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DanielConway
12-28-2003, 12:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/31874/SilentSilhouette_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/31874/SilentSilhouette.jpg)

first image ive created since september, University is a harsh mistress

Anyway im still venturing down my own little road of surrealism enjoying every step:)

heres a few more of them steps



Im most proud of how the sky and water turned out, i dont use references so i draw until i feel it looks right:)

hope you like it

Titan
12-28-2003, 01:46 AM
Excellent work man, I love the mood, the color composition, and the loose strokes.....photoshop I assume?

great work!

gautch
12-28-2003, 03:21 AM
Thank you Daniel Conway.

I love the color you used and the layout. It makes me wonder what happend..? Was the father involved? What is to become of the little girls future? Simply astonishing.

as·ton·ish·ing:
"To fill with sudden wonder or amazement."

Thank you again Daniel Conway.

BiTMAP
12-28-2003, 05:51 AM
AH HA!, so it IS possible to do well in that method of feeling.

rad, now i just need a tablet and i'm set to go (i CAN use the mouse, its not an excuse).

picksel
12-28-2003, 08:03 AM
Perhaps I am melancholic person but I have the impression to see a hope in this fields of ruins by the sun and the glance of the small girl. (it's like psychologie:surprised )
Anyway, I like your work and I think it orginal.
Did you it on photoshop or painter?
:thumbsup: :bowdown:

fnselmi
12-28-2003, 08:13 AM
man o man, Now that has to be one of the best peices I have seen in a while. I love your colour palate, and the translucency in the water and umbrella is tryly amazing. And the sun and clouds ect ect ect ect ect. I think its great. It has such mood and feeling to it. Great composition and feeling of unstabitlty due to the placement of the red umbrella and its colour ofcourse.
Great work there!!!
Really impressed

I cant get over the ligting!!!!!!!!!!
dude!! that pic kicks serious assparagus!!!!!!!!!!

Frojack
12-28-2003, 09:03 AM
So much chaos. The destruction, the water everywhere...Yet they don't seem that concerned. They have either given up, or this is somehow 'not' the worst thing that could have happened. Brilliant.
By the way, your paint work is very inspiring.

superlayer
12-28-2003, 09:16 AM
I wonder where those stairs leed to?
You have captured something serious yet comforting but also disturbing.
I have to keep looking.

:drool:

AtrusDni
12-28-2003, 09:31 AM
amazing! No crits . . . sorry . . . nope, none at all. The clouds and water are awesome.:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

:RivetHead:
12-28-2003, 09:35 AM
FAWK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Major love here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it! Love loveleove
The clouds man! the clouds! Rich color, and nice delicate shading...

Things that you might want to consider:
I think you over dodged the sun and some highlights, fix it if you still can!
Also shading on the woman’s/child's cloths are too dark, which makes it look stiff. Try to loosen it up a bit, or have some light shine though like you did with the umbrella's shading. (which kicks ass too)

fawk.. it's awesome

-Rivethead


edit: actually, the dodge isn't TOO bad, just oversaturated I guess.

Antipop
12-28-2003, 09:47 AM
that's one excellent piece of art. the mood is stunning. the colors and depth are great too.

the best i've seen in quite a while!

eYadNesS
12-28-2003, 10:28 AM
Wow very nice :)
+fav

spheratu
12-28-2003, 11:38 AM
extremely beautiful!!!!:bowdown:

Rubberduckie
12-28-2003, 11:49 AM
Wow! This is beuatifully fantastic!!! Lovely colors n mood! Simply fantastic...!

Cheers! :beer:

PCollier
12-28-2003, 11:53 AM
This is work to be extremely proud of. My favoruite bit is the sky as well :drool: I see this has an optimistic image of hope after what has been by the looks of it times of tremendous destruction.

kleinluka
12-28-2003, 12:30 PM
you have every right to be proud of those clouds... Absolutely amazing. I have no more to say.

seraphin
12-28-2003, 12:58 PM
hi:) ,
fabulous work,
all is perfect...
http://www.cafesale.net/forum/images/smiles/casse_slip.gif
Tchô.:surprised

Ch3
12-28-2003, 01:29 PM
.........................................

i am unable to say anything to such a piece and subject!

keep up the good work

rastaflex
12-28-2003, 01:29 PM
light water and sky is so...perfect!!!:eek:
nothing to say
:applause:

FreWe
12-28-2003, 01:48 PM
Absolutely marvelous! :bowdown:

Riddick
12-28-2003, 01:48 PM
The sky is beautiful and the lights too.:thumbsup:

Hexodam
12-28-2003, 01:58 PM
wow I can honestly say, send this in for expose 2 :)

Julez4001
12-28-2003, 03:29 PM
fantastic work.
Even more because you didn't reference it.
Thats a lot to be said of that skill level.

