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Distant Castle by Grimdar Distant Castle by Grimdar
1.5 hour speedpainting

A distant castle in a strange alien world.

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Do you know how difficult it is holding myself back from putting a moon in the sky?? I need to stop doing that.
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:iconmangafa20:
mangafa20 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow awsome castle,
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Writer
Gorgeous. Gives a feeling of desolation, too.
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faithslayer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
It reminds me of a scene in a game called Another World where the player comes out to the top of the tower using an elevator, just at the beggining of the game, with his alien friend :) Takes a look through a 'window'... and see's a very similar view to your work ;)
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daydream-vs-arronax Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Very freaking cool!
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IllustrativeJack Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't have noticed the absense of a moon in the sky, hadn't you said anything.

..... but now.... it itches if you know what I mean :D it's good to sometimes restrain one's self from old habits, though!
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:iconrtotheyo:
RtotheYO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
awsome painting, great detail and i love the bluring effect.
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:icondvotar:
Dvotar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
nice painting :D
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:iconpacksandprides:
PacksandPrides Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Again with the speed painting XD

Hey, there ain't nothing wrong with moons XD This is very different. Reminds me of a planet in Star Wars. You did an excellent job with the dusty feature.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha--I have to admit, the moon (or, rather, multiple moons) is one of the most classic sci-fi painting features...great work for only 1.5 hours; the atmospheric color looks amazingly well blended, though I'd expect a little more haze on the building.
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SouthParkAddict Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
really good work for only taking an hour O.o
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Esoragoto-san Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
amazing. I really like the details. 1 hour, wtf :omg:
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:iconkurenaisakura:
KurenaiSakura Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
This is really kewl.
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:iconberjj:
Berjj Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Interesting, inspiring, atmospheric... A lovely little piece of art! =)
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:iconclarissab:
ClarissaB Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Beautiful, your painting skills are stunning, love it !! :)
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cokemachineGAJ Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Industrious, with a Fantasy look to it.
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cokemachineGAJ Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Industrious as in the building looks loke a factory, but the surrondings remind me of a fantasy world.
(its mainly the pilliars that give it that look)
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:iconbuchvecny:
buchvecny Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
dof is looks too artificial
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:iconwildmiguel:
Wildmiguel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Looks pretty cool, great view.
Cool colors.
Good job. :thumbsup:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, and in such a short time.
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:iconsimonweaner:
SimonWeaner Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done :) how about two moons :D
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:iconloki454:
loki454 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
super cool
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:iconkunoichi-kari:
kunoichi-kari Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Great job, even if it wasn't speed painting! I fail at life.... .__.
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:iconmixdown:
mixdown Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Photographer
I love everything about this artwork.
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ShadeStephen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
It reminds me very much one location of Star Wars: wasted planet Ralltiir, the base of the leader of criminal organisation Black Sun, shown in the comics Darth Maul. I like it...
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cyberoidx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Hey, I hope you heard of the Science Fiction Contest around. Maybe you could put this up over there.
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JasonRoll Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool with the blur :)
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks Hyper :thumbsup:
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JasonRoll Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
pleasure :)
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
Yeah! Castel!
Nice dark colors :evillaugh:
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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cirqueducloud Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
You like alien stuff, huh?
Thats really cool. Makes me think of a desert-planet version of The Dark Tower. (stephen king)
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
ET all the way :) Thank you :thumbsup:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I see where you are going with this, it at first looks like some fantasy, medievil castle, but in close view, its futursitic style is quite the opposite...Nice how you blurred the pillars in the foreground to give a sense of depth of field.
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Eventually I may go further into this piece, you understand very well the impression i wanted to get :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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algaegoblin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! So eerie and mysterious. I don't think the blurring of the foreground objects is overdone though-- I think it looks just right. I think it gives it a bit of motion-- that and the fact that all those fang-shaped things are curving inwards towards the castle. Pretty sweet.
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Glad you like it, thanks for the comments :)
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AngelOfHunger Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
i really like it, kindve like a mirage - but like a shot of a movie where a character is thinking back and remembers pictures of his or her past life...
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks! Glad you like it :thumbsup:
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AngelOfHunger Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
welcome..
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crump3t Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hahah moon addiction :p

nice work. Can't help but feel that the blur on the foreground objects is overdone.
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks for the comment :) :thumbsup:
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Azoron Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to believe that saying that it's on a different planet than Earth isn't all thjat makes it science fiction. Like Starwars; that's definitely more fantasy than sci-fi, but people think it's so sci-fi because they fly around in ships and their location is explainable by science, but i'm saying that it's definitely not there in a real galaxy, making it Fantasy.
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Azoron Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
But it's really cool... love it.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks, it was definitely somewhere in between :)
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JCartist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
cohesive piece
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thank you :thumbsup:
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Iuris Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Wow, I just plain love it, great job XD
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Glad you like :thumbsup:
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JonEastwood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Awesome!!
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Grimdar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks :)
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