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Witchwinter: Dread Trees (Concept) by Magnus-Strindboem Witchwinter: Dread Trees (Concept) by Magnus-Strindboem
The first concept for the Tree of lost Souls, here you can get a better feeling for the actual size of that thing. There are treadmills, ladders and scaffolds all over the monstrous thing.

The idea behind those is that while the evergreen trees continue more or less as before, some of the deciduous trees turn into some kind of magical fed unlife, growing ever larger without ever budding or growing new leaves.

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Kibosh-1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Massive tree! Love that moonlight and fog showing through the branches - definitely brings out the 'dread' in the scene ;) (Wink)  Creepy in a good, suspenseful way!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's huge and that always bothered me in the original version with the two witchhunter characters, that you really could not get a hint of the size, even with the extreme pov. It's not really higher than a Sequoia but certainly much wider in crown diameter, and since those trees usually stand alone, they can be seen for miles.
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Ardoric95 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very interesting and scary concept, it really has to be a place where I would not want to be but see ...
cool!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's quite the contrary to your tree designs, but no the whole place looks like this, there will be another concept that will be more lush and pleasant (if treacherous, maybe) :)
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Student Digital Artist
This is promising to become massive, really!
A greatly designed concept with a truly epic fantasy feel to it!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some chimps are doing overtime at their typewriters, I hope the story will turn out well or there will be no bananas :D
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Hehe...let's hope they don't go on strike! :D
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019
Awesome concept - the mood and setting looks wonderful, excellent colours as well! Congratulations!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There will be a 'production break' for Witchwinter, but the next storyline is almost complete and there'll be a lot good old fashioned horror stuff :D
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PSK-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
In klein sieht es bombastisch aus! Die Stimmung und Farben sind wundervoll und erinnern an diverse düstere / ältere Filme.
Würde gut zu einem Kopflosen Reiter oder "Galgenmänchen" passen.
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja ich hab es nie voll ausgerendert, deswegen der körnige Look. Es war eigentlich nur als WIP -Füller gedacht, hätte nie gedacht das es so ankommt (das fertige Bild an dem ich vor einem Jahr ewig rumgerudert hab, hat natürlich wieder nur einen Bruchteil der Faves :D , und ja da hängen dann auch Leute dran ;))
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PSK-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
P.S. gerade ist es die 8te Position in "most-popular-of-week" im 3D Bereich. :) (Smile) 

Also wieder ein Klassiker mit "man denkt sich nichts großes und es kommt unerwartet gut an". Aber hast auch gut 50% Fav. vs View-Rate.

34 Gruppen? I think I've fainted.  Mich überfordert schon immer die Einordnung bei meinen 5-10 Gruppen die ich meist nutze...
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, das der turnover ist erstaunlich, einer der besten seit langem :o (Eek)... naja da sind nicht mal die personen-orientierten Groups dabei. K.A. ob's was bringt, aber ich hab einfach mal gedacht, wenn ich tagelang an einem Bild rummache, sind die paar Minuten es durchzuposten dann geschenkt (und meist rendert gerade eh was anderes ;)
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Tinnuien Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this tree seems to be very magical indeed...
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm stunned by it's summoning force myself Hug 
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved the haunted atmosphere! :wow: :fear: Wonderful work!!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope I can keep it up in the upcoming in story. Glad you like it, it was just a WIP post in afterthought, I never expected the reception!
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019
How are you?.
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:iconmagnus-strindboem:
Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... i am sick :X but other that that, fine ;)
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019
Oh, well I hope you feel better soon!!!!!. 
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks Hug 
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019
You're very welcome❤️😊Hug.
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019
Good morning friend, whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good morning to you, too. Happy you like the little concept, I'll try and incorporate it into the coming storyline.
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kvacm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this looks so mysterious!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) There's more to come!
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kvacm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, can't wait!
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LinoDrawings Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  New Deviant
This is a very cool atmosphere. Very well done!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. It's a concept for the witchwinter storyline, so there will be more to come ;)
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geraldscar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019
Fear of the Dark
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't want to be out there at night alone... and be wary of anyone who is :frightened: 
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geraldscar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:( (Sad) 
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Naarok0fKor Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The music fits well. But then it's Bach ;)
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019   Filmographer
WOW great atmosphere and mood, love the light
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) yeah I never can resist some misty lighting and moon :D
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mekheke Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019
Really cool atmosphere.
I wouldn't be happy to walk in these woods alone and at night. :scared: 
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These trees are not directly dangerous. Even useful in some way. But you probably would not want to have them grow anyway near. Given the size probably like miles away Sweating a little... 
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OneOut Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be nice if you add a little about the properties of these trees to the description. Are they any different from healthy?

Do they burn just like normal ones?
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they are different.

- you can burn them, but they do not burn by themselves well. Like very wet and heavy wood. So you need extra fuel.

- they grow to huge size and faster than a living tree does

- they do not procreate. They were real trees before the witchwinter event.

- it's very difficult to destroy them completely, they regrow if some material is left

- but you can destroy with enough effort. it's not impossible. 

- they warp reality and damp human 'spiritual' powers
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OneOut Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Theoretically, if you build a house or a bridge from them, how will it differ from the usual wooden one?
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is rare. 

Usually the wood cut from the tree

- rots
- warps
- grows

so it's unfit for building. People usually use wood from evergreen trees (which are normal)

People who manage to build stuff or things from this wood belong to Пиздец...
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OneOut Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just thinking about how this can be used.
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All kinds of nasty uses...
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PsiDeschain Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019
There is something ominous about trees without leaves.  Great concept and image.
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think there is a deep connection between humans and trees (not surprisingly) so dead trees leave a deep impression...
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CrownDigitalArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eerily beautiful. Loving the atmospherics of the whole thing. Great work!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's still only half as immense and ominous than what I had in mind, but you got only so many pixels on one screen ;)
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12CArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Sadly Trees Like These Are Quite Common Today, Insatiable In Their Wanting Consuming Everything Around Them And Leaving Only Death In Their Wake, ..... "Wonderful Concept" Looking Forward To More, .....
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is something to this interpretation though what you probably refer to is much more fearsome than any picture I could do :( Anyway I like the wording, Ill keep this in mind.
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