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BACKYARD by donmalo BACKYARD by donmalo
Started this one yesterday and had a lot of issues. Wasn't happy with the composition, the look and - well - the entire image. Took a break and rework the image today.
Kind a like it so far. If anybody have some suggestions - feel free to hit me hard with it.
Cheers
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:iconhobojoe2013:
hobojoe2013 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ravenholm! :D
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donmalo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Not intentional :)
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hobojoe2013 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha. Great design though :)
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donmalo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:D THANKS!!!
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hobojoe2013 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
About how long did that take you? I bet a lot of people ask you that, but its always fascinating picking at pros art to unlock there secrets :)
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donmalo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No prob - just ask:)
Well, this one was roundabout 4 - 5 hours and another one for the final touches and color changes.
But it depends on the theme and the style. Some of my images are done quicker and some of them are a never ending story.
The thing is just to find a good balance between loose and detailed areas. Guess thats the trick:)
Cheers
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hobojoe2013 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks thats great advice :). One last question though: can you spend that long when working in house on a project?
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donmalo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
you're welcome:)
well - in case I do just freelancing its a bit hard to tell.
I guess yes. But it depends on whats the illustration for. Is it just for conception, I presume that you'll not have that much time.
Is the illustration for marketing or promotional purposes, then I believe you have enough time to finish a highly detailed in the time you need.
Hope that helps a bit:)
Cheers
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Like the secon one better acctually... overall, very video game like effect.. cool :D
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!!!
I'm really sitting between the chairs on that image.
Both have its "ohhs" and "mehs"…

:)
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work.
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks as usual :)
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Always welcome!
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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PyroPerception Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
I like the overall composition but since you want critique:
More contrast, maybe a blue-sepia.
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Much appreciated.

update is up on my gallery - [link]
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ChickenMadness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I think the whole painting is good. but the fence on the left side of the picture looks like it doesn't belong there. It looks like a cartoon style fence inserted into a realistic painting.
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for pointing it out.
Changed it (a bit ) and a new version is up - [link]

Cheers
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ChickenMadness Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
ye dude that looks much better. sorry for taking ages to reply :D
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donmalo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:)
Thanks!
No worry - we all know busy times :)
Cheers
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zeedurrani Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks awesome man, although the framing on the left and bottom left is causing me some visual irritation :)

Not sure what it is... I think it's the bottom bit..

Awesome work though man, how long did this take ?
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, bro!
Hmm - yeah. those are not pretty well defined. Just some random splodges to give a feel that there is something…

Thanks again! Oh - way toooooo long! I think all in all 4 - 6 hours, ten cups of coffe, 200 headache pills and a lot of money for my therapist :D
Cheers
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Umbravita Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really good use of texture and depth here. The choice of colours gives it an ominous atmosphere too.
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
The colors drove me nuts. Took me too long to find a color theme that I liked.
Cheers
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
A haunting scene of an urban hunter. I really like it. :)
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks again:)
It really was a haunting scene - especially for me :)
Take care
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
You too! :)
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You're so welcome. :)
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
;)
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
;)
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donmalo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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