OK. This time I'll try to add some info even though my still is not good enough to try to teach others but perhaps it could be useful somehow.
I will also try to convey the problems I see in my own technique
and I'm happy to get some creative feedback to better my skill.
Starting with the reference.
It's very difficulty to find a photo reference that has a fun composition to paint from for me so this picture is a collage of a lot of different images.
I picked the waterfall from one image and the right side cliff part from another and so on and put them together in Photoshop.
First I block out the sections. Very crude, very basic.
Next I did the top clearing and the mountain.
The problem I got right away with this is that I put too much detail on the mountain so later you'll see that it looks to be too close up to the bridge.
I need to learn how to make less details on stuff that should be periphery.
I do have a small studio spot with a big easel but for this one I just held it in my lap and painted infront of the monitors while watching a movie on the other screen.
Filled in the remaining parts, mainly blocking it out .
Finally I tried to direct the light source, making the shadow areas more in shadows and tried to dull down the top cliff mountain side..
I'm quite happy with the result but I do see a lot of things that could be better.
The problems I can see myself are;
1. Too happy colors. My background is graffiti so vivid colors come naturally. I need to make them more realistic to nature.
2. I put too much details in areas that should be background noice. Need to find the focal point better.
3. the overall look is too flat. Need to find depth better.