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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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:iconaerozopher:
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
Stryke
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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!
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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)
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MindTuber Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice painting and great concept in my opinion. I like it
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JakobHansson Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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MindTuber Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you´re very welcome :)
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:iconleoshades:
A great and creative painting...
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JakobHansson Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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siehdaschauan Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how long did it take you for making this? it's amazing :squee:
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