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Rock Bridges by angrymikko Rock Bridges by angrymikko
I wanted to create a scenery you could wander into. The main goal was to make the eye follow the bridges into the distance. It's always as challenging to paint the sense of scale into a painting. I like to create places that I can feel relaxed in and I hope some of you feel the same way. Remember not to rush trough all the paintings with a terrifying clicking speed :gallery: :police: :relax:
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annemaria48 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
CUDA-71 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I typed in bridges and this was the only piece that caught my eye! Fantastic work!
Syntetyc Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! amazing ambience, colours, lighting and depth!.
PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
I love rock bridges! here's one of mine with a rock bridge :D --> [link]
ziroks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
do you mind if I make it part of my oblivion mod?
I will send you a screenshot ones its done.
n00bdude22 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
That's a really nice picture. I've draw a graffiti version of it on a paper, but it didn't turn out so well. Nelli showed me this, and you might know her, since she knows you. :)
Skazzledoosh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Bouxjie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like this so much! I'm having a hard time picking a favorite. They're all so good!

I really love the colors on this one. I have such a hard time doing backgrounds like this. Do you have any quick advice?
k4foor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Wow, this is really cool! What program do you use? I'm trying to get good at scenery stuff, but all I have is Corel Painter Essentials...
angrymikko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's a great program. The software isn't at all important. I use artrage and other FREE software all the time. I really suggest artrage to anyone even if you could afford the latest high end image editing software out there. In truth you only need a brush to paint and most current day software have so many features that aren't really needed for painting at all. I painted this in photoshop, but used mainly only one brush like I usually do. Image editing capabilities of photoshop were only good for adding texture which would look much better hand painted anyway. I painted my previous image called "Silence" mostly in painter with the same basic brush that's available also in painter essentials.

Btw I know I'll sound like a commercial but the full version of art rage 2 costs nearly nothing compared to painter. The free version of it is very solid piece of software.
k4foor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I didn't know any of that stuff, I thought with the "better" programs you could get better color and detial. Thanks, I'll have to look for art rage.

What brush did you use in this? The digital airbrush?
angrymikko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly just basic round brush.
Frogore Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This makes me want to ask you to help me with my books scenery :I Mind you, it's a little odd. Judging from this though, you'd be more than capable.
angrymikko Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry but I don't work for free on anything.
opalstonemuzik Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Hey Angry Mikko! We love the artwork, and would love to make you more happy! Very intriguing and fantasy like! I'm in a band called "Opal Stone". We are fairly new, but are planning on releasing an album within a couple of months and are searching for artwork that will work with our themes and style. We have a song called "Build This Bridge", we'd love to use this artwork on our album, and possibly our up and coming website. We are an independent group and are just starting out, so we dont have much $$$. But, maybe you would like us to promote your art with your name, on our stuff, in exchange for using yours? Is this possible? If not, please let us know what u think is fair, and whether or not u are interested. Thanks so much, please get back to us as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your beautiful art;)
Mandy of Opal Stone
PS. check out what we got on our MySpace so far.
teraquads Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous...I think you pulled of everything you intended to. :D
Lechtonen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Ihana valo. :D
Z-a-r-t Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
A really great picture =)
CINDALEAH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
MY eyes were drawn immediately to the soft pearly clouds in the background. Then I took a delightful amble down YOUR interesting bridges & stream. I ended MY lovely journey by the beautiful water l. Thanks. CINDA
ChrisDayo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Now that's just beautiful :D
tinia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
eerie and sublime!
Firenhall Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Truly a work of art. I wish I can be that good...:(
Firenhall Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
I really like this one. I've been working on a game concept since I was grade 4, and now I am writing my story. I would be honored if you can draw some of my landscape concepts if you have the time.
SaffronWolf21 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Makes me honestly think of land before time.
Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:wow: :+fav:
BlueFalkon Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Very beautiful work.
zenathena Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I love this! The composition is great--definitely led my eyes from one bridge to the next, good job on that. The colors, too, are lovely.

I'm really enjoying your gallery! :)
Ealinesse Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
This is beautiful and serene. I love it! :)
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ClockworkWizard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can use only a single word to describe this: Beautiful.
NefariousNoose Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Dude, have you ever played Zelda: The Ocarina of Time? The first thing I thought when I saw this was Zora River...
They're really nothing alike though. XD This is beautiful!
koornac Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
morjens mikko :p

Great stuff you have here! These pictures make me want to paint a scenery too.
Saetje Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Filmographer
your background paintings are simply gorgeous and so professional. I like the fact you still leave it a little "painty" feeling-- it gives it such personality and does not feel overworked.

You probably get asked this a lot, and I'm sorry if you have a FAQ somewhere- but what program are you using? Do you have a tutorial you could share?
angrymikko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Here is an un-program tied tutorial on my painting. Covering the most important steps.
I will not write tutorials on simple "tricks" because I think there are already too much of those and people confuse them with real art skill. It's very easy to find the basic information these days so it feels silly to write it myself in my bad English. I can recommend reading on composition and colour (Itten is good) drawing skill (landscape and human) can be learned by drawing. I don't feel like I'm anywhere near learning the things I want to master so I can only point at the old masters and urge people to study them.
kika1983 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful colours,shading and lightening:)cool done deepness!
shefeldio29 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
beautiful :D
shefeldio29 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
beautiful :D
24JinX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
wow this is so amazing... @.@ so cool...
cklum Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
nice colour changes n depth of impressive!!! i like it alot!
Janaina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Once we ocidentals usually start looking/reading from left to right, up to down, my eyes followed the bridge the other way round taht you said, and stucked in the waterfall and the beautiful details you did around it. =] awesome.

Jugatsuu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Wow.. your work is amazing!
singlefilmvolume2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007   Photographer
Awesome! Absolutely breath-taking structures!
P680 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Karmean komee. Tuonne ois tosiaan mukava vaellella ja kä;ppäillä ympäriinsä ihastelemassa maisemaa. Ja kenties hyppelehtiä hieman noilla silloilla ja vahingossa pudota jokeen.

Ihailen aika paljon kaikkia, ketkä osaa maalata maisemia.
hatsue-chan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007   Photographer
Wow! Makes me think of Middle Earth (or some other once natural place slipping into an industrialised revolution). My favourite part(s) are: The cliff on the right (yes, that one, looks like it's been painted in watercolours or some similar material), the dribble of sandy dirt in the foreground (falling into the water), and (of course) the strange contraption in the background. It makes me wonder what precisely it's for...human transportation? Transportation of goods or materials for building? Is it grounded by tethers or some sort of retractable pulley system, or is it a flying machine?...
Too many thoughts :confused:
:blushes: Sorry for the long response, but I love it! :+favlove:
Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Holy Crap that is AMAZING! O.O
arekisu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
I love this picture so much.
kairelld Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
For me, this is a great reference for a concept art study. It´s amazing to see the mood, lights and textures you did. The depth is awesome! :clap:

Congratulations for your talent and success in your career!!!

Keep rockin´!!!

puggdogg Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
First thing I thought with this was "Alan Lee". Love the textures and colour balance.
Angep Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
I love the colors and the mood in the picture.. very nice :excited:
Ridlline Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it ;>
Fav ;)
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