Mushroom Village WIP


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    Should I darken the dirt for more contrast? Any other suggestions? I'm working traditionally.



  • @marsha-kay-ottum-owen Cute mushrooms, I like that they all have different patterns on their tops 🙂

    It would be nice if the soil was darker, maybe even consider extending the speckle shadowing effect you have going on?


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    @lei Yes, I agree. I was going to make it darker and the adding of speckling is a good idea. Thanks!



  • @marsha-kay-ottum-owen Hi Marsha, this is looking great! I love all the mushroom people and their activities. I do think that more contrast would make them pop. I'm still learning to be better at values, but I think I'd make the trees darker, probably the soil as well. Maybe more saturated color on the people? Right now, it all looks like the same value.



  • Your piece is one of my favorites I've seen so far. 🙂

    In case it's helpful, these photos seemed so show the darkening of the foreground in a setting like yours.

    Thanks for sharing your process with us!

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  • I think this could perhaps be improved with a Beatrix Potter treatment. Darker, more contrasted details and line-work for the foreground elements, less contrast and lighter line-work in the background.

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    @tessaw I'm going to try that sometime! I just got back on and missed your post. I am headin gout on a new life on Sunday morning and doing lot of prep. I did darken it up a bit but that's it for now. I think I will make a beatrix potter style painting on the road! It will be a perfect time to do it. Thanks for the idea!


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    @kathrynadebayo Thank you. I did darken the ground up but I hadn't seen this. Just got back on today and already put it in the prompt page. I am moving on Sunday morning so, won't be able to make anymore changes. Thank you for taking the time to look over my work 🙂 I will be able to look back on this for the next time 🙂


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    @eli Thank you! I did darken things up a tad more. I put it in the prompt thread already and I also gave it away to my friend so she scanned it for me at work so I could pu tit in 🙂 Moving on Sunday and don't have room to save my physical artwork.


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    @lei I did extend the speckling and darken things up a bit, especially the dirt. It's in the thread now. Thanks for your input. Hopefully next time I will be less distracted and able to spend more time on the prompt.



  • @marsha-kay-ottum-owen It looks so much more vibrant now! It makes your work really come to life. Great stuff.



  • Turned out great! I think scanning it also made a big difference on your presentation!


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