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A thing I did over a couple of evenings to avoid doing other things. ^__^
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knight-of-rosubia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this a lot! You have some very nice artwork!
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SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
I love the colors.
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Brosa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
So fucking great coloring on this one. To my Fav's!!!!!
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TheShadowMachinery Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Awesome! All this lithning makes me happy inside to look at.
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akiraken Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful landscape
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neomakkir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
awesome, i love the simplicity! thou sunrise always makes me feel sleepy... an the fire looks so warm an crackly... *dozes off*
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neomakkir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
awesome, i love the simplicity! thou sunrise always makes me feel sleepy... an the fire looks so warm an crackly... *dozes off*
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:iconziwu:
ziwu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
The colors are so rich! Very nice, now I wanna go camping. :)
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:iconsolidahmed:
SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
beautiful
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Sekkosiki Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must fave this. The light is just too amazingly done. :)
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walumu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
I love this one! It would be amazing if you added more detail to the subject matter. Great work though.
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Valkoturkki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
As others have said, I love the ambient or dreamlike colors in the picture too. Besides colors, I love painting style.

When I look the picture in detail, like near the stream, it looks like colors have splashed there randomly. Bit like wandering splashes of color that happened to stay in right places to create this picture. Relaxed skill perhaps?

What did you use to make this picture? Painter and oil brushes?

Ooo... I dig the rythm in this picture as well. I think this can be compared to classical symphony. There are lovely details that lead viewers gaze, like the stars and campfire. Something to explore, lights, shadows, reflections, colors of these or just feel the picture and let eyes wander while muscles relax.

murdelli allready mentioned the rangers. I find them to be less important in the picture as well. They look very still and bit lifeless, like statues to me. But on the other hand they blend quite nicely with the ruins.
;)
My pleasure to see results of your diversion.
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The rhytm.. well, that was quite intentional. :) The perspective, the hole in the ruins and the stream lead the eye into the horizon where there's supposed to be a "payback", something to look at; a more detailed section or something. The colours.. hmm. I can't really explain it but I'll get around doing a tutorial one of these days. A quick summary: first establish the colours, then worry about the shapes and details and composition. The right hand side of the picture was coloured by adding first the intended colours, then darkening them to the point of being too dark, then adding the light source ( the campfire ) and then colouring the dark areas again with the lighter highlights illuminated by the fire. IMO it's always handy to make the areas a bit too dark and then bring out the shapes and colours by adding the light source and painting in the highlights of the shapes reflecting the light. Done in Photoshop with custom brushes. Painter's acrylic or oil painting brushes do the same job.
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Valkoturkki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Oh. Thank you for explanation. I have to try my painter brushes and experiment!
:o
I usually start from shapes instead of colors. It really could be refreshing to start from colors instead. I hope I'll get into finer details later on. Since I haven't painted with multiple lightsources - yet.
:boogie:
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the-murdellicious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
You certainly got the atmosphere right. Maybe just draw the rangers a bit more...hmm, how to say it... pronounced, or something like that. More charasteristic. That'd make them feel more like important parts of the picture.
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
True.. they were like a last minute addition to bring some sense of scale into the scene.
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mrfaemir Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, can't wait for B2W to continue :bounce:
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
It will continue, very soon. :)
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melimelo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
I love the light and atmosphere :aww: !
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^
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Dawrei Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I'm glad you did this, avoiding all those other things..Because I simply love everything about it..The campfire. The ruins..The tree in the front, the water and - err, you know, the whole lot. You've created an amazing ambiance which I wish I could realise in my work, especially when I try to illustrate my story. Hot damn. I love it :D
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yey! Thanks for the fav. :) I'm glad you like it so much.
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Pfefferminze Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
This is really beautiful. I love the colours and the building in the background...:+fav:
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav. :) I'm not quite sure what the building is myself.. could be a gate, could be a palace..
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loish Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
lighting and atmosphere is beautiful as always! i love the camp fire and how it's reflected on the water. great job.
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) I didn't plan to include the campfire originally, but that part of the image was a bit too dark and in a need of a secondary light source, so I added it. Firts I considered fluorescent mushrooms but decided on a campfire instead.
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SaintArium Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
procrastination at its finest. wonderful color transitions. The light and dark balance is done well also.
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav. It certainly took some time to get the colours right but I'm quite happy with them now. :)
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Bal-Bafu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Ooh, very nice, love the colors and atmosphere.
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^
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