Dreamwalk - Work in progress

After a while, not being able to paint, I decided to finish this pice :

Like most pictures I do this time, there was no sketch for this one.


Unfortunately, I did no earlier picture of this painting. I just forget about that, while I am painting :(  Have to think about next time…

I did a rough and wet in wet wash, for getting some texture and than try to see the ready painting in this…

After being so far, I found the yellow a little bit too light, and the moon to less in contrast, so I added more yellow.

Added some foliage-texture to the tree on the right side, and decided to use the random “splotches” for some fantastic bubbles. I wanted them to reflect the light of the moon, and to lead the eye of the viewer towards the moon, so I added yellow to most of them, always to the side they show to the moon.

I really am lazy in drawing sometimes…have to change that, for improve my painting-style … :/ 


And so instead of painting further on the leaves, I started on the left side, I was pulled to the bubbles…added some darker blue on the side not showing to the moon, and finally some highlights with white, for give them a more 3D-look.

Ok, finally got to work with the leaves ;) 

Because the way, that turned out, would lead the viewers eye (composition-matter) out of the image, I decided to interrupt it.

Added some more leaves, and darkened the foreground with some japanese sumi, and color mixed, to create less saturation in this area.

Some more darkening. Second big mistake in this picture is: too much detail.


It gives a sense of chaos and fights the peace and harmony. In this case, it is not just too much detail, but also in the wrong place…in the foreground which should normally just being there to frame the pice…

It´s one of my general problems. I really have to fix this. I will. I want too! Really! >.<

New picture, new luck…

To give the whole composition another central point, I decided to add people there. I really love to draw small people…well, not small, but far away XD

I really was happy with this choice, because it brought a little more “live” in the picture.

Since me and my wife got a little son, I choose to put in a “small” family.

Pushed the foreground more into the dark, added my seal (which is not actually a “seal”, as long as I am in Ecuador, because my seal is in Germany…we will return in December)

Put in a dark frame, as I always do, and used Photoshop for lightning adjustments as well as color correction. 

I use this, because for our stay in Ecuador I did not take my scanner. So I just can use my camera (it´s not a really expansive and good one, but it´s what you would call “ok”)

and make pictures of my pictures. Because of that the colors are always a little bit unreal and not the ones in the picture. 

With photoshop it is possible to correct this mistake to a certain point.

After all, I am happy to finished this piece, even if it´s not a masterpiece. I never did one…if I think about.

Thanks for watching !

Greetings, Yao

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