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Castle Wip2 by Pyrosity Castle Wip2 by Pyrosity
A lot of hours later...

First section in a 3-part continuous illustration that will be hopefully finished by next week
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wow awsome!
ROBOLEADER Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   General Artist
I've been working on nothing but landscapes all week for a job application and this just make me feel inadequate D:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, don't get hung up on that!

If I hadn't aspired and looked up to other artists' work, I'd never be as far along as I've come today :)
A-Teivos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very nice painting! You don't use any highly saturated colours, but that's exactly why it's so good :D
The only critique I could give is to the placement of the castle - With such mountains around the most logical place to establish a castle is on the top / on the side of the most strategically placed mountain. E.g. [link] [link] [link] :)
But that doesn't change the fact that the art itself is awesone :)
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I've been focusing a lot of my digital painting on color lately, and it sure seems to be paying off bit by bit. It definitely helps to have taken several oil-painting classes as well, as the concepts learned there can be applied to pretty much all painting.

I agree the castle is a very atypical one; not just in placement but the design is unconventional and entirely fabricated on the fly. Since I'm basing the whole illustration around a poem about a child's dreaming, I wanted to keep it rather expressive and not slave to real-world grounding. Thus the castle was designed as an amalgamation of various structural shapes in no particular architectural cohesion, only taking the visual cues of a "castle" to keep it looking as such.

Which sounds like a cop out! But I figure if it's a child's dream, the "fantasy" element is really the focus. Originally ( [link] ) it was a lot more traditional, but it wasn't very "fantastic" looking.
A-Teivos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Ay, I get your point :) Of course, when there is not an intention to draw it as realistically as possible (that's the awesome thing on art after all!), then there's no need to criticise :)
Thank you for the explanation.

Looking forward to see more art from you! :)
J-Harper Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your backgrounds and such, they're amazing, man.
Good work!
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :]
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