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Wanted to create another enviroment, this time a big swamp. Took me way too long to paint this, about 10 hours all in all. Used a few textures but not much, about 95% is painted from scratch.

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cilios's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

One of the most talented Deviants I know and watch, delivered yet another fantastic piece. It makes you feel so small, as if the trees are huge, it could be in a magical land, a part of an enchanted forest, or in a far away planet where every is equaly as big.

The part I like the most is defenatly the textures. I feel as if I can touch and feel the wood and mosh under my palm. What I don't like as much is the lighting. It is dramatic and powerful, but the trees seem too dark everywhere, maybe some of them could be lighter to make the trees closer to us pop up more.

Overall the piece is stunning with great details. I can't wait to see what your next piece will be.
StefanHuerlemann's avatar
thanks a lot ;)
and yeah I know I'm creating to many dark pieces, but brighter Pictures are harder :D
licorneor's avatar
Hello. Can I use this picture for to illustrate a place on my RPG forum ?
PsycoMurderEffect's avatar
Your art is sensational, it is so beautiful! Do you have wordpress or tumblr?
mugenketsuban's avatar
May I have your permission, Mr. Hürlemann, to use this art for a Swamp card in my custom Magic: The Gathering expansion, Safiria?

Darf ich um Ihre Erlaubnis, Herr Hürlemann, um diese Technik für ein Swamp Karte in meinem benutzerdefinierten Magic: The Gathering Ausdehnung, Safiria, verwenden?
voidsource's avatar
hey i used the background on a background for my overlay here's what it looks like.…
voidsource's avatar
can i use this image for an overlay?( it will just be a thing for myself, i wont be sharing it )
ZackWriter23's avatar
my I just love these pictures.^^
leopoldtwo's avatar
woooow so nice the light on the end the trees just perfect

cdirks1991's avatar
I would like to use this image for an HTML-PHP-based game that I am collaborating on. I will give full credit.
ThomasTacoman's avatar
I would like to use the image in a Magic Set Editor custom project. It is really just a pet project, no profit, purely for fun. If you'd like to know more, please feel free to ask for the details. If you'd prefer if I didn't, just say. Thank you
StefanHuerlemann's avatar
Go ahead, but make sure to credit me.
davidbrown's avatar
awesome mood to this, i love it
wafrec's avatar
:iconspirits-arts: >>>> BEST OF NOVEMBER >>>> [link]
ckoehn's avatar
10 hours seems long, but you achieved a greatly detailed piece! awesome work!
KreepingSpawn's avatar
Man, you could hide anything in there. ;) Luscious!
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KreepingSpawn's avatar
Sure thing. Keep it up!
Aziore's avatar
Brilliant work, the atmospheric perspective is fantastic and the overall mood is really impactful. Love it! Just curious, how did you create the slightly foggy effect?
StefanHuerlemann's avatar
thank you! Well you simply use white or grey brushes with very low opacity. Or you could use white or grey gradients with very low opacity. Then you set the things you want to have appearing nearer to the viewer before the brushes/gradients.
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