Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Magic Gateway by jerry8448 Magic Gateway by jerry8448
~o~ Magic Gateway ~o~

This was really easy and fast to paint, mostly because I recycled most of the background from one of my older pics:…

At first all I did was play around with different color scemes, then added some stuff here and there and just kept on painting until it looked like this. I wanted to make it look kind of dreamy. I'll probably fool around with it some more some other time.

If you're interested in seeing the opposite side of the gateway, then click here: :thumb122170619: ;)

Full view please!

Jerry :)

Edit Jan2012: This is now available as a desktop wallpaper:…
Add a Comment:
This isn't going to be much of a critique I suppose. I see nothing that needs tweaking or changing.
What I do want to say is that I appreciate how you put realism into such surrealism. The flames, her hair, the grass, the's all moving with the wind in the same direction. The depth is wonderful as well and the coloring... it's just so soothing to me.
The detail you've accomplished is phenomenal and really I've rarely seen anything like your work ever. You know I'm an enormous fan, but it's because of the effort that you put into each piece.
Some of the details I noticed to be exquisite is the fire light on the grass, her shadow stretched as it would be coming from a dark place into light and the old weathered marks on the stones creating the arch.

Jerry...You continue to amaze!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
22 out of 24 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

nao148 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marioca310 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The imagination of a child. Oh, the dreams we could have if we had the same kind of wonder!
Alyizel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I really, really do love this.
Aelia-Laelia-Crispus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This, my friend, is beautiful.
AlessandraImperio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ZhoanaSelah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find this image very interesting as a little girl I used to picture something very similar in my head.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
KandosMarios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
i'm writing a story right now, and i must say that this picture gave me a great idea for my own magic world!

thank you jerry8448!
darkphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this one too. The place I bought my prints from had both this one and "The Gateway"; I preferred this one because of the additional contrast -- and because the addition of the girl adds a story element to it. I love that you've also done the reverse image, "Two Sides to Every Story" -- and if they had had *that* in the shop, I'd *so* be looking for somewhere to hang them both on opposite sides of the same wall... :-)
Plumairie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recently found this piece and i must say its so mystical and magical you just want to hop in and explore. :D I just now noticed the reverse side. Great art, wished i could make something so spectacular. i am pretty much just an imvu art person right now but art like this makes me want to learn as much as possible. Thanks for the inspiration.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! Thank you :)
mel90212 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this flames are magical.. and, indeed, this works are each awesome, amasing concept! :D
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
mel90212 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
Valvado Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This is really elegant and eye-catching. I love it, it's so inspiring to me :D

magic here: [link]
TheMaleWiccan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
can i use this picture on my page? of course ill credit you
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure. Just don't use for photomanipulations, please.
TheMaleWiccan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wasnt planning on it =) its beutiful the way it is
pinkmonster2 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello :D. I would just like to say that i absolutely love this picture! I can definitely say that you are my favorite artist :). I love your style so much [link]
Octocolombus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this image :)

Can I use it as a preview image for a little text I wrote ?
Of course, I'll credit you :p
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure, no problem
Octocolombus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks to you !
It's here : [link]
I credited you, as I said ;)
super0knight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
An inspiring moving piece of artwork that boasts of a majesty worthy of Tolkien and Lewis. Definitely worth a fave and now I can only wonder what adventures the little girl will partake of in the new land. Will it be brighter and better than her seemingly dull and dreary existence in her stormy gloomy world? Or will it be a secret evil in a world that appears, at first glance, like a paradise? Will she get tricked into a worse fate than her previous life? Or will things get better? I can only guess but what I know is that this picture is beautiful and stunning and definitely deserves a fave.

Wrapped up in one word: EPIC!!!
galgani Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Awesome work! You almost feel you are being drawn throug the gateway. Love it!
deathviolin Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
speechless just amazing
IzzyBlackWater Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loooooooooove it!!
AdamScythe Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the feeling & the differences between the two worlds. Nice job ;)
jerry8448 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
creative and inspiring to the imagination.
siWortel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! i always want to find that channel
myXwholeXworld Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Such a cool concept. Very beautiful.
khakestani Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful
Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I think I'd rather like to see it like a way to escape the night - as if one can go into the portal when night falls in one side...

One could call the child, Sun child in that way :3
You know what? you've spawned an idea in my head! Maybe, i will use it once, to make something similar to this piece...

...The portal from the side, where the person then sees both ends, and the jesters as they meet one-another.
Thanks for this Idea. IF I go do this, I'm sure to credit you ofcourse, but then again, I should need the time to do so...

...On this side, you have what seems to be a wasteland, ravaged by war. It also makes the idea so intruiging. You've done a great job :)

- By the way, if this comment confuses you, I'd advise you to look at the other side of the picture :3...
(sorry for the extra effort, the idea popped in my head, and a shot never fired is always miss right :meow:?)
LightDrop Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Very, very nice!

c u
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
A beautiful and lovely piece! Wonderful job.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
You're welcome. :aww:
7disney7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
epic work here!
SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've always been fascinated with doorways to other worlds.
Wish I could find one!

GOD bless
John 3:16
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. My mom read Narnia to me, when I was 5 or years old. That's when my own obsession started... ;)
Pure-Poison89 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah!!! :wow:
what an inspiration!! a very great art indeed, keep it up :clap:
Markdotea Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG!! This artwork translate everyone's dream and happyness!! I can't explain, but it's incredible!!
mssugerplump Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
excellent work
VegaBellatrix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work ...; )))
OmniaMohamedArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal - [link] :heart:
koniczyna7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
UnitetUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
it's cute <3
Frumpelstiltskin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
May 2, 2009
Image Size
291 KB


2,318 (who?)