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Lazy Summer Days by Tailed-Fox Lazy Summer Days by Tailed-Fox
Finally finished this! Pretty damned proud of myself!

I started this thing a few weeks ago with a simple idea of wanting to practice two point perspective, and then as I developed it I decided I wanted to make something that was pretty detailed and also I guess pay homage to one of my favourite artists Matt Laskowski, also known as :iconfox-orian:.
I worked on this on and off so that's partly why it took so long.

So yeah, there's a few things to this. Namely the various posters/billboards scattered around. I actually started drawing this while listening to The Pillows, and naturally when one thinks of that, you also think of FLCL, hence the "Never Knows Best" poster. Also, I listened to the artist TYCHO a lot when working on this. Love his music! And the Japanese translates to Lazy Summer Days (I'm pretty sure it does anyway...)

So leave some feedback, enjoy it, pass it on, whatever! :)
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That is sooooo awesome!
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Tailed-Fox Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you glad you like it!! :)
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fox-orian Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This came out really well! The perspective looks pretty good.
You may notice that the buildings slightly appear as though they're getting wider the taller they go up, and this is unfortunately a limitation of 2-point perspective in such a wide-angle scene like this. 3-point perspective, where the buildings shrink toward a vanishing point in the sky, would fix that (but I'm really recommending that as something to practice toward in the future. You can get away with 2-point in this image :) )

One other little bit of crit is also trying to push the contrast in the scene. The areas in sunlight should feel brighter and really make the shadows stand out. Also something to practice: cooling off the shadows to a hue similar to the sky, as the sky's ambient light would be illuminating the shadows.

This is still great, though! Keep at it and keep practicing!

(A sort of personal trademark touch I would've done to a scene like this is: in the area closest to us, (the court with the guy on the bench,) completely in shadow from a cloud, and we see the buildings in the distance mostly or completely in sunlight for this awesome division of contrast within the composition. It'd really push the feeling of depth and scale!)
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Tailed-Fox Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow thanks! I wasn't expecting your feedback at all but I really value it so much, thanks for taking the time to do so! :) Yeah, I sort of found out as I went along that 2-point perspective was becoming a bit of a limitation to the piece but I wanted to finish it regardless. I will definitely try 3-point next time as it's something I've wanted to work on for a while.

Thanks again for all of the feedback, it's so great to hear it from the guy who inspired me! :D
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Valliegurl Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
I really really like this! you did a awesome job on it! your shadowing is good; I really like textures on the trees and buildings and the pose for your guy looks great!
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Tailed-Fox Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the feedback glad you like it! :)
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Valliegurl Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
np! :D
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fawad87 Nov 18, 2012  Student
nice work :)
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Tailed-Fox Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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NotCroutons Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Nice one Max!
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