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Frosty Reception
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By Nickillus   |   Watch
Published: January 7, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 Nickillus
An image painted recently in ArtRage to support a magazine editorial piece. Not as finished as I'd like because of time restraints.

copyright Nick Harris 2012
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GabiWieczorek's avatar
GabiWieczorekHobbyist Digital Artist
... you  not shall pass... very cool scene.
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KAVALIERHobbyist Digital Artist
Great Composition!
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SCPArt Digital Artist
Looks great !
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MerlkirProfessional Digital Artist
Very very nice. Which tools in AR have you used for this?
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NickillusProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Merlkir.
Tools? There is a lot of blocking in using the chalk and crayon tool. Line work fluctuates between pencil and inkline tool. Then there's a fair amount of shadow and colour variation laid down on layers of watercolour.
The textural elements (particularly on the frozen water) were either just painted or introduced using a stencil made from a picture of a stoney surface, transformed to be much wider than it was tall.
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MerlkirProfessional Digital Artist
Ahha, I was mostly wondering about the ice texture. Thanks for the explanation! :)
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Rita-RiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Nick, it is gorgeous!
Happy New Year to you and all your beloved ones :hug:
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NickillusProfessional Digital Artist
Many thanks Rita.
And a splendiforous New Year to you too. Have a glorious next twelve months.
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Rita-RiaProfessional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU :D
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mannafigHobbyist Digital Artist
Superb Nick another great piece of work:clap:
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NickillusProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Mannafig. Gosh you are kind.
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mannafigHobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome and deserving dear Nick:hug:
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Majeed-Q8Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your style ..it looks so much like traditional art out of an old classic fairy tale.
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NickillusProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Majeed-Q8.
A lot of the natural look has to do with ArtRage software - that and me being an old fuddy-duddy.
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Majeed-Q8Hobbyist Digital Artist
will your a cool fuddy-duddy :)
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Nicely done, Nick. (It sounds better than the punnier, "Totally cool" line I came close to using.) I especially like the way you handled the frozen water.
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NickillusProfessional Digital Artist
Puns are my life's blood Keight, so you can never go wrong throwing those at me. Thanks.
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