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Distant Fortress Ruins by Balaskas Distant Fortress Ruins by Balaskas
PSCS5 Digital Paint
2012
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:icondimeolas7:
Dimeolas7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
beautifull work, i can almost feel the wind and smell the rain :)
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wrshredder Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super awesome!
Skyrim meets Assassins Creed in my opinion, great work!
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noahsummers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something strange about the background; it may be because of the darker neighboring shadows, but the light on the right tower looks brighter than the left side. That's not to say it's unrealistic or that there's something wrong on a technical level (because of the heavy clouds and angle of the sunlight, you could have all kinds of shadows playing with the light on the hill), but it feels like the eye is meant to be drawn from the man to the left tower, and probably follow the stairs back to the foreground, and due to the higher contrast on the right tower, the eye instead travels from man to left tower to right tower, and then kind of hangs.

I think this would work better if you had left the right tower mostly in shadow, and let some light spill on those ruins and the lower stairs on the hillside, which would draw the eye to the cliff, back to the man, and so on, leading the eye in a loop and not allowing it to leave the painting.

In any case, really beautiful painting. I was filtering through my daily pile of watches, and this caught my eye.
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Balaskas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the input! I do believe the effect is caused by the higher contrast on the right between the clouds and tower, and that fading the light cast from left to right would ease that misdirection. Good catch!
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:iconyinetyang:
yinetyang Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Is this "Demon's Soul" related? It really reminds me the begining of the game.
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Balaskas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its not related, though I can definitely see the similarity. That game is so hard, controller throwing mayhem :D
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:iconyinetyang:
yinetyang Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Completely but.... I nailed it till the end (sweating blood though! :D )
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:iconbalaskas:
Balaskas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! When I get a good chuck of time (never) I'll have to get back into that one.
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:iconyinetyang:
yinetyang Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Lol! Good luck with that and Umbasa, of course.
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imhilien Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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