Eerie House in the Woods [First Environment Project] [Feedback/Critique]

Here it´s my first environment project, a house in the middle of the woods. Wanted to get an eerie feeling on this project as I started with the intent of finishing it before Halloween.
Modeling in Blender, texturing in Substance Painter and rendering done in Cycles.

Any feedback/critique is appreciated.

Ground texture from TextureHaven
Leaf/bark texture from cgbookcase
Grass texture from CC0 Textures



More images on my ArtStation page: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/L2GyWv

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  • Ashervisalis
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    Ashervisalis polycount lvl 666
    Did you use any reference images for the lighting? It seems way too dark and is a bit difficult to look at due to this. I'd also like to see more trees, considering it is in the woods.
  • icegodofhungary
    Punch up the ground fog a little bit. Also, increase the eeriness by creating a little visual storytelling element somewhere. Maybe the axe has blood on it. Or make something else seem not quite right. It's quality work but it seems like a cabin at night rather than something eerie/spooky.
  • LucasNazato
    Did you use any reference images for the lighting? It seems way too dark and is a bit difficult to look at due to this. I'd also like to see more trees, considering it is in the woods.
    I only used references for the modeling of the house, not for the lighting, I have to admit I didn't even think about using references for the light, will keep that in mind for the next project.
    Since I wanted to get an eerie feeling I decided to make it darker, but it is indeed hard to see the house details.

    The scene was meant to be a bit larger and there would be more trees around it, as if it was a clearing, but I decided to make it a bit simpler, should have changed the name of the piece haha.
    Punch up the ground fog a little bit. Also, increase the eeriness by creating a little visual storytelling element somewhere. Maybe the axe has blood on it. Or make something else seem not quite right. It's quality work but it seems like a cabin at night rather than something eerie/spooky.
    I thought about adding blood on the ground near the open door, but completely forgot about it, the project was taking a lot of time and I just wanted to finish it I guess.

    Thanks a lot for the feedback!
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