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Tree City by danielwachter Tree City by danielwachter
Time for another :iconweekly-environment: painting!
(Assignment 28 : Tree-City).
Some flats are still free to move in if you want! :)

Painted with SAI.

Hope you like it.
Any comments are much appreciated. :)

EDIT: corrected some lighting on the left tree.
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:iconmichel-le-fou:
Critique by Michel-le-fou Apr 15, 2012, 6:39:32 AM
First off, I really liked the use of lanterns and fire light in this picture. The blue twilight background set it off rather nicely. The number of lights lit in the trees decried that a number of creatures resides in each tree; neat idea. The light reflected in the limbs of the trees is eerie too. I remember reading in my student days a science fiction novel by a famous writer about a city in the trees, but I don't recall this type of detail. This may be totally original, or at least your adaptation is. Remarkable work. I have no recommendations at present.
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I really like this image - a lot! Not just because of the beautiful colours you chose, but the composition works well, too I think.

The things that strike me as "not quite there yet" are the perspective of the lanterns hanging from the trees and the fact that all windows seem to be completely evenly lit.

For some more effect (and maybe realism), it would be nice to see the lanterns change size a bit more dramatically the further away they are. Also it would be nice to see them strung up between the trees further away as well.

Also, in generall, the further away something is, the more "hazy" it should be - and not just in the two layers background vs foreground, but for example the left tree that is still in the foreground should already be a bit hazier than the tree in the front. By haze, I don't mean blur (though you can add that as an additional element), but things having less contrast.

Finally, the lighting of the windows is a little bit too uniformly done to feel realistic (of course this advice also depends on how realistic you want to be to begin with). If you were to dim some of them a little, I think that would already help.
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:iconk-512:
K-512 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconk-512:
K-512 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:icon3fangs:
3Fangs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Next question: WHO DOESN'T LIKE TREE CITIES??
(Well, I mean, probably those with a fear of heights aren't exactly big on them. Or maybe those with lots of allergies.)
I'd live there! (I wonder what the taxes on such a place would be though.) ;p
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Love these kinds of pictures! The light here is great! Happy Dance 
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconbrokenkittywings:
Brokenkittywings Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
this is such a beautiful idea! i love it! :)
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsorcorer:
Sorcorer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This is how my elves live. In houses just like this.
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:iconesalazionehg:
esalazioneHg Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool atmosphere!
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconrovergirl:
RoverGirl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the Ewok city from Star Wars 6. Nicely lit and and I love the mist in the background.
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Hehe I heard that about the ewok a lot. Glad you like it - thank you. :)
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:iconajnataya:
ajnataya Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, you've been featured here [link] !
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much for the support! :)
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:iconajnataya:
ajnataya Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :D
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:iconmadnesstree:
madnesstree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
wonderful !
I want to live there :3
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :) Yeah me too :D
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:iconmadnesstree:
madnesstree Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
:D
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:iconaliciachristine86:
aliciachristine86 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful :)
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconaliciachristine86:
aliciachristine86 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome :)
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:iconsarahsto:
SarahSto Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional
very beautiful <3
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:icontreasured-tears:
Treasured-Tears Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, imagine elves living there and playing music in those trees...
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful imagination. :) Thank you!
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:icontreasured-tears:
Treasured-Tears Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not short on that no but sometimes I works adverse, like I lie a lot to make things sound better or by paying to much attention to the window in class, that kind of stuff
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:iconirizzz-loves-drawing:
WOW, beautiful!!:love:
It really looks Lóthlorian :heart:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Yeah, I love Lothlorien too! :)
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:iconirizzz-loves-drawing:
You're very welcome!! :D

Yeah! When I'm old, I wanna live in Lothlorien or Rivendell :heart:
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CorrsollaRobot Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice glow effect and cute background
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconhariasa:
Hariasa Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, das sieht toll aus!! :wow:

Ich liebe die Farben und wie sanft das Licht die Umgebung erhellt...wunderschön! :heart:
Wunderbare Idee und wirklich klasse umgesetzt!!
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Danke dir! Freut mich, dass es dir gefällt! :)
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:iconnikalenai:
Nikalenai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
you did well on drawing this one, I especially like the atmosphere and the perspective
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconjoseholm:
JoseHolm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
wonderful, and there's a great feeling to this picture. I love the contrast between the dark night at the warm glow from the lamps and flats
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) I'm glad you like it!
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:iconjuniperberryy:
Juniperberryy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Very, very nice!! :]
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconjuniperberryy:
Juniperberryy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
You're welcome :]
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:iconjujukittychick:
jujukittychick Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it, beautiful piece, the lighting and textures are just amazing :D
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconthe-wordweaver:
The-WordWeaver Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Story?
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh, I didn't create a particular story for it - it's a concept for the theme "tree city". :)
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:iconthe-wordweaver:
The-WordWeaver Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh.
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:icontaric7:
taric7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Reminds me of the Ewok village from Return of the Jedi. Always thought it would be fun to live there. Kudos. =)
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) Yeah, that would be great. :D
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:iconnollaig:
Nollaig Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! The colours are lovely and I love the lighting.
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) Glad you like it!
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