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A new simple but atmospheric painting:
"The Bad Lands" (2013)
acrylics and pastels on primed illustration board, 40 x 60 cm
wrap-around bookcover artwork for a collection of short-stories by John Metcalfe (1891–1965), British science fiction and horror writer
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Silver-Zephyr-Media Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Love your artwork! I run a weekly YouTube Show "Danica Raven's BiteSize Horror" where the host reads short horror stories sent in by the audience and at the end of each episode we showcase Horror artwork. Would love to feature some of your artwork on the show (with credit and links to your websites ect). If you are interested drop me a message and you can check out our channel on youtube for context on what we do. Keep up the incredible work!!
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
feel free to send me a message to rain.k@gmx.de... thanks ;-)
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dopename Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
wow, thats amazing.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Wow, sehr beeindruckend und wunderbar düster!
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:iconrainerkalwitz:
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Danke sehr :-)
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Forest-of-Blades Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
great work, great atmosphere!
Very impressing!
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:iconrainerkalwitz:
RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
thank you :-)
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love the foggy atmosphere. Great work
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malin-markk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This painting really succeeds in communicating that spoky, ominous feeling that nothing good comes from this place. Great job.
It also reminds me of David Casper Friedrich's paintings. Where those your inspiration? :)

Also, acrylics and pastels seem like quite different kind of mediums to me; not like the most common combination, yet very interesting. Which areas in the picture were coloured with pastels, and for what did you use the acrylics for?
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner May 3, 2014

Thank you for your kind words and comment.

 

Caspar David Friedrich is surely an influence, but was no direct inspiration for this painting.

It just came and flow from the short stories I got to read from the publisher. I felt something grey and misty was necessary… the main parts are done in acrylics and acrylic inks (I am always (I am always working in thin layers), only for the ground I used pastels and smeared them^^

 

Cheers :-)

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malin-markk Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Thank you in return for the interesting description, it is very inspiring to read how other people do.
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FlynnRyder Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I thought this was a photo, great job!
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Lapis-Lasuli Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
mysterious atmosphere but maybe the tower in the misty distance represents some sort of hope to finding something familiar. my interpretation might be wrong, but i like artwork like this. it really sets a mood and makes you think. Very nice.
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
thank you :-)
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LeemonArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Great work, remind me of romanticism painter Caspar David Friedrich and his Abbey among Oak Trees. Uncanny landscape full of mysterious atmosphere.
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
thanks for the kind comment :-)
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LeemonArt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
You're welcome :)
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LexisSketches Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Spooky, and I especially like the trees
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SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful and it feels like real *chill
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork ! :heart:
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belowsealevel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional
I like the twisting trees and depth in this painting! The foreground branches make it complete!
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StephanieFimbres Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How do you get that wispy mist effect?
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StephanieFimbres Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So well done when i had first glanced i thought it was a photo :) Great work!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Love the feel of your stunning painting!
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
amazing atmosphere
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tolle Stimmung, erinnert mich irgendwie an Caspar David Friedrich. Schön auch, das es traditionell gemalt wurde. Ich war übrigens so frei und habe Dir auf FB einen "Freundschaftsantrag" gestellt. Meine Kontakte laufen eben eher über diese Plattform und ich würde mich über den Kontakt und Deine Updates freuen.
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Orion159 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice job with the faded trees in the mist and the composition!
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druid69 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Great scene. I love the feeling of walking into the unknown.
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
thanks my friend :-)
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druid69 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
:) You're very welcome my friend!
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Asfodelo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great, love the mysterious atmosphere and the attitude of the character. I'm sure it works great as a book cover!
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
thank you :-)
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