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Lair of the Astromancer

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I did this image for Warhammer Invasion: Cataclysm, an expansion for the card game that will be released later this year. More about it here [link]

Hope you like it!
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

The building itself stands out from the nebula that consumes the soul of the image. The astromancer's observatory is what draws me in most, because it's a modern touch to a medieval style of building, almost like a spire, for the main building.

As for the subject matter, it seems cut and dry. It's a traditional fantastic-looking starscape that fantasy artists have been drawing for years upon years. The darkness contrast given by the possible evil alignment of your astromancer does give a lovely play of shadow and darkness against the starry sky, but the originality lacks for the most part.

It pops. The picture explodes from the screen at first view, and there's no denying that. I hope that I give you a good idea of what I see. Obviously originality is the hardest thing to improve, since there has been so much done.
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jjm239Hobbyist Writer
You've got better coming.
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Thanks a lot for the critique! There wasn't much I could do in terms of originality, since this was a commission and I was given a specific description of the image, but I understand what you mean :)
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If only it was practical for the average gamer to buy the model...
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thanks a lot!
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SAibIRfanHobbyist Traditional Artist
don't mention it :D
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This makes me think of a wizard's tower from the book Otherland. You have some very nice pieces of art! Keep them coming, It'd be cool if you would draw something from that Otherland book :P
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gdpr-22514181Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work has been stolen [link].
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Thanks for letting me know.
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:O This is really cool and interesting!!
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:iconsakuratreeplz:I have featured your beautiful work here [link] :heart: :iconleaf01plz::iconleaf02plz:
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Fli-pa O.O
Gran trabajo JC! :thumbsup:
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Hey muchas gracia compañero :)
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
sweet work mate, love the background most of all!
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Thanks mate!!
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TsukimeTinuvielHobbyist General Artist
I love the color!. :D
It's an awesome idea, I love it!.
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Amazing =D
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FlAmExxlOrDHobbyist Traditional Artist
the sky almost made me cry Seriously !! i was listening to a sad music when i saw this and almost dropped a tear !! Magnificent
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thank you very much :) I really appreciate it.
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