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SirVasco Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful and really unique! I love the dappled light on the nearest building and trees. Thanks for sharing the process too! I'm a Photoshop noob, so it helps me to see the different approaches to PS painting.
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popthemelon8 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student
ossom
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
The first thing I thought when I saw this was Ewoks because of the circular architecture and all the trees XD
But seriously, this is awesome!
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jdduck Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
Very cool and unique! Well done
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Matsuemon Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Man, you don't mess around with your backgrounds, do you? You go all the way! haha. Great work!!
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Girasoul Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That place is so original!
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Sparia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student General Artist
totally cool!
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:iconjoeliveros:
joeliveros Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
galeng ng gawa mo nito brad.....malupet!
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe salamat!
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Very nice.

Reminds me of a real-life culture I've seen or heard of before but I can't quite put my finger on it.
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vSanjo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ahh~ It's amazing. As previously noted; a fantastic atmosphere, a fantastic swatch and works so well with the art style you have.
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Ben-Gaosh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Could You Make More Forest Villages Please They Are Great!!
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WendyFae Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   General Artist
beautiful!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Love the designs :)
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mattersmost Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
galing
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Salamat! :D
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mattersmost Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
walang anman.mahusay ang gawa mo
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EvylPynkFaerie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful! love the colors, needs more leafy greenness though. ;)
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mixedmuse Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning. I really can't say anything more than that. It's... the colors, and the village itself... ajkajka!

I love you, basically. ;_____;
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! :D
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Psiconesis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Primitive slum =P
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
That's cool.
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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eattheiris Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
This is really good, there's so much detail. I love how you added the shadows in. It's a great piece. :D
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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eattheiris Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
You're welcome :D
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Kurai-Chouwa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. The perspective is spot-on, and the choice of colors are calming and beautiful. I love the shadows from the trees, I think you've made a gorgeous piece here.
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Kurai-Chouwa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
No problem!It was very lovely :)
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baxxspace Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. lufet. :aww:
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Salamat! :D
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z3r0t0lerance Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Wow! This looks very epic! Cool-looking architectural design and interesting story behind the image!
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Salamat ulit z3ro! :)
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goturboegon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Wow! LOooooooovve it!!
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
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goturboegon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Galing lahat ng Gawa mo IDOL na kita!
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Talaga? Haha. Salamat sa watch! :D
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goturboegon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
:D basta ikaw malakas ka sakin ;)
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle:
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goturboegon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
:D
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Rotaken Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
very good
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:iconmarkbulahao:
MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thankx!
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pipedreamdragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, I love the unique shape of the architecture. I'm a sucker for fantasy village images. : )
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
It is amazing!
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
you're welcome.
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Poopgoblyn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
My main two problems with this pieces is the distribution of detail and obvious attention between the fore ground, mid ground and background. And the biggest problem I have is the perspective, which is confusing. It's great that you can show off the process and show off your ability to paint, but you should start with at least a point of reference in terms of perspective. An example of this is the mid-ground buildings which have some parts being round, and some being obviously flat. If I was to convert that into real 3d, the rounder parts would literaly hang downwards.

The amount of detail and attention you put into the foreground image is great, but the midground seems hastily put together, and the background seems like to just turn into blobs and spires that also, due to lack of understandable perspective, look strange.


In conclusion, great use of color pallets, good architectural design, but your lack of perspective and lack of intimate attention to 70% of the image, is too obvious.
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MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Poopgoblyn, thanks for commenting.

Perspective is not one of my strong points but I do make an effort to make it right more or less. The perspective in this piece is somewhere between bird's eye view and ground view. I guess it's an elevated front view. It seems I haven't made it understandable enough though. The two structures in the middle are rounded while the long extensions were meant to be flat and since it's parallel to the viewer they will look flat. I'll work more on perspective.

I'm really into achieving a sense of distance so I exaggerate it with varying contrast. For example the foreground is much sharper, more saturated and darker than the mid and background. I did put a lot of effort and time on detailing the middle ground but they're not as sharp as the foreground so they might appear "hastily put together". There won't be details in the background too again because I want to emphasize the sense of distance.

I need to work on gradation to achieve depth rather than stark contrast between fore, mid and background so thanks for pointing that out. I'll include that on my "to practice" list.

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.
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adreamersnightmare Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
very neat forest village
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