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Castle Gate by JonathanDufresne Castle Gate by JonathanDufresne
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I have never done a piece of digital art, but I'm hoping to give you a meaningful critique as best I can. First off, your piece is beautiful; you should feel immensely proud :). What make it such a wonderful piece of art are the ways in which you set the scene, from the growth of the vegetation to the weather to personal details like the stance of the guards, the chickens, and the placement of the banners. It fulfills its role as art - a form of expression - quite perfectly.

After careful inspection, the only thing I can think to advise you upon is perhaps some minor details with lighting. I'm not sure if you WANT to make it any more realistic - maybe that would change it from its slightly dreamy appearance - but to make this appear more tangible, consider your interactions with light and shadow. The sunlit stonework and wood should have more apparent detail than what is in shadow. Colors, too, would have a more distinct shade contrast than you have chosen to show (for instance, the lamp posts and vegetation). I realize it would be quite difficult, but you have it in you!

The fact that you produced such a wonderful piece shows that you can do anything you put your mind to. Thanks for such wonderful art!
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MetrenAngerjarv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful and inspiring! 
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Kmen92 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Hello, JonathanDufresne.

I would like to feature your incredible painting in my YouTube prediction series on Zelda Wii U: Zelda Unknown (Castle town). I will off course credit your artwork in the description (with Deviantart name and link to paitning), have a bar line on the video itself with your artist name and give a spoken shoutout at the end of the video.

The episode is due to be uploaded on June 11th

Sincerely greetings
Konrad - Commonwealth Realm: www.youtube.com/user/commonwea…
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Konimotsinui Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like the city of Freeport from EverQuest/EverQuest Next.
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KurtReonis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I love this city. I get the vibe of a sleepy, but strongly confident empire.
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful castle!~
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice indeed!
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your skill is so amazing that when glancing at the thumbnail I thought this was a photo. 
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conzitool Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome lights:)
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Lautriche Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Woooow, nicely done !!!!
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Kikimer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
So beautiful! Like it! 
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Epiklandia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The detail is incredible! Kill piece of art!
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stormelemental13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thanks for sharing this with us.
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EmperorMossy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First thought on seeing this: youtu.be/aBvwOdi8UJA?t=34s


Seriously, though! Awesome work! ^_^ This is just beautiful!!
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b10a Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Seriously awesome!
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none-shall-hurt-now Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Nice!:) ...that's my critique!:D
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Nagumei Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy- WHAT

WHY ISN'T THIS A DD

WHYYYY

WHY ISN'T THIS PICTURE SUPER POPULAR BY NOW

The amount of detail in this and the time it must've taken is just


Aaaaaaa <3
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