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after school by DawnElaineDarkwood after school by DawnElaineDarkwood
hmm... i don't really like this pic... i really struggled with it and didn't get it right... it doesn't look anything like i had in my head :/ the composition makes no sense, i'm not sure about the colors and the dark is too dark...it is neither abstract nor realistic...i give up on this... but for documentation sake i'm uploading it... i enlarged the characters cause i like them ,but they are too small... XDD oh well never mind better pics will come and i will paint more landscapes from photos to get a better feel for them
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jsunshinejull Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I don't see a problem with the darkness - when it's as bright as that, and late in the day so that the light's at that angle, shadows and dark areas start to look *really* dark. So, the shade is about right. The only problem I have is that the guy smoking doesn't seem to be in light or shadow, or have the light behind him. He's exempt from the rules of lighting of the rest of the picture. Overall, I really like this piece. The colors are vibrant, without being outside of the realm of potential reality. 
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conradkcat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love love love this!
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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it a lot! :) I love the lighting and shadows.
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orugosa Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
i THINKS IS PERFECT...
But the autor always see the errors... and stuff...

Well work anyway >u<
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mono22chrome Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so relaxed looking at this
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AngeloCarvalho Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Nice.. nice..............
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superuniqeusername Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
WHAT ARE YOU EVEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
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Miss-Mae Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work on backgrounds is so gorgeous! I love it <3
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DarkAngelFate Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I noticed your description... Just remember that foreground objects are darkest and slowly blend into the atmosphere as they go further back. Immediate gratification may come from just darkening the tree in the front a lot and lighten the one on the upper left. Dutch windmil paintings make good examples of this.
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nars Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ich finde das Bild großartig und so wundervoll stimmig. Die ganzen Details darin und die Stimmung, die es vermittelt erinnern mich ein bisschen an Wuppertal, wo ich einige Zeit gewohnt hatte. :)
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Maskim11 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional
Omg! Just gorgeous!
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b0untyhunters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
ich finde das Bild echt wunderschön! <3 Die Darstellung das man die Leute auch noch von "nahen" sieht und einfach auch die Atmosphäre des Bildes gefällt mir! ^^ Okay ich merke gerade das ich nicht gut darin bin Lob oder Kritik zu schreiben XD Egal... Ich bin zwar kein Künstler und hab von Hintergründen bis hin zu schattierung etc. keine Ahnung aber ich verstehe dein Problem das du nicht mit dem Bild zufrieden bist XD ich denke jeder kennt das in seinem "Beruf" oder "Hobby" sag ich jetzt mal XD Das Bild erinnert mich sogar ein wenig an den Weg von meiner Berufsschule zur Sporthalle da gab es auch so ne ellenlange Treppe und allg. die Gegend sieht auf dem Bild sehr ähnlich aus =D I like it! good work! :heart: :+fav:
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SP85 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Digital Artist
whaaa...? This is really fantastic, I'd love to live there! :D
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TinyQ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
You know, until I read your comment, I thought that the two images to the left were part of the composition, and I really liked the feel; very comicbook like. If you cut them out sitting together and added it to the bottom half of the image, like a close up of the scene, you have your first comic page for their story. Just a thought. Great work though, so don't be so hard on yourself. SO much talent displayed in one little image. :)
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DeadDancers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful if it weren't for the 'speculative sleazy' look on the guy's face.... that kinda worries me and makes the image suddenly dark and scary! :P
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QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
wow
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sMz-tampu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
just . . . WOW!! :D
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IMOstudios Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
When I saw the thumbnail in my devwatch messages, I first thought this was a photograph with amazing lighting!
So it can't be THAT off like you say :)

Personnally I'd love to be able to do that!
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BrokenDaysMedia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
this is gorgeous!
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome.
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Anima-dos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The composition makes sense since the characters are framed by the door arch, and they follow the diagonal rule. It is not a mainstream composition guideline, but it is a fondation like the rule of the thirds.

The bridge could use some bounced light, but the problem is the white blast from the upper cloud. Also, if the foreground tree gets darker,that will aid the focal point.
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NaruHinalove4ever777 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Actruly you did an amazing job! keep it up!
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gladewalker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
It has some interesting depth to it.
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ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I have a great monitor, so this is beautiful. There are no sections that are too dark. The colors are all right.
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LifeSentence Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! i dream of the day where i can make composition choices like this. everything is so well placed, it is really beautiful!
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pollywoffle5 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This is beautiful! i really like the landscape and character placement.
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missamandalane Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! You may not like how it turned out but I think it's so perfect!!! Suuuuuuper nice. :)
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yvilmonster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Are you kidding me? This is an adorable little vignette, I could see them having some silly pseudo-philosophical conversation and deciding what to do that evening for some entertainment. I see her checking her phone for local bands to go and see on the cheap.

Artistically it reminds me of the lighting in the Market in Ottawa, all dark cool shadows and warm golden sunlight of late spring.

Seriously, you are too hard on yourself.
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sitres Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I kinda like all the stuff you said you didn't like, lol. I think the contrast and how the people are just a small part of the larger world moving on around them while they have their quiet afternoon. But that's just me. =)
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Flipsi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wenn du die Treppen vielleicht noch ein bisschen ordentlicher machst, ist es doch awesome.... Deine Kritikpunkte find ich auch nicht unbedingt gerechtfertigt... Ich meine ein Comment von Loish?! Das dürfte schon Bestätigung genug sein.....
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Milli0104 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice school building =D
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EduHerrera Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Draw-Over Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I love this piece! Nicely done!
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timmhenson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that you can hate a piece of your own work and get 70 favorites in an hour with no group submissions.
You're probably one of my favorite people to watch because of this.
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Succubeth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This has a very Miyuzaki feel to it. I like the dark areas contrasting with the light and mid tone areas, it creates mood.
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a-mad-angel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I really love this pic! I find the contrast between light and dark perfect, the composition stunning and intriguing and overall a very beautiful atmosphere =D
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Jackie-M-Illustrator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know you enlarged the characters because they were too small in the final whole image, but cutting them out and putting them to the side makes a really nice series of images. I could see this being an opening splash page to a comic, or something similar.

I'm sorry it didn't come out the way you'd envisioned (I know how frustrating that can be) - but rest assured, the image is a solid one and not a waste of your time!
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alexandergras Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I like it a lot.
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loish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
i really like it! great lighting and the composition is nice actually. i understand your frustration though, i have similar feelings about lots of my art - that it's not what i had in mind. but probably if you look back on this in a while from now you'll see that it's quite nice!
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DawnElaineDarkwood Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i wanted to make this all about the characters ... and the perspektive made them so small T.T
and i always end up drawing nature the same way... ^^ i'm happy you like it though!
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loish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
ah, i see. yeah, i actually like how small the characters are because you really get a feel for the setting that they're in! it is very easy to overlook them in the total picture though.
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DawnElaineDarkwood Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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cicadella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wooow....*_________*
I love the colors the most. :D Awesome work....:iconcute-plz:
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Hyacinth-Zofia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're so hard on yourself!
I saw just the thumbnail in my inbox and I actually *said* "wow".
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DawnElaineDarkwood Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) na... not really... i see the mistakes and the make me mad XD
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