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The river tunnel
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Published: February 6, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 Griatch-art
I dreamed this scene, weirdly enough. So I took the chance to use that inspiration to create a wallpaper for my dual-screen Linux install. This is the result. I'm quite content with how the greenery and water came out in this.

MyPaint + GIMP. About 8 hours.

As usual, comments and critique are most welcome!

I made a sequence of screenshots outlining how this image came to be. You can find it here: [link] if you are interested (hosted on GimpTalk).

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Vera52's avatar
Thanks, your pictures are very beautiful!
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like them and thanks for the faves! :D
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A-H-WardStudent General Artist
I really love the colors in this. I featured it in my journal here ^__^ [link]
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it, and thanks for the feature, I'm honoured!
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Digital-Daemon's avatar
yes, finally someone explaines how to remove mypaint's edges! thank you so much for the tutorial, iv learned a lot from this, more than iv ever gotten from a book =_="
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

These days (since MyPaint 1.0) MyPaint actually has a "Frame" function that allows you to limit what is and what isn't saved from the infinite canvas. For me it's usually still as easy to just export to GIMP and crop there though.
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P-cate Digital Artist
very detailed,and mostly AWESOME X"D

this work is beatiful,and done in gimp,omg x"D

:iconclapplz:

i use gimp too....xD
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You have some very nice work done in GIMP too!
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harvester7's avatar
Good perspective! What is she fishing for? I've heard it said that if you dream in black and white it's from the devil, color is from God. . .
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what the little tomte (I believe the beard makes it a 'he') fishes for, maybe he's just relaxing and not trying to catch anything in particular. :) Hadn't heard of different meanings of dreaming in b&w vs colour, that's a pretty fun myth. :) I guess devil's dreams tend to be more common the night after having seen an old black-and-white movie. ;)
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WH1T3-N0153's avatar
Man, I love this... it really just immediately drew me in and I had the urge to escape into the world you've created. Thanks for making this.
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
If you feel it to be a world worthy of visiting, then I have suceeded. Thanks a lot for the comment and fave, it's much appreciated! :D
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Very very welcome. :)
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UruvieleProfessional Digital Artist
A fellow mypaint user :D Found you from mypaint wiki-page :3

I really like the mood in this and the sun going through the trees. Nice atmosphere. Critiques are sometimes matter of opinion more than making things better but gonna say it anyway; I made would have brought the light in the end of river more up. I saw that you wanted this not to be so toned and that is not what I am looking from it, but maybe more contrast, so the light would come up more or bring the fisherman out a bit more.... hmm... how come I suck at critiques or suggestions.

Anyway. I like this and it's mood :heart:
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, yes I've used MyPaint since 0.5, it's really encouraging that it's seeing more adaptation among more people these days. :)

Thanks for the critique! The contrast is, as you say, pretty much a matter of personal preference at this point - if you look at the linked WIP series of images at the top, you'll find that I already upped contrast in a few steps from the original "raw" painting.
I see what you mean about making the fisherman more visible - the reason I didn't make him stand out more was originally since I didn't intend him to be the main focus of the image; in a way I like that one might have to do a double-take to spot him on a first view of the image.

Thanks for the feedback and fave! :D
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UruvieleProfessional Digital Artist
Hey and sorry for the late reply >,<
Now when you mentioned the point, it is pretty obvious :D As all things when pointed out.

But hey, won't lower the value of the great work! I have fallen love even more to that program. Gotta say... someone made good work :)
And no problem, it really was my pleasure ^^
theiotku's avatar
Great detail, not over done. Very nice.
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it, I tried to keep the coloring of this a bit 'toned down' overall, so glad it shows. Thanks for the fave too! :D
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Great! And it's not weird that you dreamed it, I once dreamed about a temple in an island with a giant horse like guardian! I made a sketch about it but of course, my sketching ability wasn't that good back then xD.

If I actually have the patience to improve my drawing ability this year (and I will have to, since I want to be a graphic designer) I might do a decent one this time :)

Anyways, it's a great drawing, I'll fav it right away.
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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, sounds like an interesting dream that too. :) Thanks for the comment and fave! Good luck with your work!
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AxyzDileHobbyist General Artist
Well, this my favorite one! But every time forget to fave it, cause forget about everything when look at this picture.
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