Landscape study [ask for any feedback]
I am participating in a challenge on Instagram. It should be a speed painting but the time restains only stress me out. Then I decided to focus on studying the color & flow and take as much of the time I needed. I am quite happy with my color, but then the artwork overall becomes a kind of exact copy of the reference it worries me so much I wanna cry. I would appreciate any kind of feedback, and maybe some advice to make my study more efficient?
The colors good. If you want to try style using it and moving away from the reference I’d try: 1. playing with the shapes of your brushstrokes. The overall shape of the rock formation may be the same but the shapes of the subtle shifts between values and hues can be styleizsd 2. Pushing color changes. You can try things like making a subtle reflected light color more obvious, or making saturated areas in your reference even more saturated in your painting (don’t overdo it though). https://youtu.be/nINus0lYQjo this Marco buck video is helpful for learning how to do that. also sometimes what I do is I just add random fun looking colors and see what happens. Important note though, none of these tips are things that you must do in a painting, they’re simply here for you to try to see if you like them :) hope this is helpful! Please ask questions if you have any
I don't I understand why you are worried that is looking a lot like the reference, are you trying to stylize it? I think the colors look great, but I think you could work a little bit on the edges. I would definetly try using the lasso tool more to enhance some of the edges of the landscape. There are many videos on youtube showing the technique. Keep up the good work, cheers!