After taking a good look at this I too am surprised you're not getting more background work. Before this I didn't know you did any, but I'm extremely impressed regardless. It's a fantasy for me to find my way deep into a forest and find some beautiful old buildings, perhaps decayed but holding onto most of their original splendor. (Also, lucky me, I've been reading about Classical and Neoclassical architecture lately so this is a true visual treat.)
The mist adds a quiet, almost mystical effect to it all too. The color is stunning because you've made the earth tones and stone (or worn marble?) bright and lively with the sunlight filtering through the trees; also, I like that column of leaves in the foreground tree show the light riding down a gap. The small leaves appear very detailed too, which is a big plus. My only question is about why the sunbeams stream in from two different directions. Apart from a reflected source I can only think that it's the perspective of the light coming in from behind the viewpoint...? Still, I'd bet that I'm somehow wrong, considering how much of your work I've seen over the past several years.
Oh, and is that an old tapestry or banner on the side of the ruins?
Anyway, I wish that I can start dreaming of places this beautiful myself.
Yeah, it's probably difficult to show a light source directly behind the camera. The light wouldn't stream in a direct vertical, but it probably should have been a \_/ type of beam that narrows at it moves forward.
I still have the PSD if I want to alter it. I just know that the actual part I'm using as the background in my Flash is cropped from the upper left and it's not actually an issue.
Yeah... I have been doing art for a long time, and I can draw pretty much anything. The people who only watched my gallery lately for ponies or fanart leave me incredibly disapponted with DeviantArt.
I thought the point of this place was to support original artists and original art, pretty much...
Supporting artists is my main reason for being here (and a few other places we both hang out). I've commented on over 2700 pieces on dA alone (this being #2738, ±). Encouraging is easier for me because my own skills and poor color vision make it hard to be helpful, but I point out whatever strikes me as odd. (I asked another skilled artist to double-check me before commenting on this, but his immediate reaction was all about how you really know your stuff on all levels.)
Yeah, the banner popped into my brain after looking over the piece for quite a while. Now I need to pore over your galleries again and see what else I've missed in years of following your work.
In the meantime I truly hope you keep posting your work here as well. Whether or not the pony fans start appreciating your serious pieces I know that plenty of others will.
I definitely want to know when you move to your new gallery. deviantART is my home but I follow plenty of artists who don't (or can't ) use dA. Sorry I haven't commented on too much of your work over the years (since 2006!) but most of the time I seem to find it second-hand or on your WIP site.
It's impressive how far even the general-user 3D software has come in the past few years. These days every program seems much more complex than I need (or can understand). Hopefully 2D will always be around too. Do you have any projects in the making right now?
It's fine if you take your time to reply or don't reply at all. My comments are just a way of saying thanks, while having a little fun myself, so I'm never expecting an answer. When I do get them that's icing on the cake.
My friend is trying to stay under the radar at the moment (especially on dA), but when that's over I'll let you know. For chatting I use Gmail chat (just drop the dash from my name here) and another computer monitors the IRC networks Dejatoons, Cartoon Palace, Aniverse, and IRChighway. I have your Livestream link too and even watched one night, but I don't like to interrupt the artist at work.
I see... I've been having streaming problems lately, but you can find a lot of my art on Inkbunny right now: [link] if you don't mind furry. As for lolicon, I'm not doing a huge amount of it and ... did you know you can pull up the full versions of the images on my devblog?
Just click "open link in new tab" ... wala.
I don't update my blog OFTEN, but it does get everything except the Flashes. Surprisingly, my Twitter feed has nearly everything, but it's also very ... stream of consciousness mixed with my status updates and ongoing conversations. [link] but it's one of the fastest ways to communicate with me.
Oh yes, I always get the full size pictures. (Wheel-click does new-tab and close-tab in FF.) I need to zoom in to see fine details, especially when I'm working offline on my laptop.
I'm not sure which is your "devblog," but I'll keep an eye on InkBunny, and sometimes 413chan too; and by "WIP site" I meant kg13, which I hope is right. I'll peek at your Twitter feed once in a while too, but I suck at multitasking so I don't have an account myself. Not yet at least.
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