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January 19, 2012
Caldera by *jcbarquet
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Caldera

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For The Luminarium's 16th Exhibit: Asylum.

See the full exhibit here!: [link]

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© 2011 - 2021 jcbarquet
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I love this piece of work!!!!! The angle of the view is a bit angled which is great! Cause lots of this kind of paintings are just boring horizontal view... And also because of the block of wall we have a sense that we are standing inside this building and look out, which feels good cause you feel like you are involved in this!

The idea of lava flooding in the desolated island surrounded by mountains, very fantasy, kind of bleak but beautiful! Especially the lava is the most red hot thing in this whole painting! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

But I think if you look at this picture for too long, the really strong impact kind of wear off... I think it might be because the left part of background gets a little bit empty... Cause theres a really tall tower standing right up through the mist, so I was kind of expecting a really tall high view of the ground, of a city full of old fantasy buildings, so the tower looks a bit lonely somehow ... to me <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="395" title=":P (Lick)"/>

I think that's the only bit that I felt could work on...! ((Just for me, different people feel differently so I can't say I'm fair or anything haha <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> )

Details are great! Althoughthe spacecrafts are not the main focus, but still give a very realistic metallic feeling! The crackings and uneven stones of the middle island are presented in great details too!!

Great work!!! Love it!!! I can't draw this so I feel like this is unbelievable!!! Above is just a little thought that flashed through my brain... Don't take them seriously haha <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="395" title=":P (Lick)"/>
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I think this a a beautiful painting. They look like the took their time on this, and I am proud of them they did a wonderful job, but I think they should have maybe showed a little bit more of the place. This painting should have a story about what's happening, like I WANT DETAILS!!! I like the fire/lava going down the mountain thing, it makes the place look really cool and stuff. I like this a lot. Question. What are the spaceship thingies, I mean they look cool and all I just want to know cause they are cool.
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The style is very cool. I love the warm and cool colours that are on the top and bottom of the piece. I also love how there are natural things like lava and rock formations, which greatly compliments the space ships, and especially compliments the city in the background. This would be an amazing movie scene, video game world setting, and book setting. Something I think would be cool is a picture of just the city, which looks cool from what I can see of it. To wrap things up, I would like to say this is my favourite ever!
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This is truly inspiring, and I love the version where the artists makes you actually become part of the picture, whereas instead of just a boring upright picture like normal, its more as if you are in one of those mysterious spaceships, too, flying around. I love how the ashy, ugly air flies around the lava rock, and the texture where the light hits dusty air. The tints and highlights are a nice touch to the lava, it is very nice and one of the best works I've seen. This is really good work, so good job! I couldn't have ever done something as unique and riskily beautiful as this.
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This is a gorgeous piece. I can't help but look at it and think "wow". The colors in the piece fit it really well, and provide a bleak, yet beautiful atmosphere. The oranges of the lava are very striking, and give off a feel of destructiveness and a bit of danger. I also really like the angle of the image, as it adds an incredible feeling of the whole world being distorted and gives it a large visual impact.

The amount of detail is also very good, though it would seem that the ships and structures look a bit smoother than the centerpiece, and I'm not sure of whether that was intentional or not. However, it is easy to see the amount of work put into this piece, and it definitely stands out as something to be remembered, as well as something that makes me want to look at it to try to discover the back story.

Well done.
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Thank you so very much for this critique. I'm quite flattered, thanks for taking the time to write this :)
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wow i got to say is that this is the most amazing picture <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> i love everything about it. the lines looks so very clean and very sharp. i love how the flow of the lava that coming down from a flying land.
Love the ship! the amount of detail on them are super amazing. love the color you have used though out the picture and like how everything fits well on the picture. like how you did the texture on the mountains love the sunset colors at the background. everything looks perfect! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> keep it up the good work.
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Thanks so much my friend, glad you like the piece! :)
jcbarquet's avatar
Thanks so much my friend, glad you like the piece! :)
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This is a very well executed piece. The composition of the work, as well as the way the work was presented adds to the overall effect of the work itself and has the effect to grab the viewer's attention and make them look harder for the details hidden within the picture. The vision of the work is remarkable, and the originality is very obviously nothing but original.
The execution of the artist's technique is commendable, and it betrays the actual effort put forth into the work and the amount of time spent on the work itself, as well as the sheer imaginative value of the artist who created it.
The impact of the work is phenomenal, well overshadowing description of the emotional effect upon the viewer, while at the same time leaving the viewer begging for more with it's rich selection of colors and interesting visual presentation of the landscape and technologies present within the scenery.
The sheer impact of the piece, combined with the overbearing awe-inspiring landscape and technique, is guaranteed to provide a widespread source of inspiration to fellow artists of all media and skill levels, and a benchmark for budding artists to aspire to in their own works and skills.

Very well deserving of the Daily Deviation recognition.
jcbarquet's avatar
Wow, that's one incredibly insightful comment. I really don't know what to say other than thank you so much! It is this kind of support that makes me want to work even harder :)
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You are most welcome. It's a pleasure to provide feedback on such an amazing work of art, as much as it is to view the work as well. You are an amazing artist, one who is of a caliber that I, personally, aspire to one day reach myself. I have yet to look through your gallery...I often look through the galleries of artists as good as yourself and find other amazing works
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They'll be a bunch of faves without comments though...I'll go back and add critiques and comments later when I can pick my jaw up.
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No problem! And thanks again :D
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Okay, on second thought...I think I'm going to watch you instead of faving every single thing in your gallery...lol.

I'm going make a Favorites collection for your artwork specifically, though, for the ones that I do fave on. You're artwork is incredible!

I might ask for a few pointers here and there from time to time too, if that's okay. I'm for the majority of my life self-taught, but I always enjoy getting pointers from experts such as yourself
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thanks so much man! please ask me whatever you like , I'll be very pleased to help you in any way I can :)
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This is so outstanding. So amazing.. I love it!
The whole thing made my imagination go real. The volcano, the mountains... Almost everything! Why? The shading of course. I can even draw like that. Seriously. The shading made it all come to life, telling us about the future of the world and knowledge! And the battleships seem to look like shooting stars because of the flashes of white. But I'm still able to know the light belongs to the ships.
This will so bring imagination to a child's mind like ever before. This is awseome. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks a lot for your poetic comment, I really appreciate it :)
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I LOVE the effects that you did with all the work, is extremelly well done <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
the all concept is amazing ang create a great impact... I see this as and very original piece
The colours, the ships coming out from no where, the sky, the shading the all piece... its just awesome.
You create the sense of deepness and lighting is like i'm in that world, living that experience.
that is another thing i love about art, people can see the world that we created, like they were part of this little world
So congrats for the Deviant Daily you really deserve <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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Thanks so much for you insightful comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece :)
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An amazing piece. One can only imagine what the future holds for us, or any other being for that matter. This may very well be that very dark, very real vision. It sometimes even reminds me of the planet Mustafar.

I especially enjoyed this piece by the way it is tilted. Such a small, overlooked detail, in my opinion, can have such a grand impact on the mood the artist is trying to convey. It gives you a sense of drifting in space while catching a glimpse into the new world.

As such, this work of art is out of this world! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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Thank you very much for your words :)
I sometimes like tilting the whole composition, as it can give the scene more dynamism and also add a sense of tension and instability.
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