Photoshop or Painter
If PS, what brushes did you use..... a slew of custom, perhaps.


Anyway, pat yourself on the back....this is non-fanboy congrats.

DoLeeP
12-28-2003, 04:02 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

konst
12-28-2003, 04:09 PM
This is just sooo nice. exept from the amazing detail and realism I dig the composition.:thumbsup:

digital-bobert
12-28-2003, 04:19 PM
just beautiful...

BigCircus
12-28-2003, 04:28 PM
Well I know I'm just going to be adding to a very long list here but this one is absolutely top Pro Level stuff. I think any art director or art collector would be glad to have such skilled work.

Franc
12-28-2003, 04:38 PM
:thumbsup: :)

Raul-Reznek
12-28-2003, 05:02 PM
haha beautiful! image has a nice load of emotion and thought to it.

interesting how you chose the podium, also i admire how you put the older woman into value, by having her umbrella open in contrast to her offspring, she shows calmness and wisdom.
Is this what you were trying to achieve?

Beautiful composition too, one of teh buildings seems flat.

keight
12-28-2003, 05:34 PM
Beautifully done, Daniel. I knew that parisol was going to show up sometime. I particularly enjoy the way you handle translucent lighting. Your winter break has been especially fruitfull.

Goatfuzz
12-28-2003, 05:52 PM
Very nice! I haven't touched a computer in a week (shockingly), and it was nice to see your image when I logged in. :beer:

-I really like the style too...

jizzypop
12-28-2003, 07:41 PM
http://www.jizzypop.com/upload/files/drool.gif

Corn Dog
12-28-2003, 08:08 PM
New wallpaper for it is. Batman looks cool but makes me feel dorky :)

Incitatus
12-28-2003, 08:16 PM
Very Friedrich

I like it :beer:

DarkSkills
12-28-2003, 08:29 PM
:cry: It's so beautiful:bowdown:

BonoMan
12-28-2003, 08:32 PM
Jesus Christ that sky is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!

Rey
12-28-2003, 09:35 PM
WOW. Now that is a painting.
It has every element of a classic painting.
Congratulations on a great piece of Art.

Badname
12-28-2003, 09:35 PM
I love you! I love everybody who makes chinees/japanees art. Specialy this quind of style and quick paintings. Also my wallpaper now, maby u could make a special wallpaper edition ? :)

dwin
12-28-2003, 09:42 PM
Great work!!!

tobie.cote
12-28-2003, 10:15 PM
Sometimes an artist, can create something that transcend talent and technics
like here this beautiful piece of art (the harmony with the subject,the lighting the contrast between the girls and the ruins) is a great representation of Hope.



:applause:


My portfolio (http://www.tobiecote.com)

Tah'quel
12-28-2003, 11:40 PM
I add on. This is absolutly breathtaking work.
It seems that theres alot of different opinions to the metaphorical meanings within the painting. I think a great sign of true art is when the observer is allowed to find their own meaning in a painting without ever realizing that they were fidnding there own selves.
Lets see how many more come out.

Branko

RenderFX
12-28-2003, 11:46 PM
It looks nice, i like the warm lightning and the overall mood.

BTW, it's my new wallpaper :)

mo wuhen
12-29-2003, 12:12 AM
wahh, you capture the light
fantastic:drool:

BeCOOL_MiN
12-29-2003, 12:39 AM
Can't find my jar for few mins...




Just I love the Mood, and especailly a great looking of sky..
you deserve to proud yourself, man!

:beer:

facial
12-29-2003, 01:15 AM
Very interested imagination. :thumbsup:
How about to extend more storyline accroding in this kind of thinking? :beer:

Bliz
12-29-2003, 01:28 AM
Stunning work!!! :beer:

My favorite bit is...all of it :)

As someone's already said - make sure you submit this for expose'2

gorgon
12-29-2003, 01:41 AM
the light is so,....buttery, I cant believe it! Great work, and especially kudos on the handling of light.

mta3d
12-29-2003, 02:46 AM
great painting, put that on your wall :)

phoenix
12-29-2003, 03:20 AM
very impressive

Ac0rN
12-29-2003, 03:40 AM
Soooo artistic :bowdown:

bjoern
12-29-2003, 04:29 AM
simply perfect :-)

my jaw sticks on the Table!!!!

regards
bjoern

Ultragames
12-29-2003, 05:25 AM
Wow! Truly wow! The scene portrays destruction, chaos, hoplessness. If the sun is rising, then i see it as a mocking hope. If it is setting, than i can only describe it as "doomed"

Either way, amazing peace. it portrays alot of different emotions, in a VERY uniuqe mixture.

