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