K: Wow, now that's what I call detailed!!! From the leaves on the trees, to the ripples in the water! Brilliant! And I love how having the three men on the beach there gives you a feeling and sense of space, and how huge this place really is! Fantastic work 8D
You have a damn fine gallery, mister! Really love your work, it totally transports me to distant places. I have just one small critique, but it's something that I notice in a lot of your paintings...you have a lot of sharp lines in your work. That's good around your focal point, but I often feel like some of the sharp details and lines in other areas of the image are rather distracting. Like here, I find myself looking at the palms and the foliage on the cliffs a lot, although the focus should really be the characters and the waterfall....but that's all there is to complain. Otherwise it's really beautiful work, especially your colours and the sense of scale are awesome!
At first I was thinking of Big Z's surf-shack hideout in the movie Surf's Up which rests on a similar beach with these huge towers or rock in the background (what a place to live eh? ) But this is like an even grander scale version upon closer look sinc ethose are more than just standalone mountains or rock, they seem to go off into a quite far back trench that I'm sure is full of amazing lagoons and islands, probably even better than what the actual beach has to offer
Thanks. Water on the graphic has a number of errors too. It depends on what type of water to paint, whether peaceful or agitated. In rough water, we use a lot of delicate texture and remember about the physics of water and appropriate lighting, transparency, reflections, and its reflected light. Start with careful viewing multiple photos of water. I myself just to teach, so I'm not expert.