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Hades' Palace

Argh x_x Can I say that this took all the patience I ever had? :XD: It's my first try at something completely without line art. I think it's pretty neat for a first try *sigh*. I thought about doing a portrait but that was too difficult for the first time around xD. So I went for a building instead. I know it's ugly. Please don't be too harsh xP Maybe I'll scrap it later *sigh*

This is Hades's palace in the underworld. It started out black but looked totally boring. So I decided to give a red, mysterious look. Painting like this is actually fun but takes soo freaking long to do as well.

What do you think about my first try? :D

Really hope you like it!! :meow:
Love ya ~ :heart: :tighthug:

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:bulletyellow: Reference: [link]
:bulletorange: Texture © ~SheisprettyStock (put in storage)
:bulletpink: Version of the Hades © Rick Riordan
:bulletred: Time: Around 3 hours
:bulletblack: Medium: PS CS 5 | Wacom Intuos 4
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LegionAlmond's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

The idea of a mythological palace of a greek god isnt new. But what you have done with it is still very striking. Your simple use of only two colours and different shades complement the evil and shadowy feel that i think allows the reader to feel the heat or cold that they imagine the underworld is like. The reds and black pillars are ambiguous wether they are fire or rock lending a uncertain atmosphere that complements the piece.

Ultimatley while not a new concept the way you have represented the palace gives the art a unusual twist on the terrain that traps the attention of the veiwer to little details and personal interpretations. A very well executed piece with a great effect!
Kat-Anni's avatar
Sry for the late answer xP

Aww, thank you very much! :tighthug: I'm very thankful you think like that and even write a critique, really nice of you! :meow:
And I'm glad the effect I wanted came across :la: I'm happy now :XD:
IncognitoMallard's avatar
That. Is so cool. How do you even...? Without lines...? x_x *faints*
Kat-Anni's avatar
I don't know's still a mystery to me how to do it right, this was kinda an experiment haha xP
Thank you though! :hug:
CrystalClear12's avatar
That looks really cool!!
Kat-Anni's avatar
Thank you very much! :hug:
alhrankin's avatar
I really like it! I write about ancient mythology, and incorporate it alot into my own digital designs. While this isn't exactly my idea of the Underworld, it is similar, and I think you did a great job for the first time. I'm still working on getting my digital painting how I intend it to be, but practice makes perfect.

In fact, I think that because this isn't perfect, it lends a hazy sort of mystery and gloom to the design.

Great job!
Kat-Anni's avatar
Yeah, practice does tend to do that :meow:. I'm really glad you like it, even for a first timer, thank you! :hug: I'll practice more, painting is really difficult in my opinion, linearts are somehow easier for me to work with ^^

Again, thank you! :hug:
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Aww, thank you! :tighthug:
Seeking-Urjurak's avatar
I think it looks wonderful!!! :la:
Kat-Anni's avatar
Aww, thank you very much! :hug:
Seeking-Urjurak's avatar
You're very welcome!!! :tighthug:
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ManWithTheMetalArm's avatar
OOOO! Me likey. Although I imagined the underworld a little more black and gloomy.
Kat-Anni's avatar
Yeah, me too. But it looked to boring and stern in black so I added the red gloom ^^. It looked better so I left it that way xP
Thanks that you like it anyways! :hug:
Kat-Anni's avatar
Yeah ^^;
Glad I managed to get that across :giggle:
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I like it, very good.
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