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    waterfall

    I'm trying to figure how to do waterfalls..Any tips would be welcomed....
    thanks..
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    You've drawn a good bead on the subject. My tip? Do a waterfall a day for a month.
    Seriously, this is a very good start!

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    I can do that....Thanks.....

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    Thumbs up Very nice!

    Good start, and yeah, I agree with above, do one a day, and then show us the last one to compare!

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    Nice work. You could also do one in B&W, you might learn something about the way water flows and interacts with its environment.

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    Idyllic. Looks like a beautiful spot.
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    Every eye is different

    I like the pool area and the way you blended the colors. The falls look good but there is some hard colors in the falls. For example a hard line of blue. I do like it and not sure I could reproduce it.

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    The only problem I can pick is that the perspective is not well defined, the channel in the middle left does not seem to fit with the rest of the falls
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    Yeah this waterfall is yet a bit flat... you've shadows on the rocks which look good, but you haven't any shadows on the water...
    Go out and study waterfalls... and well a everyday piece would help alot. But it's not an easy task for sure...

    Godd luck!

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    the water looks a little flat to me, try painting the entire scene as though it were dry, then on a new layer add your water.
    knock the water layer opacity down to 25%
    create another layer on top, paint the water again, but slightly different in places
    knock the opacity back again.
    keep doing this until you have a good looking water effect. the seeing through will make it more believable I think.

    add white water and spray on a different layer again

    pick up some of the underlying rock colours in your water colours, water wont look blue.

    also consider the rocks around the falls, they will be glistening with wet, darker than other rocks further away and with sun highlights.

    hope that helps
    steve
    Last edited by digi-mech; 11-13-2008 at 11:20 AM.
    whoopy do

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