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June 14, 2012
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Cocoon by JakobHansson Cocoon by JakobHansson
A lovely place for a picnic.

Edit: Based on a few comments I altered the background to create more atmospheric distance. I also gave the distant mountains a make over. I will soon upload a "making of" describing the process of creating this image.

I created a making off, discussing some of the process of creating the image:

A personal piece. Copyright Jakob Hansson 2012.
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Hey man, this piece catched my attention and the concept is pretty interesting. The structure itself reminds me of some designs I've seen in Magic's Mirrodin Set.
I got some critique though.
First off, it's not too easy to read the size of it. For me it looked like a huge structure in a valley (because of the rock cliffs on the right and the small rivulets).
I see those rivulets as small rivers.

On the other side the contrast, the shading on the vegetation and the scale of the rock forms say the opposite.

I did a fast overpainting on my blog for visual explanation of what I mean: [link]

A small list of what I changed:
- I transformed the cliffs in the foreground
- I add saturation to the foreground and add more green to the vegetation
- I changed the lighting to a more evening-like mood
- I defined the horizon a bit more
- I add more light reflection to the cocoon-skin
- A bit of this :P [link]

I think studies of landscape photography is going to help you. Also check the FZD videos on Youtube :)

All the Best
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atomichan Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
add something to show its scale? like some birds or people on the cliff. ANYWAYS I LOVE THIS!
JakobHansson Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I am not sure there are people in this place, but bird like creatures are a good idea. I have planned to revisit this sometime in the future anyway, so they might make an entrance.
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JakobHansson Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the support! :0)
MindTuber Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice painting and great concept in my opinion. I like it
JakobHansson Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
MindTuber Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you´re very welcome :)
A great and creative painting...
JakobHansson Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
siehdaschauan Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how long did it take you for making this? it's amazing :squee:
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