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Treehouses by crazycolleeny Treehouses by crazycolleeny

Today's painting! If you know the game Myst, you might see a little of my inspiration for the treehouses ;) Now that I'm looking at it like this, I might need to go back and add some struts underneath that second treehouse; it looks a bit like it's floating or just being held up by the top of the tree?  I'm not sure.

On a "technical" side, I've been trying out a new medium (Neo Megilp), and it was really neat when I was painting this one because it seemed to "sparkle" - not sure if it will dry like that (perhaps the gel-like consistency causes different parts to show different layers of paints?), but it's pretty neat up close, and almost fitting for a Myst-inspired painting ;)

10x20" oil painting

This painting will be available in my Etsy store for $90+shipping once it is dry.
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:iconazullionpanther:
AzulLionPanther Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just finish watching the Ewoks cartoon and this pops up.
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:iconcrazycolleeny:
crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018   Traditional Artist
hehehe :D
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Redsam6 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicket-emote {Star Wars} 
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:iconcrazycolleeny:
crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
hehehe
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Schmalix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have always envisioned to live in a treehouse just like this one.
Stunning work as usual!
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:iconcrazycolleeny:
crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Schmalix Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!!!
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Rearda Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know computer games, but I really like this painting! The contrast in the greens is beautiful and I love the architecture of the houses.  It's a little like I imagined a talan  to look, rather than the megastorey tree palace in the Lord of the Rings films.
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Ah, it was an old computer puzzle game; this was based on one of the places you could travel to (through a book) that had a system of switches to connect pathways around trees and up to treehouses... I don't even remember that much of it since I played it so long ago (which is probably good, otherwise I'd try to make the painting more like the game than the image in my head), but I remember loving that area. 

I could also see that - when I saw the Lord of the Rings movies, I thought they went a little bananas with the elven places compared to what I thought they'd look like from reading the books.  I'd probably still make it fancier than what I have here, but they might have gone overboard in the films ;)

And thank you very much! :)
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Mymylle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When i saw it, i thought "oh it looks like Myst, soooo long since i last play that game" then i read the description xD
For the second house, i see what you mean. I think it looks like this because of the blank space between the tree and the bridge. Maybe you dont have to had wood structures but just to make the tree thicker?
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hahaha yesss someone got it! :D
I thought about that too; I'm still not sure and I haven't changed anything yet, which means I'll have to wait a bit for the current layer to dry before I change or add anything (but at least that gives me time to think about it right?).
And thank you! :D
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arrog Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Really, really good.
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:iconcrazycolleeny:
crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Why thank you :D
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:iconlliaolsen:
LliaOlsen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I would live there.
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:iconcrazycolleeny:
crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Oooooh I wouldn't mind living in a treehouse too (for a little while at least) :D
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lTheBloodyToasterl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remind me of stat wars I love star wars I love this art
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Haha you're not the first to say that!  I see it now, but it wasn't what I was thinking at the time.  It does look like it would fit in the ewok village though haha :D
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lTheBloodyToasterl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but you gotta give me; you took inspiration from it right?
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018   Traditional Artist
Heh not this time; I was thinking about the treehouses in Myst.  I see it now, but I don't think I was thinking about Star Wars at the time... of course, those things always creep into the subconscious, so who knows... ;)
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lTheBloodyToasterl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe
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darkan Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
It's a very dark and detailed landscape, the enchanting mystery of the nature. Ahh, a perfect image to dream and to be delighted. Thanks for sharing my friend :thanks:
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Aw thank you very much for the kind comment! :D
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