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February 19, 2010
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Canon EOS 50D
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Jan 23, 2010, 7:50:03 AM
Anno Domini 2537 by taenaron Anno Domini 2537 by taenaron
:bulletred: Anno Domini MMDXXXVII

As little child, I was totally in love with castles and knights. I somehow still like the topic and that is why I tried this picture. It's more some kind of training and practise. But I had fun doing it and I'm satisfied for now with it. Recommendations what could be improved in future are very welcome.

And of course I'm thankful for every kind of comments as well as favs :-)

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Vision: Great job setting this piece apart from the vast others that I see. The vision is great because it shows consistency over the entire piece, from the color scheme to the fire and ashes, etc.

Originality: As I said above, this one really stands out from many other pieces. I enjoy the use of mid evil times castle and fire, as well as the loneliness of the winter pine trees.

Technique: I'd say overall this is great, but I can find a few things to work on. I think the border texture should extend all the way through and not stop at the corners. Also, the second highest piece of fire on the long high tower looks a little too artificial when compared to the other ones. I think overall the fire looks great but that little piece in particular could use a little reworking. As well as the fire, I also wonder how this would look with just the small planet up high in the sky and not the larger one, because this one is struggling a little bit for a focal point. I would like to see some reflections in the water as well.

Impact: When I look at this, I am bought and sold. I feel like I am in the dark ages where knights and ladies with long blond hair are plentiful!

Deviousness: Other than being extremely critical to just help you think about certain areas, this is a great piece and it shows you spent a ton of time working on it. Fantastic work, sir :)
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taenaron Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
o.O thanks :)
preternaturous Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
Well, it does. Like, Early SG-1 where most of the people they came in contact with were all medieval an stuff.
You're most welcome.
redkidOne Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I was thinking something similar - one of the last episodes of Babylon 5 had a great flashforward to a time where Earth had collapsed back into a medieval state, but was still secretly in contact with space-faring races...
taenaron Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
ahhh ok :)
seancruz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I like it! The only thing that bothers me is the right foreground tree; it feels like it's in the way and blocks out so much. If you move it to where it's not overlapping the castle, then it would be easier to see and analyze. Otherwise, it feels like I can't breathe...visually lol
taenaron Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
hmmm good point. but I personally like such views, details that are hidden behind something and only partly visible :)

but maybe it's just me :) thanks man!
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. The smaller moon's lighting seems a little off, like it should be rotated slightly anti-clockwise, not much but just by a few degrees. Everythng else looks sweet... hoping for a Lum piece for the next pack from you mate!! <3
taenaron Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks man ;) I'm sure I'm going to participate :)
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool, I am really digging this. Awesome job mate
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