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Gate to the Secret Garden

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By JakobHansson   |   
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This image is inspired by an old, overgrown gate I saw in a small, abandoned garden in Venice, Italy back in 2010.
The wonderful gate seemed like an entry into a mystical fantasy universe, so I photographed it, to remember it for later.
So this is the resulting painting, based on the photo with a few personal tweaks. (For instance the weather was quite grey and uninteresting that day)
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2620x1705px 533.02 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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AdagiobunnyStudent Writer
Wow... those footprints really add a lot to the mystical air of the picture. I wonder who they belong to...?

This is beautiful - I love the fantastical, magical air!
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, and I guess the prints are supposed to be a mystery, so I will not tell ;0)
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AdagiobunnyStudent Writer
You're most welcome! And ah, I suspected as much. In that case, I will let my imagination follow them through the gate. :)
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TheArtfulJellyfishStudent General Artist
This is beautiful. I love the almost dream-like haze to it!
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, good to hear :0)
MonaParvin's avatar
Amazing work :hug:
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks once again, Mona :0)
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LonemtnwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, I love this :aww:
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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LonemtnwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, it's really lovely :aww:
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Gorgeous! I like the soft, blurriness which gives the picture a rather ethereal and dreamy quality. It makes me feel as though I am walking through a peaceful but mysterious dream.
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks, really glad to hear :0)
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Latila-BrevevStudent General Artist
great textures, did you use any special brushes for this? O.O
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! Well, I used some of the basic psd brushes, but played around with the settings for scattering, shape dynamics and texture.
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Latila-BrevevStudent General Artist
ooh, I see, well, I think I will try that too then xP
Fledermausfisch's avatar
an open gate-
is what we need
sometimes ;-)

I love it!!!
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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danielwachter Digital Artist
Very nice - I love the mood of this! :)
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JakobHanssonProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Falindriel :0)
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