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Landscape Painting by JonathanDufresne Landscape Painting by JonathanDufresne
Probably the last painting of the year! See you in 2013 :)

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First off, really interesting architecture =) like a mix of oriental, islandic, and a touch of sci-fi. Secondly, the landscape itself is very appealing to me. The values sit nicely, colors are soft and the vegetation looks just stellar. The only notable thing that bothers me about this scene would be the horn-shaped mountain just above the center structure. Generally the eyes of the viewer would roll down the foot of the large mountain on the left (you even have 3 beautiful statues guiding you) and reach the main building, the most important point of the painting, and then roll on towards the right to finally hit the wall on the right edge, possible doing a backflip and returning to the center building =P. The horn-shaped mountain, however, runs the risk of yanking the viewer straight upwards, interupting an otherwise pleasant journey. Of course this is just my experience, and I would not consider myself an expert on composition as I've had my fair share of hiccups as well.

All in all, I would consider this a very strong piece, really something to be proud of =) Two thumbs up!
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eneswe97 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and amazing details !
Meremouse Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Oh ma bloody lord, this Is amazing. 'c' I love village artworks such as this, I like the pillars In the back along the mountain, and the, what appears to either be a town hall or temple.. 'Mazing.
Draw-O Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
really impressive and good
CoFon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
Cyb007 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work
Valkimber Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.  I'll now have to explore your gallery!
Omiro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, love your technique
DavidAELevy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
dadiart Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Digital Artist
artfulimaginations Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! What programme do you use? :)
artfulimaginations Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I meant paints.... Dunno why I wrote programme! :O
Zarory Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice work xD
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sedrati Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waarteedesign Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Writer
bro, u're great artist, i really loved this and all on your gallery! Congrats!
ARBAX Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
my favorite landscape :D
Evergreen27 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Oh my gosh.... This is gorgeous! I love your artwork!

xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
YeNni99 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
holy coow! im in love with u and ur WATEVER THIS UNSPOKEN BEAUTY IS!
8coconut-chan8 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This is very interesting and gorgeous picture. Good job :)
ilinga Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are kind of pictures, you want to keep somewhere locked away, to look at it when you are in need of something beautiful and touching, that warms your soul and heart. Something you don't want to hang on a wall, because you might grow tired of watching at it or even worse: Someone could take away it's magic with criticism or blunt words!
A real treasure.

This is definitely one of those pictures.
Pink1398 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Do you take commissions?
Hydrogica Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MAGICALLLL ^___^ !!!!
skiddrow42 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome man!
Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey!! Love this picture so much, it's absolutely amazing. :squee:

I featured it here on a website of me and a mate's. The website is on fantasy writing / worldbuilding / warfare tips.
((Feel free to help us advertise it if you can be bothered!))

Anyway, I hope you don't mind us using it! :) We put up a link to this page as credit.
I'll remove it if you do.
MaciejC Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
wow, great work : nice light :)
Higure-san Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like everyone else has mentioned, I love how you mixed multiple styles of architecture into one building; that normally doesn't workout in reality. Especially with the styles you chose, but you somehow make it work. I guess that's what makes the fantasy genre so amazing.
The thing that stands out to me the most is the setting. Based on the architecture style, it reminds me of the "Days of the Future Past" or "Schizno Tech" tropes; my favorites. The valley is very pleasant and the image is very peaceful. Your work is always top notch!
RheayannaMomo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I love the architecture in this, a beautiful mix of different styles. I'm quite taken with how the lights in the buildings seem to be glowing through the windows as well. (Lets admit it, blue light is simply more gorgeous then regular lights!) I also like how this scene seems to be in a small valley, quite the interesting setting. Thank-you for this lovely painting!
JonathanDufresne Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The pleasure is all mine :D Glad you like my work!
009-1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
AMazing =D
kaBOTS Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow very nice :O
Anuca6 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I love how you made the whole thing. Nice scenery, nice architecture, the whole thing is perfect. Though the mountain got me a bit distracted, but the whole thing is good nonetheless.
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
T want to live in that house!
Osokin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
love it.
love details.
love architecture.
love environment.
JonathanDufresne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thanks :D
KyuRazz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wow, Epic!
JonathanDufresne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
NemesisSeishin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Writer
This is amazing. Have you ever thought about making covers for books, ebooks, zins? That would increased your popularity.
Invariable-Muse Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is incredibly gorgeous, in my honest opinion. :aww:
kathy7909 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It's beautiful
Naeran Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! :clap:
Darkness-as Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
c'est trop beau :3
BumblebeeGames Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artist
great athmosphere on this one
Keltsacoi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice work overall man, Im dying to know how you created the foliage for the trees. Did you by chance use a custom brush on top of a silhouette of an actual tree?
JonathanDufresne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep this is exactly how i did it :) I have a custom brush for the leaf and some tree brush
SigmaCore Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
L'exécution est magnifique et les couleurs et l'environnement tout autant. :)
JonathanDufresne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Merci c'est gentil!
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