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DOWN THE RIVER AREND by tigaer DOWN THE RIVER AREND by tigaer
tigaer-design.com proudly presents: DOWN THE RIVER AREND

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It took me a while to find a title for this one. I remembered the belgariad books by david eddings and searched my mind for a place that would fit for my painting. I studied the maps that are in the books and found the 'arend'. The arend divides the lands of arendia and tolnedra. The arend flows through woody areas, which really fits to my painting, and ends in the lands where once was the mighty/legendary battle of vo mimbre. Where the people of the west fought and won against the large army lead by the evil god torak. The evil god got wounded and did fell into a sleep... until the child of light comes to challenge him. To decide all things that are and will be... for ever.

So much for a little insight into the story of the belgariad saga.

TECHN!CAL DETA!LS

I started this one as a futuristic concept actually... like... 3 months ago. Not really a big time project back then. Just something to train some basics. Over the time i got a pretty solid scifi setup that was looking promising. I wasn't too happy with it and asked some close friends what to do. One of my ideas was to go for a nature only scene. Haven't done that in a while. When i got that done and i looked at the pic... it was empty somehow. A close friend told me to try it with some sort of fortress or castle... waterfalls... all the full blown fantasy package. I did so. The result looks ok i guess. Surely 150 layers. Again some kind of digital matte painting thing. I was not going for a super realistic look. I just wanted to visualize an atmosphere... a feeling...

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30hrs - intuos3 - photoshop - 4300px wide - 300dpi

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:icondusterboy:
Dusterboy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This a brilliant work of art, tigaer.
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:iconseamusmaccorcrain:
seamusmaccorcrain Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
You have done justice to the Belgariad series with this work.
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:iconsygardner:
sygardner Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   General Artist
Quite simply excellent, exactly the sort of style I love. The detail is fantastic, a wonderful piece :)
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:iconmangafan20:
mangafan20 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
beautiful!
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:iconfarrick:
farrick Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing
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:iconbusterblada:
busterblada Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
this is amazing! the amount of detail is awesome!
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:iconsinningsnyder666:
sinningsnyder666 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
No, it reminds me more of Vo Wacun, the ruins in Queen Of Sorcerry...and the place that takes a large part of Polgara the Sorceress
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:iconsasukeuch:
sasukeUCH Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
very good
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:iconorochi-lee:
Orochi-Lee Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Whoa-
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:iconbeensbaxter:
BeensBaxter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
this is absolutely beautiful! and it gives me interesting ideas about when i read them and reread them! Since I do when I get bored with other books...
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:iconbelgariad-fanclub:
Belgariad-fanclub Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Can I have your permission to post this (and any other Belgariad fanart you might have) in the Belgariad fanclub I started? All credit will be given to you.
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
no problem, as long as you put a link to the original deviation to the description.
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:iconbelgariad-fanclub:
Belgariad-fanclub Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Okay, I just posted it. Thanks so much for letting me use it!
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:iconsmoochypooprincess:
smoochypooprincess Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
wow. just wow. this is amazing work. there's so much detail and its such a beautiful sccene.
kudos to you!
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:iconyoalli:
Yoalli Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
WOW first pic that i found inspired in david eddings work , and its really GREAT thx for it
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:iconexternalmind:
externalmind Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Great combination of integrated city and nature- like my own work- love the concept- plus it looks amazing!!!
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:icongestianpoet21:
GestianPoet21 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
yay! arendia!
*brainless violence*
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:iconno-rules:
no-rules Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
So amazing!
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:iconpavel89l:
pavel89l Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great WORK THANKS
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:iconandejc:
AndeJC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Is it just me or does that scene remind anyone else of Rivendell out of LOTR? Still, great picture.
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:iconthe-wandering-ranger:
The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist
this is truely amazing!
:)
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:iconmisthicalgirl:
misthicalgirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007   Interface Designer
Awsome!! I can`t say nothing... about this :D
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:iconspill-milk:
spill-milk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
very nice work ^^
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:iconsybexmed:
SybexMed Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
were those buidling drawn to?
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:icondetail24:
detail24 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
<vader voice>LUKE! I AM YOUR fart0r!</vader voice>
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
<girlie luke voice>NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!</girlie luke voice>
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:icondetail24:
detail24 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
:lmao:
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:iconthe-vheissu:
The-Vheissu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Student General Artist
<borat voice>
Very Nice!
</borat voice>
lol :)
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks ;p
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:icondragon-fawn:
dragon-fawn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
*drools* this is AWSOME! I wish I had money to buy a print but sadly I don't and I don't really have room for such a nice print either but I wish I did!
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:icondemon-slayer959:
Demon-Slayer959 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Herdy gerdy herdy gerdy meatballs. Great work, you've really captured Eddings work.
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:iconquonics:
quonics Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Artist
I love David Eddings and his Balgarid. This image is beautiful. Great render of Arendia.
_R
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: glad you like it
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007   General Artist
This is just in case you are not already aware, but to let you know that this image has been featured in my latest journal [link]

