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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.
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 :)
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
Great piece. Awesome color and light. It gives it such a nice atmosphere. Where can we see the whole painting?
Cheers, Jim. You can see the whole pic on my site - www.painterly.co.uk - 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 :)
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
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 :)
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!
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.
Well done Simon, the colors are really powerful. Well done.
Your thick brushstrokes get me every time. They're simultaneously rugged and buttery. Fantastic.
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
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