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The Red Fortress by jjpeabody The Red Fortress by jjpeabody
I was just messing around today and pow, this came out.  Inspired by the stock: Burg Kreuzenstein Stock 30 by AlexanderHuebner by AlexanderHuebner.  I was attempting to pay closer attention to perspective on this one while also remaining lose.
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MetricZero Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
I have a question. How did you go about making the stone blocks? I was working on an abandoned church painting in a similar style until I got to the stones and hit a complete roadblock. If I was to paint it all by hand it would probably take me 40 hours to complete the painting (I'm using Photoshop). Did you use some sort of brush or texture to mitigate some of the work? Or was it just all done by hand?
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jjpeabody Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For this one, I had a brush that acted like a stamp.  You can put it on a soft light or overlay layer and adjust it to perspective.

Alternatively, you can find an image of a wall and put it on a soft light or overlay layer.  Dim it down with the opacity and soften the edges and it will do pretty much the same thing.
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bschu Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   General Artist
Very cool.
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ArtyFeather Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hah for some reason the sandy colour of the city walls reminds me of the gerudo's fortress from legend of Zelda :XD:

love the contrast and how the maple (its a maple right? :o ?) is centered in the middle like that.

abit dark/seedy and mysterious. keep it up :)
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Core-Point Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I always wanted to build something like this on my own property when I got the chance...I think its beautiful incorporation of stone work and nature.
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xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
reminds me of a weirwood :)
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theMindwalker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I could easily write books off off most of your art. In this piece who is that girl? What does the red symbolize? Where is this? You really trigger the imaginative side of a writer with your what you create. Well done.
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Blackkatze Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it remains me a very tiny little bit on one of these hearttrees from game of thrones  because it gots some mystery atmosphere around the tree :)
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
very cool
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hannasmiley Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This name 'The Red Forress' would make an awesome storyline for a movie or book as this as the cover. It's really amazing. Great work!!
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Zarory Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cool
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duesterheit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
great work on the tree!
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Ukrainian-Angora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Oh my! This is just beautiful!
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Kissmy-Claw Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I download it =)
thanks for your art.
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XandImus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
Heart Heart Oops! 
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Digital Artist
I love the red! It gives it a really striking look. The way the light hits the red tree is really beautiful.
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
somehow it reminds me of Jerusalem on its hidden parts. Love the colors!!
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S-M-A-H Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Really love it specially the red tree .... But can i ask what is the big semi circle on the left ?... It doesnt look like a door ....there is something missing in it ...for me i would like to see it open and see what is behind it ,to add more depth to the view in general....or maybe just make more details for the door since it is definitely different than the little ones on the right side...
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Aeternum-designs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Beautiful art!!:heart:
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Guericke Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Great work!
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Phesant33 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm very nice 
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Naesthiel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the general architecture. The tree and the red gives the picture another personal touch. The statue in the background looks fierce and proud. All in all, a wonderful, pretty inspiring picture!

*tweet* twitter.com/Naesthiel/status/4…
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jjpeabody Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback
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RainbowFay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you used the red colors.^^
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BillErakDragonDorado Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so mysterious, awesome.
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Mandor3000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool - reminds me of the weirwood trees from ASOIAF. 
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Naesthiel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
true, definitely true! :)
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WitchyStella Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The colour scheme is absolutely marvelous. I don't even know what else to say, lol. It's amazing.
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Feliane Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, a change of direction :D
These red "spots" give an incredible feeling to this place ! Congrats !
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jjpeabody Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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goddessofmintaka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Writer
I love it! It's beautiful.
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soler7 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Nice
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Slappy-Snifferdoo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the statue in the background!:)
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Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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TauRiuCau Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is a bastion
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Mega-Gojira Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Windklang Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I simply love the way you do trees.
That you were quite tightfisted with colours really brings value to the red things in the picture.
Well done, as always :D
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HackingDutchman Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice colourplay, I like it.
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CaptainSquirel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome the red looks amazing!
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