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Disenchanted Forest
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Published: December 27, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 ErikShoemaker
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SlashTHREE Exhibition 12: Steampunk


Well the concept of this matte painting is quite simple. I planned to portrait the steam village as some sort of amusement park. It's in the center of interest and is welcoming the viewer with warm colors to take a look at its majestic technology.
On the contrary this technology benefits at cost of the magical forests which surround it.

Stocks used:
Plate: [link]
Trees/plants: [link] | [link] | [link] | [link] | [link] + two which are already deleted
factories: [link] | [link]
animals: [link] | [link] | [link] | [link] | [link]
+ some painting here and there


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This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
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BillyNikollHobbyist General Artist
This work is perfect!!! :clap:
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :bow:
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This is absolutely beautiful.
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy 2018!
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Mr-SadatProfessional Digital Artist
So beautiful scene i like the color tone
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Mr-SadatProfessional Digital Artist
Your welcome :hug:
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So undeniably true! We all shut our eyes to the mess we are making of our planet.
I feel this artwork gets straight to the point.
Very well done and very tragic all at the same time, this makes my heart hurt
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
yes indeed, but I guess it will still take a while until everyone gets the problem... thank you for your comment!
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Du hast einen entzauberten Wald gemalt. Doch dank deiner künstlerischen Fähigkeiten wirkt der Industriekomplex irgendwie selbst verzaubert.

Das Bild ist ein Volltreffer. Starke Botschaft, phänomenale Details. Gefällt mir! 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
vielen Dank für den netten Kommentar!
Das Bild ist schon uralt, aber ich freu mich, dass es noch so gut ankommt. :D
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Level of air pollution in EU is low, if you watch on China they wearing gas mask on streets in capitol :/
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Janis83Professional Traditional Artist
I can smell the pollution when I look at this piece. It's message is tremendous. To appreciate is only a thought. Overwhelming. To say I love it is an understatement.
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! it's great to hear that the feeling I intended for this piece comes across.  :)
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isisdesignstudioProfessional Digital Artist
Well done mate, love the mood & smoke lighting a lot;)
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
yea well it's an old one already :D Personally I think it lacks this certain wow-factor if you know what I mean
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raton257Student Digital Artist
wooo.... :) genial la pic
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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fredericchristianProfessional Interface Designer
bin durch zufall auf ein artwork gestoßen was deinem leicht ähnelt aber weitem nicht so ausgearbeitet ist!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Danke für den Hinweis! Keine Sorge, ich hab mal ein Tutorial zu dem Bild geschrieben, von daher ist es halb so wild. Aber trotzdem vielen Dank fürs Aufpassen ;)
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fredericchristianProfessional Interface Designer
Achja richtig, da gab's ja mal nen Tutorial von dir, ich erinnere mich! das erklärt natürlich einiges;D
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aventris93Student Photographer
This manip seriously hurt my heart... I was looking through your awesome gallery, I was all happy and then sad face! :[ but its really well done! :heart:
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
lol! There's somehow beauty in it, too. But yea, it's a sad. Good thing is some countries are already working against that
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