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Video Conceptual Landscape Practice 4 by NitelyHallow Video Conceptual Landscape Practice 4 by NitelyHallow
You can see this Youtube video speed paint here: [link] <----------Please change the video resolution (at the bottom right hand corner) to 720p

Reference Photo I used:

A Huge thanks to those who take the time to make great tutorials and free downloadable brushes!!! Means a lot to us Newbies, we need all the help we can get!!

Brush Packs I downloaded so far: ( I didn't use all of these brushes just a couple. )

:iconk04sk: [link]
:icontonyhurst: [link]
:iconyumedust: [link]
:iconfrostbo: [link]
:iconalgenpfleger: [link]
:iconmar-ka: [link]
:icondanluvisiart: [link]

About 10 Hours went into this, (Yes I already broke my New Years Resolution on my first upload of 2013, but I couldn't resist....ugh). I'm very impatient when it comes to just forcing myself to ONLY do the fundamentals(one of the perks of being self-taught). For anyone that is interested in doing this kind of art, the three hour time limit that I set for myself ,this year, is already way too long for practicing landscape; I'm told it should be only 1 hour or less each time. I just can't do 1 hour speed drawings, too discouraging.

Well since I broke my 3 hour limit on this landscape practice, I at least spent it by learning my way around Photoshop effects+brushes. One of my excuses for why it took too long was because I didn't use a reference for creating the conceptual art that I drew from the mountains. It kinda all happened by accident. You start drawing lines, or brush strokes and you start "seeing things", lines that have potential to become something more than just a rock or mountain. It intrigued me so much that, I just went with it. I kept purposely making random strokes and lines and hoped the out come of each could become something I could work with :>. However, I'm still dreadful with clouds, lighting, noise and deciphering the foreground, middleground+ background. (p.s. Dunno why the image is so blurry looking)
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Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, lovely effect in the water, I don't see why you should have to limit yourself, it's good practice to get nice scenery!
Nekot-The-Brave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Why force yourself to make things faster? The idea is to make quality art, not quantity. You take your time learning and experimenting with different types of environments. You need to feel at ease with your brush stokes and what you are imagining, you'll get faster as time goes on. To be honest, you should be done when you feel you are done, when you like the product that is in front of you.

I personally like what you did with this painting. You can see the time you spent and put into the details of the landscape. The painting is emotive and speaks to you through it's wonderful blend of colors and details. Just imagine to yourself what you would have gotten if you were only to have spent an hour on this. Always try your hardest.
NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm you would of seen a blob after one hour Lol. It is a bit frustrating that it takes me hours to draw when i see people being able to do what i did in less than an hour. I really do hope i get faster because i dont think timing has ever improved on my part when i draw animals for instance. I cant even draw the body because the head takes too long. Im dreadfully slow. Its discouraging to the max.
Nekot-The-Brave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You can't take what other people do in account to your own abilities. You can aspire to one day be able to do things like that, but to compare yourself to someone else, that's not something good to do. Whether you are slow or not, it doesn't matter. What matters is what you are comfortable with. Slowness is relative, and as long as you are enjoying what you are doing. That's all that matters.
Etskuni Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
It's beautiful, you've taken more time but it was worth :D
the first work of 2013, passed with a high note :clap:
TelevisionBox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is so beautiful :) Good work!
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