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Winter Cottage by jcbarquet Winter Cottage by jcbarquet
Done for the art test over at The ArtOrder.

It was entirely painted in Photoshop. Hope you like it!


Update: After reading critiques (especially what *keepwalking07 pointed out about scale), I made the house smaller, and I think it looks much more convincing now. Let me know what you think ;)
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I find here a great piece of artwork done by Jcraquet. There is a great amount of detail and the overal feeling of the piece makes you feel like you are actually there. The colors also make this scene even more beautifull, from warm to cold you can almost feel the sunlight coming from behind the house.

Although this is a great piece I find some mistakes with the perspective. While the mountains seem pretty well scaled, the house seems too big compared to the rest of the things. If you were standing at the same place but in real life the house will probably be at least 2 times smaller than that.

Still this is a great piece of artwork with a lot of vission and impact.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
39 out of 40 deviants thought this was fair.

The artwork here is original.
I love the colour and the tones that are used in this painting, especially the sunrise (or sunset).

The values in this painting are done quite well. They work quite will with perspective, though I think the perspective could of been done better. I like how the steps lead up to the house, but I don't like the stone thing at the gate but that is just my opinion on it.

There wasn't really an impact on me, it's a nice piece of artwork but I don't really feel anything towards this, I would like to hear what other artists have to say about the impact of this painting.

Overall this painting is great and would be a good addition for your portfolio (if you have one).
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9 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

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MillaTora Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! Very homely.
ajsanaje Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
methowwolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty
agorandy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very nice work.
The contrasts are very strong on the left part of your painting, of course because of the overlay that must be darker ; but my eye is caught there, as if something had to happen here (Maybe as if I had to stop at this place). I think it's a beautiful realistic piece, but for the narration, I don't understand what it wants to tell me and I think it is because of your choice of light. The athmosphere is about of being peaceful, mystic, both cold and warm at some points : so it creates a mysterious feeling. I don't know if I want to go on this road and enter the house or if it's a trap. If you want the house to be welcoming, the light isn't at the right place.
Again, I really like this piece, and be sure that it is amazing only by reading the different creactions you've received on it :D
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Hey, thank you very much for the feedback. Mysterious is closer to what I wanted to portray. The contrast you see on the left was planned like a secondary focal point because the fence is a storytelling element. I wanted the viewer to see the abandoned fence and think "who lives there? why are the windows lit if the fence and road are abandoned?" etc. But I get your point. Many people have expressed mixed feelings towards the painting or found it not so easy to see what I was trying to say. And I believe that has to do with the execution. I will take it into account for my next paintings :)
Thanks again!
agorandy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome :)
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful Artistry - Great Job
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you! :)
Forozan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks! I really appreciate the faves.
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