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Waterfall by zorm Waterfall by zorm
A background to something.

Painter IX
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
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Mangagirl18 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2016
This is lovely, it almost looks like a photo at first glance.
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RufusAnders Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Whaoh, how long did this take? :O
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zocool Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely landscape! It's so serene, I wish I could just jump into the picture.
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful. Your landscapes are truly beautiful in all sense of the word, and the work is as good as any professional artist would have done.
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Missmaddier Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
You did this? God, that's awesome, I need more words this, is breathtaking
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kaitoupirate Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I want to stand there and breathe in everything... :love:
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:iconbrokenfaerietale:
brokenfaerietale Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Beautiful picture. Just love the colors and the detailed plants
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RowanLief Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Whoa... that's incredible. The way the waterfall splits like that looks familiar; did you have a specific sort of waterfall in mind when you painted that?
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CatrionaMalfoy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing. You've got real talent, patience and skill with colors and textures. I'm so glad I did what you said on your Snape Canon vrs Fanon piece and went to see what else you had. This is so amazing. Did you have a basis for this or did it all come from your head? You may have answered the question already in Finish, but I don't read Finish, so... ^^;
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zorm Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Hi, and thanks so much for the huge load of comments and favs! ^^ Means a lot to me. ^^

Didn't have an exact basis, it was partially inspired by something I saw on one of my hiking trips, but that didn't involve waterfalls, mainly just sheer stone cliffs. Also at the very first stages, this appeared somewhat different, added later foliage and trees to balance the composition.
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CatrionaMalfoy Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well it's fantastic! And thanks for the link on the other comment! ^^
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SkaldicArts Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how this whole sketch is so detailed! Especially the trees and waterfalls! Great job!
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Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I'm having a hard time believing that this is painted. @__@

SOMEONE DD THIS NOW.
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Well, I do still have the original layered psd that quite clearly shows the brush strokes. ;)
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JayLH92 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
WOW!!! :D wow haha this is amazing!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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JayLH92 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
no problem
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:icon2xn:
2xN Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Um, okay, wow. Like, wow.
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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crimsondeathxX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Wow. thats all I can say..... simply WOW
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Ameko-Shadowsong Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is utterly gorgeous, the detail breathtaking. I completely adore it. :heart:
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Ameko-Shadowsong Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. :D
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:iconoginz:
OginZ Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Great work! :)
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student General Artist
How long did his take! It's amazing!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks. Hmm...two months, if I remember correctly. :) Didn't draw it precisely every day, though.
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student General Artist
*dies*
I must develop patience such as this...XD Thank you!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Well...I think my patience'd also crack, if it weren't for audio books. ;) I just re-listened to most of The Deathly Hallows, while editing the massive TS/BloSC image. Really makes the time jog past faster.
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student General Artist
That's a great idea!
(and btw- You like harry potter too?!)
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Yup. :) I just got round re-reading the books. Haven't been active in the fandom for a couple of years, though.
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm more of a casual fan, I would be a super-fan, but I have to restrain myself. I got things to be more focused on.
A worthwhile fandom, though! :D
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Spieglein Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
This is just... WOW. O_O
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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nanamegami Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
That looks amazing, zorm. The water is so pretty, with the reflection and all.

Wonderful
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nanamegami Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
That looks amazing, zorm. The water is so pretty, with the reflection and all.

Wonderful
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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stargate-cat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
wonderful use of perspective, light and shadow. At first I thought this was a photo made to look like a painting then I enlarged it. It makes me think of Tolkien, of a million other fantasy novels with descriptions of lush forests and sparkling pristine waters. Wonderfully done.

(I'm not sure how I got here btw, I've just been surf-clicking around deviant art)
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)

Yeah, it's a painting, although I've heard other people say the preview does look like a photo. This is inspired by the site of an old hill fort I visited once.

Well...regarding his novels, Tolkien picked up elements and characters directly from Finnish and Norse mythologies, so perhaps he might've likewise gotten influences from the Nordic nature. :)
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CelesteStorywriter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student General Artist
...This reminds me of a place that always used to kick my ass to navigate within, in one of my old Cabela hunting video games.
Scratch that. It looks EXACTLY like it (at least how I remember it). Which makes me love it even more. :heart:
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zorm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
I don't know this game, though. ^^;
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Sakimori Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Oh my! I can't even describe to you how much I LOVE the tree in the front. It's freaking awesome. The bark is just so touchable! Beautiful c:
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^ The birch was fun to paint, too.
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goddesstears Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY!!! *dies* That's absolutely beautiful! You astound me! XD
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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MrMahoo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Wow, great work, really atmospheric! :)
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Saronai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Writer
A background? I thought this was an actual photo from the thumbnail. If this is the background, just wow, what does the foreground look like?! Amazing. My skills at artistry come and go and I'm not driven enough to practice the periods of horrid art away, at least not visual art. However, I know what I like and this is one of the most aesthetically pleasing pieces I've encountered at DA. I know you griped about your snape piece, but I'm thankful it prompted me to view the rest of your stuff. Overall...your entire gallery is amazing!
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zorm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for your comment and watch. :) I haven't fully decided what to do with this picture yet; I'll probably use some Finnish mythology character in the foreground. I scrapped the original sketch and composition and just proceeded with the background first.

Eh, I forgot I had still that little angry line below the Snape pic. I was just really frustrated at one point (and people were constantly squabbling over some silly stuff in the thread).
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