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Mysterious Rainforest by Exileden Mysterious Rainforest by Exileden
Inspired by Florida.

I'd say it's collaboration between me and =Ahkward :D She did a fast sketch of landscape in person, which I saw and really liked. I liked her idea and choice of unusual colors. Then I decided to adopt it and do a full painting digitally, yep I'm proud of it because I have no skill to finish my digital pieces but this one feels more completed than most of my others... I really want to learn doing complex digital illustration and landscapes which I admire from many skilled artists- which I really struggle to achieve what I want. With digital, I have a very bad color perception and mixing which is an opposite world than what I do traditionally and as well polishing shapes and textures.
I need to stop getting so discouraged and keep trying. Trying and trying.

Thank you for looking :blowkiss: Any advices or encouraging comments will be blessing for me to improve up!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
We need to do more of these. ;-;
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ISS51 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has such a mystic aspect to it, entering some kind of cavern to some fantasy dream-based mystery. I love those types of drawings, really reflect dreams :)
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AmbivalentLotophage Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Very nice. The light reflection on the small stream is eyecatching.
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ioana24 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
autiful background. keep trying
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Bluari Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Piękne, bardzo podobaja mi sie kolory, a te wszystkie efekty świetlne, szczególnie w dolnej czesci, sa po prostu magiczne. Drzewo w tle ma kształt żywej istoty, jakby sie poruszało. Wydaje mi sie tylko, ze kompozycja jest calkiem przypadkowa ale jako calośc robi świetne wrażenie.
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Aslehill12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Haotaus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Makes me think of Princess Mononoke.
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AlphaDera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Great painting :) reminds me of Ferngully :)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work, looks rather mysterious and beautiful. Keep working on improving your digital painting skills. :) I often fall into a discouraged state and usually struggle out of it some days later- kind of a waste of time, if you want to get better at something keep practicing it consistently and don't be discouraged by bad results. Failures are inevitable, you just have to learn from them and work some more.
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Clairence80 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student
you have a new fan!
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adnaxela Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so beautiful. It looks really mysterious and magical at the same time :3
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
very beautiful
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Maclaf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student
I love it, the tree looks like it is walking...I agree with ieachan about the animal
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ieachan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I think a mysterious sillouette of an animal would look cool at the horizon line
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Viride Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing atmosphere ... :heart:
The lighting is awesome and I really love the great spatiality you creat with the soft colours in the background.
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Teavian Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, you both did great! This really looks wonderful, I love the lighting.
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BecSparrow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Oh WOW!

Girl, this looks FABULOUS! I really love all the colours you've managed to put in here whilst keeping up with this mystic atmosphere. I love all the little details like the grain on the trees and the slight reflections on the water.

There's this realy depth to the piece as well, the trail looks like it goes into the mist which makes you wonder what else is along the path. I think the tree at the back is a perfect digital representative of your traditional style too! It's so great you see you becoming more confident with your digital painting.

