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October 11, 2011
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May 24, 2011, 10:13:48 AM
Re-creation: Blue Forest by Shikanomoide Re-creation: Blue Forest by Shikanomoide
Hey everyone~ Just uploading some old work that I never got around to uploading...

This is a re-creation of :iconboo-the-hamster: 's "Blue Forest" picture~ Saw it and instantly fell in love. In case you have not noticed, I really love the colour blue :D

Made a few tweaks here and there, but generally tried to keep it as it was.

Original Art Boo-the-hamster [link]
^^^Thanks for letting me paint & upload :heart:

Time: About 9 hrs or so over a span of a month...(Oil painting takes time to dry D: )
Media: Oil painting on canvas


Edit: ZOMG Thanks so much for the feature :iconaawplz::iconthanksplz:[link]
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature :iconaawplz: :iconthanksplz:
I appreciate it :iconmonkeyloveplz:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
edward1461 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
its really beautiful
Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :D :heart:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there from Feedback Frenzy!

First of all, I do love the brushstrokes in this. You did a great job taking advantage of the fluidity of oils to incorporate a number of different shapes with the same range of colors--I wouldn't associate the clouds with the water at all, even though they were done with the same paints. Also the middle black composition, while not totally original, effectively divides the scene and helps keep the eye from becoming too focused on the bright spot.

The biggest problem I'm having here is how washed out the colors are. Five minutes in a photo editing program would help draw out the richness of the colors a lot more. Right now, the forest itself is so greyed out it's losing a lot of impact. While the original piece did a lot with textures, you're doing more with strong contrasts and they do need to be strong to have that level of impact. Also the wolf is the wrong size--pretty sure he needs to be smaller. Just wondering, why did you decide to add a wolf and a moon to this? It's a pretty common trope, what's making it work here is the color palette and the low angle.

Anyway, I think you have a strong technical start and a good understand of oils. Work on making sure that translates to the screen!
Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: I have a hard time with editing programs and obviously couldn't save the photo to make it look as the original canvas I had painted. Iunno...I just felt like adding something and I guess a wolf was what came to my mind first D: Anyways, thanks again and I'll definitely take your feedback into consideration for the future :dance:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :la:
margaw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey! Here's a comment from Feedback Frenzy :D

I have to say, this is really breathtaking! In a traditional medium, you've succeed to create such a strange and beautiful landscape (with the small wolf howling in the background, that gives the picture a presence, something is happening there, instead of a simple landscape); I know from experience that oil painting is really hard, partly because I'm a hasty person, so I just can't wait for it to dry.. and you've done a great job with that, because there are so many different colors and shades, especially in the sky, and I think you have to wait before putting another layer of paint on the canvas? Or maybe you have another technique? :D

Anyway, great job with the layers and shades (I'm a big fan of the color blue too ^^)! On the other hand, there's something wrong in the colors of the reflections in the water... I took a look at the original picture "Blue Forest", and you could see that in the water, there are less shadows, less dark shades; which is actually more realistic, because the trees are not that big, and the mountain in the background is a little too far to create such big shadows... I think your picture will be even more great if you could reduce those shadows, and work more on the reflections in the water - you could get some lovely effects by adding some colors (more white or soft pink on the top of water, perhaps a bigger reflection from the moon...)

I hope my advices will be helpful to you :D and good luck with your future creations ! :hug:
Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind words and critique! :hug: The reflection was a pain to do and I guess at the time (this was a while ago) I was just too lazy to fix it OTL Maybe I'll touch it up in the future...thanks again for the feedback :heart:
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