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Silent Forest

ironsoap 21 Nov 2018

While fairly obvious (to me) that I'm mud mixing like crazy with my cheap paints and miscellaneous equipment, this painting didn't come out as bad as I thought it would. My palette knife work on the tree trunks doesn't look very much like the bark of an evergreen (more like wonky sycamores) and I had to apply a lot more foliage up top to cover up the sloppy smears from the thick paint and the smudging branches. But considering this is an imaginary scene with imaginary trees, I kind of like the odd result.
I had to improvise a bit on the background since I didn't have any liquid clear and my paints weren't fully transparent, but it did let me give a bit of a hint of a visible light source which was fun and added an interesting element not present in the original.
Despite most of them being obscured in the final product, I enjoyed painting the branches the most, and probably ended up painting way too many before I destroyed them trying to cover up some mistakes.


Very nice...


Really atmospheric, Iā€™d love to walk in your forest. Your trees have a three dimensional feeling too.

Yep, it definitely looks like I could walk in your forest. It's very inviting

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