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The Forgotten Wardens

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I was really exited about this contest from the moment I got the notification because it's the first huge "photomanipulation-contest" I've seen since I'm active on dA.
My old Wacom Bamboo is almost dying, so I could really use a new one. :D I definitely don't expect to win anything, seeing how the digipaintings dominate the popular contest entries already frustrates me a little, though.

Anyway, I'm quite happy how this image turned out. I had a feeling I only produced crap recently, but this period seems to be over now and I'm glad :XD:

Hope you like it!


stocks from the asset pack:

you can find the strawberries (several times) in the bushes in the foreground
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© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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MouseTwittStudent Artist
So magical. Deep feelings. Love it)) Very emotional art work based on contrast between life and death, magic and real world. Amazing 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I think I got lucky with the lighting in this one. In all those years I never managed to recreate it in another artwork.
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Wesley-SouzaStudent Digital Artist
black heart bullet Feature here + Art Feature black heart bullet 
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RyanKimARTSStudent General Artist
You are really creative !! background is amazing!! Impressive ! I like your ideas
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it!
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fhelalr Digital Artist
Incredible! Love the composition and great lighting! Hug 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :-)
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fhelalr Digital Artist
It is stunning, and always my pleasure, dear! :happybounce: Clap Clap Clap 
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NKOSI-PublishingProfessional Artist
AWESOME!!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :XD:
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attilathekillaStudent General Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED !! Cuddling up with someone close... Hug

Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you! *HINT HINT*
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am one. ^^
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved! <3
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MyrethyHobbyist Writer
I think I just asphyxiated under the force of all the awesomeness you somehow contained into this one picture...
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks a lot! ;)
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MyrethyHobbyist Writer
:heart:
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godsend54Hobbyist General Artist
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?!??! NO DD?!?!?!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
:D the feature is more useful to people who are less popular. This one already has quite a lot of favs. I really appreciate it though! Thanks!
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godsend54Hobbyist General Artist
welcome but dude.... some guy took a pic of a wall and got he DD T_______T
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FallenShadow000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, you just earned a Watcher my friend! Oh, and I can sympathize with the Bamboo problem; I can't get smooth strokes to save my life.
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! I really appreciate it! :) Btw: I already have a new tablet by now, an Intuos 4
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FallenShadow000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hopefully I'll have one soon as well. Until then, I'll have to stick to linework layers :XD:
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HorseLuvr16Hobbyist General Artist
wow........i mean.....just.....WOW. I think this is your BEST so far! Plus I really love Tigers XD
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like this one! I've also been quite happy with it :)
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HorseLuvr16Hobbyist General Artist
Lol you should be! It's amazing!!! :squee:
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I see , this is really nice , I love it ,and it really looks so cool. by the way I love the skull

 

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