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October 4, 2010
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Alamut by thegryph Alamut by thegryph

Edit: slightly modified to send the building back a bit.
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You have a great attention to detail. I love the texture in this piece, it's elegant and "hard" at the same time. Your use of color is well balanced and you have an excellent grasp of light and dark. You've used the right amount of shadows to give your piece depth and impact without going over board and making it overly dramatic. Your line work is delicate but the lines you draw are definitive. Your piece draws the viewer in and I thoroughly enjoyed this work of art. I hope to see more and this one has already made it to my favorites gallery.
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Everything about this seems to tie together really well. The colors, obviously they complement each other nicely and limit the distraction by limiting the tones. The seagulls are a fine touch. They place the location without being too obvious, and it brings a depth to the narrative that otherwise might just be "heroic pose in Mid East medieval city". The tower as compositional element throws my view off the page, after seeing the figure in the center. It doesn't really bring me back into the middle at all, but it's a nice flow to the composition regardless.

Also, the use of a female figure in what would be a traditional male societal role, while keeping the cultural raiment for her gender roughly intact, I like that.
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ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Great work ! Awesome
DeeNuke Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... incredible...
Thisper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Great colors and composition. Has a very solid feel to it!
lenadrofranci Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool. Reminds me a little of Assassin's Creed.
Gael9 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! I like your ideas and as such have added this one to my favs, thanks.
Yamadachen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Really good :o Kind of reminiscent of Assassins Creed :D
pengono Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Nicely done. I like the selective use of blue in an overall warm palette. Good one.
leseraphin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Though I don't have enough time to comment all of your paintings, it's always a pleasure admiring them, you're always providing great stuff my friend and your talent deserves warm congratulations.
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student General Artist
You have been featured here.
I hope that this is OK :aww:
itsLanique Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Beautiful, love the colors and the concept. (:
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