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I got some feedback recently that I never did landscapes, so I dug through my drafts and found a messy sketch from 2009, and then expanded the image a ton and fixed it up. The original sketch only had the top 1/4 of the image, and it was all just plain hills. This was originally inspired by a part from the book I was reading at the time (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), and on my repaint I redid a lot of areas and threw in inspiration from the book I’m reading now (The Silmarillion). That said, it's not fan art (it's not anywhere near accurate for it to be fan art, haha), it's more just me pulling bits of pieces of ideas that I liked from different places. :)
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0cean0eep's avatar
Just gorgeous. I love the dichotomy of the landscapes
N8grafica's avatar
Awesome. I read the Silmarillion a few years back, and thought the imagery was pretty powerful. I think you got the precious jewel feel in there with your colors 
yo24man's avatar
whoa!!:o (Eek) :D (Big Grin) Clap :happybounce: 
MorituriMax's avatar
If you roll all the way down from the top at Level 0, you end up at Level 35.
Relicanthe's avatar
I see you have done some work for Magic the Gathering. Wouldn't this make the perfect full art Terramorphic Expanse?
This is amazing. I love it!
gensanity's avatar
stuff like this is why i follow you

gorgeous!
Seiberwing's avatar
This is so gorgeous.
Steamhat's avatar
This is beautiful, this is glorious and epic, wondrous and incredible.

I wanna use this in a concept art class, it captures both landscaping as well mood in colour and textures

thank you for this artpiece, keep up the great work
IAstartov's avatar
Awesome perspective!
Gehenna-Shahar's avatar
Beautiful! Lots of detail! :)
BryanSevilla's avatar
Not surprised with how beautiful this turned out, I've always loved how you do you backgrounds :)
It's such an inspirational painting. Awsome!
Edarneor's avatar
Darn!! when I looked at the bottom part of this picture I felt like I was falling off my chair and into the lava!! O____o Awesome job!! :D
instafave!
Wow it's awesome! The perspective's a bit confusing, but I guess it just adds to the drama of the image.
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ExplosiveSplatter's avatar
Epic! And by like book covers I meant more for like children's books. Because that'd be awesome and blow their minds.
I literally said "Wow" when I saw this :D
Qu4ntum-Th3ory's avatar
Ahhhh you give me hope, been meaning to do some landscape work for a while
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