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Commission - Green Gem Grotto

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This was a wall-art commission done for :iconvypor: who is fond of glowing green crystals and had a concept for a cave where such crystals have grown and glow, it was requested to be a little similar to my personal work Glitter Grotto which as one can see, shares the same basic idea =p

Unlike that one, I used no 3D in this. I know it isn't my "best" work, but at the same time it wasn't a high-paying commission so there was only so much time I could stay motivated to keep doing it, It was also tempting to use 3D, especially to get that cool glassy look on the crystals. But every once in a while I feel obligated to do a scene just in Photoshop alone as even I feel that "painted" scenes often look more artistically nicer than 3D renderings, even though to me - 3D is a bit more fun and yeilds more believable results. Still, here's another digital painting excercise at the very least :painter:

Hopefully I'll have some personal stuff to add soon, it's been a slow couple of months, totally unlike me :ashamed:

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HammerinInkminer's avatar
...wow, love the green -- very nice.
FadedGlory20's avatar
Wow, it's totally green! 
Y'know somethin'? Green is one of my fave colors cuz it's the color of leaves, emeralds and green apples! So exquisite... :wow:
KinaKalamari's avatar
This is gorgeous. I might just have Avatar on the brain, but it reminds me of the crystal caverns below Ba Sing Se. :p
Chromattix's avatar
I never watched that show myself, but glowing crystals has always been a popular concept in a lot of fantasy scenarios ;)
kingdragon01's avatar
It looks so cool!

I want to go there! And get a souvenir;)
Chromattix's avatar
It would be a pretty heavy souvenir :XD:
kingdragon01's avatar
Lol! Maybe a small one?
xSamiamrg7x's avatar
Reminds me of Tiberium :)
Chromattix's avatar
Someone else mentioned that a long time ago too :XD: Thanks for the comment and faves :handshake:
Balmung6's avatar
I like the lighting effect from the crystals, very natural-looking, well done!
KrayvenPaintedDog's avatar
This has to be my favorite piece <3 I absolutely adore your art!
(cheesy compliments -- left speechless, really)
Chromattix's avatar
Glad you liked it. Few say this one is their favourite, but I'm sure the commissioner would be happy to hear it is someone's =p
KrayvenPaintedDog's avatar
I love it (:
I do have to say it's hard to choose a favorite, but I love green and cave like structures - so it fits haha
brianjones539's avatar
Again I'm impressed by your use of lighting.
Chromattix's avatar
Thanks! Colour and lighting is my favourite aspect of art. I think it has the most significant impact :nod:
Jacob-Cross's avatar
Whoa... nicely done on the area :D
Dawnfad's avatar
something tells me super man would not last long in there xD

btw nice work :)
Chromattix's avatar
It might not be kryptonite though, could be harmless fool's kryptonite :paranoid:
DarylChin's avatar
SHIT! PHUCK!

All Tiberium harvesters, gather the resources on that location! And for God's sake, take the DAMN shortcut!!!
DarylChin's avatar
Looks like I'm not the only one derping around Newgrounds...
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