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🍁⭐And here the last part of 🌿“Floraison”🍂, It was at first a challenge, because i never do backgrounds, big illustrations with perspective, indoors design etc… I wanted to add it to my portfolio too, last year. But the first one took me.. like more than one week only for the color, so I choose to take the time to learn, analyse, think etc… and now it’s finish, and I’m happy :) Thank’s again, for your kind words, it’s always motivating !🌟👍👏 and I called the character Yori yeah.

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Climatic Oasis #464

Fabian Franciszkiewicz

“2041- Climate change has transformed New York City into a desert. Vegetation is withering and the air is increasingly becoming worse. The population either lives in artificially cooled housing units, only usable due to massive air conditioning systems and the separation to the surrounding environment, or flee to cooler regions. New york ́s vibrant life slowly stagnates. The former metropolis threatens to become a solitary place, extinct due to manmade climate catastrophe.

Amidst this city where life was flourishing, a climatic oasis arises as antithesis to climate refugees and people striving against the alteration.
Oasis #464 is an adaption to the more and more hostile surrounding. A paradise in a futureless environment where natural symbiosis between nature and inhabitants can work again. By creating a microclimate, a sort of climate capsule interacting with its surrounding, plants regain a chance to live.
Thereby housing is harmonised with nature using natural effects in order to generate a climatic comfortable atmosphere.”

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Let’s talk about trees - a practical how-to for populating your natural environments and landscapes with trees and plantlife in drawings

I’ve seen a lot of people who really want to do nature/landscape drawings but struggle with filling the space. I’m by no means an authority on this matter, but I thought I’d share my observations and ideas about filling nature shots with cool stuff because I really like drawing them and spend a lot of time doing it.

Some observations:

  • It’s hard to figure out what’s in a natural landscape unless you take time and really make a mental inventory of everything you see. Go explore and memorize
  • Draw from life and references
  • It’s too easy to fall into the habit of making ‘convenient shapes’ with trees and branches. Look for alternatives, examine how abruptly branches grow into different directions and split.
  • Mix and match. I never draw a scientifically exact tree species, I mix the relevant qualities from the kinds of trees I know that fit the image. Combine stuff you’ve seen and your imagination.
  • I try to 'layer’ the vegetation. A forest looks empty with just trees. Think about the medium and low-height vegetation and bushes and then what’s closest to the ground and ON the ground.
  • Take into account what you want to convey with the vegetation; seasons, is the environment lush or harsh, is it creepy or idyllic?

If you like this, please do reblog but do not redistribute/reupload or modify in any way without my written consent.