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Magpie WIP - FLAT! by natasian Magpie WIP - FLAT! by natasian

I've been working on this digital painting [1] , and right now working on the 3rd of the 30 day set[2] . Does anyone have any feedback regarding the composition? Something is off about the whole thing.

This is a magpie stealing something and flying out the window to its nest. It looks flat. Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

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PatrickRieser Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally I think the perspective is well choosen. For the composition I have learned a simple technique that is called the rule of thirds.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_…

Do you have the bird on a single layer? Maybe try to move it a little bit more down and to the right. That might give it a little bit more flow.

I'm not quite sure about the background with the blue lines but the tree with the nest is a little bit distracting somehow but I couldn't nail it. I'm sorry.
I don't know what you mean with "it looks flat".  I think it doesn't =) Sorry if my suggestions are not useful but I think the rule of thirds may give it a little bit more impact.
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natasian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your feedback!

The background is still in progress. Those are the draft lines you see. By flat I just meant it lacked personality. I'm back to the drawing board. Nice tip though! Very useful :D
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