It took me a while to find a title for this one. I remembered the belgariad books by david eddings and searched my mind for a place that would fit for my painting. I studied the maps that are in the books and found the ‘arend’. The arend divides the lands of arendia and tolnedra. The arend flows through woody areas, which really fits to my painting, and ends in the lands where once was the mighty/legendary battle of vo mimbre. Where the people of the west fought and won against the large army lead by the evil god torak. The evil god got wounded and did fell into a sleep… until the child of light comes to challenge him. To decide all things that are and will be… for ever.
So much for a little insight into the story of the belgariad saga.
I started this one as a futuristic concept actually… like… 3 months ago. Not really a big time project back then. Just something to train some basics. Over the time i got a pretty solid scifi setup that was looking promising. I wasn’t too happy with it and asked some close friends what to do. One of my ideas was to go for a nature only scene. Haven’t done that in a while. When i got that done and i looked at the pic… it was empty somehow. A close friend told me to try it with some sort of fortress or castle… waterfalls… all the full blown fantasy package. I did so. The result looks ok i guess. Surely 150 layers. Again some kind of digital matte painting thing. I was not going for a super realistic look. I just wanted to visualize an atmosphere… a feeling…
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30hrs – intuos3 – photoshop – 4300px wide – 300dpi