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Old 08 August 2012   #1
Frozen Boat

I am practicing with the difficult things first (at least what i feel are for me) previously I had a crave to do grass fields)
For this one I am trying snow, a boat that was trapped in snow long back. Actually this scene started out a Matter painting experiment, the mountains far behind are images, you can make out two peaks are repeating at the moment.

It's pretty much difficult to handle snow it seems? Please feel free to suggest on the snow. The boat's body seems fresh at the moment, I will take care of that once the fallen snow part on the boat finishes, then the visible body can be treated.

Also attached is the color palette I have put together.
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File Type: jpg palette.jpg (9.3 KB, 17 views)

Last edited by Ngon : 08 August 2012 at 07:54 AM.
Old 08 August 2012   #2
Good job.

I think you should have brighter highlights on the foreground.
Old 08 August 2012   #3
Ok I have added some highs to the image...does it do any good?
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Old 08 August 2012   #4
I am not sure what I should do to make the image pop further.
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Last edited by Ngon : 08 August 2012 at 12:30 PM.
Old 09 September 2012   #5
Originally Posted by Ngon: I am not sure what I should do to make the image pop further.

\Well, to begin with, you have almost the same values in the background as the foreground - it's one way to establish depth in a landscape, is the saturation of color and the values (the greyscale) of the colors.

I live in snow country. Snow is not hard to paint, once you realize something - snow is often pure white, and more importantly, it's reflective. It has every color of the rainbow in it - granted, very muted and pale colors - and reflects the objects and colors of the objects above and in it - and below it. You'll see green where the snow is thin over grass, or fir trees, it will have gorgeous violets and purples and greens in the shadows, and yellows and blues in the highlights. Snow is a complex thing, go nuts, get more color in there! Also, your lighting could be more defined - is it a misty day? or bright sunlight? Or cloudy? It all effects how it will look - if it's sunny, or partially sunny, the colors should be bright and saturated, especially on the boat, and the shadows deep. If it's misty, you'll still need deeper shadows, and lots of reflected colors. If it's misty, the background can be a lot more washed out. If it's sunny, then the colors of the mountain can be richer - but still lighter than the foreground.

Hope that helps!
Old 09 September 2012   #6
Thanks Billy!
This was all very help full, I will look into the details you have mentioned.

Old 09 September 2012   #7
Hi Billy,

Ok , I have loosened up a bit more , and tired to go a little free, I intend to keep the mountains in mist, and the foreground bright being hit by sun, the sky is partially clouded.
Now since I don't have many colored objects in the scene that would bleed light into the snow so I have probably gone with more blues from the sky.
Your thoughts?
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Old 09 September 2012   #8
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