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Fresh Start by Jeffufu Fresh Start by Jeffufu
Centuries after the human race obliterated itself off the face of the earth, a battered yet resilient mother nature is beginning to flourish once again.

Spent about ~ close to 15 hours of solid work on this. Used a ref for the general landscape, but I deviated heavily from it (lake wasn't green for one) and went my own way with it. Struggled with the waterfall/rapids in the back though, not too happy with those. I should be sleeping though, so this is where I will end with this piece. :D
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DeathByAnArrow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something i think that may help with the waterfall/rapids is that they seem to end flatly at the end. The lake/water body is perfectly calm, yet there is this HUGE commotion of water foaming and rushing over rocks right behind it; a little uneasiness in the water body or even just less 'white' in the rushing water could help make the two bodies agreeable.

But still a very lovely painting overall! I especially love the fading of the machinery underneath the water. Something i didn't initially notice but caught on my second look over, because it just looked right to start with.
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Jeffufu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree on the the water being too calm where it meets the rocks. I suppose I'll have to stop being lazy and fix it after putting so many hours into it. :D

Thanks for taking the time to comment, and I'm glad you like it. :)
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Faliel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^ Well I think it's one of your best pieces :3

I really like the dirt and the waterfall :3, the motion in it it's pretty nice :D

I love how the water marks the silhouette of the rest of the mechanical object that is cover in water, it even have a volume :3 ... (don't know to call it robot, mechanical thing or mecha xD)

:3 congratz!
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Jeffufu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am pretty happy with it, yes.

And eh, call it whatever. It is some sort of machine. :) Glad you like it!
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Faliel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^ congratz again!
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Nate-Ellis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Hey, nicely done. This ([link]) was the first thing it reminded me of, probably the pallet. One small suggestion if that isn't too presumptuous of me... the line where the waterfall empties into the stream bed looks a bit too tranquil. I find it extraordinarily difficult to render, but there should be splashes, mist, turbulence etc. I see you have some surface scattering already so you've clearly thought it through. It was just teh first thing to catch my eye. Keep up the good work!
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Jeffufu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heyo, thanks for taking the time to comment!

Not presumptuous at all... it's a valid critique I've had mentioned to me already actually. Looking at it now after the fact, I think the problem was my reference had the falls a lot farther away, but the way I painted them in they are closer to the viewer. Problem was I painted the waterfalling->stream/lake part like in the ref, and as a result it looks off in my final product.

I might fix that tonight though aha, as it's a simple enough fix. Cheers!
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exdragon47 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Very Nice!
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Jeffufu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ;)
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