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Published: October 17, 2015
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Cover for a fantasy book Vladimír Šlechta: Ploty z kostí (the book is in czech)

more info here: www.brokilon.cz/cs/articles/25…
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KingintheNorthNJG's avatar
This could easily be Tower of Joy. Brilliant
josesephiroth's avatar
unless that other guy has some crazy plan, the armored guy gana wreck him bad.
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There's a very gritty seriousness here with the apathetic tower dominating the scene. As though it's condescending to observe the squabbles of those less permanent than it. I like the balance in colours between earthy and bleak. It seems natural without being too vibrant and really adds depth to the piece.
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Great painting. however I have a problem with the tower which seems too small. Or is it just perspective ?
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DaigonzoHobbyist Artist
Terrific piece. I'd love to use more realistic examples like this for a wizard's tower than the more fantastic fantasy versions. This is a place I can imagine walking into.
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Marko-DjurdjevicProfessional Digital Artist
ohhh, i missed out on this one. Awesome Bro!
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! it's an evening quickie ;)
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ArtofryanyeeProfessional Digital Artist
Love the sky color. fantastic!
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purple-hermitHobbyist General Artist
That's superb
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jelitoto's avatar
co to bude za knihu? :D
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
Vladimír Šlechta: Ploty z kostí www.brokilon.cz/cs/articles/25…
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uhlrik General Artist
It's got a great, moody yet dynamic atmosphere. I dig the composition.
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ThierryCravatteHobbyist Digital Artist
Superb composition, There's a lot of dynamism in this one !
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matthieumaProfessional Digital Artist
really nice **
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primnullProfessional Artist
dude one the right is geting creamed
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IcecoldartProfessional Digital Artist
I cant't believe YOU  ( one of my hand painting gurus )pasted photos in there, I lost faith in humanity :P
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
hehe. yeah not the first time I've done it ;) When it serves the purpose I don't care, but I still love to do everything by hand. Unfortunately don't allways allow me to spend as much time as I would like on it 
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IcecoldartProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah I understand, I've no objections of using photos here and there for some texture, but it scares me how the trends shifted from "evereybody wants to be Craig Mullins" to photobashing on a massive scale, good that there are people like you who do it mostly by hand. Although if Id have a hectic deadline and  sneakeing a photo in there would save my head, then I'd probably do it as well.  Oh well we don't always get what we want, do we? :)

Anyhow Michal have a great day and good luck with future projects, i simply adore your work so I'm eager tos ee more in the future. Take Care
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For some reasons he looks like one of the witchers for me.
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Exactly! :D Nice work btw.
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AngelicAdonisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Truely, that looks amazing! :D
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