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Environment II by Charlie-Bowater Environment II by Charlie-Bowater
Evidently, I suck at environments. I can only improve through practice and hopefully, eventually, I might be able to get to the point of not being shit.

:meow:

Quick practice over a couple of hours. Photoshop CS3
Plus my gallery is in desperate need of some diversity.

Any helpful critiques are more than welcome!
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:iconrobinaf:
robinaf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017   Writer
All of your art--softly beautiful.
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:iconcofon:
CoFon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is great!:) (Smile) 
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:iconduge22:
Duge22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
I think you did a great job on this one.
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:iconciechi:
Ciechi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Are you kidding? This is awesome! Its inspiring me to make my own little environment. It is a little vague but I love that about it. Mysterious spookyyyy :O
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:iconfstop231:
FStop231 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the ethereal feel to this piece.
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:iconcrazyguy11:
crazyguy11 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH STOP YOUR SELF LIES!

this is great. :3
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:iconnatkinzalow:
NatKinzalow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how eery and gentle this is.
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:iconkimberleyrg:
KimberleyRG Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of something from Pirates of the Caribbean (: Love it!
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:iconrjfire1:
rjfire1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Amazing! how would u like to join omuni online? we are making an mmo rpg and need environment concept artists
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:iconyellowbuttonart:
YellowButtonArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
this is so harry potter-esque it's amazing! Except it's a more modern looking version of a Harry Potter scene.

Really like this.
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:iconspeltier:
Speltier Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Guild Wars :D I really love this ^^
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:iconfaerycrazee:
faerycrazee Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im LOVIN it!
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:iconjaiemy:
Jaiemy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
loove this! i've been looking through your stuff and i have to say, i think i prefer your "rough work". It's not as detailed but i love the feel it gives :D
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:icongymnastmagic:
GymnastMagic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I quite like your environments. They remind me of some art I've seen for a card series; Magic: the gathering. The art on the cards is gorgeous, as is this. I like the softness of it; it makes me think that there is mist or something
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:iconvileyonderboy:
VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bad start, don't be so hard on yourself...better then I can do. And still looks freaky and cool!
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
I would totally die for sucking the way YOU do. Seriously... there's nothing about your artwork that I don't envy. D: <3
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:icongoodgesmoodge:
GoodgeSmoodge Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
stunning
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:iconashai76:
ashai76 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You do not sucks at all, your work is awesome; but it is true, practice makes perfection, so keep practicing.
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:iconmidnighthueddesire:
MidnightHuedDesire Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
ummmmmmmm~ which part of this sucks??????
this is. BADASS ♥ :]
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
wow
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:iconcontroller-company:
Controller-Company Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
wow
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:iconlunamacato:
LunaMacato Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Listen to all those helpful people, but make sure you know:

What you consider shit, many consider amazing.
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:iconokay54:
okay54 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
This is far from shit. Nice work!
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:iconsenkora:
Senkora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Shit? How is this shit in any way, shape or form? It is amazing! :XD: Yep, that is right, amazing. =P
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:iconjordangrimmer:
jordangrimmer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WHAT?!
If you think you're "evidently" crap at environments I must be beyond hope!
I love it :)
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:iconjordilupo:
JordiLupo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Cool :aww:
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:iconterminalcondition:
terminalcondition Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I love it, Charlie - can't wait to see your skills in this area develop.
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:iconridir:
ridir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
looks great, very dark and brooding.
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:iconkat-tree:
kat-tree Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
fabulous moody work…wonderful colouring and mystical atmosphere
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:iconildri:
Ildri Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
I'm not sure where you get this sucking-at-environments idea, because this is gorgeous. =]
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:iconsolid-alcohol:
solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! :)
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:iconsilvertide:
Silvertide Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
As a painting it's pretty!

As a painting of an environment I think what it is lacking most is detail that describes what those hills of stuff are. I can't tell if those are grass covered hills, piles of goo or if they're pimples of the back of an enormous whale with trees and houses growing of of them.

You have so much specific, defining detail on your figures and I think you could have put moredefining details in this environments. Please don't get me wrong, I think it's beautiful! I think it could be more beautiful with some more detail slathered on.
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:iconpunainentaiteilija:
PunainenTaiteilija Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very peaceful and silent place you created) I like it very much
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:iconodyism:
Odyism Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional
I really love it! The atmosphere and mood are really enjoyable, and the structures/buildings are intriguing. The only thing I could say to improve it perhaps create something more substantial that the viewer could latch onto? Like I'd really enjoy if the building to the right was brought into the foreground a bit more, or just another element brought into the foreground. And a color pop of a subtle orange/red could be nice too :D !
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:iconxtcmuffin:
xtcmuffin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
It's amazing!
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:iconxsi-apprentice:
XSI-Apprentice Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I dont think much can be changed here. it is a cool environment concept, and i love the depth. great work
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:iconpirhan:
pirhan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Wonderful atmosphere!
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:iconthebrokenunknowngirl:
TheBrokenUnknownGirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think this is bad at all it looks very ebby and dark but very msyerious I like it alot
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:iconhexc0de:
hexC0DE Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
cool!
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:iconmojomann:
mojomann Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Nice depth and lighting. See your 'shit' ain't so bad...
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:icontuttlebird:
Tuttlebird Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This definitely doesn't suck, I would love to do something half as good as this. This is an amazing, mysterious environment and I love it!
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:iconfallensbane:
Fallensbane Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Very nice work you did here. :)
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:iconiiixandap:
IIIXandaP Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very mysterious. Graphically, it's quite an interesting image :).

Though, I don't feel enough life into it. Maybe it IS ment to be empty though, but maybe you could have added like, objects, or instruments, or whatever things that can show that there IS or that there WAS life there.

Again, it can be ment just not to have, but those look like somewhat man-made structures :0.
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:iconkingsting:
KingSting Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
i find myself totally caught up in this:D;P
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:iconyoell:
Yoell Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Are you kidding? lol This is fantastic! I would love it so much,(and I'm sure there are a lot of ppl who would agree) if in the future you would post a progress piece seperately. I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate that and love it! No pressure if you dont want to though ;)
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:iconfelix-cattus-guilty:
Felix-Cattus-GUILTY Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Well... while it's not entirely coherent, you can probably count on most people being distracted by the atmosphere and pretty colours and whatnot.
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:iconthesmokeking:
thesmokeking Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
yeah this is pretty cool man. good stuff.
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:iconsawma:
Sawma Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
i loved the wooden passageway at the bottom center, the one just above the water! it was pretty interesting i mean that little bit of detail among all those strokes :)

the depth is good, it just needs a little bit more detail where u want the viewer to be focusing. but u can also do that with light, contrast etc...

but that's no rule it all comes down to what u want to convey...
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:iconagrafkak:
Agrafkak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it underwater or somewhere very misty and foggy?
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:iconbrengun:
BrenGun Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
wow amayzing!!!!!!!
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