Painting a lush landscape in GIMP
Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:08 AM
CnC anyone please (and a tad indepth if you wouldn't mind)
My current goal is to teach High School art, and start introducing digital art (with 1 or two classes) into public schools more, so I'd like as much to go off of as possible =).
Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:30 AM
Overall everything else is very good IMO....
Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:04 AM
I think this is the closest to the original tutorial image I've seen so far, notably since you have managed to match the colours and lighting very well. The grass is very well done and I see you have used texturing to your advantage too. The trees feel a little too even; one notices it's done with a repeating brush. If you went over them randomly placing leaves, this effect would be diminished. Also, if you look at the tree in the center, that one has a very thick trunk considering how small a crown it has. A tree (at least most of them) have a trunk proportionate to how large a crown they should hold up, and this crown feels too small, so either make the trunk thinner or the crown larger (compare to my image i you want). It might help to look at an actual tree to get a feel for this as well. You might also want to blend more distant objects more into the colour of the sky; this will enhance the depth-effect.
Overall, very well done! I'm putting this up in the hall of fame! :D
Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:28 PM
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u185 ... stDawn.jpg
Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:01 PM
I like the light in this one, although alas the image is so small it's hard to comment much on any particular details. As 2-ton said, it does look like there is a fog rising from the water. Kinda cool! You have a good light effect here, if you underneath your "blinding light" layer puts a layer "shadows" set to mode "Multiply" (if you haven't already) you could make this piece even more striking. Think about it - if the sun shines at such a low angle, where is the light coming from that lights up the back of tree trunks or the red flower-thingies to the left? These would be heavily shadowed, and doing so will make the image quite realistic and a lot more dramatic you'll see.
Anyway, just some suggestions; maybe something to think about for your next images! :)
Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:50 PM
Wow, that's a good result! I like how you have taken the time to add lots of details and made sure to vary the coloration all over; this is, as mentioned, just what gives nature a lot of its "life". The branches of trees are also working out well. Possibly you could have gone over the leaves a little more, adding some manual after-touches to make the foilage more opaque here and there, as well as remove the uniformity of the brush by making it more random. In the same vein, the leaves contrasting against the grey sky could also be darker to show greater contrasts against the bright background. Little details, but worth to keep in mind.
I'm glad you had use of the tutorial, and spent time to follow all the steps. :) Putting it up in the hall of fame! :D
Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:52 AM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:16 PM
I made the Yellow layer not uniformly yellow to give the sky extra glow, maybe its sunset? My trees were abit fail, but im happy with the result not sure if the picture came through tho : /
All your tutorials are brilliant!
I'm glad you liked the tutorial! You have however given a path to your own harddrive, and that won't work. You need to upload your image to an imagehost (there are many free ones if you search) before you can make it available online. Will be fun to see!
Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:02 PM
I like the mood of this. I like the trees actually, the leaves are maybe not "realistic" per se, but they instead give the impression of something like water colours. The colours also gives a sort of whinnie-the-pooh feel to this; friendly and nice. What you have is a uniform level of detail, which is good - since you have not detailed the trees and brushes very much, it fits well to also not detail the grass, makes the image more balanced. For this reason you could probably have skipped the scribbly shapes in the upper right, they don't really match the feel of the rest.
But at any rate, a fine result! Glad you found use for the tutorial! Putting it up in the hall of fame.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:45 PM
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:24 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:45 PM
Sorry for the late reply. It's a nice result! I like how you worked with the grass here, a good rendition after the tutorial. Leaves are tough, it takes a lot of effort to make them look uneven and natural. You have gone over them with many different colours which is very good, in the future you might want to go in and add some more random mmanual leaves in there, just to break up things further.
Good 'un at any rate, glad you found the tutorial useful! Putting it up in the hall of fame.