So, like everyone else i ask, PS, or Panter? And, is there a larger res version for us to stare at?

ODoul
12-29-2003, 05:42 AM
Possibly (quite possibly) one of the finest digital paintings I've seen here. Supremely beautiful and evocative.

thx1138
12-29-2003, 08:05 AM
You better send this over to the people at Ballistic Pubishing before january 29th !!!! I think it's very good. I think it's amazing. I love it..... :thumbsup:

The way the girl turns her head to look at the destruction around while holding on to her mother (I asume) is brilliant. It brings on the mood of something awfull that happened, but the girl finds comfort holding on to her mother. And the sun is in exactly the right location.

I'm not a real painting fan. I've got exactly 1 painting on a wall here where I live, but I would put this one up for sure.

Once again.:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

-Grtz

Bustasnipez
12-29-2003, 08:52 AM
It doesn't look like the sun It looks like a damn nuclear explosion about to whoop tha shiet out of them.
Although it would make more sense if it were a sun.
I find it hard to believe you didn't use any reference.. I find that Very hard to believe. either way its insane...must have taken you a looooong time.

Garma
12-29-2003, 09:16 AM
wow!! I totally dig the surreal look. This one goes in my inspiration folder for sure! The water in the front looks a little too 2D but that's about it. Extremely nice.

Voursez
12-29-2003, 10:55 AM
Nice mate, really got the Feeling and Emotion to the Max...

It sorta reminds me of something from the Movie Hero. I dont know if you have seen it, but it is an amazing movie, very beautiful...

Max4ever
12-29-2003, 01:35 PM
that's one great painting.
The light is marvelous and the mood is great.
Great work pal.:beer:

NelsonInomvan
12-29-2003, 02:57 PM
wooow

very inspireing work man.. make shure you keep up the good work.. well i just wanted to mention that this piece is really beautiful

congrats :thumbsup:

foxco
12-29-2003, 04:08 PM
beautiful painting man, just awsome. i only wish i had those skills



what progrma you use? painter, photoshop,???

XsifoX

Snakeman
12-29-2003, 07:51 PM
nice....shocked...and awed

Ultragames
12-30-2003, 01:16 AM
Send it off to Expose 2 people.

*Anger* Why dont the artists ever reply to these damn things?

DanielConway
12-30-2003, 01:31 AM
of course they do:applause:
anyway thankyou everyone for the feedback:) and yes im submitting this aswell as a few others to Expose 2:)

sizzlebits
12-30-2003, 01:33 AM
Excellent work. The colors... the mood that the color creates... wow. Great work. Keep it up. =)

Ultragames
12-30-2003, 03:55 AM
You'll get in for sure.

So two questions remain. Larger version available? And what program?


EDIT: Just went to your site. I found out that "Forever Lost" one of favorite CG Pantings ever, IS YOURS! Where can i get a print of it? Love your work!

iNFERNiS
12-30-2003, 04:33 AM
yoink! wallpaper!
(normally I have the standard blue)

It has such a great mood to it..the colours, the lighting, wow.

plz print posters of it and put them up for sale, I'd buy one :D :D

:bowdown:

oxyg3n
12-30-2003, 06:38 AM
Very Nice image. I like it a lot.

Tad
12-30-2003, 08:43 AM
"elegance in the face of catastrophe"

hehe, I duno, just thought that sounded like a great title for this pic :)

definetely beautiful work though!

souleage
12-30-2003, 09:23 AM
Nothing to say!!! Great work!!:eek:

zsz
12-30-2003, 10:52 AM
yeah,love it very much~extreme bueatful illustration~

Kamui
12-30-2003, 11:10 AM
Beautiful... Great piece!!
You should be proud of what you've done without refs! :thumbsup:

sqitso
12-30-2003, 02:14 PM
OMG!! How the heck do you do that?!! Great job.

BFlex
12-30-2003, 02:32 PM
WOOOOOW! LOVE IT! Love the colors! Love the elements!

