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Over the mountains by Yowsie Over the mountains by Yowsie
"Far to the east, past the mountains that touches the sky, roams the land of the horsemen, the centaurs. They are fierce, fast and hostile against anyone who dares to destroy their endless plains of grass and flowers."

Taken from my first story's world, Gaethea. I really love to work on this world's landscapes :B
IT IS TOO LITTLE CONTRAST PEPS?

Speedpainting Art and Yowsie © =Yowsie
Wings and back foot reference: [link]
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This image caught my interest from when I saw the thumbnail because of two reasons! Firstly because I saw an interesting fantasy landscape and secondly because there was something in the image that wasn't quite right to my eye.

To begin with, it's a well executed fantasy illustration! The huge peaks fading off into the distance give a feeling of massiveness, that this is an epic scenery from another world. The clouds/mist below and the lush greens suggest that this is a tropical area, and the birds flying helps the viewer to define a sense of scale.

But compositionally, it irks my eye. : O When I look at the picture, my eye goes firstly to the sun. But then there's the really interesting creature to the right, and it feels like it's the creature that should be the center of attention and not the sun.

And the dragon (?) is "cut off" by the side of the image, which feels really strange, composition-wise. I somehow thought this was a wide panorama-ish image, and that deviantart had made the preview smaller, hehe. ^^; The dragon is really well done, the tones, the shadows and the wings, so therefore, placing closer to the center or somehow make it more visible would in my opinion improve the image a lot!

But otherwise, the image is well made and I can see that you're used to painting digitally. Even though it might not be the most original artwork ever made in the fantasy genre, it still gives that feeling of an exotic new world just waiting to be explored! :nod:

I hope you thought my critique was fair, it's my first critique on deviantart hehe. :3
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BOOHOCKEY Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is awsome like your logo to realy cool
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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bagelthebeagle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
wow, lovely view!
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CHB-Diana Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
this is so beautiful!!!
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <;
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AnkharaS Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Wow I love how beautifully rendered the feathers on the wings are. The contrasting yellowish-orange definitely grabs your attention in all that blue and green background :). Doesn't hurt that I absolutely love dragons either lol :).
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragons ftw! And thank you so very much for the lovely comment! cc; :heart:
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Talinra Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The details really catch my eyes. They're just splendidly well put, especially on the mossy, dry grass on the rocky mountains.
I really like the 'deep' feeling of the picture. It looks like everything's going steep down there, especially because you added clouds. Yowsie must be flying pretty high right now, I assume?
What is behind the mountains? ...it looks like some sort of... field?
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for the lovely compliments, always so lovely to hear! :heart: Indeed, Yowsie is flying very high, as those mountains are even higher than Earth's highest mountains xD I don't even know if dragons and birds should be able to fly that high, with the lack of oxygen and all. OH WELL.
It's the country to the west in Atlantis, which is mostly covered with fields and centaurs, so you guessed right!
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:icontalinra:
Talinra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :hug::heart:
Mhm, well, it pretty much depends, I think. Since it's a fantasy world... the level of oxygen might be completely different?
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing landscape
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome
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Lightdragonqueen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this scenery, the sun creates a blinding yet very light feeling. The sun would definitely be my most favorite in all of this picture! :heart::heart: I also love the nice little mountain spring there on the right, oh it seems so very magical <33
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you so very much for the wonderful comment! Lovely to hear! :heart:
GUURRL. IT'S BEEN TOO LONG. WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT DELICIOUS DETAILS HAVE I MISSED?
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Lightdragonqueen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH YOU. YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOIN' IN MY LIFE. ALL THIS HOMEWORK. IT'S A DRAG. AND YOU KNOW I'VE GOT TO KEEP THE TOP SCORES.
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FOR ALL I KNOW. YOU COULD BE LYING DEAD IN A DITCH SOMEWHERE WITH GREEN DWARVES WITH ST.PATRICK'S HATS. AS I'M WAY TO INACTIVE HERE.
BUT OH DEAR. THEN I HOPE YOU WILL GET MORE FREETIME SOON. BECAUSE TRYING TO KEEP ONE'S GRADES AT THE TOP IS A PAIN IN THE ASS.
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Lightdragonqueen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I'M ACTUALLY ALREADY DEAD, NO SOUL AS IT HAS LEFT THE BODY, BUT I SEEM ALIVE ON THE OUTSIDE. IT'S THE SCHOOL. IT'S THE SCHOOOLLL.
OH. Happy late valentines day dearie! :heart::heart: but is it different in Sweden? D:
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Kentagrem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's AMAZING !
I love the wings and that background ;A; so beautiful
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much Ganjja! <333 :huggle:
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Kentagrem Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<333 !
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Perforex Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Helt awesome ju : O Tycker kontrasten fungerar bra! Skit snyggt : O
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man tackar så mycket! :heart:
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Perforex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Så lite så c:
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PokemonTrainerNaira Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooooow, reaaly nice, the background is breathtaking! And the dragon looks like so powerful and free! :iconhappyhappyplz:
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you so very muuccch! :heart: :heart:
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:iconpokemontrainernaira:
PokemonTrainerNaira Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^w^ You're really welcome!
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sammacha Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great job on the scenery Yowsie!!
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you so very much! <3
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NinGeko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NinGeko Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your most welcome!
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GENMAVERICK1989 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done i like the detail will say i found a new besktop background.
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that! XD Thank you! <3
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GENMAVERICK1989 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artist
This is fantastic, but if you're going to reference wing pose please post that you have done so. :) [link]
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! <;
And thank you for finding the picture, you saved me for a lot of searching! I knew I had used a reference when I sketched the complicated perspective wings but I didn't remember if it had been a drawing or bird-photo XD
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artist
haha sure thing C:
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Uradin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
ho~ly~crap~ . . .dang it girl, du har talang! Det ser, som alltid, helt otroligt ut!! =D du är helt suverän! =D
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang it boooy, whenever I read your lovely compliments, I cannot help to smile for a long period! I denna takt kommer jag bli väldigt självbelåten XD
Men man tackar så mycket, det värmer att höra! :heart: <;
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:iconuradin:
Uradin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Glad to hear it =D Det är min förhoppning att du ska bli glad av mina kommentarer =D
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful !!
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very pretty :)
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome^^
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Blastu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow O_O
that is just... great O_O
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:iconyowsie:
Yowsie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ;>
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