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January 23, 2010
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Rock Pools by skraww Rock Pools by skraww
I haven't painted anything with a serious background in a while, so this was fun to do.

I've got a cold from all the freezing weather we've had, so I wanted to paint something warm to make up for it :X

The scene was inspired by some photographs that I took at Whitby a couple of years ago.

Paint tool SAI.
One layer.
Five hours-ish.

Comments and Critiques welcome :)
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beyunit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
This is beautiful... I wish I could paint backgrounds like this!
skraww Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! ^_^
Backgrounds are fun to learn! Starting with reference photos helps a lot, I have a huge folder of scenery on my hard-drive that I go to for inspiration :>
turusai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really amazingly beautiful.
Awesome work : )
I hope I can somehow get this good at digital painting one day...
skraww Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! C:
turusai Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome ~(^.^)~
XRayeX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
It reminded me of Robin Hood's Bay when I saw the thumb, so I wasn't too far off! :)

It's a nice painting, love the little shellfish (barnacle things? <geography GSCE and can't remember anything about seasides)
skraww Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! You're good and guessing the locations I have in mind! First the north york moors and now this one! :lol:
Those little shell things are limpets XD (I only remember this because back in school one attached itself to a desk while we were studying them).
Selladorra Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very, very nice! The details on the rocks are gorgeous :) The lighting is just perfect, too.
I think the sky, water and sandy area are missing something. Maybe more detail or a more obvious light source? I don't really know, sorry :lol: (Just tryin' to help!)
I hope you do more of these though! They're great to see!
skraww Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   Digital Artist
I think you're definitely right about the sand. In one of the photo references I used the sand looked just like this, flat with no textures. It looked right on the photo, but on the painting something seemed... missing. I think maybe I should have had something to show depth and distance in there, like markings from the tide and footprints perhaps :hmm:
I probably will do more of these, backgrounds/landscapes are something I've neglected quite badly. :lol:
Selladorra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's the problem sometimes with reference pictures :lol: You have to use your creative license to change things to make it look right :)
I'd love to see them! I've been trying to practice too, maybe your stuff will inspire me :XD:
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