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iceaxe
09-19-2011, 09:50 PM
A much simplified version from a calendar reference :)

Caesar
09-19-2011, 11:34 PM
This landscape/ abstract is so lovely and elegant!

Alexandra
09-20-2011, 06:45 AM
I like this very much!

D Akey
09-20-2011, 07:57 AM
Nice sharp features to those ridge lines. Great graphic color. The sharp white to purple edge at the top is a little confusing to the eye though. But overall those mountains er. . . rock!

Juz
09-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Love the detail in the light on the foreground ranges, and the way you've got them receding creates a wonderful sense of depth. :):)

iceaxe
09-21-2011, 08:30 PM
Thank you, Caesar, Alexandra, D Akey & Juz. I totally enjoyed making this. Re the stark horizontal line, the intention was to recreate the view of looking down on a sea of clouds that stretch out as far as the eye can see. Not sure if it worked but welcome suggestions on how to improve. (Perhaps it could be variegated a little for authenticity?) I am not too serious an artist yet as you can tell, still have much to learn on how to use many of the AR tools. Maybe I should spread work on a painting over several days and utilize chunks of time as opportunities arise. The trouble with AR is, once I start, I want to keep going till its "finished" but the finishing line can be hard to reach (sorry about the awful pun) :rolleyes:

kenmo
09-21-2011, 11:36 PM
So very cool...:):):)

iceaxe
09-22-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks Kenmo, Glad you like this

Bobbi
09-23-2011, 12:25 AM
This is really beautiful. The colors are magnificent.

coops
09-23-2011, 01:00 AM
Very elegant Iceaxe:)

iceaxe
10-04-2011, 02:37 PM
Thank you Bobbi and Coops for your appreciative comments :-)

mannafig
10-06-2011, 04:34 AM
Beautiful I like the colours:):)

jibes
10-06-2011, 05:53 AM
Sky above and clouds below I presume. Simplified is how it should be! Simplified is best.

iceaxe
12-21-2011, 07:03 PM
Woops! neglected to say a couple of thank yous!
(I have found a whole stack of similar from early on that are the same, also amazed that it has been two years since first discovering AR)

mannafig I tried to keep the colours as close to the ref as I could

and jibes, yes you are correct sky above, and clouds below...

Migo
12-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Beautiful. I like the stark and crispy feel.