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Published: August 2, 2014
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Course work for Simon Scales' advanced environment painting workshop

Photoshop, a whole lot of photo textures used.
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I just found this again. I like it a lot. I would love to walk through this valley ;-)
What is your inspiration for this picture? And what is that piece of machinery? A damn?
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Hello and sorry for the reaaaaaaaallly late reply. I have been away from dA again. Sorry.

I find inspiration for environments from collecting interesting photos and splashing random colors and shapes and textures on the digital canvas. When I start seeing some picture in that mess, then I make up a story and refine the painting to match this story. In this case it's the difference between the poor people that live in the foreground huts, and the civilization that build that dam. Yes it's a dam, but it likely had another purpose too. Power plant maybe? Or a piece of a larger structure? I don't have that much backstory for it. Some of my paintings illustrate places or people for which I have a lot of backstory, but this one is a single, separate picture. 
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Ok, thanks very much for your reply Laura. Very interesting info. I will keep my eye on your work :-)
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I love this. Well done!!!
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Very nice. Has a great dream like quality.
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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FrankenstecHobbyist Traditional Artist
when I look at this, i feel like Ive seen it before. like something from a dream.

I get a lot of the deja'vu feeling from it

excellent work
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sternbanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful artwork! :wave:
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laurahaapamakiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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