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Coastal Cliffs by Kontrapunktus Coastal Cliffs by Kontrapunktus
Environment and rendering exercise.
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:iconartofhkm:
Seconding the 'too defined' motion.
I can see that you put a lot of effort in this, but in art, knowing what details to leave out takes more knowledge and skill than trying to detail everything in. Always step back and look at the whole painting, decide if your details are adding more value to the overall composition or whether it takes a way from it.

Anyway, the colors are pleasant to look at, and it is a good effort. Paint more and become better as you go. Good luck!
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Kontrapunktus Jul 11, 2013   General Artist
Thanks a lot for taking the time to critique! Edge control is something I've had a hard time with, so it's something I will think about in the future, as well as what things should stay in focus. :)
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bdec Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work... Just come little details... The big island in the middle should be more faded in the atmosphere if we compare to the rock on the right part of the image! ;-)
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Kontrapunktus Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the crit, not sure why I didn't see this when I was painting it. I guess it's easy to become blind to your mistakes after you've spent a lot of time without fixing them. :)
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Wonder how the residents get up and down? Are there tunnels and stairways winding up through the rock, or perhaps elevators? Maybe there's a cable car that goes from that little hill to the left, or a balloon service, or...

Alright, I'm probably thinking too hard about this. I'll just say that it's an incredible piece, and you did well!
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Kontrapunktus Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
I like to leave these things up to the viewer, though my thought process was that this area is situated between two tectonic plates and the islands have been pushed out of the water by those forces, after which the houses up on the cliffs were abandoned. And thanks for the kind words!
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worldsinminiature Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Well done!
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Kontrapunktus Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Geosammy Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like what NYC is destined to become.
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Kontrapunktus Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
Not sure what you mean by that.
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