this one is great, its lit amazing. its kind of when the sun is in your face and you put up your hand to block it out.. this is how i would see it if that happened to me in this scene.. i wonder if that makes sense.. xD
Cheers! Thanks! Yes, on this one I needed it to be day time but I wanted to obscure alot of detail work, so I added alot of atmosphere, which can be very pretty but also decrease work. Strategic lighting!
Thanks! Here's answers to your questions....
Yes, I always try to find reference to help with design. It helps alot. I do quick research on certain things like what Babylon looked like 3000 years ago and such. I do not stick too close to accurate details though since this is a quick project and impressions are all that's needed. I have 3 weeks to complete 28 paintings (client's needs)... on top of my already busy full time work schedule, so that's why I have to do them so fast.