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Snow practice by VengefulSpirits Snow practice by VengefulSpirits
Lost internet for 2 days, so I decided to work on how I paint snow.

I think if you can paint snow, you can paint sand. though snow is more reflective.
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Well, they are all colored the closest to what snow looks like so that is done well. The two that are closest to what snow "looks" like are the first and third one. The third one looks like it belongs in an animated CGI film. It looks real but you know it is not. It is the closest to how real snow should look like. The first one looks like more out of a Disney film. The texture of it makes it seem more like it is sand instead of snow. The second one looks more like you had fun with a brush on paint. Just, no. All in all, for practice, tis very good. Keep up the good work!!
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first off i would like to say the top one is just beautiful! i personally think that it has no problems.

for the middle one, it looks a little off. almost over exaggerated. unlike the first one it looks like it would be in a day scene, i dont know if it would help but adding some yellows and pink would be a nice touch.

for the bottom one its almost to flat. maybe thats what you were going for though. but to me it just looks to much like water brush strokes. i like how you put the little snow clumps around the paw print, it really makes a nice touch to the scene clip C: though maybe the paw print could be shadowed a little more to show that the animal sank in

over all though these look lovely and looking at them helped me think about how im going to draw snow. so thank you for the lovely art<3


p.s.
i never know what to rate things so i gave you all 5 stars~
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Valentine-Art Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
AWESOME! 3rd one is incredible!
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Nicely colored. Yeah, snow is more reflective. It is really reflective when you get a layer of ice that has coated over it.
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Katzen-Key Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
the middle one would be a nice cloud though:iconiloveitplz:
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amysnow3186 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it! I'm trying to draw snow but ima fail at it lol
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geckoZen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Digital Artist
A lot of people are saying the middle one doesn't look as good as the first and third ones, but I think that snow doesn't have to be perfectly flat and smooth. If you've ever played in the snow, it bunches up and flattens and makes ruts if the snow is very deep. Not many artists tend to paint snow like that, but it has the potential to make the painting look more interesting. The problem here is that the second one is pretty chaotic, and not very planned out. I can't tell where something has walked or jumped, or if the snow is just being laid out fresh on top of vegetation or rocks.

So what I'm saying is, don't ditch the idea entirely. Just work on it and maybe study some ruined snow if possible. xD here's some tracks in deep snow for quick reference. [link]
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow! that's a amazing reference image, when I get my new tablet pen, I'll trying painting it :3


thanks for the help, btw.
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geckoZen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Digital Artist
you're welcome. c:
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EpicSkiFreak Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The top and bottom ones look good, the middle one... Doesn't look as good. :P
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Aquamarine-Rubie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WONDERFUL
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Writer
That's actually really beautiful. <3
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EdgeOfDestruction Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just simply amazing!
however i should rely suggest you either use the "thick to thin brush or glow brush or whatever they call it" or the flame render's drag style to create a sense of blending and avoid the sharp and straight lining found on the 1st and 3rd ones!
not an insult just an advice besides it is up to you to choose weather or not to use the advice!
i am merely a friend! :)
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
snow has some sharp lines to show form, if you rub out too much you won't get a sense of depth. (if that makes sense lol)
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EdgeOfDestruction Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well to me it doesn't rely cause from the way i look at snow it mostly only has curves! but to my brother it is, xso i'm with you and him!
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PikaCat13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Really good!! :la: I like the paw print a lot too C:
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O I wanna tutorial of this please!
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not good at teaching things ;w;
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, it is ok :) thanks for reading my comment at least
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nessalover202 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
well done!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice snow texture :)
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XxXDoctorMelodyXxX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
How?Just...how? ASDFGHJKL;.
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Kittycatglow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That snow is gorgeous X3
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elusiveCONQUEROR Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconhappyderpplz: They're beautiful! Just out of curiousity, how did you get all those little individual glitter-speckles on there? Was that dabbing with the tablet or is there a cool tool you figured out?
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dabbing the tablet, though you could use the crayon tool in sai, but dabbing gives a little more control
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elusiveCONQUEROR Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh! That's very helpful, thank you very much.
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GraffitiMutt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
everything looks pretty good 2 me but i dont think that snow wood reflect that much on the top 1
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Blue-Sonikuu3341 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow this is some good practice :D
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DuskyTheWusky Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
..not bad @all , likes paw print ;)
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MysteryCJGamer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... OoO
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Miatanae Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This is absolutely great! I love the pawprint that has the extra little clumps of snow around it that gives the impression of the animal running and kicking snow around. And I love the glittery-ness of all of them.
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SleepyTegan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The textures of the snow give it a nice realistic feel. :3
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Who-Butt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow!! This is so amazing!!!
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guilleum2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uh WOW. thaaat is amazing
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Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow very nice, I love the first one !
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Samooraii Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Can You teach me? Yours is so perfect!
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FinTrip Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I like the last one really much :D It looks like snow too, every one of them do! :)
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suicune Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i missed you im glad youre ok
i really love this, i love how a little bit of grass still sticks out and the pawprint it is really pretty too!
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OkamiShiri Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I like the middle one best <3 Reminds me of my visits to the snow xD Lovely texture on it.
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RukiFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks nice. :)
But, it is snow in the night, right? oO
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah XD day would be much brighter.
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roxt14 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very well done! i love how you did all of it :D
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