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 Post subject: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:25 am  (#1) 
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I redid the very first GIMP digital painting I posted online.

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{ Higher resolution version on DA }

Here's the original that I posted to GimpTalk in 2009.

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I distinctly remember using some of Griatch's tutorials for the trees in that one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:24 am  (#2) 
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I like them both :bigthup :bigthup but of course the new one's detail is way more advanced. It's interesting to compare the techniques.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:04 am  (#3) 
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I love the top one. The colors are very nice and they give the feeling of you against all the hidden creatures.

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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:17 am  (#4) 
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Definately see the improvements, good work.

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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:18 am  (#5) 
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Colour-rich and moody. This upgrade of the 2009 image renders it one of your best works to date. I commented further in DA. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:43 pm  (#6) 
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wow, what an improvement. You have come a very long way in a couple years. Your new version is very life-like and so technically superior!


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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:27 am  (#7) 
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The updated version is real good, so much depth to it and a sense of 3D. Great work.

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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:37 pm  (#8) 
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I liked the first one (top), where the girl is mixed over the scenario and environment seems thicker, denser, with a fog that makes the set somewhat mysterious.
I also liked the second (2009), but she does not seem so mixed evening. Interestingly the tips of branches, with a sinister look.
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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:11 pm  (#9) 
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merrak: wow, i :heart love :heart your trees in the new version! and you've done such a great job giving the forest depth and atmosphere. but your 2009 picture has a great layout with the skewed horizon, that's very much in my taste :).

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 Post subject: Re: The Whispering Forest
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:30 am  (#10) 
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Odinbc wrote:
I like them both :bigthup :bigthup but of course the new one's detail is way more advanced. It's interesting to compare the techniques.


I wish I could find the 2008 mouse version - there's a huge difference in technique, there. The 2009 version was done with a Bamboo tablet.

@AnMal - Now that I think about it, the 2013 one might've been better with a skewed horizon, too... a tilted camera to suggest tension. But maybe that would make more sense for running away.

Plus, the 2009 version has those two figures hidden in the horizon. I forgot who they were supposed to be. They're not in the story this illustrates.

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Thanks for the comments, everyone :mrgreen:


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