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Living In A Swamp by AugustinasRaginskis Living In A Swamp by AugustinasRaginskis

I’m actually quite proud of this piece. At the very least while working on this, I saw my painting skill significantly improve. Also, it has been a long time since I drew any kind of landscape, especially not using a reference so that was fun.
I made this extra detailed so view it at full size for optimal visual experience.


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DougQ Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Your look is both beautiful and completely unique
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sergeief Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many Thanks for adding some of my Art in your favorites. It helped me finding your work which is awesome.
I like the way every part of the picture is simple, two or three colors clearly visibles, and the whole peace is very complex but also very clear.
Congrats !
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist

Thanks so much. I always try to keep the image clear while putting in a lot of detail. I'm glad someone noticed that.

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sergeief Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I noticed that because i began working in video games almost twenty five years ago. At this time most of 2D GFX were done like that, no shading but 2 or 3 colors to give illusion of, with the help of the very smooth and round pixels monitors. It was for technical restriction, and now you use that as a choice and i think it's brilliant.
Also if an image can work very well like that, it will work with adding shading, and more details. A lot of beginners focus on effects and shading, but to make a good image it must work well with few colors. Less is more. Your work reminds me that, thanks !
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist

Yes, I had a problem with throwing in way too much random shapes and colors and the end result was always almost incomprehensible. So I decided to use less colors, make everything as clear as I can and work my way up. I'm slowly getting better. Also I don’t like useless effects, flashy bright things that do nothing, which I notice a lot of people use for some reason. That kind of thing seems to be especially prevalent in video game splash art and such nowadays.

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sergeief Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think just improving on this way is nice because your style is pretty original.
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I intend to do that. I have no interest in copying some existing style just because it's popular now.
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CRSpiderman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure that I always get your art, but there is no denying that you are hugely talented. Bravo and please keep it up.
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Sertoriusly Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
what  program did you use to make this it makes my stomach hurt its so good the tinsee details
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist

I use a program called Corel Painter. What it does is imitate all the art supplies you could use in reality and more and also it has most of editing functions Photoshop has. The only problems with it is that you can't use very many layers( say more that 15 or 20) or the program might crash, and if you want to use some of the fancier brushes like watercolor tool, which mixes the colors as actual watercolor would, you need an awesome computer. But I don't use any of those so it works out perfectly for me. I used to draw in Photoshop, but compared to this, Photoshop is just frustrating. To make the fine details I simply zoomed in a lot and worked on every little thing for hours. I worked in pretty high resolution, if you print this thing at full resolution, it would be the size of a table. In this painting and most others, I used pastel and spray-paint brushes. They are my favorite. Pastel brushes mix colors really nicely, but you can still do fine detail with the same brush.

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