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The Hidden Village by andreasrocha The Hidden Village by andreasrocha
Decided to take one the images I posted in my last Patreon Illustration Pack and improve on every aspect possible.
If anyone is interested I can make the high resolution, original PSD file with all layers and Step By Step JPGs part of the next Illustration Pack on Patreon. No video, though.
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ThisIsMe284 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  New Deviant
queenofanime14 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Student
So pretty
GAVINDEAD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  New Deviant
Good job!
fnaflover35 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Student Filmographer
wow! this is absolutely beautiful
MaelikR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So nice!
RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous painting! Clap 
Sedeslav Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Like that mistical lights
DruidPeter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
This is going to be a difficult comment to make. :D I first saw this illustration of yours, andreasrocha, while browsing the favorites gallery of another deviant on this site, by the name of axcftu. Interestingly enough, this wasn't the only illustration I saw of yours on his page. Another submission of yours, Ice Temple, was side by side this one.

And it was in that context that I first saw both of them. :D

If I had encountered just one or the other in any other circumstances, I wouldn't be writing this comment right now. It seems that circumstances as the one I just described really do have such an effect on perceptions, particularly for those who may find themselves a little bit too romantically inclined. xD Nevertheless, I would  to leave my thoughts on these two images as I first saw them. Here's a link to the other: Ice Temple

There is a level of contrast inherent between these two images that exceeds breathtaking. One image showcases a temperate climate, bathed in golds, oranges, and greens. Just looking at it, I can feel the sweat on my skin. Smell the humidity in the air. By way of perfect contrast, Ice temple is frigid. It is a pristine, cold, arctic landscape, just as breathtaking and beautiful as the Hidden Village, but it's own way diametrically opposed to the Hidden Village.

If that were the extent of these two contrasts, then that would be the end of it, and I wouldn't have seen fit to comment. But the level of contrast goes deeper than this. The hidden village showcases a single figure. I can make out what seems to be a shield and spear, and the form gives the impression of a man. His gaze is oriented outward, into the lake and the various elements of nature, while what appears to be his dwelling lies off to the side, in shadow.

The Ice temple also shows figures, but they are more clearly seen as women, and where the hidden village showcases one, here we see many. The Hidden Village presents the man as barely more than a silhouette. The women of the Ice Temple are illuminated clearly. The man's dwelling is small, makeshift and not well established, and he looks outwards towards the horizon. The Temple of Ice, on the contrary, is so well established in tradition as to have been frozen in time, and the women are far from looking outward, but seem to be returning to the temple after only a short excursion.

Solitude vs. Community. Vital adaptation versus immortal structure. Change versus Tradition. I would call the two works a battle between two different worlds, viewpoints by which one might interpret the world, and humanities place in it, except that in both images, the beauty of one does not impinge on the assurance of the other.

Indeed, the single male figure of the Hidden Village does not know or care about the multiple females in The Ice Temple. Likewise, there is not a trace of judgement on the part of the females for any figure probably thousands of miles away. And this here is what I find so fascinating about these works. It is unlikely that you worked on either of these images at close intervals from each other. The Hidden Village appears to be a redrawing of a much older work, while The Ice Temple doesn't seem to have been created as a direct counter to the scenery shown here.

Yet somehow, my first experience with your work showed these two, side by side, a perfect duality of contrast and complement. And indeed they both are exquisite feasts for the eye. :D

Thank you, AndreasRoche.
Foxeus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Sweet breakdown. There should be some like button to assure this comment stay visible atop forever :)
axcftu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Wow, Peter, would you stop to impress me!
I envy your vision ,to see things this way, beautiful way of thinking...
DruidPeter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Hehe! ^^; Thanks, axcftu. I appreciate it. :D
Zappy620 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Amazing! :D
Rawglor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crumpet1024 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
pretty !
Ad710 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Is this was this created with a software or painted??
luiza-rizzieri Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't even... i'm in love with your work man
SaMo-art Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
really amazing... !!
Anexlader Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
the colors are so subdued, but something in this piece makes it stand out from the crowd
DarkQueenDOL Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
I adore this piece! I want to be sitting there with a glass of wine watching the colors change xox
xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Holy, exquisitely majestic! This Enchanting Hidden Village is stunning and The Orange Sky looks incredible! The scenery, explorer, designs, river, waterfalls, water, reflection, trees, flowers, plant life, mountains, sunlight, rays, flock of birds, valley, trail, village, houses, architecture, cliffs, ledges, shadows, perspective, realisticness, spear, outfit, pose, decor, flow, atmosphere, hues, textures, composition, concept, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also spectacular! Amazingly beautiful work!:iconfantasticplz:
FlameBrush Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Fixap Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
ilikeyerart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
World of Warcraft exploration vibe
MindOfAtom Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
L-James Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Stunning piece, amazing atmosphere and colors!
EternallyIgnorant Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those colors are beautiful!
checkman123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
beautiful o-oNuu Nuu Nuu Nuu 
The-Fade-One Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit you're awesome!!!
Stransky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
:omg: :faint:
RocCenere Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful. This is the kind of scene I aspire to work towards in my own art, peaceful warm atmosphere, a feeling of discovery.
I love your work!
LinusPearl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors superb! Also, damn the details, I love this. Incredible piece :heart:
caprica-6 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
This is stunning! 
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Pretty amazing how that village actually blends in with the landscape. :) (Smile) 
Neat work, fellow deviant! :D (Big Grin) 
JesterDK Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous picture! 
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Stunning work as always!  :)
AnglesSing Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool!
Yoann-Brun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice !
checkman123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow beautiful o-o
Ocetee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool :3
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Nocluse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous texture, lighting and depth.
lovely12341234 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student General Artist
...........Imma go hug my cat now.....MY CAT JUST LEFT......Well.....To the corner with chocolate I go XD Jk It's really good. Like.........Wtf good. LIKE WHY THE HELL AM I NOT THIS GOOD GOOD...I am too hyper for this......................
Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
nini-pooh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
the colors aww!! amazing
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