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Umby Ridge by bimshwel Umby Ridge by bimshwel
It is a regrettably widely-perpetuated myth that deserts do not receive much rain.

For the title I also considered "Desert Storm" and "Fall Festival," but they didn't sound stupid enough when I said them.
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Charming piece; I really dig the concept, it was pulled off perfectly!
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klehid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art!!!
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rainbowolfe1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Oh wow! This looks amazing~ I love how textured the clouds in the background look
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karapoo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I do agree with ColaChu, it's very creative! Not to mention, excellently drawn~
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Thank you!  This started as a pencil drawing, and I have been trying to incorporate more of those into my newer work, since much of my output was exclusively digital for a while.
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karapoo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
oh no problem! I used to start off with pencil and paper then move it to digital, but now that I've gotten the hang of all-digital art it's easier.
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ColaChu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you get the idea of raining pumpkins?? Not to mention that character and his interesting garb... very creative!
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ColaChu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm well I've been stuck in bed sick all week and haven't had any brilliant ideas, so maybe it doesn't work for everyone!Wink/Razz Meow :3 
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
This sort of subject matter is common for me so it is hard to determine a specific point of inspiration, but I do know that for the pencil sketch this is based on, I was in a very boring bar, since at the time my brother was working there and I was visiting for some reason I have forgotten.  I think having free time and minimal stimuli were the prime factors.
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Drawstoria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017   Digital Artist
This is so cute. I love his expression!
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thoughttrainderailed Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very whimsical idea!  I like it!
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AloofFloof Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Delores Umby Ridge > First thought

This is really neat and well done, oh my goodness.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
I had to look up who that is!  But indeed it is a play on "umbrage."
Thank you!  I have not had ideas like this for some time.
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freaky-kayo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the style and the mood of the work. The purple flower on his head is my favourite detail.
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AuPlauSe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Artist
Who is that?
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Which one?
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AuPlauSe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Artist
the guy with the umbrella?
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Oh!  That is the protagonist of Scattered T-Storms.
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Soulfoxii Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist
That's a really cool idea :D Poor guy with his really strong umbrella :D
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thank you!  But I rather think having the umbrella is a fortunate development!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow what a crazy concept and design! Love the storytelling elements too.. the falling pumpkins! LOL! I love it!
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Montieze Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Student Filmographer
Awesome :D
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WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WhoopySnoopy-Laughing-60px by WhoopySnoopy  I love it! by WhoopySnoopy  
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SidCena555 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work
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gallagher101 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*snigger* I like this!
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ZoevanRumt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
great work! :) (Smile) Clap 
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BananaDolphino Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student General Artist
This is just ridiculously cool. :la:
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ohmyjaded Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a very interesting concept, it's very well done and, if you allow me to say, quite funny the idea of a pumpkin rain. 
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TheMythicalMenagerie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is great!
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isischneider Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016   Photographer
ha!! so cool,fantastic work :clap:
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artisticallystrange Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I love the humor here and that stoic frown on the focal character gives him so much personality, along with his very detailed fashion.  That "falling pumpkin" sign really sells this piece.  Awesome work!
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ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is so cool!!!!
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Digital Artist
(Oh...and, hope you got a process pic saved on that hard drive of yours. :> )
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I counted twenty-six for this one, which is less than some others. I can compile a stack of them for you ah there see how fast that was!
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow, it still boggles my mind how you can make something loose look so detailed at the same time. I gotta say your painting style is quite unique. The way you apply strokes I just find very appealing. Even pics like this where the contrast is very subtle, your value transitions work well.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Well gee thank you! I don't reckon you are easily boggled. I tend to drop in a bit of color and then smear it around. Not much like painting at all, really! Though perhaps unique, I think I limit the results I can get by using it on a whole image. I always forget how much more easily I can bring in smooth colors by switching to photoshop or gimp or what-have-you.
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Crobdan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I hope you're proud of yourself.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Now that I control the weather my conceit shall be quite unbearable.
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Crobdan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
How can someone who can control the weather use so few puns while talking? You're not fit to control any force of nature.
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hpholo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that umbrella is made of something more powerful than plastic...:lol: This is an inventive picture; I especially enjoy the fact that the character's face is so calm and stoic..while it rains pumpkins around him. His clothing design, too, is all kinds of awesome.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Ah, thank you once more! You really are too kind. It's inexcusable!

The umbrellor was meant to appear metallic, but knowing the fools who appear in my imagery they might be satisfied to paint a plastic umbrella in metal colors, so your concern is valid.

I have great fondness for this expression; it can communicate scorn, indifference, ennui, even contentment, or any combination of them in a very small amount of lines. I reckon I ripped it off of Gary Larson to some extent, who would often give characters a horizontal line where their eyes should be if no specific emotion was required. I use it in my drawings often, though not this gallery so much. not recently, anyhow.
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Saerasi Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Insanely Epic.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Gadzooks! Thank you for tolerating my lack of sanity!
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Saerasi Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
psh, we're all a little mad here. :)
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analagousunrise Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
This is grrrreat!
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bimshwel Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Your Tony the Tiger reference is disgrrrrraceful!
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analagousunrise Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Really, cus i thought it was apprrrrrroprrriate.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Well I don't apprrrrrrriestiate it.
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GoblinalMagpie Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
You should sell your services to name things. You have a knack for titles.

What a fine gentleman, deserving of his prowess.
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