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Forest of Shardik by VonStreff Forest of Shardik by VonStreff
The scenery of Yellowstone park was a major influence for this piece. Every time I read this part of the series, that's kinda how I imagine it. I learnt a little about distance and clouds while painting this. I've also put the Path of the Beam in there for Dark Tower fans.

Here's the final video: [link]
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Auxuris Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa i love how you did the clouds, interesting method^^
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It's an homage to the Dark Tower, where nature follows a path.
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Kiro-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its how it looked like in my head! O__O you didnt leave a single detail out!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Epic, great minds huh? ;)
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Kiro-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn right =3=
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ANGUSROCK Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This one is a very special moment in the Dark Tower series.
I think that the only thing that could be more sharp, is the Beam.

But it's a really good illustration after all.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Yeah, beam isn't very clear haha
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taoMega20 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful, i love how the cliffs are placed right next to the river, i coulld come up with so many ways to ambush people going through there, and i would love to go through there to see if i could escape those ambushes
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! :)
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taoMega20 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
anytime, if you want a story for any of these, just leave a link below my journal that says send a pic get a story
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Oceansoul7777 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :) The scenes with Shardik were scary...
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the trees and the towers. Brilliant!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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QTroubadour Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like this, good use of atmospheric perspective and values to give a really good sense of depth. The bright orange-ish colors of the giant rocks seems a bit out of place, though. It does a good job of drawing the attention over there, but having some of that color, maybe a bit more subdued, in other parts of the canvas might help to make it less sudden.

Great work, and I like your art. Will be watching for future awesomeness. :D
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, awesome feedback! I'm going to touch this up pretty soon, that is really useful colour theory. Thanks! :D
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QTroubadour Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't feel obligated to touch it up on my account. Critiques are mainly useful for future works, and it's often even better to continue on with something new and fresh than trying to revive the old.

Haha, no problem. I fear color theory is my weakest point, so I know what you mean. I'll take whatever I can get. XD
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marblesandjacks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Lettilany Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
breath-taking
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's exactly what I was going for. :D
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NaaraHatake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful~
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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