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The Lost City of Paz by jjpeabody The Lost City of Paz by jjpeabody
This is quite possibly my best painting yet. I am incredibly happy with how this came out. I used some stone textures and heavily modified some stock from the following users:

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This is beautiful to look at and I've been gladly doing just that for several minutes now. I find the red/orange brown really adds a nice and cozy mood which fits very well with the otherwise picturesque structures. Now, you're obviously more experienced than me when it comes to drawing digital landscapes, but I'll gladly offer my 2 cents for what it's worth. Two things that caught my eye. One, the dark areas on the edges; These appear pitch black, and although I use too much dark values myself, I was told to almost never go so dark that it turns black altogether. I wonder if keeping it a very dark brown perhaps would prevent pulling focus from the lovely center? Because all that black certainly makes me wonder what's hiding in there; my first thought was a pirate's cove on the left, yarr! Second, The left area of the lake above the waterfall. This seems to be an ancient place, almost as old as time itself. The round mountains and hills seems to have been whittled down over millions and millions of years from rough weather, yet the water has only carved one small path of escape from the lake/river. It would seem to me, that if water flows so far left of the only waterfall and so close to the edge of the cliff, that erosion would have eventually carved a second path of escape. Especially because there is a lot of soil on that side, judging from all the bush and jungle hanging from the side. An easy 'fix' here would be to just remove that little water "tail" on the far left, as that is what seems to scratch my eye the most =P.

All in all, a stunning and memorable drawing that puts absolutely no shame on your artistic skills; quite the opposite in fact.
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Skerkrou Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconhashlayer:
hashlayer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Photographer
very nice
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:iconitsbumblebee:
itsbumblebee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! :)
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Maeix2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right to be proud of this, it's gorgeous :aww:
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silverwingpam Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You should be happy. I want a place like this for my hide away. Send me there JJ. If this is as close as I can get to this surreal place, well, I am happy with that. Great creativity, great imagination, and a great drawing! I enjoy your work. Keep sending it out for us.

Thank you for sharing.
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback. Hope you come back for more :D
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Julia-Aurora Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous landscape! THe waterfall is done very beautifully and I love the hint of details like the houses by the lake :)
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it.
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LutherTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Getting better and better!
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KittySib Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Awesome!!!! XD So pretty and Super detailed! :D I want to go there!
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:iconcaptainstabby:
CaptainStabby Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is flawless and that you don't need a critique on this one. :)
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Perhaps I'm my worst critic. I look at it and see my mistakes so naturally everyone else must be able to as well :D.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconelitanna:
Elitanna Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Marvelous landscape. :clap:
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feedback.
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
:)
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Vermillion-Panda Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very fitting, thanks!
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:iconvermillion-panda:
Vermillion-Panda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sure, man. your drawing looks great. keep up the buen trabajo!
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obrigado ;)
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m3l3ctric Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint::wow::faint::wow::faint::wow::faint::wow:
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:boogie::dance::boogie::dance::boogie::dance::boogie::dance:
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontardglompplz:
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear you're my entertainment on this :tighthug:
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! hehe :iconslipperyhugplz:
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to a+ gallery at keep up the good work!
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am happy with this one too! It is up there in quality with my favorites. You're really quite good man.
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks.
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MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Someday I'll get to this level of skill... someday =)
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phasingirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think I've started to write a comment about fifteen times, deleted, tried again...your work is so inspiring, I can't even get words in order. They may be completed pieces for you but some of the things you have posted are like blank canvases for stories and scenes in my mind. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts and inspiring me.
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jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, this is a very nice thing to say. I'm glad my art can inspire you. I'm inspired by so many so it's great to be able to return the favor.
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phasingirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Trying really hard to avoid sounding like a creeper - if my fantasy novel is ever made into a movie I would pay anything to have you do the concept art.
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:iconjjpeabody:
jjpeabody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a creeper at all :)
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