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Ran and Chen Yakumo from Touhou Project game series.

I've started to draw this experimental pic to try some custom brushes for nature objects. Experiment was succesful for the most of specimens, I dare to say.
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Variones Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grass and trees are drawn carefully, it is very beautiful. I think you have spent a lot of time.:)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spent even more than one week, if I remember well.
Такие дела, леди.
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Variones Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Неделя того стоила, сеньор :D
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honglong17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
did you know, distant picture with character at far. and colourful , vibrant background like is is the most favourite touhou picutre in your gallery, I hope i can see more touhou picture like this
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to draw something like this once again, sir.
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HyperGirl798 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Beatiful!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Hollandlop92 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Beautiful scenery ^-^
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it, young lady. ^_^
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ReiseSu Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing
do you have any tips for landscapes? I really want to draw sceneries like this but everytime I draw looks so... weird or maybe is because I never leave my room, lol
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U-Joe Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Unfortunately, I don't know entire theory of landscapes, only basics.
But since you wish it, I'll give you several separate tips.

- Use the brush that mix picked color with background colors and 'stretch' this mix. Such brush is useful for water, clouds, soil, plants, characters, i.e. almost for everything. I do 92% of work using it. I have know idea how create it in Photoshop, but I can explain how to create it in Painter.

- Landscape without depth doesn't look good. To bring it into picture, use air perspective, objects overlapping, decrease of size of similar objects and foreground.

- Air perspective. Because vast masses of air are placed between us and far objects, those objects become less contrast and detailed and more blurred. Dark objects become lighter, light objects - darker a bit. To show it properly, mix the color of the objects with the color of the sky. For example, add some blue and yellow into far mountains at midday and red or purple at evening. Try not to use filters to make blur, it is better do it with brush.

- Overlapping. If you want to draw advancing tanks, don't draw them in line. Place one somewhat behind another. It looks '20% cooler'.

- Decrease of size od similar objects. It helps to set the scale. If you draw a forest, place one spruce near, another one - farther and others - even more far. Watcher know the scale of real spruce, and he'll get the feeling of distance.

- Foreground. Placing little objects in the foreground will bring extra depth into picture. Make them darker to contrast with the rest of the pic, but don't do them in focus (if you don't plan it, of course).

- I love the solitude too, but it is necessary to move sometimes. If circumstances let me it, I take some food and water, leave the town and walk into wastelands. It helps to find new sceneries and make photos of the clouds.

Hope it helps you.
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ReiseSu Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the tips, is helping me a lot! especially the part to mix with the color of the sky, it's a great technique, also now everything looks more clear to me when I observe your art again.

uh,maybe I should leave my town sometimes to get some inspiration, though here is not so pretty and I am kinda anemic.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.

>> kinda anemic.
What should I say? Only wish you some health.
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ReiseSu Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, you're kind :3
and what a cute pic!
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blahjerry Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Take me hoooooooome
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To the place I belooooong...
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blahjerry Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't remember the rest of the soooooooong...
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
That's amazing :D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. ^^
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
In fact, this will probably be my wallpaper for APril :D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I consider it an honour. (^_^)>
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
You should lol
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Oosie-R Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Wow the landscape looks amazing. The trees look really good! ^^
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
Trees... yes, just as flanned. (^_^)>
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Oosie-R Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
You're welcome ^^
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Ragathol Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really nice. I should try something like this too.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It will be nice, because not too much Touhou related landscapes exists.
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soumakyo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
that's really wonderful ! nice job ^^
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. (^_^)>
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ooooh this palette is very nice, you're in a good path.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. I'll try to keep it that way.
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the clouds and the mist here, it adds a little bit of atmosphere to a lovely painting, also, the pastel-like tones really work here
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So my imperfect color perception didn't failed me this time... Thanks Heaven.
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
pardon me for prying, but what do you mean by iperfect colour perception?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably I expressed incorrectly. I mean, the lack of artistic education don't allow me to pick proper colors in most cases.
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LunarisFuryAileron Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Magnificent, absolute beauty.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for such a high mark.
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LunarisFuryAileron Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I wouldn't give one to the undeserved.
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome scenery. The clouds I find really give a sense of scale, while the wild flowers up front give a photo like quality to it. The only thing I would consider adding is perhaps a few birds perhaps in the background. But really, it's awesome all the same :D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
I've thought about some birds. But I decided that common 'ticks' (simplified V-shaped bird images, I mean) are too... trite. So the idea was rejected. Also I had ideas about ladybird on the flower and dew drops on the leaves, but they were rejected because of my all-absorbing laziness. ^^'
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it looks amazing, hummingbird or not :D
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