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Secret Valley

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

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SteelWhite's avatar

Beautiful and vibrant

MetalHarbinger084's avatar
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.
Koutomi's avatar
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 
ARTSeeker321's avatar
Astonishing! This is absolutely beautiful!
neural-paradox's avatar
Stunning! This reminds me of Valhallah
LuckyTeaLeaf's avatar
This looks like such a beautiful sunrise. Pixel: Rainbow Heart 
2ndSystem's avatar
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.
StarClanPhotoGirl's avatar
Why isn't this a print? <3
Alayna's avatar
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!
DwarfPrince's avatar
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]
BlackHeresy's avatar
Stunning creation!!! :)
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Veiled-Bride's avatar
This kind of reminds me of the book Black Powder War, by Naomi Novik :3 this drawing is absolutely stunning!
60KratosAsylum's avatar
You mean Temeraire?
AletheiaLi's avatar
i wanna live there!!
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Marazul45's avatar
Very beautiful!!!
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Featured your beautiful work here: [link] :D
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