daily studies - week 19 of 2018 by Zyonji (critique requested)

daily studies - week 19 of 2018 (critique requested)

Zyonji

12 May 2018 at 15:22:50 MDT

Here we have another study. this week most of them where double studies, but the first of them was actually not retrying but actually spending another hour to see how far I can get with double the time. :D

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    More finer highlights.

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      Those studies in particular unfortunately had no fine highlights in their references. I've been studying a lot of dull things lately. d:

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        Refine existing highlights.

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    spoonbill comin' for ya!

    in regards to critique, perhaps try using a LARGE, SOFT brush intermittently with smaller brushes to get some gradation in places like the rocky landscape and scale shading. i find this makes color and value Gradation much more natural looking and saves time so i don't have to use as many strokes.

    keep it up it all looks good!

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      Thank you! And thank you for the critique as well! :D

      I'm not familiar with some of those technical terms. Do you mean the blue white shift from the atmosphere in long distances?

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        not quite, that distance coloration change has to do with atmospheric interference with the water in the air, reflecting subtle blue light. blue, the color of distance.

        i'm more talking about gradients making a gradual gradation of tone. (gradgradgrad.) like using big smooth brushes to form gradual color changes in an underpainting before working on fine strokes for texture, and then repeating it every few layers or so to create color consistency using big gradient-smothing. it can also help adjust light in between however many layers of fine strokes.

        there is some purple gradient at the top of the mountain climbing picture that sort of captures what i mean.

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          I think I understand now. You mean continual changes in color that pull together larger structures so things connect in the peripheral vision even when the details still break up into fine structures when you focus on them? I can see how the general shapes break apart in my studies when they enter my peripheral vision, so that's something i need to work on for sure. :D

          Thank you very much for all that help. I hope I finally understood it right. (:

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            You mean continual changes in color that pull together larger structures so things connect in the peripheral vision even when the details still break up into fine structures when you focus on them?

            YESSSSS