SO gorgeous! :heart:
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milovanf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're work is an explosion. It doeskin matter is it traditional or digital in the ask. You will always be better from Akreon. You are drawing and painting from her much better then she does.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you so much for such kind compliment, but comparing me to other very skilled artist is a hell no :XD: (even personally I'm a little jealous /in good way/ of her amazing skills!) I don't think I'm better than anyone. Every artist has beauty in their works on equal level. There is no race who is better nor competition of who should be most admired. Akreon is a very skilled, good artist, and I know she is more experienced with many terms of art than I am - just skill-wise we produce different pictures. Some people love more her work and some mine. And another people who have faith in other artist's work than ours. So, I'm not better than Akreon or anyone else, but I am glad you like my works!
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milovanf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I've made you happy. For me, you are the best.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thanks again :)
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EbonyCrimsonRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I think its beautiful personally, looks like a place I would like to go right now to escape my real life which lately has been hell on Earth
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Willow421 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Beautiful!
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Martith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I logged in specially to add this to my favourites, it's amazingly beautiful. I love the light :heart:
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BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
wow, you are so talented :clap:
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is really beautiful! I could never do this... Amazing work~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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Madzia1996 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awsome!! how lokkd did it took?
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HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! :) I love it :)
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Holy exquisitely magnificent work! The scenery is stunning and the plant life is incredble! The colors, lighting, effects,style, and other details are also wonderful! Amazingly beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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C155CASS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
wAAAAOW
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D4Dork Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
very beautiful ^^
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biozard1471 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Beautiful
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Trailmixphotography Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I used this painting as a background; I credited you for the artwork. Here is the [link] I like your work, good job
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Rosstarot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Can't see a reason why you wouldn't succeed. Besides, this one looks pretty nice. Or even nicely pretty.
I guess it's important to just have fun during studies and practice, though it's hard sometimes to set mind in that positive attitude.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I think it's because I have a lot of mental stress with digital art. It's because I was easily to overcome traditinal art since I've been drawing since I was a child and before whole "the world's pressure" and online where I saw thousands of amazing artists and ones on equal with my level. Digitally I've started painting really late at the level where I was already professionaly working on my art (as profession) and had online/real life reputation already surrounded within many artists and people. That pressure kept me to be A GOOD artist at RIGHT level, so that means I'd have (mentally) to stick with what I am the best and not follow what I'm worse at (with digital I'm far worse than traditional, and as well with confidence which is obvious). If I wanted to do digital, in my mentality, I'd HAVE to be equally good as how I am with traditional and match to many great artists at that level.
For example, my friend AlectorFencer is where we are approx equally at similar level. She is so brilliant at traditional and I as well feel confident. She is amazing at digital but I am not. It's not just Alector but just example and that's with many other artists too. Mentally I feel so off being not good at digital and yet I used only a few times tablet. I dont give myself a chance to enjoy it without mental pressure. When I work on it, Ithink oh its crap. Then also, oh i waste my time working on digital art which is crappy and i should be working on traditional putting my own time and effort- if I create traditional piece I'll be happy having another piece, show to everyone, sell it or have profit. It's all in my mentality. Because I started playing with digital so late, as I explained you in email, that's why.

This piece I done when my mind was really clear and I focused on my friend too. And it worked. I feel omgPROUDWZJOMGPROUD because of that. Not because if is awesome or not, I dont care what people will think but I am happy that I managed to finish it. And I like it.
I really want to work on my mentality on digital art.

Oh I forgot to reply your email, I am really glad it has helped you!
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Rosstarot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
It's surprising how you can always fall under that pressure even if you used to avoid it.
In music I never cared how bad I am, just continued to have fun on jazz rehearsals, and I became quite good before I knew it.
Yet with the drawing it always was "oh sweet saint crocodiles, this is so crappy drawing somebody give me a knife so I can stab myself".
They say "no one draws as well as they want to". But it's sure thing only a few actually find great enjoyment in what they do.
You know Steven Nelson from piano guys? [link]
He always looks so happy when playing his music it's unbelieveable. I strive to be as happy when I'm drawing.
Ok, I'm starting babble too much again ^^

Btw thanks for pointing out Noah Bradley, he is aaaawww-some. I think I should take his mentorship lessons when I'll have more stable life.
And I was unable to find that Awesome Team on FB, if you happen to have a link I would take a look at them.

Regardless, thanks again for your help. No, I mean, like, THANKS *_*
And I'm sure you can achieve your goals :hug:
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Xx3chibibunny Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know how you did the water but it's absolutely fucking amazing
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
me too, idk how i did water haha

thanks! :>
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Xx3chibibunny Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :3
It really is amazing. XD
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akreon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sprytnie ci wyszło :D
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
btw, sorry ze niekomentuje Twoje prace itepe ale przestalam uzywac DA do pewnego stopnia :< teraz wlasnie zerknelam na Twoja galerie... poprostu niesamowite masz prace i piekny improvement, az patrzac na moje prace to juz doluje sie :D
pieknie, i tak dalej :>

...a tak propo tej twojej digitalowej pracy "rain over via Emilia" to jak ty kurcze robisz ze takie realistyczne jest a wrecz ma taki fajny efekt "miekkosci"...? Wszystko to sama mazalas zwyczajnie brushami na tablecie?
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akreon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wiesz co bo ja się trochę cwanie, zlepiam i przeksztalcam fragmenty starych prac tak żeby stworzyć malarskie tektury. Bardzo szybko można w ten sposób zagescic i zmiekczyc ilustrację przy małym wysiłku.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
o, siemasz :3
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Eilasor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love the colours and the light. Very mysterious indeed... if only I could travel through my computer screen! I would definitely explore this forest!

And seriously, more I look at it, more I feel like the tree will move with the Wind.
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jstuckey001 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
It is a very nice piece....
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BaneEden Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice, I love it :heart:
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Lady-Darkstreak Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
spooky
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So goregous, love the lighting!
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MacLordy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist
That is really pretty.
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