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Marshland Condos by Wildweasel339 Marshland Condos by Wildweasel339
Environment concept


You can see the process shots on my blog post here: [link]
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'Critique requested', huh? That's a pretty tall order, but I'll try. :)

Well, one thing I do a lot when I'm critiquing written work I'll insert annotations of how I feel at different parts so the author can ensure that that's both what they wanted to feel and that the intended message came across the to the reader. I guess I'll try and apply the same thing here. Maybe that'll be of value if nothing else is.

Here I imagine a village of fishermen, who live out their very humble lives in peace and contentment, the somewhat gloomy mood... Although it also feels tranquil. It has an aura of unique culture and traditions established by those who are isolated as they are in their protected haven. Honestly, I look at each of the figures in this piece and can easily imagine the, moving about, and can get a glimpse into their lives. When an artwork does that, I believe it has always accomplished it's goal no matter how detailed or talented the work was, although this matter how detailed or talented the work was, although this had a good share of both.

I'm afraid what I usually call people on is composition, but you managed to snatch that away from me. Objects, people and lighting all point my attention to the figure standing on The platform in the middle-right of the screen before my eye wanders around the painting only to be drawn inexorably to that point yet again. Colors are interesting and harmonious... Okay, this is my best point on critiquing; the boat-structure in the middle left with the two people standing on it. While the oranges that are strongly present on it's underside are also present in other parts of the painting, they are both duller and  ore discreet. The strong and almost bright hues of orange on that ship-structure actually become somewhat distracting in their contrast to the rest of the painting. The change in color is good for the interesting variety, but maybe dulling it down a bit would make it less distracting.

Anyway, in summary, a beautiful work of art that I feel guilty of being unable to find fault in, offering only that weak point of criticism. I apologize I could offer more constructive criticitsm. Thank you for creating this for us. I'm always excited to see a work of yours in my deviations box.
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:iconkate246:
Kate246 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
So creative! I love it :D
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:iconcelton2:
celton2 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
ღ i like too all !! ღ✤
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:iconaendryn:
Aendryn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
really cool
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:icondawonderer:
DaWonderer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
*like*
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:iconepicmyst:
EpicMyst Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. Feels so new and yet familiar. Like I've wandered there in my dreams. It's magical to capture such a mood and design. Wow.
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:iconwolveslair:
Wolveslair Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I REALLY want this on my wall!! 8[
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:icondagi:
dagi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
perfect
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:iconhemlockandhawthorn:
hemlockandhawthorn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I live on the bayou and I wish it looked like this! What an ingenious and fantastic concept.
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:iconhemlockandhawthorn:
hemlockandhawthorn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I live on the bayou and I wish it looked like this! What an ingenious and fantastic concept.
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:iconsmartsendy34:
smartsendy34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While Watching this, I can breath better.....
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:icondeevad:
Deevad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really cool design and color mood
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:iconnoctisumbra:
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your work here: [link] :D
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:iconzeropointpolygon:
ZeroPointPolygon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow this is amazing! :)
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:iconguidemehome86:
guidemehome86 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is simply amazing..
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:iconblue-heracross:
Blue-Heracross Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is awesome! Do you have any other environment concepts?
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:iconmattwilkinson:
MattWilkinson Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Good work bud!
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:iconklemke:
klemke Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, such life
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:iconales-kotnik:
ales-kotnik Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work as always man!
How do you come up with ideas? Do you have it allready in you head or something?
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks!

I usually make it up as I go. Like with this image, I started completely abstractly.
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:iconphillipsupertramp:
PhillipSupertramp Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
My favorite work on Deviantart so far, your composition, line and color are all beautiful. Some day I want to be able to do something like this.
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:iconrapturedoni:
rapturedoni Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
majestic.
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:iconturtle-rn:
turtle-rn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Love that kind of atmosphere.
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
wow man
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:iconyusakuasano:
YusakuAsano Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
excelent work
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:iconbicnarok:
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconbloodmoonequinox:
BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing scene! :) I really like the different textures.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional
kickass, man, once again =] Love the colours and the shapes of the buildings. That fish is a funny touch :D

Daniel
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:icongabrielegabba:
gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work my friend. I love the barrel shapes and the fish influences. Keep it up! :)
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:icongrashalm89:
Grashalm89 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
greaaaat buildings!!
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:iconotakuusagui:
otakuusagui Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woww this is soooo greate!,nice job dude ;).
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:iconaslehill12:
Aslehill12 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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:iconnatalya-himura:
Natalya-Himura Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful concept! So many details! I love it! Colors and landscape with house on water, it's very impressive!
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Excellent! :-)
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:iconeliminate:
Eliminate Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The roof over the two men talking is a fish.

That aside, I love this painting, the subtlety of the colors. Very well composed and well textured.
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconiamtheonlyben:
IAMTHEONLYBEN Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good, has such a great feel to it!
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:iconheongaiden:
HeonGaiden Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow nice brilliant idea! overall the work impresses me

10STARS!
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:iconnicespdr:
NiceSPDR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is it just me, or does the roof of the building (to the left of the middle with the two people standing on it) Look like a fish?

Great work!
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmmm, it sorta does ;)

Thanks!
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy..... crap. This is just beautifull!
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:iconmeme-candia:
Meme-candia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Me recuerda a la tribu tana toraja...esta genial! te felicito!
[link]
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:iconmajajaja:
Majajaja Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This is so beautiful. Seems like a damn cool place to live. c:
Awesome job. Love the colours.
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:iconhampusjo95:
hampusjo95 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
lol in the miniature pic i thought it was 2 beatles F*cking..... god when i go to long without sleep i start thinking about some wierd shit....
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:iconjefz:
jefz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, what a great piece of work!
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:iconnrylady:
Nrylady Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Nice coloring and shades, loved it!
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:iconpawbobcat:
PawBobcat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
There's so much mystery and scope for the imagination in this picture. I love looking at it. :)
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:iconlzakaria:
LZakaria Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I didn't think there was much room for improvement in your work to begin with, but every piece just gets better and better. You always are able to tell a story and create an entire world with just one scene. Always beautiful and always captivating.

Oh and I love the subtle fish awning.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's great to hear. I see all sorts of flaws in my work, but I am always pleased with improvement. :)

Thanks!
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:iconsimpleprodigy:
SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is awesome!
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:icond93-d:
D93-D Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
wow so beautiful i really love this i wish i can live some where like that
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