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What detail! i wonder how long it must have took.

This is incredible. I know you put tons of work into this by how realistic it looks. I wish I was there because it looks absolutely divine. There's not too many artists here on Newgrounds who can make something look so real and breathtaking. I've looked at some of your other artwork too and I really wish you had more! But again, this painting looks like it has tons of work put into it along with your other artwork. The time you spend making these is not a waste, you have some serious talent. You know how to give a picture perspective and dimension. Specifically for this painting, you know how to put together the elements of nature. I really hope someday you make it big and gain a ton of fans, which you defiantly deserve.

SkyrisDesign responds:

Thank you so much for the heart melting feedback! I am currently on vacation ATM and I will be back in 2 weeks. Once I get back ill try to upload weekly! I've been working on something but I didn't finish it in time if the vacation but Ill try to upload that ASAP!

You did a very nice job on this work. The coloration and design of the plant life is quite realistic and calming, the distant background nicely fits in with being hidden by fog, yet has a needed presence. The water just radiates its presence- its own life- as the strongest part of this work. The presence of heat and humidity also really jumps out.

For improvements, I would have to say to improve the definition of the edging of the plant life and the rock, but not in a way that detracts from the piece. There also needs to be a stronger wind sense to the location; the water perhaps needs a bit more of flowing nature to it. The background walls, while nicely present, seem to be a little colder than needed.

Yet you still created a very good piece. Keep at it.

SkyrisDesign responds:

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind

Very nice

Looks completely natural. Except for the, y'know, giant structure in the background. Makes me think of a "near-future war video game" type of thing.

Anyway, how do you want people to view this? From a distance, it looks realistic and dandy, but up close you can see the effects that you did on leaves how they're splotches of paint or a different style thing. In that way it looks odd since they stand out.

SkyrisDesign responds:

Yea I was just trying new ways to paint and I was trying to add more noise to the piece. I'm a new artist and I'm still trying to find a way to paint

good job! dem details got me... you should sell stuff like this!

SkyrisDesign responds:

Lol! Would you buy it ;)

Credits & Info

4.21 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2013
4:51 AM EDT
File Info
4000 x 2384 px
3.5 MB

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