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Thresholds
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Published: April 26, 2015
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Completed commission for Wolfwings, the spotted owl and red wolf critter.

I was inspired by Myst 3, the Age Amateria. I downloaded and tweaked a Sketchup model of the building and traced the line art for the perspective and lighting. Thank goodness for today’s resources! I can’t draw something like this, so I’m grateful for something like Sketchup as a tool.

I had to figure out the reflections on my own which is always very difficult, but I learn a little more each time I throw myself against that texture. Since completing this piece 7 months ago, I've learned even more and see ways to improve reflections next time!

Painted in Corel Painter X.
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XylexRayne's avatar
Amateria is my all time favorite age. THis is really beautiful.
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DovahTigerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. Can I just say how incredible this is? The way you draw water, I find it almost unbelievable...And that is not the only beautiful aspect of your work. This whole piece is awe-inspiring - it has such a powerful atmosphere. It is clear that you have a talent for art. I hope you keep up the good work, so the world can continue to have a share of your creativity.
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vantidProfessional Digital Artist
Hi! Thank you very much for the kind comment! I will keep on working on art, that's for sure! c:
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DovahTigerHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's great to hear:D (Big Grin) 
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Bearheart333Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is beautiful!
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ResennarProfessional Traditional Artist
I really love this! Not only the pretty water, but the atmosphere. It's so...unique. Not quite sure what it reminds me of but it's really different and fascinating
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Amazing work *-* I like this atmosphere La la la la 
Any your work - amazing.
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the reflections on the water are beautiful. :)
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Felicity-MoepHobbyist Traditional Artist
the perspective work is great :wow:
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JamJamsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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LyhliTheLuminescentHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and interesting!
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I got the chance to meet you a TFF and I'm sad I wasn't able to buy any of your lovely artwork. This is an incredible piece and the little creature is so adorable I just want to hug him. :aww: He really reminds me of the creature from "The Last Guardian".
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NoxKeyStudent General Artist
I have always admired your work on water. This image proves yet again how right I am do admire your work!
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simply stunning
the red makes this really pop out!
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aAshleyBHobbyist General Artist
All I can say is wow! :iconclapplz:
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egoisticpeteStudent General Artist
I love the perspective. the water and the reflections are well done. and the creature design is amazing.. keep it up my friend 
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MercyLasVegasStudent General Artist
Oh my god - this is breath taking. I don't know what to say, just: wow, you're so talented! -ÖwÖ-
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vantidProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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WolfsECHOProfessional Digital Artist
ahh, I just thought, why it so reminds me Myst! You really caught its atmosphere
like how you used a Sketchup. And the reflection is great as always
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vantidProfessional Digital Artist
I am so glad it reminds you of Myst! The whole game series means a lot to me and my art.
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AnzusValeriaHobbyist
beautiful creature!
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vantidProfessional Digital Artist
He is a nifty critter, isn't he?
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I really have not seen anything like it ....
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HigekiHigureHobbyist General Artist
omg that water, that background, TH FLUFF
/IMPLODES*
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