first of all , it has not a real focus.. but I think that's good .. this pic has so much detail , you need to be able to let ur eyes go across the whole thing.
a focus would be kinda annoying in this pic. you need to have the oppurtunity to absorb the whole piece and enjoy every detail without beeing distracted.
I love the atmosphere of this work.. very organic, very realistic .. like some kind of fary-tale..
it's like ur watching a tiny village in the middle of some sort of elvish forest from above.. pleny of detail , and a lot of tiny little light dots..
the colors really support the organic feeling.. very vivid and a nice variation of colors.. together with those blurred parts and some negative space ,
this creates a nice depth, which only supports the realistic feeling even more..
the light is so subtle and yet so strong.. adds a great contrast to the piece..
the fact that the piece doesn't have any typo makes it only better .. typo would definatly ruin it.. maybe a title wouldn't hurt..
but it isn't necesarry ..
great work , both of you .. very nice piece , one of my all-time favorites
Well, it is, in my opinion. Why? Let me elaborate.
The clear focal point is extensive in beauty. When the image appears, the eye is automatically drawn to the center - all motion suggested here is a breathing in-out from and to the center of the image, where all detail consists, for that moment. When you reach the center, the field of view suddently advances and reveals slow, deep shapes with incedible detail. It's a real expirience to just look at it, and that makes it so special. The lighting, softness, depth of the piece is just of a magnitude I haven't seen yet.
Whilst the shape is quite hard to see the brush and lighting work is very well done. I think the fact of seeing only a few bits of the render gives it a good mysterious feel. The green was perfect choice of colour. Dark, mysterious and the image is awesome.
I like the atmosphere of this piece, but it seems more like a background image, no real focus point or stand out area. Although I like the render, especially the yellow specular and how t's quite hard to tell what objects made the render. the area I like most is the bottom left. It's so smooth and subtle, but has a lot of beauty. :]