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The Bad Lands
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Published: October 1, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 RainerKalwitz
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
Image size
7087x4724px 4.69 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 13, 2013, 3:31:04 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Comments (32)
Silver-Zephyr-Media's avatar
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's avatar
feel free to send me a message to rain.k@gmx.de... thanks ;-)
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dopename|Professional Traditional Artist
wow, thats amazing.
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Wow, sehr beeindruckend und wunderbar düster!
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Forest-of-Blades's avatar
great work, great atmosphere!
Very impressing!
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neverdying's avatar
neverdying|Professional Digital Artist
Love the foggy atmosphere. Great work
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malin-markk|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's avatar

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|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|Student General Artist
Wow, I thought this was a photo, great job!
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Lapis-Lasuli|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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LeemonArt's avatar
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's avatar
thanks for the kind comment :-)
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LeemonArt's avatar
You're welcome :)
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LexisSketches's avatar
Spooky, and I especially like the trees
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SECONDARY-TARGET|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful and it feels like real *chill
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Sweetlylou|Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork ! :heart:
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belowsealevel's avatar
I like the twisting trees and depth in this painting! The foreground branches make it complete!
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StephanieFimbres|Professional Traditional Artist
How do you get that wispy mist effect?
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StephanieFimbres|Professional Traditional Artist
So well done when i had first glanced i thought it was a photo :) Great work!
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ShanghaiSarah's avatar
Love the feel of your stunning painting!
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