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:iconcamelotcrusade:
camelotcrusade Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Yes!  We need more artistic visions of noble life for our settings. 🍷
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:iconleoingenue:
leoingenue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Beautiful!
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:iconcicisartandstuff:
CicisArtandStuff Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing and I am in love with that table!
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:iconcicisartandstuff:
CicisArtandStuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome! I wouldn't mind anything in this painting being in my living room! Haha ;p
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Thanks! I wouldn't mind one of them in my living room :D
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Cexxloc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
like this alot thank you for sharing  your artistic expression :)
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
And thank you for sharing your appreciation :)
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:iconlaurenelyseart:
laurenelyseart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
badass
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:iconberenyiarts:
BerenyiArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
:)
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:iconmahoushoujoicestar:
MahouShoujoIceStar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would have been 1700s-1800s wouldn't it?
Probably Early 1800s
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Yep I intended for late Renaissance but perhaps it got a bit too Victorian :D 
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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
More "Age of Enlightenment", I would say.
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MahouShoujoIceStar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was mainly the wigs that tipped me off, haha
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Hearts-of-fantasy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is simply stunning! Such opulence and class is portrayed here. Great work on the perspective, lighting effects, everything!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Thank you :) 
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:iconmasyon:
MASYON Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
GREAT WORK
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Thank you :)
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KirstyCarter Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Digital Artist
this is beautiful! so much depth and amazing light and it feels...warm? That's the best way I can think of to describe it. So awesome!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
thank you ^^
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just superb!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks again!
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:iconxandimus:
XandImus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   General Artist
epicly style-ish!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
:)
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Roiuky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
wow, this is truly stunning, the amount of detail is really impressive! is it partially photobashed as a base or is everything just painted? and just curious, how long did it take? (i can´t draw environments for shit so always swoon finding something like this*^*)
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you :) I started with a drawing and a value block out, then overlaid some photos and textures before painting some more. It's generally how I approach most of my work. It took about 20-25 hours I would say.
Environments are challenging.. that's why I like them :p
My advice is.. always start with a drawing. Keep perspective in mind - but don't get tied down to it - draw what looks natural and then overdraw it again later with a perspective grid to make everything accurate (after you've done it for a while you get good enough to draw in perspective without a grid so you can skip the second drawing pass and save some time).
And no.1 most important thing is.. for any artwork.. find reference, and good reference. Without some good references you'll end up making up details from your head and have a painting full of generic details and unrealistic proportions.
Try painting something from another time period, in a country you don't know much about - it's a good exercise. You want to paint a tree in Ancient Rome? You better do some research and find out what an umbrella pine looks like. You want to paint a street? You better find out what their roads looked like. A ship or a boat? More research. But at the end you'll find you have a much more cultured and believable artwork. That doesn't just go for alternative time periods either.. you still need references even for something as simple as a car driving along a beach at night. Apply it to everything you draw or paint.. and when you want to improve some more, start finding references for lighting, colour, mood, the way materials interact with their environment, how cloth hangs off a figure, how someone stands when they're holding something heavy.. everything! :)
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Roiuky Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
thank you so much for the extensive comment! Very impressive, and I do agree with your way of working, references are key to end up with a realistic yet "flavoured" environment, so much more interesting with say scifi spaceship with arabic architecture inspiration compared to just drawing everything from imagination. Personally I´ve always been more of an anathomy fan and character/object creation and concepting, but trying to work on my environment skills..usually i only have around 40min or so per image (tried looking at the workflow they present at FZD tutorials and stuff) but it would be fun and try to make something more detailed! again, thank you, and keep up the amazing work!^_^
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AutodidactArtAcademy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Gorgeous, but it looks like you forgot to paint out the bottom of the left hand stair railing. There are still rough sketch lines instead of columns. I don't see any rough areas left anywhere else in the painting, so it looks like it's not a stylistic choice but an oversight. ???
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
It was intentional - I like to leave a few areas a little unrefined. There are a few other rough areas too if you look more closely.. maybe I should have made them more obvious though! Thanks for pointing that out :)
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AutodidactArtAcademy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Maybe it just stands out more to my eye because it's right in the center of a lot of very refined bits? (Like the almost photorealistic tabletop reflections. Very sharp contrast.)
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la-voisin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Amazing, amazing job.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you :)
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words to describe your work, it's absolutely beautiful!!!!!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I guess you found some words then ;)
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:iconregis-and:
Regis-AND Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You got me!!!

P.S.: again, stunning work!!!!
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frostykeyhatter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! The reflections are amazing 
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :) 
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SkelleTrap Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
     I really like how life-like this piece is, how the lighting reflects off of the floor and how the cloths and garments look exquisite. The shading and reflection is simply amazing and being one uncultured to art I can't see anything wrong with it; it's an amazing piece, very life-like.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Hehe I can see plenty wrong with it :p But I'm glad you like the lighting and all that!
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MKXFireANDIce Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
oh whoa....its so AMAZING!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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:iconblue-sky27:
Blue-Sky27 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
This is absolutely beautiful, you did such a wonderful job!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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S0LARBABY Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Stunning  work
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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artesora Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work! Lovely textures and lighting... :love: 
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you :)
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artesora Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem :D
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TouchedbyLavender Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Very detailed! Very nice work!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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