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Autumn Glory by taenaron Autumn Glory by taenaron
Inspired from my trip to Saxon Switzerland I came up with this wallpaper. The arch was quite not working as originally intended and that is why I had to change it several times. A bit different topic this time, no sci-fi or space. I hope you like it anyway!

Different wallpaper can be downloaded here.

Homepage: www.gtgraphics.de

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The lighting works wonderfully for the piece with everything physically correct as far as where the light hits based on the sun's angle and object blocking. The brightest point on the screen (where my eye is drawn) is to the other distant arch, like its common place in this land. It gives the whole scene a warm and what I would describe as a mystical feel. The rocks on the left part of the arch seem a little bright (space above the deer's back) considering how bright the rocks on the opposite wall are. Consider the direction of the sun's light. One side can't be receiving direct sunlight and the other side glowing unless there is some SERIOUS reflected light. The contrast with a shadow over the rocks where the deer is and the brightly lit other side might add some extra depth to the solo character in the scene. Speculation. Consideration. :D

My only issue is the deer. It seems like it was done in a different style, a very blocky and CGI appearance, lacking the texture detail of its surroundings which is a little jarring considering it's the closest focus in the picture. Look at those rocks its standing on. Very textured and shaded with a glossy appearance. From it's fur to the antlers, its detail lacks consistency with the awesome backdrop. I don't know if it's intentional, like you are trying to look past the simplicity of the deer (a contrast object), but it stands out for better or worse. But again, all speculation.

Overall, it's a wonderful image. I don't know what level you want someone to nitpick but I feel like it has the impact you were probably going for. Let me know if you want more detail or other image critiques.
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Sora2181999 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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taenaron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   Digital Artist
:)
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lunatic0-0 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Such solace and mysticism.
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hey there :wave:

Your wallpaper has been featured in my fortnightly journal: Wallpaper Wednesday #40!

I'd love if you could take a look and support your fellow wallpaper artists through comments on their deviations. Also be sure to let me know which wallpaper you like the most this week :la:
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taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks a lot :) and sorry for the late reply!
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lgmac Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
More please!!  Love it!
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:iconnuvaboy:
nuvaboy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Es ist einfach nur heilig! Vor allem die Lichtgebung tut ihr bestes daran. das muss in die Favoriten!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   Digital Artist
dankeschön :)
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nuvaboy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
bitte sehr! ^^
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ArcticFox501 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so epic
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
thx :)
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ArcticFox501 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome ^^
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:iconitsbxd:
itsbxd Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
The lighting looks lovely! Great job on this.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Excellent work!:-)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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Measels Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Really great work! Amazing talent
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you!
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
very cool!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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TheHarlequinsMask Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Superbly done as always mate, I love the way this is balanced! :salute:
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
:) thanks mate!
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ShadowOrder7 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the effect of the sun in the background.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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NeonFiles Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
This looks totally like Skyrim :D

Brilliant work.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Psyxis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!!!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you!
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kejoro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
so beautiful !!! :nuu:
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
schöne arbeit :thumbsup: ;)
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taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Digital Artist
danke :)
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