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Title: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: sjefen on February 20, 2019, 10:29:21 am
Hi,


Started on another project.

I know the mountain needs some attention. It looks cartoony now, but I've been focusing on the foreground.
The mountain is created with Gaia.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


- Terje
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: mhaze on February 20, 2019, 11:20:42 am
Excellent start a few refinements and you're there.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: archonforest on February 20, 2019, 11:25:11 am
Very nice and natural foreground. Superb foliage coverage.
I suggest to put some flowers around.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: Dune on February 21, 2019, 02:37:48 am
Great. The only thing I can think of is more clustered low shrub, not as random as now. Placement of other stuff is very good, IMO.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: Kadri on February 21, 2019, 03:05:14 am

Nice WIP.
Did you play with the haze? The mountain looks kinda close-small.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: sjefen on February 21, 2019, 06:14:35 am
Thanks guys.
I'll work with your suggestions  :)


- Terje
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: bobbystahr on February 21, 2019, 10:57:13 am
What Dune said would be my advice as well, and maybe some tweaking on the mountain. Great start!
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: cocateho26 on March 01, 2019, 01:51:50 pm
Love the feel of this! Nice mountain.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: sjefen on March 06, 2019, 12:55:20 pm
Made some changes...


- Terje
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: sboerner on March 06, 2019, 01:18:38 pm
Love the foreground here. Nice shrub distribution and rocks all look very natural. Would a less direct sun angle give you better modeling/shadows on the mountain and clouds? Just a thought.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: masonspappy on March 06, 2019, 02:57:32 pm
Quote from: sboerner on March 06, 2019, 01:18:38 pm
Love the foreground here. Nice shrub distribution and rocks all look very natural. 

Ditto...
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: bobbystahr on March 06, 2019, 03:33:36 pm
improvements for sure but what's up with the bark's mapping on the foreground tree?
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: Oshyan on March 06, 2019, 11:03:39 pm
Not sure which I prefer entirely, but I do think the foreground is improved in the latest. The background mountain in the original might be a little better to my eye, but I think you can get even better than both. :D

Bobby, I would imagine it's something like a Bristlecone Pine, and their bark/trunk just naturally looks like that:
http://binsbox.com/post/the-oldest-tree-in-the-world-aged-over-5000-years/
https://asknature.org/strategy/trees-have-extreme-longevity/
https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pine_bristlecone_istock_000074501507_full_1.jpg

- Oshyan
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: bobbystahr on March 06, 2019, 11:26:01 pm
Quote from: Oshyan on March 06, 2019, 11:03:39 pm

Bobby, I would imagine it's something like a Bristlecone Pine, and their bark/trunk just naturally looks like that:



Very cool, I'd never seen an actual one and now I see what's happening...this must be Bob's Bristlecone Pine then?
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: Dune on March 07, 2019, 01:47:35 am
Foreground is much better now, though I miss the nice old trunk. I agree with Oshyan about the far mountain. And the low clouds are great, though the high cloud lacks a bit of depth. It's all very cool too (ozone factor?).
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: DocCharly65 on March 08, 2019, 12:12:41 am
Great now! I like it.
Title: Re: WIP - Fresh Air
Post by: D.A. Bentley on March 08, 2019, 11:37:09 pm
I like everything about the 2nd version, except I think the background mountain in the first image is better.  I would actually take the original background mountain and move it a bit higher in the composition so you can see more of the base of the mountain.  I would also try and find some subalpine fir trees for the foreground area on the sides, and maybe a few sparse subalpines in the middle scattered strategically.

Some inspiration:
https://www.timberpress.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/6-02_06a_TSNW_0816417-WEB.jpg (https://www.timberpress.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/6-02_06a_TSNW_0816417-WEB.jpg)
https://www.timberpress.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/7-02_07a_TSNW_0411425-WEB.jpg (https://www.timberpress.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/7-02_07a_TSNW_0411425-WEB.jpg)
https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/subalpine-paintbrush-and-lupine-wildflowers-and-mt-rainier-at-mazama-ridge-paradise-area_u-l-q12t2z10.jpg?h=900&w=900 (https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/subalpine-paintbrush-and-lupine-wildflowers-and-mt-rainier-at-mazama-ridge-paradise-area_u-l-q12t2z10.jpg?h=900&w=900)

I really love the grasses and clouds!

-Derek