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Environment Speed Paint006 by Eru17 Environment Speed Paint006 by Eru17
Some quickies...
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RonTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your landscapes are really amazing, even those quick ones. id be glad if id 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.
Eru17 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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 :D sorry for the late reply.
RonTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you , Ive 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 Im 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. Im 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.
Eru17 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
RonTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow really? awesome i never saw natural landscapes like that. the clouds look very realistic in that one too, from this smaller view i cant make a differenc eif its photo or drawn
Eru17 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
naihoytamin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Awesome work, i love it.
Eru17 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AngelicMoonSushi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the bottom one. :)
Eru17 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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