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Temperate Forest by Lyraina Temperate Forest by Lyraina
It's about time to do some environments from #Weekly-Environment again! Here's my attempt at painting a temperate forest. I tried to play with light to create a more interesting look, which is something I would like to learn. I still didn't succeed in achieving a more finished, polished look, but I did push it through at least one "don't know how to go on" hurdle :)

Edit: Made it a bit lighter in some parts! Also uploaded a bigger file.
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Great job on this! The whole painting is very well done but the lighting is superb. You seem to have a very solid understanding of light and the way that it functions. Though, as I think another Deviant mentioned bellow, adding a few brighter patches of sky peaking through the tree tops would add another layer of realism. The texture of the leaves on the forest floor is very well done. You've also managed to create a great sense of depth. Perhaps it's not perfect. But still very well done. Now, if I can just learn to paint environments as well as you do, I'll be happy. :)
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OginZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Wonderful! :)
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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KiraCreator21 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First I'll have you know, this is one gorgeous piece. It really gives me a good impression of what a forest looks like, due to the visibility of the background depth, unlike other pieces I've seen where the perspective is different and you lose track of the continuity of the conceptual view. I congratulate you, it's impressive. 

 But apart from that, I would like to ask for your permission for this wonderful piece to be used as a background for a quote from one of my most recent stories, which is still in progress. Of course you will be given your due credit for the drawing, and the link will be included in the description to the original deviation. 
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Lyraina Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words! :)

What is the story about? And I assume you are going to publish it on dA (non-commercially)?
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KiraCreator21 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Non-commerically, of course. For now, I plan to keep my artwork and literature as a hobby, and not for profit-making purposes. 
 

 As for the story, I will not begin uploading the chapters until I'm halfway through the first part, but I really would like giving a sneak peek to the character's perspectives out of these certain quotes. 

 Oh, and you're very welcome about the critique. It's quite well deserved.
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I see, that's alright then, go ahead :)
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KiraCreator21 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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jzbosco Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Considering you "don't know how to go on", at least once, you did a fantastic job! Lighting, color, balance, it's all good!
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Koopa90 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece has been featured in my journal: koopa90.deviantart.com/journal…
You are welcome :) Great work.
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkoopa90:
Koopa90 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely beautiful! I cant think of a better way to describe it! :)
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconredexodus:
RedExodus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Love it! Its a very inspiring piece of work!
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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KayleeRydder Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh the lighting in this is beautiful!
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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JamesCombridge Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
awesome lighting & color. great mood
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconartesox:
Artesox Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Writer
I usually goes around saying that some one's art is amazing, sometimes I say it is gorgeous.

But this. This is amazingly gorgeous.
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words!
It's very encouraging to hear that people like my art :)
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful scene, light and shadows! :)
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:meow:
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist
That's gorgeous!! Its not so much what I think of when I think of temperate forests, because mostly I'm thinking of the temperate RAINforests, but it actually looks quite a bit like some of the forested natural areas around here. A little short on undergrowth maybe but there are parts of the forest that look like this too.
Good job!
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Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I deliberately double checked my knowledge about climate zones so I wouldn't miss the topic, but I guess I did take some artistic freedom as well! ;) Thanks for the compliments!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey it works! :)
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Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This beautiful deviation was featured here: [link]
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yw^^
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KaiSaunders Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful painting :)
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkalambo:
kalambo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love the colours and lighting :)
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkalambo:
kalambo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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CheeDDaR Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
The atmosphere in this painting is just incredible. Would you allow me to use this in my twitter? This is the perfect example of harmony and peacefull scenery.
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Feel free to use it on twitter.
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derbz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This is a well executed painting, your depiction of the light sources and shadow is really good, especially the subtle rays of light hitting the foreground. the Background colours used contrast nicely as well, good stuff :-)
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Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful and quite emotional! The lighting and atmospheric effects are fantastic! :clap:
Well done! :D:wow::iconwowplz::iconsaywow1plz:

Having been in a lot of temperate forests, sometimes they allow a touch of sky to peak through one or two separated spots, in the trees. Please think about add in 1-3 small but brighter sky dots. It might give you what you think is missing. Just an idea! I like it as it is though! I love hikinhg through places like this! :bow:
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:iconlyraina:
Lyraina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words! :hug:
Also thanks for the advice to add some light spots - I'll definitely give it a try and see how it looks :)
And I agree, hiking in beautiful mountains, forests etc is great, and also where lots of my inspiration comes from.
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was so peaceful looking, with a little electricity in the air! :D
You are most welcome! :D
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