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acqua alta by Reluin acqua alta by Reluin
(flood tide)

Critiques would be really really appreciated! Tell me anything you don't like, so I can improve it. (:
(Thanks very much for all the help everyone! This has been much improved from all the input.)

Also, I have a tumblr now! [link], I've been posting scraps, wips, and studies there that I don't post anywhere else.

>>Thanks very much for the DD/new watches/sweet comments!!
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Given 2013-01-27
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acqua alta by *Reluin ( Featured by Thiefoworld )
First off, I'd like to mention the stunning use of colour in this piece. I love how the shades range from purple to bluish, with a hint of orange and green.

The image draws you in with its unusual mix normality and fantasy. At first you see a town, a beautiful town, but then at second glance you see the water, the smoke, and all these eye-catching features.

One of my personal favourite parts about this piece is how the details don't taper off as we move farther and farther into the distance, instead we see the lights shining through windows of houses, a lighthouse, and buildings across the horizon.

This piece really has this mysterious feel to it. You know there's a story behind this, but can't be quite sure what it is! I would have liked to perhaps see a bit more detail on the girl's / women's face, but I think it adds to the mysterious feel.

What do you think?
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Critique by melancibambina Nov 28, 2012, 9:16:26 AM
I think that for the water, in the nighttime scene, you should have used a darker color instead of a lighter color (versus what it untouched by water) for the slightly-distorted path and everything under its surface. All the meanwhile still keeping some light on the surface of the water cast by the moon.

You do not "have" to make your image sharper in detail, it works as a personal style if that is how you like it.

Because of your minimal light sources present, maybe work more with including further shadows and a stronger contrast of dark versus light.
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123prova123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Mi piace un sacco l'illuminazione di tutto il disegno. Mi dà la stessa sensazione che ho avuto in delle isolette in Sicilia, dove l'illuminazione era molto simile! Comunque davvero complimenti! =)
christopherbarton Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Zirkon777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i really like the mood!
very nice.
Reluin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Thank you!
December-Rainfall Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Where does this scene take place; and what time frame is it set in? It's absolutely gorgeous! :love:
Reluin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
It's inspired by Eze, France! Although it's not strictly realistic, of course ^^ Thanks!
Blueshamby Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
This is really awesome! :O
Mystanane Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
LiSim96 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
am I sleepwalking or is that really real? :D
great work, it looks wonderful :)
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