"--What would it be like if your gods returned, you built to impress them, reached new heights to be with them, worshipped them, only for them to lay waste to your achievements, to crush your dreams and your hopes. Would you stand against their judgement or would you fall to your knees and wonder why as your cities burn around you. They are only gods if you believe they are, stand and fight, and even giants will fall"
This is a redux of an older image by the same name, one of my personal favourites of mine and I had some issues with the original I wanted to change.
Holy, epic-ally magnificent! The Temples are stunning and The Statues look incredible! The action, gods, architecture, effects, lightning. domes, atmosphere, sky, textures, mountains, ships, pole, movement, explosion, fire, concept, composition, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also wonderful! Amazingly radical work!
Yeah.. when the foundation are wrong, even people that draw or don't can recognize the problem. It is a testament of young digital artists that use digital tools & take a short cut without truly understanding the visual language.
Good question but the best way is to draw for real no tracing, no photo montage by digital means. You must learn to balance and control the bicycle before you do tricks. Get books on drawings & paintings. Professionals use photos to cut time and get things out fast but, but still, you need to know the foundation before you do any shortcuts. I use photos too. But I can draw anything I use photos for. I can figure out shadow patterns put any object or form in any lighting and show them in any view without the aid of photos. You are invited to see my pages and if you come across an image, note me did I use photos or how I did it. I will answer you.
This is what happens when you rely on photos, You are at the mercy of it. Photo bashing without knowing how to work your perspective will show you weakness. He has exposed his lack of perspective construction before. Here it is again, and again until he decides to learn it right. There are more than the temple that is an error. But I will see what his solution is and if his knowledge will reveal it.