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Hey friends,

I was scrolling through my old paintings on deviantart finding one I uploaded one and a half years ago, which meant a lot to me. I read the description and it said that to that time I wasn't really sure if my design abilities were good enough to evoke the impact I was aiming for. Funnily it was called "Waiting".

Somehow that time, I was waiting to be able to paint my idea out the way I had it in my head. Probably I'm still not able to perfectly display what idea I had. This is typical, especially , I guess, for people working in a field where your highest value is personal progress. You always look into your future. Thinking about the next work, the next client, the next painting, how you can advance, what you can do better and somehow satisfaction about something you were able to create leaves after a few days, occasionally even a few hours. And then Instead of looking around and seeing where you are now, you are frustrated.
 
Our world is full of people who instead of enjoying the moment and appreciating what they have are missing all the good things that are around them because they are too interested in what's to come and not what is. Not saying it's bad to think about your future, but I guess it's important to be objective with your judgement. I have made the experience, that comparing myself to others (even though they can be great inspiration) will nearly always get me frustrated. So probably it's better, especially in the beginning time, to compare yourself to your pieces, older works,  to see the way you've come and carry on, motivated by what change has taken place in your works.

I am happy to be one step closer to the final idea I once had, hoping that in a year or two, I'll have a lot to criticize about this painting and probably the whole way I presented it. Because, allthough it's actually not the best feeling to see own mistakes, it's a wonderful feeling to see that their has been improvement.

Waiting by Chris-Karbach This is the old painting.

I captured the creation process here: youtu.be/SwXMUQn4wHY .

Cheers mates and have a wonderful week!

PS (to Future-Chris): When you look at this painting in a year, seeing all the little mistakes I am not able to see right now, just have a laugh and carry on.

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Vehement-Crusade's avatar
Vehement-CrusadeProfessional General Artist
Could you tell me how long this painting took you? Phenomenal :faint:
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! Its hard to remember, because this piece has been done a while back. but I guess it must have been about 16 hours over the course of a couple days.
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paddedpaws Digital Artist
What a majestic view. If the purpose of art is to create emotion, this evokes many emotions in me, which I'm not even sure I can fully articulate!
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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I love everything about this! :happybounce: 
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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SnappietaHobbyist Artist
omg your art is godly.
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I'm flattered! :)
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ItatariHobbyist Artist
This would be a perfect map for any video game :D wondeful  ! congrats !
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
wolFhunteR135's avatar
loving the perspective, colours, the airship, the arc in the background and everything else ;)
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
thanks very much! Glad youre liking it :)
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burningrage8-13Hobbyist General Artist
What I wouldn't give to see a place like that in real life. I'd be in Heaven!omfg Shocked 
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
haha :D Thanks, that's a great compliment!
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burningrage8-13Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
thanks!
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LauraFMeisProfessional General Artist
Wunderbare Farbpalette- sehr harmonisch und insgesamt schön Verlaufsmäßig aufgeteilt - unterschiedliche Schärfegrade hätten dem ganzen aber mehr Räumlichkeit verliehen- und die Tauben haben was hingerotztes o_O so im kontrast zu den sonstigen details- besonder sdie unten rechts... großer Pluspunkt aber das Schiff- schön Detailreich und spannend gestaltet- es wirkt proportional aber winzig im Vergleich zu der eingebrachten Figur- also von der Positionierung, den Verhältnissen her- für mehr Spannung wären krassere Hell Dunkel Kontraste cool- würden aber die Harmonie zerstören :o
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BlackRoseMewHobbyist Photographer
pretty work, the colors are wonderful too :)
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Belote-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome.  Great way to finish.
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
thanks!
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bleistiftkindStudent Traditional Artist
Wie geil das ist, all die ganzen Details... :faint: Auch die Atmosphäre und die Perspektive passen wunderbar zusammen. 

Richtig toll zu sehen, wie so etwas entsteht. *-* Vielleicht kannst du in den Speedpaint-Videos auch noch etwas dazu sagen, was bzw wie genau du arbeitest?
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Chris-KarbachProfessional Digital Artist
Oh das freut mich sehr, vielen Dank! :D Ja ich denke dass sich sowas noch entwickeln wird, momentan haben wir kaum zeit, also leider auch kaum zeit zum Vertonen (ist das Semesterende, ist immer viel los dann) aber das steht definitiv auf dem Plan!
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