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Speedpaint: Sky City by tokkamak Speedpaint: Sky City by tokkamak
Hello everyone, tokkamak here!

Its about time I painted some landscapes. As they are among my weak points (I'm starting to think do I even have strong points?:)) I decided to paint some. This time it took a bit longer - about 55 minutes, but I still think of it as a speedpaint.

And this time I managed to film the process! With all-knowing google it turned out to be relatively easy. Check this out and feel free to leave your feedback, which will be much appreciated.

Watch the process: [link]

UPD: Next time I think I'm going to add some sound to the video. BTW, what do you think - videos like this require voice-over explanations?
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To start this off, I haven't seen this done but probably a few other times. I get what it is supposed to be a sky city. The Blends perfectly together and in with the land below. The land was done good, shrinking back into the sky. The city looks beautiful and the sun is peaking through in just the right places and in just the right ways. I love how it is detailed in one place and then more simpler in other places, it makes it appealing to the viewers eyes. Over all I can't really see anything wrong with it. -Peyton
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The landscape and clouds look nice and are clearly part of the background. The tree however has a level of detail that draws attention away from the city, which is almost as vague as the background. This makes that the city itself gets less attention from the viewer than the tree.

The composition of the image also has a big issue in terms of focus. The city has little that directs the viewer to it nor does it conform with the rule of thirds and directly grasps the attention. The effect of this is that I find myself looking sooner to the clouds underneath the city and to the tree, rather than to the city itself. Using a lower aspect ratio by making the scene narrower should help to improve this.

Hopefully this will be of use. Good luck,
- Avolendi
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Midgey103 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, this is really awesome.
Love the lighting and perspective.
Dumbass-Red Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Good job! the talent is! try and be sure to become a somebody!
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty good. I like the depth of field of your painting. Nice work on the colors too!
DerekRodenbeck Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
very nice!
R9A Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very atmospheric painting.
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Submitted on
December 29, 2012
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