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Thread: Desert Moonlight

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    Desert Moonlight

    This painting is based upon a memory of driving through the moonlit Egyptian desert to visit Abu Simbel temple. (It was considered a dangerous passage for tourists so we left in the dead of night).
    It was so beautiful there, and Ive tried to recreate something out of this memory...

    I struggled a bit with the dune-shadows (done on a 'shadow') layer, but am wondering how I can improve on these...
    Suggestions anybody?
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    Nice subtleties in your moon and sky there.
    The dune shadows. I'd tend to soften the edges and texture down a bit with the palette knife. To me, they just leap out a bit at the moment. Only my opinion.
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    Oooh, nice to have input from you Nickullis... your opinion is highly rated, and yes the dune shadow edges are a bit rough. I used masses of palette knife though, but perhaps my colours are wrong too?

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    Had a really quick fiddle - hope you don't mind. It's just to show you what I'm thinking (perish the thought). I added a bit more paint and broke up the hard edge a bit. It's crudely done, but hopefully does the job (ish).
    If you make the dunes closer to the viewer bolder and bigger, while the others recede in scale and clarity, you'll get a nice depth of field too.

    Any help.
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    Nick Harris Artwork
    http://nickillus.com

    New system as of April 2011
    i5 quad core - Asus P7P55LX
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    8gig DDR3 RAM
    Wacom intuos 3 A5
    Radeon 512mb graphics card


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    Yes I see where youre going, this is much better!
    Thanks for helping me on this...

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