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Marfling Swamp - Le Dernier Bastion by SkavenZverov Marfling Swamp - Le Dernier Bastion by SkavenZverov
Swamp for Marfling race, hope you guys will like it!

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wacom, photoshop
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This is an evocative piece. I like the fog and the moss. I would limit my criticisms to a few things (in no particular order). The first is the huts on the ground look a little too bulbous to be stable and it makes them look a little too cartoonish. Secondly the waterline seems a little ill-defined, so that the water in the foreground seems to curve up along the island whereas water should obviously be flat (if not flowing). Thirdly, it looks a little too clean to my eye whereas a swamp would seem to have a general blending of moss and muck.

I also am a little unclear on the perspective. It looks like the mushroom treefort to the left is roughly at the same distance as the tree in the middle, though the tree in the middle seems to have more fog concealing it. (I'm basing this on the rope bridge that seems to lead back from the treefort to the base of that finger of rock which then comes back forwards. It might also be even with the second hut, but the second hut seems to have little or no fog obscuring it.)

I like the waterfalls in the background because they draw the eye and give the piece a sense of depth, but it looks like waterfall to the rear pours down into a bowl and then that empties out at the end of the finger of rock under the tree. Since that finger has a lower point roughly middle of it's length, it seems like the water would naturally flow off there and so it kind of looks like the water has to flow uphill to reach the small waterfalls at the center of the picture.

The trees at the foreground seem too uniform in their coloration. They look moss-covered, but the moss is uniform in both color and covering and it seems like it would be mottled. There seems to be more detail in the background of the piece than in the foreground.

The best part of the piece in my opinion are the tree branches and trees in the background. These are well proportioned and ground the piece really well with an illusion of reality. Overall I think this is a nice piece that well establishes a sense of place and mood. You feeling for this village and its unseen inhabitants.
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Critique by FelixFoxFace Jul 26, 2013, 11:00:48 PM
This is a brilliant piece of artwork!The colours fit together perfectly and it is amazing that everything fits together perfectly.The objects in the picture are easy to see which makes this even more beautiful.The shadows are at a perfect angle so that you can easily see them.This is a very thoughtful piece too.Only a very artistic mind could make this in such a way that it makes you think about the world...As I said this a is a fantastic piece.HOPE YOU MAKE MORE!!!!!!!!It really is amazing, you are an amazing artist, good job, it really is wonderful and delightful!GOOD JOB!
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Bgolli1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Hope you like it! Thanks for your awesome work, Le D!
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, but i think you should ask the one who payed for that image if you can use it :)
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Bgolli1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oops, I am sorry if I goofed on using this....ignorance of the rules is no excuse....but I don't know who paid for it. Were you not the original artist? :(
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, i am, but someone has paid to me this work, so, at the end, work is sold to the client and you need to contact him, and after his approval you can use it. I can see to find the contact, but you can also try and contact them yourself, ledernierbastion.wix.com/leder…
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klaudia9z Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I love your works! Amazing!
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krisztianhallai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This swamp environment is more than relaxing for me.
A tranquil summer feeling after a beer bath.
Gorgeous, I like your sense of depth.
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, still a lot to learn :)
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WanderingEntity Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning piece with a great atmosphere!:D
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:iconskavenzverov:
SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it!
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:iconwanderingentity:
WanderingEntity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries!:)
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DamienRoche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Stunning! One of my faves this year!
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww, that is sweet! Thank, i appreciate it!
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NAD-LifeOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! This is amazing!

~Cuckoo Clock (an artist from NAD-Life [link])
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:iconskavenzverov:
SkavenZverov Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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LittleMissLorenor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
this work has a nice atmosphere to it
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:iconskavenzverov:
SkavenZverov Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love those buildings!
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very beautiful!
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful :love:
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked it! :)
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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Fantastic ! :clap:
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you liked it! :D
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jearnseth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wow! This is amazing! :) Great job!
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:iconskavenzverov:
SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Much appreciated!
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M16Tronaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
what an ambiance ! creepy and mysterious.
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Invariable-Muse Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Amazing
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:iconskavenzverov:
SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This is awesome! :clap: :D
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
You're very welcome! :D
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gamebalance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can this be used as a background for a flash game?
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is commission work for a game, so, no would be an answer.

It is already in Le Dernier Bastion game.
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gamebalance Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah OK!
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LuCIoos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This place is like Dagobah, from star wars, it's so cool!
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:iconskavenzverov:
SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, i didn't see it that way :D
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for req and feat! Much appreciated, and glad you liked it! :D
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Chaosbloods Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
this is definitely, one of your better works(that i have seen). While i don't know as much as in background(cause I never rely done it) there are some quarks that stand out. They are minor details but once noticed, kinda ruins the art a bit. Some of the hanging gray stuff, aren't in the same direction was all the others. Some aren't as bad as the one on the nearest mushroom house(?) toward the right. I guess maybe one quark but there are a few of them so |D…..

Maybe it would've neat to put some exotic birds at the bg. but i don't know the requirements for this |D. This is just my opinion.
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, i am not sure what you are pointing at :D

They didn't want much of the life shown, so i stick to that :)
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Chaosbloods Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
no problem~. I don't know how else to explain it but don't worry its nothing big.

Ah, yes it important to stick to what is wanted :).
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Client is always right. When i am doing my stuff, it can go beyond :D
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Cedriccc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Awesome work !
Thanks you for that, you are a chief ! ^^
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you liked it so much :D
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Duchess-bgd Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Buying one way ticket to go there! :D
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SkavenZverov Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, hvala :) Na shalteru 8, pored krompira. :D
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