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Petri.J
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:53 pm     Reply with quote
This one is a huge oil painting! 120x45 cm. I cropped the sky off because it didn't work, but I kind of like the size now that there isn't so much sky.

I guess I should make the horizon disappear more in to the atmosphere because now it kind of seems too flat and too green.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:01 pm     Reply with quote
Depth is difficult to read at the moment.

The horizon is distinct from the clear middle ground, but everything in that large middle ground is on about the same scale; the lump of rocks at the bottom are about the same size as the rocks near the top/right, and the smoke vents are all similar. The image has a fractal quality, where you're never quite sure whether what you're looking at is close or distant.

But it is starting to work as a matte. Has the feel of those early oil film matte paintings.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:21 am     Reply with quote
Sumaleth wrote:
Depth is difficult to read at the moment.

The horizon is distinct from the clear middle ground, but everything in that large middle ground is on about the same scale; the lump of rocks at the bottom are about the same size as the rocks near the top/right, and the smoke vents are all similar. The image has a fractal quality, where you're never quite sure whether what you're looking at is close or distant.

But it is starting to work as a matte. Has the feel of those early oil film matte paintings.


Those are very good points thank you for bringing them up. I'll adjust those rock sizes and try to add more variation. The thing I was going for there was telescopic lens effect, but I guess I went too far. I was also thinking of making a cargo ship that has been fallen under molten lava. That could add more interest to the image.
Cheers.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:59 am     Reply with quote
You got it right for a telescopic lens effect. In that case I suppose the only problem might be that it's not clear that you're meant to read it that way, which could be solved by placing something very large and very blurred in the foreground, but it might not be necessary if the original intention was only to create the telescopic effect.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:06 am     Reply with quote
Yeah I guess it all makes more sense when I add something there that you can recognize. It's difficult to judge distance from rocks.
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