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uuderzo
02-16-2010, 02:12 AM
After posting the progression in the WIP forum (thanks for all hints), I'd like to post the work also in the gallery forum.

Used pencil to sketch the initial drawing, then oil brush to block colors. Then used some stencils to give roughness to the rocks. For detailing, used colored pencils. To render the sky and the foreground horse trailing used the wet knife. Stickers for the grass.

Comments are welcome!

Valerie
02-16-2010, 02:30 AM
Wow this is fabulous and I love the Castle. Great painting.

coops
02-16-2010, 02:40 AM
Wonderful painting:)

Andrea
02-16-2010, 02:42 AM
It's a beautiful illustration Umberto! It would be a very nice cover for a fable book :)

Caesar
02-16-2010, 04:06 AM
Your initial sketch was undoubtedly a great one, looking at the perspective clues.
You then proceeded wonderfully and got a clean, neat, clear and fabulous iluustration outcome!
It would make a magnificent cover to a book having that title too!

lindsay1959
02-16-2010, 04:21 AM
love the texture of the rocks , the the painting is fantastic it is so good

ScottF
02-16-2010, 04:28 AM
I watched your progress in WIP and was waiting to see the finished version posted. It was worth the wait! Such a great, fantasy piece. The touch with the dust on the road is super!

Alexandra
02-16-2010, 05:03 AM
I could look at this all day uuderzo. Beautiful work!!!!:):):):)

AT-TA
02-16-2010, 07:20 AM
This is fabuloues picture, uuderzo. What i like the most in it is the texture of the rocks. Colors make also the right atmosphere.

D Akey
02-16-2010, 08:59 AM
Great ACTION!!!!!!

Talk about being pulled into the story by a picture!

I'm right there. . .

:):):):):)

uuderzo
02-16-2010, 10:35 AM
Valerie, Coops, Andrea, Caesar, Rose, Lindsay, Scott, Alexandra, AT-TA, DAkey, thank you for you nice comments and support! I really appreciate it!

I tried to be more painty with this one :rolleyes:

flyashy
02-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Wow, Uderzo, this looks great!
I love the detailing on the horse and rider...
& love that title, gives it such a strong story, makes it so much more dynamic!
Great going!!

Sketchism71
02-16-2010, 11:42 AM
A magical intriguing Masterpiece uuderzo! A fairytale illustration worthy of publication! Bravo!:eek::D:D:D

Belvrog
02-16-2010, 12:47 PM
Fantastic painting uuderzo.

Lee
02-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Dear Uuderzo, a wonderful magical painting, one to dream on!!! beautiful!!!:)

Peter Pinckney
02-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Wonderful fantasy feeling in this painting Umberto!

:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

uuderzo
02-18-2010, 12:12 AM
@Flyashy, @Sketchism, @Belvrog, @Lee, @Peter... thank you! I'm confused, you make me feel like i'm good in drawing :):):)

Lima
02-18-2010, 03:46 AM
Beautiful image and very well done. Congratulations.

uuderzo
02-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Umberto... um... um.. um.. berto...
You ARE good at drawing! :)

I'm sorry for my previous (a bit) "inappropriate" post. I had an hard week :o

mannafig
02-18-2010, 10:22 PM
Fabulous a stunning picture:):)

Evart
02-20-2010, 09:21 AM
Wow, nice story-like painting!

justjean
02-20-2010, 09:30 AM
A wonderful, magical place indeed :)