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Silaurnginga

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it looks unfinished to me but im sick of working on it... so lets just say its done? P: i spent more hours on this than what it looks like since i changed my mind a lot during this. i really only worked on it for the sake of forcing my artblock out.

its a scene from one of my stories, Silaurnginga Apocalyptica, which takes place in a land similar to the North Slope of Alaska, though its fantasy/alternate history type... and the story is based off a dream i had. the weird tower is some kind of gigantic smoke stack that was part of an abandoned frontier town ((called Phearson)) in the dream, so it plays a part in the story, too. the canine character there in the foreground is TJ, an albino mutt who lived in the abandoned town when its human inhabitants, including TJ's owner, mysteriously died. idk who the canine is in the background. it just seemed like a good place to put a silhouetted character xP it could be any of the other canines in the story, tbh.

so yeah... i hope someone likes this painting more than i do P:

the animal characters of the story call the region the story takes place in "Silaurnginga". it means "end/edge of the world" in Inuktitut.
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Envykarp's avatar
Looks really awesome! I love the lighting, and the background is amazing! The only thing I can suggest is that you make your painting style a little bit smoother, specially in the dog's fur. (:
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thank you very much! ah, ive been trying to do more smooth type of painting but its been difficult for me x.X im trying to work more with it, though x) since i do like the look of the smoother styles haha xD
katiekahn27's avatar
I see you've been making some new art ;) I better go fave/comment spam you!
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lol yep 8D thank you! xD
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Nothofagus-obliqua's avatar
i really like it, you did an excellent work with the atmosphere and contrasts IMO :) i love how TJ stands out and has his head and mane well defined by the shadows in the bg. also, i want to steal all your skies and mountains, one by one D:

ooh, i'm *trying to* work in a picture that involves almost-silhouette character in a bg with alot of lava... i might post the WIP in LJ for crit ^^;
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thanks c: i thought i was pretty sloppy with the mountains/sky here and was concerned it wouldnt all fit together... but it seems to be getting a positive response so idk...

ok =o
Forest-Paix's avatar
That's awesome!!:D
I love the way the wolf in the foreground is seemingly staring tensely at the other wolf
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LunaTheOtaku's avatar
Gorgeous. Great color scheme and lighting.
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BlueStormGeo's avatar
Dat dramatic lighting
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yeah xP i wanted something with dramatic lighting since the one before this didnt really have that...
lil-twilight-wolf's avatar
oh and i just noticed but the lighting on the left O: is that what the parheloa sun halo thingy is? -lol i forget's it's name now-
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yep, a halo 8V its a lot brighter than it should be, though >.< i overexaggerated all the lighting here...
lil-twilight-wolf's avatar
woaaah! D8...-stares-
what is it you don't like on this O:? cause seriously i love everything about it specially the details and lighting on TJ , plus it's blue....Twi likes blue ... but but that's one huge canine in the distance , I would'nt want to battle it D: sdasjdh i cant stop staring at the details!...and my comment is lame *shot*
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idk xP i just dont like anything im drawing right now x_X it feels like stuff ive seen before or done before myself... idk... just not very original...
TheFelixFox's avatar
Loving the colors! To the right everything looks so tranquil but when you look more to the left it's like you're staring straight into the abyss. When you look at it, it's as if you're somewhere in between.
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scarletrivers's avatar
I love drawing my dreams. and i love the painting style<3
great job!
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Iceman0624's avatar
dont worry, it looks fantastic haha
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