Monastery of Ice


Another speedpainting.. haven't submitted in a while, wanted to put something.

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Very Nice

This is a really well done picture, especially since its a speedpainting (it would take me a few hours to get this much done).
I don't know if you used a reference photo or if it was manually drawn up, but the tone of the image is set very well. I like the way only the tops of the mountains and the building are lit, and the addition of just one person works perfect to build a sense of scale.
If there were any critiques I could give of any kind, it would be that the rocks could have been more detailed (it's a speedpainting, so it's not a big deal), the shading on the top right building makes it seem like it's half transparent at first glance, and the windows on the left one would be at a very odd angle if you were actually there. They're perfectly level with the outer edge of the painting, but not the building itself.
Anyways, nice work. This picture has been the background on my Xbox for quite some time now.

Looks epic

Like the beginning of a story.
Would go perfectly with some tinkly echo shao-lin music.

I may seem really annoying but seriously AMAZING!

As much as I sound like a nag I would really love to buy some of your art lol it's really amazing! it made me realize what I was trying to do in high school but i never pursued that interest when it burning deep inside me. But overall man Awesome! All of your art brings the person there and it makes them feel like their there at the moment.


you should make a fire temple.

Love the landscape

Really spectacular how you captured the scenery and building. I just did a digital painting this morning that is my 3rd one, wonder what you think of it if you got the chance.


Credits & Info

4.72 / 5.00

Apr 7, 2010
11:12 AM EDT
File Info
1200 x 675 px
125.2 KB

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