Kel Solaar
12-30-2003, 03:27 PM
Excellent composition, and amazing work with the colors.

l3d_davi
12-30-2003, 04:11 PM
amazinggggGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great work !:applause: :applause:

baby
12-30-2003, 06:07 PM
luvvv it

nothing else to add, everything has been said !!

Sas.hun
12-30-2003, 06:26 PM
Very very very nice work!!! :thumbsup:

Congrat! :bowdown:

KashGarinn
12-31-2003, 01:37 AM
hey great pic, it's now my new background :D

btw.. just wondering, did you think about the shadow falling on the parasol, as well as the translucent image of the woman through it? I can't really see a marked difference.. one should see perhaps just a bit larger and darker mass to the left side of her with less detail but hey..

Also as the sun is so low, shouldn't the shadows be more apparent on the water behind them? I also find the shadow of the little girl a bit too much to the left..

I don't see hope in this piece, I see 2 supernatural beings who actually caused the whole thing to fall, and they're serenely surveying their own little 'work of art' through destruction.

that's at least how I explain two spotless beings who nonchalantly watch the sun going down on a destroyed city.. just taking a little breather before going to the next target.

I love the sky btw.. sweet, sweet sky.. a bit flat.. but still cool.

K.

Intonater
12-31-2003, 03:14 AM
What a nice color!

monsitj
12-31-2003, 04:02 AM
very nice sky !! i love it !!!!!:applause:

giorgione
12-31-2003, 08:14 AM
I`ve never seen better work then that.
I`m impressed.
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Giorgione

Miroku
12-31-2003, 09:01 AM
Excellent Mood! My new desktop :)

DanielConway
12-31-2003, 01:42 PM
Again thankyou for the comments everyone...yes it was created using Photoshop 7:)

and high quality prints are available of a lot of my work at http://www.deviantprints.com/~arcipello/

thankyou

Ryu
01-17-2004, 05:26 PM
hi,
I like your painting a lot, especially the feel of the strokes...
I'm new to digital painting, and i'd really like to progress...
I would like to know how you work, how do you build the midtones? what type of brush do you use? any tips and tricks you use a lot ? How do you achieve the feel of these strokes?

I hope i'm not boring you, but i'd really like to progress, so thx already...
Cu

:)

kicit
01-18-2004, 02:08 AM
:eek:
wow...another greate painter artist~!!!
the character inside is from korea? or Japan?
I curious to know wat the words means on the umbellar.
Is in your creation or refers from some others words?

Btw, well done~!!! I like the mood....mysterious......

:thumbsup:

Amilton Diesel
01-23-2004, 12:26 AM
Stunning work! Definitely it will be my reference for clouds in my future works.

Demie-Lune
01-23-2004, 01:09 AM
This really is a super work !

Mysterious, breathtaking, and well realized ! :thumbsup:

GARA
01-23-2004, 09:31 AM
great atmosphere,
the use of space is perfect :)

paramnesia
01-23-2004, 10:06 AM
holly cow, wat can i say, just simply astonishing.... totally speechless...

Doublecrash
01-28-2004, 11:22 AM
Fantastic mood. My congrats, the piece is fascinating. :applause:

Larry_g1s
02-03-2004, 06:20 AM
Just found this...:eek:
Speechless. The umbrella almost looks like it is luminated. Fantastic job, I dunno what else to say. :surprised

kausss
02-03-2004, 08:12 AM
wondeful image
...wich app you used for it?
i mean: for modeling&rendering
'cause I think you postproduced it with Pshop o Painter
:thumbsup:

Xavier1337
02-03-2004, 12:43 PM
man u should advance it to a WP, i reckon it would make a nice one.

cheers
Xavier

niveus
02-08-2004, 07:55 AM
Awesome work. I first saw it on deviant art and it's still set as my current favorite :)

DanielConway
07-25-2004, 04:08 PM
Cheers guys for the comments:)


Kausss - this was created using Photoshop and Painter 7 combined....there no 3D software used at all, i wouldnt know how anyway :P

Saikin
07-25-2004, 08:43 PM
love it...great painting

JD
07-25-2004, 11:16 PM
right click - save


bomb diggity man, this looks awesome!

bravisimo from the jesster

mttjss
07-27-2004, 08:27 PM
my new wallpaper...nuff' said!

:bowdown: :bowdown:

restlesscheese
07-30-2004, 07:37 AM
heck, not just my new wallpaper, but screensaver slideshow too!
totally awesome; am speechless. I believe either awe inspiring or breath taking may possibly describe it. sort of.

Folashade
12-30-2004, 04:48 PM
Excellent stuff! :applause:

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