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Dragon City by RhysGriffiths Dragon City by RhysGriffiths
A concept I had floating around in my head for a while. A dark, gritty medieval city. 
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chronovoreprime Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely! Such a sense of atmosphere.
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Jaime-Gmad Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
What I can say... your art to me is FANTASTIC!
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Throughshining Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
I can see you've used digital painting combined with actual photos of people and it all blends in wonderfully... there's a sense of a vivid place filled with human voices, clanking of metal, splashing of water... There is so much to see, yet so much more to imagine while looking at this piece.

Yet, a minor complaint must be added: the redheaded woman in the front stands out. It feels as if she's the only element that didn't blend in. This is not me saying she shouldn't be there, just pointing out a detail that could look better with a little tweaking. ;)

Once again, great job; I'm still looking at the scene you've built. :)
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Cat-Gerlach Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Writer
Amazing!
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eiramemorej Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Student Writer
Very, very welle done ! amazing atmosphere, characters...so much details and life !
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JoaoVBP Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
Hello Rhys Griffiths, I'm a writer and would love to use this image on the cover of a book, allows me? (with credits of course)
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SlimpWarrior Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
The girl in the front looks so real. For me, she makes the whole piece feel like I'm right there, at the harbor. So cool!
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Elemento11 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   Digital Artist
Interesting and well done on blending the elements...
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Thanks Raul! No new works this year?
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Elemento11 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016   Digital Artist
H... Crap man, it's true I haven't post anything, I have a few unfinished stuff, hmmm, man your work is impeccable, ....
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Haha maybe time to finish some off then ;) Feel free to run anything past me if you want some feedback or advice!
And thanks. I'm trying to improve so I can work on some blockbuster films or AAA games. It's so damn tough to break in though... seriously... insanely difficult.
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Elemento11 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you, I will take your word with 1 piece I'm stuck with, man I have follow you for quite a while, you are up there with the big guys for blockbuster films and games I bet it's hard for sure, but your hard work shows, and shows insanely awesome! Truly...
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Vadarian Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Student Filmographer
wow.... each new concept art is a masterpiece ! love it as well !! well done
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Thank you Mr. Pierre! :) 
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templetonbennett Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Love the detail, really evocative. 
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
:) I'm glad you like it.
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artbybluedaisy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this SO much.  If I went back to school it would be so I could learn to create this! So much detail and perspective.  The lighting is great, too.  I feel like I'm in one of my books! Thank you for sharing!!!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Haha school won't teach you how to do this unfortunately, unless you go to the famous Art Center in Pasadena. But you can teach yourself like I did, if you're determined :)
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artbybluedaisy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I could probably come close with the buildings now, but no way with all the detail and people...My heart always lands on plants,animals and water life anyways.  Maybe I should work on some kind of organic city half under water..."inspired"!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Go for it! Don't just think about it.. do it ;) You'll be proud of it when it's done. Collect some photo references.. draw out your perspective grid, and the rest will be easy ;) Show me when you finish!
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Shamusu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really awsome ! It's weird because it made me think of an indian city near the Ganges. It doesn't look like it per say but the global feeling you know ?
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Yes it was inspired by Varanasi :)
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Shamusu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that's sweet you can definitly feel it :)
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
:)
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uknowitbeb Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I love it but I'm def getting sort of a Mediterranean feel, somewhere around Northern Italy. I ask all the time, but what was some of your inspirations for this piece. Beautiful as always by the way.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Thanks :) 
I was very much inspired by a place in India I visited call Varanasi.. if you check it out I'm sure you'll see the similarities. They are famous for burning bodies by the riverside there.
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XandImus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016   General Artist
splendidly Epic!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
:D Thanks!
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billy851 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh.. I like it.. please show us more.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Haha maybe one day. :)
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DarkGosp Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Filmographer
Wow, it's like a interpretation of my vision of a medieval town, really cool bro ^^
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
:) Thank you!
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shunding Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
holy shit, killing it RHYS! =D Awesome horses! 
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Haha good thing I had you elders to learn from :D
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oakstudios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016   Filmographer
Great, cinematic concept.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Thank you mister!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!

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Soooo cool and professional!!!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Thanks a lot :)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!!

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missnayuh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually find this to be quite beautiful. Even with the darkness, there's a softness to the scene. The city is rough, but there is still life even when it's struggling. To me, this scene suggests people recovering from a disaster. Regrouping themselves and forging ahead.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
I'm glad it comes across like that. I intended it to be dark and gritty, but still feel like home, rather than being evil. The sort of depth I would like to see in some films.
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missnayuh Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Many films would seriously benefit from that feel. It's less evil and more survival with the people holding onto hope.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great atmosphere man, makes me long for GoT season 6 lol
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Thanks man! Haha I should really watch GoT.. everyone talks about it!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you didn't!? Tsk tsk :D Well, if you are into fantasy and complex stories it's a must, but I also know a lot of other folks who enjoy neither of these things and still love it.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Haha yeah I've heard the same thing. I'm downloading them now ^^
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Karaaib Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Waouuuh, very impressive work. A lot of details. Beautiful
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Why thank you :)
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make0 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Looking awesome....!!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Thank you! :)
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