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The Gyre (detail)

Hello all, this is the detail from a larger picture called The Gyre. It has a creature in, so up it goes :)

Great work from everyone, BTW, some amazing pics!

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Beautiful work! I've had this post opened in a Firefox tab for a couple days now, because I keep coming back and looking at it.

January 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClean3d

Love the colors and texture in this piece. It almost has a "meat" look to the rocks.

I really like how the creature's arm is resting. Also, the mirror shape of the creatures nose and the elf's helmet is a nice touch :)

January 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

Clean3d - thanks, glad you like it!

Cheers, Davi, the meatiness of my rocks hasn't passed you by then :) I had to do this using only ArtRage so it's AR's oil brush that gives it the chunky texture. It's great for rough organic stuff although smooth surfaces is kind of tricky

January 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimon Dominic

Great piece. Awesome color and light. It gives it such a nice atmosphere. Where can we see the whole painting?

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Pavelec

Cheers, Jim. You can see the whole pic on my site - - in the Fantasy gallery. It was a double-page spread with the instruction to leave most of the left-hand side empty, hence the cropped shot here :)

January 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimon Dominic

Beautiful! I love the palette, the position of everything and the bit of drawing you've left at the bottom. Its just a stunning piece! Wonderful work! :D

January 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrynn Metheney

Thanks Brynn! Yep, I left a bit of it "unfinished" to try and demonstrate the natural media look in AR. Hopefully I managed to hint at it, anyway :)

January 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimon Dominic

This is a digital piece though right? You've just mimicked the natural medias at the base?

It is tough for me in this piece to tell if it is digital or traditional, very successful piece!

February 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

That's right, Davi, this is all digital. Thanks for that feedback, as I do try to achieve some sort of traditional look wherever possible. I did this one by mimicking a light oil underpainting first, to get an idea of the values, then painted on top of that.

February 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimon Dominic

Well done Simon, the colors are really powerful. Well done.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuca

Your thick brushstrokes get me every time. They're simultaneously rugged and buttery. Fantastic.

February 4, 2010 | Registered CommenterCory Trego-Erdner (Moai)

Thanks, Luca, happy you like it :)

Buttery! Another word I like, along with Davi's 'meaty' :) Cheers Cory, for the comment and a great new word

February 5, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimon Dominic

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