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Green Man Ruins by runique Green Man Ruins by runique
Deep in the forest lie some old ruins. If you step inside, be careful what you might disturb .....

Painted in Corel Painter using various custom oil brushes.

Prints of this image are available here: link

You can view a 'making of' walkthrough for this image here: link
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:iconhippy282:
Hippy282 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Love this pic mate!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That gargoyle sitting on the stone arch looks a lot like how I picture Bartimaeus from the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, when he´s in his gargoyle form...
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Top-Hat-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :) Im listening to celtic music, and it brings this to life.
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TheLonleyAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
This is one of the most beautiful works I have seen in a bit. You have perfectly captured the mystic and nature atmosphere with those lovely details.
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You've created an amazing atmosphere in this work. I just love it!
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
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Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This ... is the single most amazing thing I have seen in a very, very very very very long time ...
I feel like I could walk into it and lose myself and never come back again ... (* o ,*)
... wow ...
just wow...
I'd say more but this is just too amazing to describe with words ...
wow ...
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, it's comments like this that make all the hard working creating a painting worth it. Thank you!
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Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, my pleasure!! :iconredbullglompplz:
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How wonderfully creepy!:)
Amazing, I looked at it so long, I started to get the chills.:)
It seems the mist from their mouths is forming a vortex on the ground.
I wonder if a portal to another world is about to open.
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad the picture draws you in this way, that was the hope when creating it.
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I have it on my desktop now. That little gargoyle thing really creeps me out.:)
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This could be the entrance to the realm of the Forest Dwellers! Beautiful job and talent!
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Yes indeed! I love your carvings, they're wonderful. Thanks for the watch too.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Wow... scary... exciting!
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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SuperWinegum Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I really, love this, it has the feeling of something really magical, really want to see more!! :D
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ErigadGreatwood Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a great piece of work! The morning mist seems to be creeping in through the ancient oaks and rocks of the Ruins, blanketing the mystical wonders it once beheld. A tinge of magic pulls at the nooks of what the roots don't cover. Creatures stare down at the ones who dare to pass below its hanging vines and strong arches. The secret it holds will remain a mystery for ages to come...
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runique Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Great description! You've summed it up in words very nicely.
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ErigadGreatwood Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here [link] :heart:
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature, it's much appreciated.
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblacksparklesplz: You're very welcome :iconblacksparklesplz:
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croncyl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
cool
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing ^_^ I love it
:iconblacksparklesplz: Creative piece of Art :iconblacksparklesplz:
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome
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Ffey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
this is so impressive
i feel the early autumn morning in the forest, it's quite cold, there is the wet-forest-smell in the air. i look at the colors and the spiral and see that something old, mysterious and unknown to me is happening there and i am just little me of no importance.
than i suddenly notice that the closest green man is looking at me. i look at him and i see that all the others are looking at me as well. i am frightened at first but than i notice that (although they are not happy that i disturb that place) their eyes are not saying go away but they are expecting something
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runique Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed viewing the image. I think you've got the interpretation pretty much spot on. I'm glad that you've picked up on the abiguity in the green mens' expressions, that whilst they might be unhappy at being disturbed the viewer may still be permitted to watch what is about to unfold ... if they dare :)
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zuvelioke Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another impressive piece of work. It looks as if it was an ancient temple of some kind. Those mystical faces and beautifully circling mist (if I'm right) makes it stand out from other fantasy works I have seen in a while. I think you've achieved your aim - it really looks as if the whole attention is on undesirable intruder.
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runique Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! Yep it's circling mist, created .... possibly ..... by the figures on the walls.
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Your walkthrough was ace! You really are the king of all things green and leafy :hug:

Great job!
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runique Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Digital Artist
King of all things green and leafy is a lovely accolade, thank you! :hug: Though when I'm painting my 1000th leaf of the day I sometimes wonder if being king of barren winter lanscapes might be a wiser goal :)
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Nah, that would be too easy :giggle:
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Digital Artist
More leaves it is then! :) Though my next painting is shaping up to not have many leaves, nor be very green ....
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Are you feeling ok? *checks temperature*
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Hmm I do feel a bit green around the gills now you come to mention it :)
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EvilWeezel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
A bit of weed killer should sort you right out...
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Digital Artist
I'll get knocking back the Miracle Gro then ....
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emilywinters Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! I really like how the eyes of the first...dryad...catch yours. I love the dryad's designs, although maybe a little more smokiness, a little less precision with the lines of the spiral might give it a less manicured, intentionally designed feel. The background is done really, really well. I didn't notice the gargoyle/demon at first, but then it really fascinated me. Overall, great job! This is a fantastic piece.
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runique Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words. Fair point about the 'manicured' spiral, it was a conscious decision to paint it like that but on reflection something more ragged might have been better. Glad you spotted the gargoyle but only after a while, that's how I hoped it would happen as the eye is led through the painting. Thanks again!
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emilywinters Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. Overall the work is amazing, don't let the spiral worry you.
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jebus139 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well this is pretty cool!
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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