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January 6, 2013
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Frigid by aJVL Frigid by aJVL
~just chilling
Inspired by Andreas Rocha's landscape painting: [link]

Oh hey, a human silhouette!

Eeyup, it's a non-pony related theme because the base idea of this landscape is way off the the style of the MLP universe in my opinion. This is sort of a study as well for me to practice drawing mountains and implying rocky details.
As always, constructive criticisms on the values and lighting are very much appreciated.

Oh, and a belated Happy New Year to you guys! Thanks for sticking with me for a year while giving me encouragement along the way!
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no doubt this is a great picture, the mountain on the right hand side looks professional and something you would find in concept art for games or movies. The water looks amazing and the technique you used for the splashes is something I want to try myself, the silhouette gives a sense of scale, and your use of saturation gives a sense of depth.

However the mountain just behind your forward most mountain looks lopsided, like its not attached to the ground and about to fall over. In general all the mountains in the background look too triangular and smooth. I'm not a mountain Guru but I would say they need more random shapes and dimensions to give it a more rocky feeling. The color choice of blue is good and that little use of red is a nice touch, however that red is too far towards the edge of the painting and it draws my out rather then in, (same with the silhouette).

All in all well done
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
GLethargy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey. Could you point me to some sites that helped you originally get into concept art, and the things that helped you understand it? Having a heck of a hard time experimenting and nothing I make is appealing. Apologies for the annoying comment ><
Palibyte Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see you're moving away from pure pony artwork. I can't really critique much since I'm pretty sure you're a lot better than me, but maybe add some more purple desaturated hues where the shadows are? Just to sharpen them up, and make sure you don't let the white peaks behind the fog show too much, mountain tops look white because the snow reflects light well, but if their's a lot of fog than not much should reflect back.
lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
most epic game of capture the flag ever played.....
Benno123 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Kinda reminds me of Northen Skyrim in my opinion.

Keep up the good work.
Vunlinur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'd really love to see some kind of a timelapse of that technique drawing... :)
Volron265 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I don't care if it's not pony themed. This is still epic, like the rest of your artwork. New background.
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This is quite the view.
25Carrot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Excellent sea-scape!
aJVL Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I thought those mountains would be the subject matter oO
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