The composition of this piece draws the eye in with the focal point being the pure white deer in the centre right. It is haloed by a natural light with a golden tint that adds an almost gold-like presence to the animal. I think this really highlights and brings attention to the background at this point, as the movement of the deer carries the light over the crest of the hill and into the foreground, across the rocks. The branches at the very front are a black contrast to the rest of the work but they do not interfere negatively, they suggest that the animal is entering into more dangerous territory, as if he intends to bring his purity into it and cleanse it. In the top right, a hazy horizon is blanketed by snow and cloud that blend into one another, I think this is a great technique, suggesting movement and winds in the distance. This is in stark contrast to the opposite side of the work where we have still, unmoving stone, dark and shadowy, peppered with those threatening branches, to effect this adds further more to the feeling that this deer brings with it change.
Overall I think you have made an excellent piece of work, and evoked strong feelings!
Your incorporation of the deer and the background in such a way as to make them interact with each other, to make it look as if the deer has is affecting the environment, has a beautiful effect.
Your choice of colour has also assisted in creating a strong and harsh landscape, with a dark brooding blue sky yielding to the light yellows and whites of swiftly moving clouds. The browns of the rocks in the mountains behind reflect the warmth of the light, whilst the rocks in the foreground are devoid and grey.
How much would something like this, with a horse instead, cost? O:
I absolutely love this picture, it's so beautiful. I wish I could draw backgrounds like this, but I dare not to try, I'm always afraid it will get ugly and that the drawing will be ruined. That's why traditional art sucks!
Can I ask what brush you used for the rocks, the sky and the shading? I think it will be useful and I'm curious ^^,
I used the opacity brush in photoshop. Its a standard brush.
Well... that came out generic... it's a famous book XD
May I please ask a few questions? c: Anyways, how long have you been doing this type of art? Especially the landscapes and everything. They're so pretty! I've always wanted to learn how to make landscapes and such like this but I can not find out how to go about
I believe =tanathe got a great tutorial on landscape painting [link]
It's so beautiful, and I like it that it looks so realistic. Well done!
I love how you did the rocks and the mountain in the back looks freaking amazing!