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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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Mosaikify Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
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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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional 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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Mosaikify Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Ok, thanks very much for your reply Laura. Very interesting info. I will keep my eye on your work :-)
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Mosaikify Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I love this. Well done!!!
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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AlwynT Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Very nice. Has a great dream like quality.
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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Frankenstec Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist 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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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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xLizzax Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Wonderful work:)
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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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xLizzax Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
:)
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Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
nice artwork!
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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sternban Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful artwork! :wave:
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laurahaapamaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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