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12-28-2003, 01:40 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

12-28-2003, 02:46 AM
Excellent work man, I love the mood, the color composition, and the loose strokes.....photoshop I assume?

great work!

12-28-2003, 04:21 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.

"To fill with sudden wonder or amazement."

Thank you again Daniel Conway.

12-28-2003, 06:51 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).

12-28-2003, 09:03 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:

12-28-2003, 09:13 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!!!!!!!!!!

12-28-2003, 10:03 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.

12-28-2003, 10:16 AM
I wonder where those stairs leed to?
You have captured something serious yet comforting but also disturbing.
I have to keep looking.


12-28-2003, 10:31 AM
amazing! No crits . . . sorry . . . nope, none at all. The clouds and water are awesome.:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

12-28-2003, 10:35 AM

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


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

12-28-2003, 10:47 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!

12-28-2003, 11:28 AM
Wow very nice :)

12-28-2003, 12:38 PM
extremely beautiful!!!!:bowdown:

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

Cheers! :beer:

12-28-2003, 12:53 PM
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.

12-28-2003, 01:30 PM
you have every right to be proud of those clouds... Absolutely amazing. I have no more to say.

12-28-2003, 01:58 PM
hi:) ,
fabulous work,
all is perfect...

12-28-2003, 02:29 PM

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

keep up the good work

12-28-2003, 02:29 PM
light water and sky is so...perfect!!!:eek:
nothing to say

12-28-2003, 02:48 PM
Absolutely marvelous! :bowdown:

12-28-2003, 02:48 PM
The sky is beautiful and the lights too.:thumbsup:

12-28-2003, 02:58 PM
wow I can honestly say, send this in for expose 2 :)

12-28-2003, 04:29 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.

12-28-2003, 05:02 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12-28-2003, 05:09 PM
This is just sooo nice. exept from the amazing detail and realism I dig the composition.:thumbsup:

12-28-2003, 05:19 PM
just beautiful...

12-28-2003, 05:28 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.

12-28-2003, 05:38 PM
:thumbsup: :)

12-28-2003, 06:02 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.

12-28-2003, 06:34 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.

12-28-2003, 06:52 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...

12-28-2003, 08:41 PM

Corn Dog
12-28-2003, 09:08 PM
New wallpaper for it is. Batman looks cool but makes me feel dorky :)

12-28-2003, 09:16 PM
Very Friedrich

I like it :beer:

12-28-2003, 09:29 PM
:cry: It's so beautiful:bowdown:

12-28-2003, 09:32 PM
Jesus Christ that sky is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!

12-28-2003, 10:35 PM
WOW. Now that is a painting.
It has every element of a classic painting.
Congratulations on a great piece of Art.

12-28-2003, 10:35 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 ? :)

12-28-2003, 10:42 PM
Great work!!!

12-28-2003, 11:15 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.


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

12-29-2003, 12:40 AM
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.


12-29-2003, 12:46 AM
It looks nice, i like the warm lightning and the overall mood.

BTW, it's my new wallpaper :)

mo wuhen
12-29-2003, 01:12 AM
wahh, you capture the light

12-29-2003, 01:39 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!


12-29-2003, 02:15 AM
Very interested imagination. :thumbsup:
How about to extend more storyline accroding in this kind of thinking? :beer:

12-29-2003, 02:28 AM
Stunning work!!! :beer:

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

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

12-29-2003, 02:41 AM
the light is so,....buttery, I cant believe it! Great work, and especially kudos on the handling of light.

12-29-2003, 03:46 AM
great painting, put that on your wall :)

12-29-2003, 04:20 AM
very impressive

12-29-2003, 04:40 AM
Soooo artistic :bowdown:

12-29-2003, 05:29 AM
simply perfect :-)

my jaw sticks on the Table!!!!


12-29-2003, 06:25 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?

12-29-2003, 06:42 AM
Possibly (quite possibly) one of the finest digital paintings I've seen here. Supremely beautiful and evocative.

12-29-2003, 09:05 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:


12-29-2003, 09:52 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.

12-29-2003, 10:16 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.

12-29-2003, 11:55 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...

12-29-2003, 02:35 PM
that's one great painting.
The light is marvelous and the mood is great.
Great work pal.:beer:

12-29-2003, 03:57 PM

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:

12-29-2003, 05:08 PM
beautiful painting man, just awsome. i only wish i had those skills

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


12-29-2003, 08:51 PM
nice....shocked...and awed

12-30-2003, 02:16 AM
Send it off to Expose 2 people.

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

12-30-2003, 02:31 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:)

12-30-2003, 02:33 AM
Excellent work. The colors... the mood that the color creates... wow. Great work. Keep it up. =)

12-30-2003, 04:55 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!

12-30-2003, 05:33 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


12-30-2003, 07:38 AM
Very Nice image. I like it a lot.

12-30-2003, 09:43 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!

12-30-2003, 10:23 AM
Nothing to say!!! Great work!!:eek:

12-30-2003, 11:52 AM
yeah,love it very much~extreme bueatful illustration~

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

12-30-2003, 03:14 PM
OMG!! How the heck do you do that?!! Great job.

12-30-2003, 03:32 PM
WOOOOOW! LOVE IT! Love the colors! Love the elements!

Kel Solaar
12-30-2003, 04:27 PM
Excellent composition, and amazing work with the colors.

12-30-2003, 05:11 PM
amazinggggGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great work !:applause: :applause:

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

nothing else to add, everything has been said !!

12-30-2003, 07:26 PM
Very very very nice work!!! :thumbsup:

Congrat! :bowdown:

12-31-2003, 02:37 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.


12-31-2003, 04:14 AM
What a nice color!

12-31-2003, 05:02 AM
very nice sky !! i love it !!!!!:applause:

12-31-2003, 09:14 AM
I`ve never seen better work then that.
I`m impressed.
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:


12-31-2003, 10:01 AM
Excellent Mood! My new desktop :)

12-31-2003, 02:42 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/


01-17-2004, 06:26 PM
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...


01-18-2004, 03:08 AM
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......


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

01-23-2004, 02:09 AM
This really is a super work !

Mysterious, breathtaking, and well realized ! :thumbsup:

01-23-2004, 10:31 AM
great atmosphere,
the use of space is perfect :)

01-23-2004, 11:06 AM
holly cow, wat can i say, just simply astonishing.... totally speechless...

01-28-2004, 12:22 PM
Fantastic mood. My congrats, the piece is fascinating. :applause:

02-03-2004, 07:20 AM
Just found this...:eek:
Speechless. The umbrella almost looks like it is luminated. Fantastic job, I dunno what else to say. :surprised

02-03-2004, 09:12 AM
wondeful image
...wich app you used for it?
i mean: for modeling&rendering
'cause I think you postproduced it with Pshop o Painter

02-03-2004, 01:43 PM
man u should advance it to a WP, i reckon it would make a nice one.


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

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

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

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

bomb diggity man, this looks awesome!

bravisimo from the jesster

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

:bowdown: :bowdown:

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.

12-30-2004, 05:48 PM
Excellent stuff! :applause:

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