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SeaGate

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SeaGate was the first of my commissions for Knight Errant Games for their Role-Playing Game Heroes’ Tears.

This image is copyrighted to Knight Errant Games and may NOT be used anywhere without their permission!

So, there will be more to come in the next week or two as I release all of the paintings I’ve done for them. Which get steadily better, I think.

SeaGate is the largest city in the region and one of the largest in the world of Heroes’ Tears. The population is mix of all the various races of that world, but the part that I focused on is the sea elven section.

Several unique features made this part of the city a blast to paint! Most noteworthy, leaves and roots of an immense mangrove tree make up those structures dotting the cliffside. So, the leaves that wrap around to create the houses are all one with the tree. And all alive. Their ships and boats are also made up of living trees. Pretty cool! Martin & the team at Knight Errant Games have created a pretty amazing world full of history and legends to help back it up. The amount of detail put into this world is amazing. Check it out if you like fantasy RPGs!

There's closeups available if you go to my website: www.stephanieshimerdla.com/sea…

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jjtninjaProfessional Writer
Neat!
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slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Lolliangel00Professional Traditional Artist
That's so amazing :heart: Wonderful, dreamy colors!
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slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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UriakHobbyist Digital Artist
I like the color palette, but the whole perspective feels a bit weird to be honest. I really like the door and statue.
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slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
The statue is probably one of my least favorite parts. Unfortunately, with this one, there was some additions to it after I'd already made all my thumbnails. Totally my fault - it was something I'd missed and had to add in. So I think that's one of the things that makes the perspective seem off. It's my least favorite of all the ones I've done for them, although I still like it alright. The colors especially. But they get better. :)
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UriakHobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm, I think the things that I feel weird are the little boat on the left (it should be partially seen from an overview) and the tree, because it doesn't feel as stating above the line of horizon. Though, it's not clear since it's not a a clear geometric shape and instead a big chunk of organic shapes. But it just feels as a big tree in a normal composition, entwined with a landscape sized view of a city. I can't say for sure how it should have been done, mind you. Maybe pushing a bit more the atmospheric perspective, since it's such a big element.

Well curious to see the next one in the batch ;)
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LeMystere3Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :o
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slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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charmedangel61Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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