your landscapes are really amazing, even those quick ones. i´d be glad if i´d be able to paint like this at all. I try to get more into environments, especially when i want to ever go on with my comic. Ive noticed that my pictures sometimes tend to look dull and greyish, i fixed that a little but ,i wanted to ask you if you have a tips for me how i find the right colors to use for the environments, /or mood colors for certain daytimes, anything like that, to make it look more alive or realistic. i really like how you do it, its fantastic.
Well...if you are not sure try start with black/white, this way you don't have to worry about colors, just concentrate on the value, keep consistent on your light source, once thats done you can always experiment with colors in another layer. Color balance is also a great tool to experiment with, it wouldn't ruin your value.
some general rules, when things get further away the colors would be more desaturated or bluer or greyer due to atmosphere, but it depends on time, light source an what not... Look for reference and inspiration. When you found some images that has great colors, mood, lighting, etc, you can always learn something from them. And the last thing is keep practicing, I failed a lot I can tell you, thats part of the process. I hope thats help sorry for the late reply.
thank you , I´ve been trying to do all these things before as well ,but your advise made things also little clearer, letting me know that its good the way I´m trying to learn. counting up tips, is always helpful as you know a bit like people work it out. Also i guess its helpful watching landscapes beeing painted by someone who is great at it already. looking back at older works i got a little better i guess. Sometime sit seems frustrating how others learn so fast and so much in short times while I seem not to be able. I still need to find my style in that i guess. I´m trying to focus on quicker backgrounds, that still look nice,not super detailed of course. as it might have to be useful in a comic.
You're welcome, just keep practicing and find a way/method that you are comfortable with. If you have a camera take a lot of pictures, they could be use for reference and texture as well. That image in the middle is about 80% photo.
Yes, I did some tweaking, adjustments, scaling, paint over in some areas, etc.... I am not using the photo as raw, and if it is a pure painting from zero, I wouldn't be able to do it in just a few hours.