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Winter Travellers by andreasrocha Winter Travellers by andreasrocha
Exploration of new techniques can sometimes lead to satisfactory results, although, most of the time, they end up in the garbage folder.
With this one I made heavy use of Photoshop's lasso tool in the initial stages and sticked to only two brushes throughout the entire painting process: a more textured one with opacity set to pressure and a round one with pressure set to size+opacity.
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ReaderByLamplight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Really captures the essence of what such a journey would be. You can almost see your breath go up in the crisp mountain air and feel the hooves of your mount tramping in the slosh. Coldly invigorating.
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1infamousDude Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I would like to be one of those Winter Travelers
:)
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John-AM Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me think of banthas and Tusken Raiders, but on a Hoth-like winter planet instead of the desert Tatooine.:D Beautiful inspiring piece.:-)
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xlicj03 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Colorful, but no rainbow kitsch. Realistic, but still a painting, with questions left for dreaming. The snow is cool as it should be :) I am impressed.

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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Are the beasts in this caravan related to the one the guy had in The Swamp?  The horns are different, but the hair and size look similar.
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Outlawstar8489 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Your work has really caught my eye, there is something unique in it without saying anythign about the obvious technical prowess!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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Kxmode Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Reminds me of Frostgorge Sound from Guild Wars 2
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giselleukardi Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
wow this is fantastic! :wow: I love the atmosphere and the depth is great!... Your painting skills are amazing... keep it up! =)
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JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very well done!
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methegreat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, instant favourite
that is just killer
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DrFaustus3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
this is really amazing.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Super sweet. Fantastic depth and detail.
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Ljulaj Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
great Job!
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aikijohn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
nice pictures
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Glirdan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
If you don't mind, I'm leaving my interpretation and some critiques here
Sorry for my English in advance

I see here a tribe of nomads going through some frozen wasteland. They nomadize from one place to another searching for some food for them and their huge livestock. After fiding a good place to live they take everything they can out of the place - they hunt, they feed their beasts, then they leave nothing behind and go further.

They live like a big family, they share the same air, they are alike, but they are not eaqual. That is what I don't see on your picture unfortunatelly.

Their beasts are really huge and what I know about huge beasts - they live long and breed slowly. People breed much faster. Having your own beast is an honor which only bravest and strongest men can achieve. Children, women and slaves can not have a beast as their private property. So there are two basic options: either the whole family rides together one beast, or only men ride them while the other tribe members travel on their foot.

So I think you picture lacks these poor and rightless people either crowdling among riders or sitting on beasts' backs.

That big rider coming last looks really lonely - was it intended by master or not. But next one, going pre-last looks like rough noisy copy of the very last one. In my humble opinion, this mustn't be that way. If you can't distinguish them by color (for e.g. because this people don't have much vareity of dyes to color their clothes), you could make them have some variation of form: number and size of packs, different finery for beasts (like brides, jewellery, etc.)

And for the landscape I have nothing to add, it is really marvellous.

Mean no offence, only my opinion, tastes and views. The way I'd do if I was that quality.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid :)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid :)
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Zarlo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :O Where'd you learn to draw so well?
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lavoieqc Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Your work is a real source of fantasy dreaming. Thank you.
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tweakfox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really love this! The fog/misty part further back where there might even be snow still falling is awesome!
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evolutionlab Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
unbelievable technique
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khan2215 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow...amazing...:)
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T04Genesis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
This is very good. The snow is painted very will into the background nicely.
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moorkasaur Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From all the fantasy worlds and places, i think i wanted to live in Ice Wind Dale... i think im there, when i look at this picture.
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cellolott Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
nice exploration, dude. Keep on exploring!
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caradecunha Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this one... it's very nice. And the snow looks very soft - good - and also the travellers look very sweet
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
An epic adventure. Great story and image.
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Astoraeia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you've been featured here: [link] :)
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Tow1503 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
How long did it take?
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astromilk Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Awesome. Wonderful work.
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ariespolus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Opa!! Trabalho incrivel, o efeito da neblina no vale frente ficou perfeito. :)
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o0Magnus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
great scene
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skygogo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow esta mt louco ._. !!!
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ledzeponpep Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
i wonder if you used a placeholder image you painted over or it all just came from your imagination.
anyway i voted for you in portugART weekly, because i liked it.
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xplosivemind Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great image. Nice landscape and snow cover. I like the composition and the fact you can have your own story line with the image.
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abigbat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Working really well man, has a great feel.
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olympus7711 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work! very atmospheric, yet loose and energetic. You make it look effortless.
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wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Those animals look interesting. Are they mammoths, or made up?
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Fang11803 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! :heart:
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WillGArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it
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WooCushWashi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work!
Only 2 brushes? Respect, man.
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Derfblue Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow breathtaking work :wow:
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!!
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Saurabhinator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! :O
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Sahdirah Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Digital Artist
^ Now we know what it would look like if the Tuskens were native to Hoth.
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sv7who Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
lovely
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iska91 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
WOW marvellous!
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DavidSequeira Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
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Euphoriack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I like that cliff! Yoh!
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