Armistice - Collaboration
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*(edtied perspectives thanks to *da-joint-stock 's awesome critique!! Thanks so much! )
:iconslight-art-obsession: - Collaborator - Be sure to view hers as well, and fav/comment on both. Since DA doesn't have an option to submit as a collab. [link]

High atop the peak of dragons, the two warriors come face to face. Their mounts ready to scorch the earth. But, this is not for war, this meeting is to find a peace amongst enemies. To learn from one another, the ways of the other.

A peace, a place to share ideas.

My first collaboration with another artist.
I've learned so much during this process. =slight-art-obsession helped me along the entire creation process. She is a highly skilled artist. I feel very honored to have put something together so amazing with such a wonderful person. Thank you so very much for the experience. Maybe more in the future?

Now for the massive stock credits!

Stock Used:
:iconelevit-stock: Dragon with girl [link]
:iconalegion-stock: Dragon with guy [link]
:iconcheyenne75: Dragon in background [link]
:iconelevit-stock: Dragon in background breathing fire [link]
:icongrinmir-stock: Girl [link]
:iconcobweb-stock: Guy [link]
:iconmedievalcommunity: Helmet [link]
:iconblaisedrew62: Saddle [link]
:iconsomadjinn: Ring [link]
:iconcyborgsuzystock: Harness [link]
:iconstockopedia: Cliffs [link]
:icongeek-stock: Dragon sculptured heads [link]
:iconskybase: Sky [link]
:iconwhynotastock: Ruin, Castle [link]
:icondehumanized: Ruin Pillars [link]
:iconmirrorimagestock: Ruin face [link]
:iconthiselectricheart: Bird Brush [link]
:iconda-joint-stock: Fire [link]
:iconredheadstock: Fire Brushes [link]
Macsha - [link] – Mountains foreground - [link]
Nubuck - [link] - Mountains background - [link]
Image size
3600x3600px 8.69 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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ebtihalien's avatar
ebtihalien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :aww:
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
Well thank you very much!!
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da-joint-stock|Student General Artist
Wow!:wow:
This is incredible! I love your collaborative attention to detail and the sense of depth - this is Not a flat image but a whole world! Just brilliant!

I have two suggestions, both to do with depth...
First, before anything this is a great scene. I love the sense of depth...but it looks a little off in two places. The first is the archway and the towers on either peak - they appear larger than you would expect. The perspective on the mountain kind of limits how you can use buildings on it, because naturally the mountains would be far away. My suggestion would be to make the castles and the arch a little smaller still. It might make them a little harder to see, but it will complete that sense of depth. Try to add some bright highlights to the circular tower too, like though on the mountain around it. The straight edge alone will draw attention to it, even if its hard to make out.

The second thing is atmospheric perspective. In theory, objects farther away get lighter and fade out. When you have a landscape to use as a reference, you can use it to make sure the tones match. The shadows on an object should match those of the landscape. If you could make the shadows of the towers bluer, I think it would help merge them with the mountains at which they rest. Don't get me wrong though, they still look great! :)

Really, absolutely fantastic work!:clap:
Thankyou so much for using our stock!
Dan
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
Wow I am at a loss for words with how grateful I am to have received such a astounding amount of help and positive critique. I have seen a lot of what you have pointed out and am already opening photoshop to mend the image in those directions. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much!
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da-joint-stock|Student General Artist
You're very welcome :)
Awesome! Let me know if you update I'd love to see it tweaked! :woohoo:
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
I updated it, I still need to tweak the mountains in the background a bit but that will have to wait for now. Mainly just changed the size and perspectives of everything you pointed out and changed the ton of the shadows in the background. Again, thank you very much!
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DragonEpic94's avatar
cool what program did you use
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
photoshop cs5. The dragons were rendered by someone else and provided as stock. Thanks! :bow:
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DragonEpic94's avatar
:nod: indeed I've made a few things my self like this one
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MetFis's avatar
wonderful :)
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chryssalis's avatar
Totally FANTASTIC!!:wow:
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
:jawdrop: I think that's my first "wow" emoticon. Thanks a lot!!!
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Wolves02|Student Artisan Crafter
Love it!
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Wolves02|Student Artisan Crafter
ur welcome!
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SpottedTalon7|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! love the characters!
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
Thank you so much!
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ookaookaooka|Student Traditional Artist
Great job! I like the picture and the concept
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
It was a lot of fun making this. Thanks for the compliment.
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ookaookaooka|Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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slight-art-obsession's avatar
I'd say we made quite a team! :clap:
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JohnnyMalkavius's avatar
Yes, I can honestly say the same. Here's to many more! :ninjabattle:
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