This is absolutely perfect man, I can't fault it for anything. The concept is awesome, it's like the industrial revolution in some mystical mountainous place, and the lighting captures all of the atmosphere of Isenguard from LotR. Seriously good job!
After I had a sketch I like it took me few days evenings to finalize it. The process always starts for me with a lot of sketches, finding references/inspiration and then simply rendering. For training and practise I recommend life drawing and ovarall drawing as much as you can. You might fing more info and more sketches on my blog : [link]
How do you learn to create art like this? I'm looking at your blog, and even your quick sketches are just amazing.. I know practice is one thing, but learning lightning and getting everything accurate, is there a "best way" to learn that sort of thing?
My main issue with art is, well trying to get things to look accurate, knowing exactly where light should go, and it's intensity etc.. Anything you could suggest?
I feel like I only scratched a surface.. always so many things about my works bugs me. Painting outdoors or still nature I belive is the best way to improve in that department, really. Helps to understand how light works. Also read books light related (ex. James Gurney - Color and light), observe and practice a lot. thanks again and cheers,