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Warriors - Mothermouth
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Published: November 24, 2015

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"As they approached the foot of Highstones, the grass gave way to bare, rocky soil, dotted with patches of heather. The land sloped up now, toward the sky. Craggy rocks topped the slope, blazing orange in the sun.

Bluestar stopped once more. She chose a sun-warmed rock to sit upon, flat and wide enough for all five cats to rest side by side.
"Look," she meowed, tilting her nose toward the dark slope before them. "Mothermouth."

Firepaw peered upward. The glare of the setting sun blinded him, and the slope was engulfed in shadow. The cats waited in silence. Gradually, as the sun dropped behind Highstones, Firepaw began to make out the cave entrance, a square black hole that yawned darkly beneath a stone archway."
Into the Wild p166


pbll this didn't come out as i had hoped
i got too detailed with the greyscale and and i tried to do color passes at the end but i could seem to get it right...next time i'll switch to color about halfway through haha

Mothermouth / Highstones?? Abandoned mine shaft in a shale quarry that cats visit every 2 weeks to say hey to their dead relatives?? sign me up

speedpaint will be up soon guys 
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fnafgarbage's avatar
fnafgarbage|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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FiftyCentFrosty|Hobbyist General Artist
It's so big! :)
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CharyCalamari|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely :0
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pawfee|Student Traditional Artist
I think I've fainted.  SO GOODDDDD
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MusicMommy|Professional Artist
This is stunning - very Lord of the Rings in scale - gorgeous! :) I was wondering if I could please have permission to use this image in a youtube project? I'm a professional pianist/composer and I write music to accompany book series (I'm mostly known for Wings of Fire - I'm Music Mommy on youtube). I'm starting the Warriors series and am building a fanart portfolio to accompany my music, and I would love to use this piece! I always fully credit and link back to the artist's DA page. I'll wait to hear from you - thanks! :) www.gretchenratke.com
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Station-Pass|Student Digital Artist
good god this is absolutely superb
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
thank you!! :)
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WVSTED|Hobbyist General Artist
This is my computer background.
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WVSTED|Hobbyist General Artist
COOL!
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wolfgirlsurvivor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this it is still one of my favorite parts of the book!
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
:)
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gabbycat17|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crud! I'm at a loss for words! :omg: Simply beautiful work. I love this interpretation. :heart:
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
thank you!! :love: :huggle:
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You're welcome! :hug:
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Icefang908|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
:)
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aevrynn|Hobbyist General Artist
Your technique is interesting... I never thought of using parts of pictures in drawings and blending them in!
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
yep! it's called "matte painting" - it's used in all the video game/movie industries to create fast speed paints with a realistic look for concept art :)
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aevrynn|Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, cool. :)
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Verry verry cool!
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
:)
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Holy shit, this is absolutely glorious.
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ClimbToTheStars|Professional General Artist
omg thank you :love:
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ShadowedHeartsofWar|Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness this is gorgeous
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