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Just some concept art for my fantasy story Terra Aluvis ;)
It's an ancient ruin my main character Sacris Faryen finds on his expedition through the wilderness of Terra Aluvis.

Enjoy and share thoughts! ;)

- Nox

I am open for commissions!

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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First of all, I must say that you managed to put a lot of emotion into this evocative scene.

I like the undersee atmosphere, that of an abandonned, but once glorious building. The enchanting architecture, the fontains, the light shining down on the purple flowers adds a lot of poetry to the scene. Furthermore, the way you put the color, in a mostly monochromatic picture with touches of blue, orange or purple, add a kind of solitude to the scene that I find touching.

I've seen some paintings with a similar ambiance, but it keeps its interest. To me, it looks like a city under the see, with a colored light coming through an invisible gap in the ceiling and unexplored depth outside.

The painting technique is perfect. The strokes suggest and reveal the essence of the object. Flowers and light touches add life and shining to the picture. The shading and lighting is perfectly mastered too, there's nothing to say about it.
The only flow I see on your picture is the perspective. It's mostly fine, but some details look weird. For instance, the support of the gem, the ring around it, and the bridges on each side aren't well positionned.

The picture is well constructed. I must say the aspect that impresses me most in this composition picture is the light. Eerie and dark, it reaveals touches of color and white at the same time. The chiaroscuro in the center strenghtens the focus point, as do the flowers. The latter add a lot, maybe because they are the only touch of life and warmth in the painting. They single-handedly manage to warm the viewer.

All in short, a great piece of art!