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Light, shadow and war

That was my last work as a matte painting student of an online school.

I wanna let you imagine whatever you can, with a very open scenary. The only thing I own is the way you look at it.

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heime's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I like the duality represented in this work, similar to oriental Taoist philosophy, the good, the bad and the everything that contains these two forces, the man is looking at this phenomenon as deciding which way to go, but leans toward the light, with a sword in his hand and a flag in the other, suggesting to was fought a battle, good is always the hard choise, and he already was decided. All this is exalted for the architecture tipical oriental.

surprisingly balanced, great work.

Me gusta la dualidad representada en este trabajo, semejante a la filosofía oriental taoista, el bien, el mal y el todo que contiene a estas dos fuerzas, el hombre se encuentra mirando este fenómeno como decidiendo que camino tomar, sin embargo se inclina hacia la luz, con un espada en la mano una bandera en la otra, insinuando una batalla ya luchada, pues decidir por el bien es siempre el camino mas difícil, y el ya decidió, todo esto exaltado por la arquitectura típica oriental.

sorprendente-mente equilibrada, un gran trabajo.
NatMonney's avatar
Thanks a lot for the critique mate, that's help me a lot to keep going!! :)
GrauWeiss's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
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The view you managed to draw is impressive. It hast greatness, depth and yet, life in it. I also enjoyed all the little details which capture the eye: like the architectural details, the lightning in the left or the sunset in the right and of course, the stance of the man.

Regarding the composition, I find balanced (not too dark or too light), with a wonderful color range. All colors go well with each other and the transition are smooth.
Although you provided a lot of details (which would normally distract from the main subject of the drawing), in this case they are welcome.

The light transition from the right part to the left is done perfectly. The buildings have good shadows and are gradually more or less lighten.

As a whole, I find this piece wonderful and very well realized. Keep up! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
NatMonney's avatar
Hey, thanks a lot for that nice critique! That the first I get, and I'm really glad 'bout it!

I'll keep up!!
GrauWeiss's avatar
I'm glad to hear this. I look forward to your next deviations :D
Aisudi's avatar
This is so outstanding! Great job with details! <3
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Aisudi's avatar
No problem! ^^
AmbergrisElement's avatar
It´s a very atmospheric work, also the details are very well done!
NatMonney's avatar
Thanks ! It has been ages since I did it, but was very happy about it back in the time :) 
Secretadmires's avatar
Really amazing work! Love the details:heart:
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Secretadmires's avatar
Most welcome anytime:heart:
ElementZ124's avatar
The lighting in this Picture is amazing and all the details are stunning very well done :clap:
nicolasjolly's avatar
wow that light!!
Zireael07's avatar
This is amazing!
Umizi's avatar
The scenery is so gorgeously detailed. It's quite amazing!
FlameXero's avatar
wow epic chinese? medieval times
SchwarzWieEbenholZ's avatar
a very impressive picture! :)
Honoro's avatar
This is beautitful...
illgiveyouparadise's avatar
Very meaningful! The building's structures are quite detailed too. This artwork makes me think and I like it!
FotoNerdz's avatar
Wow !!! great work !!!
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