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Greenhouse by AshleyKerins Greenhouse by AshleyKerins
This is part of my coursework, I chose to do 'Atmospheres' as my own theme.
This is an atmosphere i've had in my head for a few years now, and have never been able to draw.
So here's my attempt.
I began with the music, which at the time, felt fitting, however by the end of it, i don't really think it is anymore.

Do not steal, edit, manipulate, trace, copy, claim as your own, or post elsewhere unless as a link returning to this exact page.

Art Copyright Ashley 'Tai' Kerins 31th March 2011
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Vail-Combat-Irtis Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Reminds me of one of my dreams.
princekyo4ever Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Wow this is incredible 0_0, I adore it. I think you really managed to capture the atmosphere especially the lighting.
GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is somewhat similar to a place I've seen in a dream, and old-ish laboratory full of plants and fish tanks. It included lots of green glass, like here. Unfortunately, it was a rather creepy nightmare :XD:

I love the mood and details in this painting :) The one thing that doesn't look quite right to me is the light. The glass panels, while not very clear, are still fairly transparent, so I think the place is a bit darker than it should be. It's still a lovely setting though :)
AshleyKerins Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How strange! I have creepy nightmares regularly, mostly just stressful ones. I guess I have an over active imagination with dreaming, I dream almost nightly. I did not dream this scene however.

ooh, I see what you mean there, sort of as if I took an underexposed photo, where only a few light details show through, thanks for that!
GreenSprite Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They do say we dream nightly, it's just that most people don't remember it. I used to have many vivid dreams when I was younger, both happy ones and nightmares, but now I generally don't remember anything when I wake up. You should put yours to good use, there's a lot of artistic fuel in there :)
AshleyKerins Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps, I've dreamt a few scenes repeatedly, ones I'd like to draw some time, I also like the surreality of them. However sometimes it's just a totally messed up storyline about all the things i'm stressed about shown in really warped ways.
For instance, Lately I've had some really good conversations with my friends about how my family cant open up to one another, be it through anger or anything positive and how we've been left kind of ignoring eachother, as when there's no good there's no bad, so it's kind of mutual ignoring.
I had a dream which i predict has something to do with these conversations, there was a moment in it where I almost got hit by a car, but i couldnt shout at the driver or anything because she wasnt going to listen and I had bagel in my mouth.
silverbeam Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I forgot to say that I love this piece. I want this place to exist in real life. I also want more images like this of the place you have created, maybe a pond and trail, hedge garden and gazebo....
AshleyKerins Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe there will be in the future. A lot of the places I draw I desperately wish were real. (particularly the picture of the windmills by the sea.) There are so many scenes I really want to get out into a picture from my head.

Thankyou =D
silverbeam Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
silverbeam Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
1. Describe the Mood/Atmosphere within the image.
(e.g. Eerie/threatening/ hidden away/fresh/claustrophobic… e.t.c.)

I think, calm at ease, quiet and reflective.

2. Look at the image I have presented you with. Do you feel anything upon looking at the image? If yes, what do you feel? If not, why do you think you don’t?
I think I would like to visit there to just relax and feel that magical feeling you get when surrounded by beautiful nature.

[link]3. Listen to the music I have given you, while looking at the image, do you feel anything in response, if yes, what do you feel? If not, why do you think you don’t?
OOOO yes, I feel the need to get up and quietly walk down the hall to undiscover some hidden secret, or magic. I feel ...Drawn in.

4. In this image I was attempting to create an dark and eerily beautiful enclosed space with no definite clue to where it is situated in the world. Hidden rooms and corridors would be discovered if one were to wander about the place but it's unclear just how large or how many rooms there are here. A sort of mystical yet gloomy greenhouse seating area. Now look at the image/music combination with my intention for the image in mind.
Do you think I have been successful? Yeah, I totally thought that when you added the music to it! Without the music it was a little less mysterious and more calm, but with it I feel mysteries.

5.What suggestions for my picture would you give to help me to portray said atmosphere? the pole almost in the middle, front left hallway support column, feels like it's seperating the image a bnit, like it's two pictures instead of one. Also the table feels a little too tall the perspective not quite right with the rest. I feel I am low, but not that low down to see that much of the underside of the table surface. Other than that perhaps a hint of hallways or doors where it is grey in the top left.

6.Would you add any more questions to this quiz to help me evaluate my work? Or is there anything you wish to say? Perhaps ask about colors and textures and the perspective.
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