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Gone Fishing

By memod
I could have gone on meddling with this, but it really was about time to call it done. Tried to put into practise the things that I had learnt with my recent studies. It has certainly been a fun piece.

Not much else to say. Prints should be up tomorrow and I hope that you guys enjoy it. Will also try to catch up on messages, it's been a couple of busy weeks :faint:
Let me know what you think!


Time to catch some sleep.
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AnansiOneiros's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Words cannot express how amazed I feel that you have created this relaxing, thoughtful piece. You have spectacularly captured the lighting of nature as it reflects upon everything and fades into others. The shapes and details of the rocks and the trees and even the flow of the water feels natural and alive. I can almost hear the waterfall just by looking at this piece and hear the birds as they sing and fly. I would have loved to see more mist emerging from the waterfall and maybe I could do with more signs of wear and tear on the rocks. That is just my opinion though.
memod's avatar
Thank you so much for your nice words! And yeaaah I realise a waterfall like that would probably cause a little more mist, but I had to find a balance between what's realistic and what supports the aesthetics of the piece while still being believable...but yeah I did experiment with more mist at some point :nod: Thank you!
AnansiOneiros's avatar
Think nothing of it.  Hey since I critiqued your work, how about critiquing one of my works?
Mull-Art's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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Visually its a great piece, it has a nice amount of tension which holds the eye and theres plenty of interest going on.
The color palette adds to that tension without it being too foreboding and over powering. I feel it needs a few hotter spots to help separate and liven certain areas up, and to push the contrast slightly to help with the depth.

The splash of red of the character helps emphasis him but the red detail on the rock structure also fights for attention being in a hot spot (along with the signature in the same color). I found my eye traveling across those 3 spots of red at times.
I would have like to have seen the blue/green of the water brighter to also help outline the character and lead the eye into the piece, perhaps even some dappled lights on the rock structure to bring it forward away from the background.

But I love the loose brush work and can see the control and purposefulness of them also, great work Dan.
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
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Firstly, this piece is far better than I could ever make, and is awesome! There might be an error with the lighting however (I could be wrong). Towards the center of the piece, the smaller waterfall has some light cast on it, as well as the rocks in the foreground. If the light were to be coming from the area with the small waterfall, then the side of the rocks in foreground that the viewer can see would not be lit up. If it were a direct overhead light, there'd be some light on the waterfall, as well as on the housing area towards the back. In summary, there's some confusion as to where the light is coming from. Great piece, but I wanted to provide some food for thought
TheWizpir's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

So for starters, this is an amazing piece. When it comes to showing the enormity of a scene, you're one of my favorite artists to portray it. That being said there are a couple things that I'd critique. The main one being the sense of depth of field. Because this is such a massive landscape (judging by the human scale vs. the tower in the distance), I'd expect there to be a little bit more atmospheric perspective to push back the distant cliffs, and the waterfalls' spray would justify a bit of mist to help push things back (I see that there is a bit behind the mid-ground waterfall). I know it's meant to be a darker scene with lights that come through to shine on a few pieces, but the contrast is just a bit lacking, and the darker shapes kind of bleed together. The waterfalls help pop things out, but it could use just a bit of tweaking. Again, this is hyper-critical, and overall I love this piece (and all your work really), just thought I'd throw in my two cents. Keep up the good work, my friend.
JuliaAlouts's avatar
I am delighted with your work
memod's avatar
That is really a nice thing to say! Thank you so much, Julia! :hug:
AgileRhino's avatar
Spectacular. What a feeling of space and size! 

:iconcongratsddplz:
memod's avatar
Thanks, man! That's nice of you to say!
106squids's avatar
Absolutely outstanding!
the drawn landscapes are just jaw-dropping!
umbatman's avatar
worthy of the DD
memod's avatar
Thanks so much, man =]

Star8445's avatar
WOW! that look's AMAZING!
memod's avatar
Thank you so much! :aww: I'm really glad you like it! This is probably one of the few pieces I'm fairly happy with :lol:
Star8445's avatar
I'm happy with it too :)
Hawta-Mahmood's avatar
I wish I could make stuff like this
memod's avatar
All a question of practise =] Don't wish, paint! :lol:
memod's avatar
Thank you! =]
enx6's avatar
simply beautiful!
I wanna go fishin'...  Congratulations on the daily, it's a great piece that offers and deep sense of serenity.  Great work!
Stransky's avatar
That's insane :wow:
memod's avatar
Haha, thank you! :lol:
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