View Full Version : The Ruins of old Castle

05-18-2011, 10:00 PM
I like old Castles..(And the ruins of old castles)there is something magical about ancient stuff,its as though each has a story to tell, hope you like the picture........Jack.

05-18-2011, 10:04 PM
I do as well Jack. I remember climbing these tiny steps and the ceiling so low and the steps winding upward of a castle ruin in Germany. It was exhilarating when I made it to the top and could see so far. Great painting.

05-18-2011, 11:16 PM
I too like old castles...if the walls could only talk...very good painting Jack.

05-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Amazing textures on this artwork Jack! Well done............

05-19-2011, 01:02 AM
Looking at this one I keep ducking down because I expect a dragon to fly on by at any moment. Well done Jack:)

05-19-2011, 02:59 AM
wonderfully painted jack

D Akey
05-19-2011, 03:16 AM
Hi Jack,

The feeling is really moody in terms of sorta magical and dreamlike. Reminds me a lot of illustrators like NC Wyeth and Howard Pyle in their illustrations of pirates and so on. Very golden like a treasure chest of doubloons.

As to the mechanics of the piece, the ground with the shrubs look a little like you used a clone stamp to fill it in where you did some and extended it. It's the repetition of the bits that take on a geometric mechanical character.

One can still use the clone stamp but just take care to move the source around a bit more and look out for that patterning.

Other than that, I would keep your cutlass at the ready for creatures of all manner coming to protect their own in such a deathly stronghold. :eek:

Nice one. Great mood. :cool:

05-19-2011, 03:45 AM
Very, very nice Jack, love the mystery of old castles and buildings:):);)

05-19-2011, 03:53 AM
great mood and color.... a place of history and mystery:):):)

05-19-2011, 06:21 AM
The background could really use some landscaping, as the POV seems to point more forward than up. But the marvelous job on lightning and texturing compensate that shortcoming.

05-19-2011, 07:17 AM
Fantastic dear Jack:):)