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By Dhuaine
There's no Architecture section in PM category! :crying:
Anyway, that's my brand new manip inspired by Castlevania, yeah. LoI: Dark Palace of Waterfalls this time.
Just an ugly, crappy-lit, flooded corridor. At first it looked so bad that I nearly dumped it to trash; however, after three weeks or so I got an idea and actually ended up liking it...
Tried out new lighting technique :)

14 hours.
Entrance: seu_r_b.
Walls: jimmers alcalde =Shoofly-Stock ~Stockudith.
Water: aschaeffer.
Statues: tdbiii.
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Eafiu's avatar
I really loved the lighting and the atmosphere in this, it's not too different from the other "Dark Palace" manips but, I don't know, it just feels... I guess closer to me. I don't think I know the exact word to cover what I'm feeling.

But, I didn't like the flood, mainly because of the "waves". It may be my imagination of "eerie" but I think if it was a motionless flood, without the waves, or at least more little dripple like waves it would look better and I think easier to manipulate it there and make it seem more believable. Altough I can't say I know exactly how to do what I'm saying now, but, well, this is my fifty cent in this.

Still, I liked it very much. :D
Dhuaine's avatar
Thanks a lot for kind comment :heart:
Yeah, I can see your point. The waves are too high for such an abandoned place. I have a problem with manipulating still water though - it stops looking like water xD It's a little better now, but in that times it was a big problem. :)
Eafiu's avatar
The Flood-it Tutorial by `kuschelirmel may be useful on that, if you don't know it already. :D

No problem. :)
Dhuaine's avatar
I've read it before, it's really a great tutorial :)
Eafiu's avatar
Yeah, I was afraid to use layer masks before that tutorial. :P
Dhuaine's avatar
Really?! XD I wouldn't be able to work in PS without layer masks. XD But I admit I didn't know you could apply a mask to a folder before that tut. lol
Eafiu's avatar
Yes, especially that information made my life so much easier! :D
frenchfox's avatar
The light is fantastic ! :clap:
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Random-Toon's avatar
Simply amazing! I love the lamps.
LimstellaLebrun's avatar
OMFG!!! x3 Now, I am going there, defeating Joachim *DEFEATING, not killing XD I'd never be able to... u.u*, then, staying in there forever... *¬* beautiful... no... MORE than beautiful painting... I LOVE IT!! *o*
Dhuaine's avatar
Thank you! :giggle: I could stare at LoI rooms for hours... :love:
Yup! Even though Joachim got his ass kicked, at least Leon freed the poor thing from Walter's reign :fuzzydemon: I refuse to even consider his death XD
LimstellaLebrun's avatar
But... he was not dead... XD since Leon might have been killed by walter anyways, then Joachim came and killed him... o.o but then, Pumpkin came, and... omg ¬¬U point is "he did not die" XD
A-l-a-s-s-e-a's avatar
magiczne miejsce, swietna robota :clap:
Mithgariel's avatar
Really love it :)
cpwhnn's avatar
That is just amazing the lighting and the coloring just perfect I think.
a crazy lady
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Dhuaine's avatar
Thank you! :aww: I'm flattered :aww:
nuhorizons18's avatar
your atrworks are amazing!
but you shouldnt underestimate your talent....
anyway this is truly one of the best artworks on your gallery.
ditya's avatar
Wow...masterpiece... :worship:
Marto's avatar
:aww: Beautiful! Looks just like something out of the Dark Palace! I'm sure Joachim would love it!
Dhuaine's avatar
Thank you! :love: That's the best compliment I could've heard about this piece ^___^ :boogie:
Marto's avatar
^^ I'm very glad that you appreciate the comment, but you're the one that should recieve the thanks for this beautiful, impeccable piece!
Dhuaine's avatar
:heart: Thank you nonetheless :D :hug:
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