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A fanart of the game Journey :)

I finally got to play it a few weeks ago and this game is a little masterpiece :D
I'm not even sure it can be really called a game. It's more of an experience , a trip in a superb digital environment that you will never forget, with an incredible atmosphere and amazing musics to boot ^^
I tried to express in this picture what I felt playing through it, sliding through the ruins of an ancient city with a bright sunset in the horizon :3

I really recommend checking this game ! Personally I put it in the same box as things like Shadow of the colossus or Ico ^_^
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SherlokKiril's avatar

I can't believe that this drawing is 7 years old. This is beauitful, sand looks realistic and this landscape is sweet to look at.

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

To start, amazing fan art! I've played the game over and over, and loved it every time.

I'll start out with the cons:
- The sun looks too big?
- The white cloak looks off, some how.
- Some cloth creatures at the bottom stand out and draw unnecessary attention.
-Some buildings in the background don't match the Original Journey architecture.

Now all of those beautiful pros:
- Flying pose goes nicely with the twisting scarf.
- Beautifully-done stone texture on the buildings.
- Cloth creatures chasing after red cloak adds a nice touch
- Those clouds are perfect.
- Star in the sky is a nice touch.
- shhaddinggg-
- Draws attention to both the mountain and the red cloak


Vision: A clear focus and a beautiful landscape make a great combo.
Originality: Lots of people tend to draw Journey these days.
Technique: The lighting and shading and texture are just PERFECT.
Impact: Beautifully heart-breaking.

Hope this helps!
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Karbo's avatar
I agree with the point your are bringing here , especially for the white cloak character. I'll definitely rework a bit the picture in the future ^^

Thank you for your review ! :D
beeZah's avatar
Yeah, no problem!
Skytch's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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Wow. This is just outstanding.

As someone who is an absolute fan of Journey artwork, this is the pinnacle of what I like to see, the absolute epitome.

I love the way the color palette is displayed in this painting. So few colors yet with so much depth.

The clouds are miraculously painted and convey that sense of a "heaven" and fulfillment that the game so well executes. The bright sun with the small star protruding from it really adds the sense of wonder and ethereal mystery to this picture.

The architecture in this painting may not 100% reflect that of the game, but it's still creative enough to see that you put your own fling to it.

I lastly have to say that the perspective of this was executed very well. The slight tilt to the left really adds to that sense of perspective and adventure. I love the little red-cloaked guy jumping over to the white cloak; it really shows a major essence of the game.

Overall, this piece is absolutely stunning. I see practically no flaws with this painting, you seriously executed this with utmost precision and attention to detail. I would seriously love to buy this as a big print and frame it in my room. This is worth something to me, and that's saying a lot.
Karbo's avatar
Thank you for the feedback and the kind words :D
I am very glad you liked the picture ^_^
Skytch's avatar
You're welcome. :D
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
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I may be biased here but when I played this game, I loved it. Then seeing your artwork conveying the game was just jaw-droppingly awesome!

You have literally captured the essence and atmosphere right there in that painting with such colours and simplicity that it just feels right. Also having that 'indie' feel colour scheme and gaming overcast really set the mood, depicting like you're watching the scene happen right before your eyes.

You painted the background, scenery and paintings with such awesomeness that I just had to praise you of this! But in my opinion, the perspective is just a bit skewed, maybe because it was on an angle? But still, I'm that immersed into this painting. Well done and keep up the amazing work!
Karbo's avatar
Thank you for your feedback ^_^
Well yes there is some things that could be better here and there. I will definitely rework the picture a bit at some points :)
shadles235335's avatar
Beautiful, its really got a serene and beautiful look to it
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spuddelkopf's avatar
Hey Karbo

I really think you did an outstandig job in this art work. It really recreates the emotion of the time when I play the game. For my personal space at home i would really love to print, with your permission of course, this art on a backlit foil and put it in a poster frame. Please PM me for details :)

kr spuddelkopf
hetseeker's avatar
I did played this game on my console and I must say that is very impressive :)
SnapCentino's avatar
It's a leap of faith.

"You must believe, boy. You must believe."
cat-in-the-web's avatar
wooooooow you captured the atmosphere of the game really perfectly ^O^ *loves it*
8BitStitchPunk's avatar
...There are no words that can adequately describe the GORGEOUSNESS of this. That's all I can say.
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With any luck they might remake it for the ps4. Did you succeed in unlocking a white cloak?
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Awesome perspective! I feel like you really capture the beauty and awe of this game! :D Well done! The lighting and amount of detail are just spot on too! :XD: (I wish they'd take the game to Steam already though. :eager: ) Keep up the fantastic work! :highfive:
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Thank you ^_^
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