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Some quickies. Well, relatively quick compared to the time I usually spend on stuff. Just trying out some things. Some that I feel worked well, some not so well. 

They're similar because I wanted a sense of continuity between the two. 
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rushynoo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
superbe ..!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist
The similarity overall works, but 2 things I find visually jarring, the first thing that stood out to me very badly was the exact same cloud shape in the center of both images (Actually the shape of the clouds overall being extremely similar, but the high contrast spot in the middle was the worst)  and secondly on closer look the figures being almost identical from one to the other. to have both characters in exactly the same pose in front of exactly the same clouds at distinctly separated moments in time doesn't seem quite right. But the figures probably wouldn't be so obvious if it weren't for the clouds.
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TheEchoDragon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey azzacanth. Thanks for your comment.

This is early stage concept art and as such the emphasis is on design, feeling, mood, that kind of thing. The cloud photo plate is the same, the two figures are a copy paste, the environment is similar. When I mention continuity I don't mean a precise progression of time, I mean is there enough here that this could be a cool environment to explore in a video game or movie. Could these be landmark areas the characters might encounter?

They are part of extremely fast idea generation and not in any way intended to be works of art :)

Ordinarily concept art at this stage would never be released to the public. The stuff you see released has typically been cleaned up and reiterated many times, or is the end result of many other rejected designs that never see the light of day.
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MayatheNinja Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really amazing, I love the colors :)
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Kaloswolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice one Echo :D
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Makuojisan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Awesome!
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PlayerOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :)
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cemac Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature for May 2014 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members will see your art, and thank you for being a member :heart:
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Ramz-y Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This looks gorgeous. Do you have some special brush to paint the trees?
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TheEchoDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Most of the trees in this are a photo texture applied over a quickly blocked in area. There is one that is what I would call a 'stamp' brush of a tree silhouette (bottom left on that small hill). You can easily find them for free by typing 'tree brushes' into google. They're not good to paint with all the time and won't teach you anything, but they're nice to quickly suggest forested areas and put down an idea with some speed. You'll see a lot of concept artists using photo textures to quickly suggest what is in an area rather than, for example, laboriously paint a bunch of trees or individual houses. And that was essentially the idea with these two paintings. It's not a method I'd recommend for something more illustrative though.

Anyway, I believe I've started rambling. I hope I've helped you somewhere in there >.<
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Jellymii Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Wonderful landscapes...
I wished to be there!
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
excellent work, I am loving the way the clouds interact with the terrain.
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tonare Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're art has been featured: www.tonare.deviantart.com/jour…


Good job!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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RuneWoof Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
wpwww!! the bottom one is really amazing!!
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keinz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I think it's the best you ever post.
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SunLorn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I admire the sense of volume on the first one and color scheme on both if them. And the sky is beautiful! Very impressive art w00t!
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AAGI-Design Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
wooow!
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cartert3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
cool!
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Droakir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like the perspective on this piece. :)
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KTKokaQ Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am forever impressed by your work, especially what you call a 'quickie'.
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TheTrueMusician Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
That is amazing. I wish I could draw like you ><
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