if you painted the clouds from scratch? I mean, if you used some stocks or painted them yourself.
Next I wanna say that some parts of the painting is detailed and other parts are somewhat blurry. I think you have to decide if your going to paint it with more details or less. Unless you want to focus the viewers' attention on the details you want them to look at. For that, I think you can use shadows and highlights more, for leading the eye. I'm saying this because I think you like to study the artworks of William Bouguereau. I like him too, and also Edwin Long's works and Lawrence Alma-Tadema's. The way they detail lights and shadows and textures is simply amazing and beautiful. Not to mention that they obey the rules of art, for example the law of seven that organizes and gives harmony and symetry to every element in the piece.
I also think you have to take into account the rule of thirds, how you lead the viewer's eye, the visual elements, the scales , the horizon and overall the story of the composition (where you want to take the viewer, because you want to send a message). I think your piece respects all of these but some elements are placed a little bit out of context. For example, the ship, I think it could be put a little bit to the left. I mean, it's too beautiful to want to hide it, right? Unless you don't want the viewers' attention to be focused on it much, just a little bit. It depends on the amount of importance you give to it. :D And by the way, I didn't understand why you tilt it a little to the right. I mean, is not sailing right now, it's anchored on-shore. :)
I also think the mountains in the background are a little bit strangely built and not very spectacular. I'm saying this from a viewer's point of view. Also, the way you blurred the mountains in the left side of the background is a little bit unnatural, I think, unless, like I said, you want to keep the piece less detailed.
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Laceo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
WOW! Great!)
ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
looks like noahs ark =D
KyuRazz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is truthly great!
artnerdx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
RainbowCascade Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really like this style..
ImNotFuckingKidding Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is incredible man :)
Do you know any good tutorial on landscapes?
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I smell an ADVENTURE!!!!!!!!!! *drags you to across the valley*
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Ow. Ew. Them rocks are sharp and slimy :D
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey, I TOLD you to wear proper gear :facepalm: *rolls my eyes, muttering, "Guys... they're all the same... can't get a little roughed up, sheesh..."*
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, thanks for the laugh :glomp:
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