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Secret Valley

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By Alayna   |   
© 2011 - 2020 Alayna
Inspired by a trip to Japan I took this summer. Started to sketch this while in Osaka =)

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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SteelWhiteHobbyist Traditional Artist

Beautiful and vibrant

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Really cool how you take some realistic elements with the construction of the buildings and then incorporate the fantastical elements with all the dragons and the unreal lighting.
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Hello! I just wanted to let you know I bought a playmat with this image printed on it at a card shop while I was in on a trip to Cali and it is my favorite playmat! 

I am happy to be able to find the artist and see the original. Thank you!!! <3 
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Astonishing! This is absolutely beautiful!
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Stunning! This reminds me of Valhallah
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This looks like such a beautiful sunrise. Pixel: Rainbow Heart 
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2ndSystemHobbyist Digital Artist
It's a beatiful representation of feudal Japan! The colors & how you use the shadows, the way the light shines down into the valley, total jawdropper!
Not trying to be nitpicking, But why the European-styled dragons?
I like dragons, especially the asian ones with the snake-ish look, thats why.
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StarClanPhotoGirlHobbyist Photographer
Why isn't this a print? <3
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AlaynaProfessional Digital Artist
I make my own prints and ship them (I'm unsure of DA's longterm quality so I use only archive quality inks and paper).  If you're interested, send me a note!
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Wow! How is even possible to sketch this? This honestly looks so real and lifelike, even though I know dragons aren't real ... or are they? :)
Anyway, I really love this picture. Thanks for posting it. :-)
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You have been featured here [link]
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BlackHeresyProfessional Digital Artist
Stunning creation!!! :)
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Hallo! You've been featured here :heart:
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angelanovusHobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :)
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Veiled-BrideHobbyist General Artist
This kind of reminds me of the book Black Powder War, by Naomi Novik :3 this drawing is absolutely stunning!
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Yes! Lol 
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AletheiaLiProfessional Traditional Artist
i wanna live there!!
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Cyrille-DHobbyist General Artist
great art :)
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Marazul45Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful!!!
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Featured your beautiful work here: [link] :D
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