If you already know about this, then please ignore this message!
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007   General Artist
WOWW! Excellent artwork, wonderful composition, lighting, just everything about it, really appeals to me!
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:iconxdestitutex:
xDestitutex Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Sei mir jetzt nicht böse, aber als ich es eben das erste Mal sah dachte ich: "Mensch ein bischen ähnlichkeit mit "The Falls" hat es"
Musste dann aber auch feststellen, das dem bei weitem nicht so ist und es nur durch den Felsen den Anschein hatte :)

Aber jetzt zum Bild :)
Was hier sehr Auffällt und ich sehr genial und schön finde sind die Büsche/Bäume im Vordergrund, die irgendwie teilweise den Anschein erwecken sie würden mit dem Rahmen verschmelzen.
Was auch wieder hervorzuheben ist sind natürlich deine Wolken sowie dein Nebel. ich kenne kaum jemanden, der dies so gut hinbekommt wie du. Also wirklich, da könnte ich mich jedesmal dran satt sehen :)
Was diesesmal richtig real aussieht sind die Bäume bzw. der Wald auf dem rechten Felsen.
Wobei ich auch zugeben muss, dass genau dies immer etwas stört im Bild, denn so gut du auch zeichnen kannst du kriegst das gezeichnete nicht so real hin, wie diese Bäume. Mir wäre da lieber du würdest sie noch etwas kaschieren, so das man nicht sieht das sie aus nem Photo kommen, aber ich weiß auch nicht ob es dann noch dein Artgenre ist, welches du ja eigentlich ausüben möchtest. :)

Ich hoffe du nimmst die kleine Kritik am Ende nicht übel, aber ich mag es nicht wenn man so unehrlich ist und nicht das sagt was einem stört, egal wie gut das Bild sonst ist... und das ist es wieder. :)
Aber ist man anderes von dir gewöhnt, außer schöne Landschaften zum Träumen? Freue mich schon darauf demnächst die zeit zu finden "Wolf" zu kommentieren. :)

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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ich nehm dir schon nix übel, keine sorge. ich weiss ja selber das es immer irgendwas gibt an dem man noooooch mehr hätte arbeiten können. allerdings muss ich zu meiner verteidigung sagen das ich nie sage dass das alles fotorealistische arbeit sein soll. oder ich es so wollte. ;p :salute:
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:iconxdestitutex:
xDestitutex Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Nein das hast du nicht und wie gesagt nur weil ich diesen Mix teilweise etwas skeptisch gegenüber stehe muss man sein Genre bzw. seine Kunst nicht gleich komplett ändern, trotzdem bin ich halt immer so ehrlich und sage was mir an Sachen/Deviations stört. :)

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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "FRIEND/s " :cuddle:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
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:iconarend:
arend Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Photographer
Arend?
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
indeed ;p
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:iconsiulzz:
siulzz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
:wow:
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:icondellas18:
Dellas18 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Can't think of many words right now except 'thats stunning' :P
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:iconysabelg:
YsabelG Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Student Writer
Truly splendid!
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:iconphilosophy25:
Philosophy25 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
I know you've heard it a lot
but great painting
And you did it all digitally too,
wicked
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:iconjuuli:
juuli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Wow, this is amazing.
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
WAAAAAH!!! AMAZING >_< Awesome!! :heart::heart:
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:iconsign-91:
SigN-91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Digital Artist
scharfe konturen und interessante beschreibung ...sieht echt cool aus ...besonders die perspektive sieht stark aus ..und wie schon erwähnt erinnert mich iwie an mittelerde ^^
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:iconyumeyasuke:
yumeyasuke Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Interface Designer
WOW...this one is like......amazing..........................................
I'm stunned by ur artistic skills.......
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