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December 7, 2012
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Landscape Sketch 2 by Pseudolonewolf Landscape Sketch 2 by Pseudolonewolf
This is another landscape 'sketch' thing, where I used a reference photo and tried to reproduce it! It took something like 45 minutes, I think? I also almost gave up several times because it was not what I'd call enjoyable.

If I'd spent another hour on it, I could have made it look much nicer, but I didn't have the energy! I just wanted to get a feel for doing the 'gist' of an image like this, anyway.

I feel I have to do hundreds of these before I have any real idea of what I'm actually doing, so sigh! Patience, I suppose!

I'm focusing on forests - and will continue to do so - because I need to do those for Timid Cervid!

(Edit: I spent an extra half an hour on it to see what difference it'd make, and it turns out that it makes a lot of difference!)
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blayrd Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'tis looking pretty good as far as starting in environment painting studies go! Plants are waaay difficult, especially if you're not using fancy brushes; in a way foliage might be easier traditionally rather than digitally since it's easier to get a variation of textures in! Though, it's unfortunate to hear that you didn't find it enjoyable, I must note.
I want to step into this picture. I love nature.
This place looks so quiet and serene, but wild too.
Dratino Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a park somewhere, I just don't remember where.
Faullyn Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're better than me... I can't do scenery to save my life.
Pseudolonewolf Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought about myself as well, before I tried doing this and the previous deviation! I could never have done anything like this if I wasn't just copying a photo, though.
Every time I look at this, it looks slightly different each time.
Like... more detail or something... O__O
Love the fade of detail on the trees that are farther back- it really helps with the depth :)
Wow, this looks very good!
Jaffa6 Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd suggest you also show some way to see the reference photo so people could compare them, but also, it's quite good! I always thought landscapes are the hardest thing to do...
Pseudolonewolf Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reference photo was from a folder on my computer; I downloaded a bunch of photos ages ago but don't remember where they came from, so I couldn't easily link to them.
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