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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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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. . .


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:

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!!

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

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

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!


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 :):):)

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

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

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

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

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