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golden age by RadoJavor golden age by RadoJavor
A new private project. Melancholic atmosphere from small deserted American town in 50's, picture inspired by my trip to US.
Let me know any critics, I would like to make more in this theme and welcome some thoughts.

All in PS with wacom intuos.
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I don't know if it's postapocaliptic town or just abandoned. Sky is made not so good -> at right we see yellow light and on the left there is a blue one. Composition of colours is perfect, balanced but logic of that light coming from clouds is not good. Perspective ideal. I love the fance, both fences on the right. Brown tree parts on the left centre looks as if you had no time to end it. Or just forget to made it better. Cars are masterpiece, broken windows, broken doors. Light on the road is realy great. It looks like you made many mistakes, but it is not true, a little mistakes in really good piece of art. As always.
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I would like to say you have created one admirably amazing work of art. :) It is very noticeable by the quality and how you put every little detail in this work that you have done your best efforts. Also, I noticed the shading and lighting you have put in here, which also makes you painting look very realistic.
It is extremely difficult to find something for you to improve on, perhaps someone else can, but I'm sorry that I cannot. I really think you should keep working on different scenery and keep doing what your doing, I love your art and please continue! :heart:
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Love it,looks a little like my hometown some time ago.
jason19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
really great feeling captured here, i love old America work.
Enano3355 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Good job!
StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Well, with exception of the abandoned part, I actually know a few places like this about an hours drive from my home...

The water tower is a nice touch, which gives it a bit of a Central USA type of feel to the scene.

Nicely done!
simonzes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason i was thinking GTA-ghosttown when i did see this one
boguslav4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Amazing artwork!
marymo75 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work, great color and scene :clap:
ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An incredible piece of work. I've worked as a reporter in small Midwestern towns, and this evokes them wonderfully, down to the trees (oaks, it looks like). I feel like I recognize the watertower. The title adds something, too.

But I'm sure you wouldn't ask for critiques if all you wanted was praise.

1) Movement. The sky shows what looks like a storm brewing and clouds moving to the right, and yet the rest of the painting is deathly still. You can't have it both ways. The dust hanging over the street should swirl a bit. Some of the leaves seem to be moving, but others seem deathly still. And the trees and other plants don't appear to be moving/bending in a wind. Either a wind or stillness would work in this, but not both.

2) Zoning. Parts of this look like an alley behind houses and businesses and parts look like a street in front of them. The painted fence would be in an alley. This many cars would be parked in front. Also, you seem to put businesses next to residences. I can't imagne many towns would allow that as much as you show it.

3) Neverending Alley. I think the sense of infinity of the alley/street continuing one doesn't help the overall feel, which is the claustrophobia of a dying small town. Most streets and alleys in small towns would end somewhere, usually into a building or turn.

It is great work, though.
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for the crits, You wrote some interesting things. I need to gain more knowlege about US towns for sure.
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