View Full Version : late afternoon sunny landscape

05-03-2006, 04:07 PM
This was based on that same image that everyone else is using at the moment, the one from that contest over at pluginz.com :) I took some pictures of the sky from our porch the other day and stuck it all in there. Had to paint out a lot of trees and clouds, but I like where it's at now. I didn't base it off the Narnia image Dylan posted here not too long ago, but I did have it in the back of my head in terms of the kind of mood I was going for (at least with regards to the sky and clouds)
hope you like! :) breakdown of the process coming up sometime soon as well.


clouds pics:

all the best

05-03-2006, 05:35 PM
I like it, it's very simple but nice.

05-03-2006, 08:03 PM
great, really effective and subtle.

05-03-2006, 08:52 PM
Nice work as always plaf...

my only crits are that the centre near the water and the little wall are getting a bit washed out in spots. the detail is not as sharp as the rest of the painting.

and one other small thing is you are missing out on a great contrast\silhouette situation in front of that big spec highlight on the water it's the perfect spot to have some little trees really pop.

nice work though I like the mood.


05-04-2006, 02:18 AM

thanks for the comments, always nice to hear what peeps think :)

nick: you're right, I could use that a bit more. Generally, the foreground needs adding of more elements - the dark patch of the lake could be used to bring out some nice highlit elements as well.

I quite like the simplicity of it as well. I want to live in a place like that ^_^

05-04-2006, 01:47 PM
I added some buildings as well, built and lit in Maya.


05-06-2006, 12:20 PM
looking at this again, i've been working on fixing a few things, mainly just trying to integrate stuff better. I've changed the scale somewhat as well. Seems like adding little touches such as the shadow from the tree in that little yard down there, makes things a lot more real to look at. Dunno.. I'm just learning as I go :)


05-06-2006, 01:42 PM
this is a really amazing work. It hits the eye the integration of the different elements in a very natural way.
I love the sky, it's just real.

05-08-2006, 12:53 PM
Thanks man. I thought your piece was really good as well - actually, it was seeing your image that made me want to do something for the competition :)
I'm getting close to wrapping this up now, I think.


05-08-2006, 04:25 PM
Its the little touches you guys think to put in like the flowers in the field that have me shaking my head in awe.

05-08-2006, 05:09 PM
I'd live there :D very good work. amazing :shock:

Ricardo Garces
05-08-2006, 05:55 PM
Hi Plaf,

I think the image looks perfect. Yet there are 2 things bothering me.

1st- The vertical hill you placed at the centre right of the image, is not doing anything there. I think it withdraws attention from the houses.

2nd- Everyone... except me... forgot the damn large tree on the left. Compare the size of it, with everything else! It's huge.
If you reduce the size of it, you can count on a 5 from me.

Best regards!



05-09-2006, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the comments! :)

Ricardo: oh yeah you're right, it's on a line right above the house, isn't it. I'll rework that. I think you're right about that tree as well - I guess I'll have to paint some background behind it, but that gives a great opportunity to paint in some more lake as well.

Thanks for the feedback, very much appreciated!