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Thread: The Ruins of old Castle

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    The Ruins of old Castle

    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.
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    Some of my artwork can be seen at the above link.......Jack.

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    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.

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    I too like old castles...if the walls could only talk...very good painting Jack.
    Try to see as many angles of vision as possible...no single one of us has a "handle" on the whole picture.

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    Amazing textures on this artwork Jack! Well done............

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    Looking at this one I keep ducking down because I expect a dragon to fly on by at any moment. Well done Jack
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    wonderfully painted jack

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    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.

    Nice one. Great mood.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Very, very nice Jack, love the mystery of old castles and buildings

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    great mood and color.... a place of history and mystery

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    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.

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