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fantasy commission by stoudaa fantasy commission by stoudaa
commission for the very awesome and patient (!)

I've really put a lot in this one and it's definitely the most challenging painting I've done so far. Not only because of it's size (original is 3500x5000)
but also because I'm not really used to paint 'gentle' and 'happy' pictures. :D

So i really hope i didn't screw up much and some of you guys will enjoy it.

...oh and sorry everyone for the watermark, i promised I'll include it
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Colorsmoothie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Very detailed and atmospheric. I love the light, the colours and the motive. Everybody can see how much time and love you spent for this. <3
Gulfpirate Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
What an incredible showcase of your skills!!

This is a very "busy" piece--maybe too busy for my taste, but I'm sure the commissioner loved it! But it's a great one for a portfolio because it shows off just how much you can do with landscapes, animals, foreground characters, light and shadow, water and sky... there's so much to look at and every part of it is beautifully done.

I'm sure I can't afford to commission work this detailed or pro for the projects I'm working on--but if I could, you'd absolutely be the kind of artist I'd use! (Who knows, maybe the kickstarter will agree that I need some good illustrations). I'll recommend you if I know anything that comes up. Thank you for sharing this with us!
WilMarrow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is peaceful. It still has a slight bit of creepy in it (just a hair).... Which is fine, kinda like an unofficial signature :d
jimmieslice Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Love it! Is there some back story to this work?
ynne-black Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Uh... wow. Upřímný obdiv!
TheSleepingGods Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
G0d-0f-N00b Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
if all my fingers are thumbs... all thumbs up for you..
Aijoku Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no proste WOW!!! mas uzasne obrazky... :D
MBeau Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
holy !!!!! C!!! This is amazing. The execution if more then phantasmal. At first glance I though it was an actual painting. This is more then wonderful!
So beautiful, so perfect... *__*
net-and-tinsel-gown Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
O.o I was compelled to fullview just to drink in all the details. This is an amazing painting! I love how the statue seems to be part fauness (is that a word? er, female faun) and part mermaid, and the fact that she's got a stone octopus to keep her company. The knight and his horse have fantastic armor... I feel like I could step into the picture and feel the wind blowing across the water, lean over the edge of the pool, pluck a flower from the underbrush. There should be a story here. I can feel it.
ZimbaO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice :)
Mn63 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Nice work.
F0ggi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful painting:heart:.

Love the whole the fantasy atmosphere in your work. The details are fantastic, the background looks very precise and lovely from afar and the statue look so realistic.

Your painting is really speechless work:jawdrop:, keep up the awesome work.
yuukikatrarra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
that's awesome
InstantPhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
there's so much detail!
you did a fantastic job!
CharlesAChaloupka Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful and surreal piece with wonderful detail
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of December 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 32 - December 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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Kynamh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This must have taken you ages! So much detail. I really love the white peacock. Mermaid I'm not sure if a creature or a statue based on her coloring and posture on the rock. Its really really excellent and I bet you have one happy customer :)
MindTuber Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Úžasná práce, krásná scenérie a imaginace. Jednoznačně +fav.
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is perfect!
seskah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Wow! Truly amazing! Everywhere I look I find something beautifuly detailed!!
noraneko1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Just came to say that this is super amazing! Great job! You are seriously talented c:
Vamperin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Fantastic so much amazing detail, brilliant! :wow:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
hakepe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the feeling and the story in this painting. I love the complexity of the landscape, ruins/castles and the statue in the foreground. Perhaps the atmospherical perspective could be a bit stronger which would give the painting even more depth. Now the colors in the foreground and the backround are quite similar in saturation and intensity which flattens the painting a bit. But I still like it a lot :)
lelasan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Fantastic! Which software did you use?
veveco Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! I'm amazed by all the details of this piece. Incredible work!!
keren-or Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is.... jaw dropping. I'm speechless here. Fantastic details.
AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
irisuediting Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nvm lol saw the tail! beautiful work!
irisuediting Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is the woman a mermaid??
JamesAnimeFan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's amazing!
JuanCharles Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent!!! :D
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your work here: [link] :)
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the coloring is quite interesting. i'm enjoyed :)
Madareth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
beatiful :3 !!!
cr8g Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Dragons, Pixies.. and fag knight :) .. awesome again
Breezyautumn11 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wow this is absolutely stunning!
Ralola Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful scene!
MistressKurumi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is a large picture. It's amazing. Just being able to see all the detail up close like this makes you feel like you're in the setting.
c-r-o-f-t Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Furea93 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this so much, thank you so much for drawing this!! And I don't think I was very patient at all XD
Felix-Alvarez Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
OMG It's amazing.
Endless-Ness Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow that looks great! Nice job :D
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