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Old 08-11-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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Rescuing Areti, Dan Phyillaier (2D)

Title: Rescuing Areti
Name: Dan Phyillaier
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

This piece was inspired by my niece and nephew who have great fun "playing castle."

The story is that the Princess Areti was kidnapped and taken to a castle on the mountaintops. In the past this castle was spectacular, but has since been overtaken by evil and is falling into ruins. This painting shows the young hero freeing the princess as they escape from the tower.

The main things that I wanted to show are the hero's bravery as well as Areti's complete confidence in him. Also I enjoyed experimenting with extreme perspectives and the illusion of heights. Hopefully I was successful at these goals.

Comments are welcome. Thanks
Old 08-12-2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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I love this piece. The concept is cute. The poses and expressions of the children are great, and the detail in the castle buildings is beautiful. You've also communicated a cold, snowy feel well. Wonderful job
Old 08-12-2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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Perfect style, looks like traditional paintning
Keep it up.
Old 08-12-2005, 01:22 AM   #4
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Thumbs up oustanding!

5 *s!

Absolutely, with out a doubt, incredible piece of artwork!

Geeze what can I say...I could list what I like...but Id just end up describing every brush stroke....
Old 08-12-2005, 01:46 AM   #5
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its a nice piece but i think the girl's pose doesn't really quite fit with the boy, i mean he's jumping across while grabbing her hand but she's just standing there smiling? i think she should be angled forward since he is pulling her while jumping across she should be frightened? supprise?
Old 08-12-2005, 02:12 AM   #6
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Absolutely marvelous... superb piece. The general fairytale piece of "the hero saving the princess" would usually depict a glamorous young lady and a knight in shining armor, but this is a totally new angle to that idea, though still very fairytale-esque. I think you pulled off the heights quite nicely and it adds a lot to the whole thing, really. Awesome architecture! ^^ I look forward to seeing the next one.
Old 08-12-2005, 02:24 AM   #7
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great painting mate!the composition and the concept is very well conveyed!great job overall,the characters,the background and also the mood and atmosphere~kudos!
Old 08-12-2005, 04:35 AM   #8
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it's awesome, i love it, very very good work =)
Old 08-12-2005, 05:42 AM   #9
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The poses look a bit strange... BUT the painting looks GREAT! Amazing work!
Old 08-12-2005, 05:44 AM   #10
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Id like this work,It's brilliant.
Old 08-12-2005, 07:25 AM   #11
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Amazing painting! I love the technique. For some reason the children look like giants to me, but anyway, that's a great piece of work.

Well done!

Old 08-12-2005, 08:07 AM   #12
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i agree with Avong, that girl is littlebit strange. good work tho. vbmenu_register("postmenu_2539204", true);
Old 08-12-2005, 09:00 AM   #13
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like very much the entire picture , especially the eroded and broken bridge the characters are on , five stars for me.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:04 AM   #14
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wonderful piece .. I like it very nice colors and there is a lots of details .. very good perspective
but i agree with Avong about the girl . anyway fantastic work
Old 08-12-2005, 09:23 AM   #15
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Outstanding stuff! The level of detail and the intricacy of the shading reminds me a lot of Norman Rockwell paintings! Nice idea, and good composition and perspective.

My only comment is that the girl looks like she will probably fall to her doom! The boy is running, and just about to jump a chasm, whereas the girl looks distracted and motionless, but its a fantasy picture anyway, so that doesnt neccesarily mean that theyre actually IN that situation, does it?

Top notch work - hope you get frontpage with this pic
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