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Giving advice for your fantasy paintings

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arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I'm in a mood for sharing my advice for any fantasy related paintings. By default I'll post my comments both on this thread and on the deviation. Let me know if you prefer something else.

Please only one deviation per post.

Here are some samples from my gallery. Any comments on these are always welcome!

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SarahSoak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SarahSoak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa, i'm sorry. xD that was too fast.
it's this one:

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odovoro Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist


Thanks for looking :) I'm mainly concerned about the general composition/focus, and if the anatomy looks ok.
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LadyBone Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Artist


this one here's my fifth digital painting if I remember correctly; mostly I have the most trouble with digital painting techniques (textures and so on). Thanks! Ja niin, suomeksikin voi puhua :D
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i-artMonster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
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arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Did you remove the deviation?
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Prince-of-Pork-117 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

I hope this counts as a painting even tho it was digital, but i did it in paint tool sai(lol like that counts and so photoshop ) if not just say so XD
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arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I like how you're leading the viewer with your shapes. You could add a bit more marginal since now the composition is a little tight.

A light source that is coming directly from the left gives easily a flat feeling. Might be more interesting to have the light coming from an angle. Also, try using warm/cool color contrast when shading. That means warm colors for highlights and cool colors for shadows. Or you can do it the other way around too.

The claws could be darker since now they create lots of contrast.
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