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DOWN THE RIVER AREND

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tigaer-design.com proudly presents: DOWN THE RIVER AREND

D³SCR!PTION

It took me a while to find a title for this one. I remembered the belgariad books by david eddings and searched my mind for a place that would fit for my painting. I studied the maps that are in the books and found the 'arend'. The arend divides the lands of arendia and tolnedra. The arend flows through woody areas, which really fits to my painting, and ends in the lands where once was the mighty/legendary battle of vo mimbre. Where the people of the west fought and won against the large army lead by the evil god torak. The evil god got wounded and did fell into a sleep... until the child of light comes to challenge him. To decide all things that are and will be... for ever.

So much for a little insight into the story of the belgariad saga.

TECHN!CAL DETA!LS

I started this one as a futuristic concept actually... like... 3 months ago. Not really a big time project back then. Just something to train some basics. Over the time i got a pretty solid scifi setup that was looking promising. I wasn't too happy with it and asked some close friends what to do. One of my ideas was to go for a nature only scene. Haven't done that in a while. When i got that done and i looked at the pic... it was empty somehow. A close friend told me to try it with some sort of fortress or castle... waterfalls... all the full blown fantasy package. I did so. The result looks ok i guess. Surely 150 layers. Again some kind of digital matte painting thing. I was not going for a super realistic look. I just wanted to visualize an atmosphere... a feeling...

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30hrs - intuos3 - photoshop - 4300px wide - 300dpi

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Dusterboy's avatar
This a brilliant work of art, tigaer.
seamusmaccorcrain's avatar
You have done justice to the Belgariad series with this work.
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sygardnerProfessional General Artist
Quite simply excellent, exactly the sort of style I love. The detail is fantastic, a wonderful piece :)
mangafan20's avatar
beautiful!
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farrickHobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing
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busterblada's avatar
this is amazing! the amount of detail is awesome!
sinningsnyder666's avatar
No, it reminds me more of Vo Wacun, the ruins in Queen Of Sorcerry...and the place that takes a large part of Polgara the Sorceress
sasukeUCH's avatar
very good
BeensBaxter's avatar
this is absolutely beautiful! and it gives me interesting ideas about when i read them and reread them! Since I do when I get bored with other books...
Belgariad-fanclub's avatar
Can I have your permission to post this (and any other Belgariad fanart you might have) in the Belgariad fanclub I started? All credit will be given to you.
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tigaerProfessional Digital Artist
no problem, as long as you put a link to the original deviation to the description.
Belgariad-fanclub's avatar
Okay, I just posted it. Thanks so much for letting me use it!
smoochypooprincess's avatar
wow. just wow. this is amazing work. there's so much detail and its such a beautiful sccene.
kudos to you!
Yoalli's avatar
WOW first pic that i found inspired in david eddings work , and its really GREAT thx for it
externalmind's avatar
Great combination of integrated city and nature- like my own work- love the concept- plus it looks amazing!!!
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GestianPoet21 Photographer
yay! arendia!
*brainless violence*
no-rules's avatar
So amazing!
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pavel89lHobbyist Digital Artist
Great WORK THANKS
AndeJC's avatar
Is it just me or does that scene remind anyone else of Rivendell out of LOTR? Still, great picture.
The-Wandering-Ranger's avatar
this is truely amazing!
:)
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misthicalgirl Interface Designer
Awsome!! I can`t say nothing... about this :D
spill-milk's avatar
very nice work ^^
SybexMed's avatar
were those buidling drawn to?
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