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I recently watched "Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul" for the first time and I fell in love once more with the amazing story and lovable characters of the Made in Abyss world.
Made in Abyss is an adventure story about two kids descending down a deep and mysterious pit in search for the protagonist's mom, who got lost somewhere at the bottom of the pit. On their way down the two kids traverse several fantastic layers with all kinds of dangers and mysteries to uncover. The layer shown here is the "Inverted Forest", an area where updrafts are so strong that forests grow upside-down and even water flows upwards. This allows the trees to be used as platforms to jump across the landscape.

This is my second fanart of one of the layers depicted in the anime/manga following my previous matte painting "Goblet of Giants", which you can find here.
Goblet of Giants by ErikShoemaker

The image is also part of the newest Aurora release "Purple": A collaboration of digital artists who just like to have fun together by creating art.
You can find all image of the pack here:….

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L-anti-poeide's avatar

ça me rappelle à Donkey Kong Country.

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Woww, esta genial

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So realistic!😳❤
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thanks, glad you think so! :D

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I knew right away when I saw it that this was from that level in the journey down. Again, you nailed it. I think of that anime often for various reasons in life. As she journeys down, she learns more about her mother, herself. Brilliant and the angle? Holy smokes!!! I don't know how you do it! Much love and respect.

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The anime is sooo amazing. It is one of my favorites of all time because of how inspiring the landscape designs are. :la: Glad you like the perspective experiment too! I've constantly tried to improve my perspectives after panjoool has floored us all with his amazing manipulations.

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Ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaa I know, right? Panji did really sweep us all off our feet and make us dizzy. He's such a gifted, talented young man. :heart: What are your other top 10 animes?

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haha, I think we've talked about this before. I love the Fate series to be honest, at least the ones made by ufotable. Also Death Note, Attack on Titan, Stein's Gate, Parasyte and of course Evangelion are definitely up there. All the popular titles I know, they are just so good for a reason. :D

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I thought so too but I dun fergot! Thanks for indulging me! :heart:

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Beautiful textures, amazing prespective point, wonderful overall! I love it <3
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thanks for the compliment! Glad you like it!

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Impressive work here

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Are you planing to do more Made in abyss artwork ?, Like your scenery art is always top notch to see,

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well, not right now, but who knows wha happens once they start airing the next season ;)

Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate it!

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No Problem,I appreciate your artwork man,(Also I think the next couple of Made In abyss content will just be movies from What I've learned )

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Really? Oh ok, I don't really mind as along as any content it coming. Although movies are usually much harder to get access to outside of Japan.

But happened to this then?

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