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Published: November 27, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 kessir
This started out as a Speedpainting but somehow drew me in so much that i had to work it out :( And i actually just wanted to test how my style would work reversed, since i usualy start with the darkest color and then add light to it like stones to a pyramid. In this piece i somehow did it both ways.
I noticed it's somehow really fun to add so many details with this style. I added so many pointless houses to the citys that you cant even see in this solution (even though its about 60% of the original size).

Afterglow is what happens AFTER a day of a long journey :D I really love how it turned out.

All done in one Layer. Characters are the same as in this piece from years ago: [link]
Art, Characters n stuff are © to me, Cassie R.
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MoxieMyths's avatar
wow, this is amazing
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Angrysonicgamer Digital Artist
Great! :love:
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NoctudelicStudent General Artist
That's a really impressive landscape!
There are so many details but it's not too much.
I love the light and how everything seems to be sinking into the last rays of dusk.
It would be cool to see the original size of it XD
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kessirHobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks for the compliments <3
Sadly, this piece is only 60% of the original size, the original one is only like 200px longer, but thats about all :<... So it's not really worth it hehe :D
CHOCOCHIYOKOStudent General Artist
All in one layer?! Thats so amazing O_O I like the kind of monochromatic look :)
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I just spazzed at this work's beauty. Well done! ♥
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I envy your background drawing ability- this is gorgeous!
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ThosarHobbyist Digital Artist
woohoo! Amazing! Great colors, feels very soft and relaxed. Seems like a great place to visit for vacation.
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slyeagleProfessional Digital Artist
I love everything about this except for the blue bit in the rightmost city. It's too jarring fro me. Otherwise it's a great atmosphere with great tones.
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MadameNyxHobbyist Digital Artist
Simply... amazing... *stares in awe* There are such wonderful little details in this picture... the light... the warm colors... I LOVE IT! : D
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What a lovely illustration :)
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Wow! Amazing! colours are awesome)
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FRICK, this is amazing! Stunning! Stupendous! I bow in the presence of your greatness :)
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ZeamayHobbyist General Artist
omg i love how in depth the painting is *u*
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Imperius-RexProfessional General Artist
Wow, this is so cool! :D
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you should illustrate some fantacy books, cause this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LegendlessStudent General Artist
This could easily be a concept for a game! It's simply stuning. Really. I absolutely love the mood of it, and the details are amazing!
This must have taken AGES to finish xD
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kessirHobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot for your kind comment :D I really feel flattered.
Completeing this pic actually didnt take much longer than 8-10 hours, so it was actually not much compared to the usual time it takes me :<
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LegendlessStudent General Artist
Well I guess compared to your other works it feels a bit... "Softer". But you really are amazing at doing these backgrounds! I wish I had such patience xDD I usually focus on the character and leave the background on second plan, sometimes I don't even bother with it :'D
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kessirHobbyist General Artist
Yes, actually thats my kind of buisness too (leaving out the bg), however it seems like my digital drawing style is so inspiring, whenever i use it to only HINT a bg, my mind goes crazy on the different hue/shade/color nuances and goes like WHOA WTF I COULD ADD THIS BECAUSE THAT SPOT THERE COULD JUST LOOK LIKE IT and somehow I end up in a trance until the BG is done. Its weird sometimes :(...
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LegendlessStudent General Artist
I wish that happened with me xD
You lucky fellow :'D
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Very nice! :D Great detail.
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It is beautiful for a speed paint. :meow:
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