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Forgotten Church by akreon Forgotten Church by akreon
Saint Nicholas' Church , Frombork, Poland

Drawing made to fill up some empty space on one of my school projects.

Church was founded in 1405. It was burned and plundered multiply times during the last few centuries by Poles, Germans and Swedes. After WWII it was used as a boiler station. Now apparently it's a "go-to" place for all local cats and birds when they want to die. First time in my life I had to scrub off a whole pigeon off my shoe. :|
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Ok this is my first critique so I'm trying my best so don't blame me.

I think you did really well with this picture which was so good I thought it was photography. This picture is really good and I loved how you made it look so life-like.

The tiny person holding the umbrella in the corner just ties it all in. It mixes with the picture to create an feeling of separation. I'm not sure if that was your intention but overall you did an excellent job with this picture.

I hope I did ok with this critique. Excellent work again and keep up the good work :D
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First thing I want to say-frankly, this took my breath away. It showed up in my messages, and I assumed it's a photograph at first, and just skimmed over it, planning to get back to it later. But when I actually clicked on it, read the title, and looked at the picture properly-I was blow away.

The sky-it is so fitting, somehow-and it showcases the church beautifully. It is made so perfectly, and the blue and green compliment each other perfectly.

The church has such smooth walls-there is some appealing about it. And then the girl and the fence and the plants-they seem to be radiating some mysterious light-it draws your eyes to it and your mind tries to distinguish between all the light and dark places in the trees and plants.

Then your eyes are drawn to the girl-she is standing tall. She is not afraid, or just happening to glance at the church as she is walking-she is actually staring at it with curiosity. Her yellow apparel, against the plants green, is pleasing to the eyes.

The horizontal and vertical lines going across the picture give it a sort of video-game appearance, and I can easily imagine this being a scene in a nice mystery game.

Overall, you're technique here-how you drew/painted everything is simply commendable. The fact that you've actually been there actually added to that, I believe. Your skill is amazing.

The only thing that I have to say against it is that the sort of gist of it-with a building and then a girl at the bottom right, is sort of done a lot (the umbrella has been done before, too). But you did according to your own style, and I like that.

You're piece is wonderful, and it just give me chills every time I see it, and I can just picture my self in the girls position, standing on the sidewalk, staring up at an ominous looking building, wondering what was inside-all while the rain patters on the sidewalk around me. Am I contemplating whether or not to go inside? I know the building has a story to tell-but do I dare look for it?
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking image ... Love the attention to detail. And I love the fact that perspective lines are still there ... makes it really unique! Jaw-dropping!
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sieere Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, wow! It's really a nice feeling to see a drawing of something I've been passing for almost 4years everyday until now <3 but from a different view though. Thank you for making it <3 Amazing!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm no art critic. For me it's just a fine composition, interesting idea and well executed.
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow beautiful!
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leoned Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Przepiękne
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RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It is the atmosphere captured in this subtle work that first caught my attention - the quiet desolation and loneliness of the abandoned church personified in the lone figure standing still and contemplating the building and by the ominous skyscape above. An air of melancholy pervades the scene helped by the scene of the empty street. You ask for a critique on this fine work but it seems to me you don't need us.
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
this is a very interesting setting. to me, this seems like a wonderful place to spend time, even through a picture, it seems comforting
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Silverarrow87 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Filmographer
Amazing! O.O
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LawinPL Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Narysowałaś to?.... Niesamowite! myśałam że do fotografia.. co to za budynek ?
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RuthlessWolves Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dobre! Naprawdę dobre ... :)
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takmaj Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
o nieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee nienawidze go :(
ale fajny :D
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:iconvanblood:
vanBlood Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Znakomite wykonanie. Nikt go nie chce restaurować?
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:iconakreon:
akreon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Proboszcz się od jakiegoś czasu czai żeby tam muzeum otworzyć plus miasto chce coś wyskrobać z funduszy unijnych. Niby coś się dzieje, ale jak to w Polsce za wolno, a budynek niszczeje ;p
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Czasem lepiej za wolno niż po łebkach ;).
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veritasBtold Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
oh my goodness... this looks like a photograph..... O~O
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T-Harley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop drawing perfection ;n;
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
A very beautiful piece! Such an interesting style church, I don't think I've ever seen one with architecture quite like that (though I can't say I've seen dozens of church styles either :XD:) I also just love the atmosphere of the entire picture, it has a very strong feeling to it when I look at it. From the church to the sky, to the fence, brush, and the girl standing on the street, it's a complete scene with a story somewhere deep inside it.
:giggle: Might as well have just written a critique. :XD:
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O.O
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lizoftheinfinite Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
You really are the most amazing artist ohmigodddddd
I admire you so much ahhhhh
Your acrylic paintings especially make me practice everyday and I can almost paint now. :/
I LOVE THE TEXTURE ON THE TREES IN THIS! The really dark values against the sky just looks AWESOME! The foliage is so good ohmigodddd. The lighting on the girl is also really cool, I love the yellow in the umbrella. You are so awesome and I LOVE YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU DRAW!
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The-Purring-Teapot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
"I had to scrub off a whole pigeon off my shoe"

Well, that sounds like that church is a really lovely place...

^^

Otherwise:
Great artwork :heart:
Wonderful composition, use of colours and lights/shadows.
(Just as always ;D)

One thing I really like about this artwork is how you managed to emphasise the size of the building.
It kind of towers above the viewer with it's impressiv height.
:meow:
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This feels really melancholy. That's a good mood for the subject, and I dig the sky treatment.
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Rusneko Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're not human.... O_O
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gehirnkaefer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
some of your painting look so realistic that I think it's 3D or photo texture stuff...but no :O
wow. v.v
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LindaTorvund Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student
So amazing Oo You're awesome! :#1: Do you know about some good architecture tuto's online? I have never really tried making landscape/architecture in PS myself, because I don't have any idea about where to begin! How to make the straight lines and stuff.. Maybe a silly question, but I'm clueless about where to look :')
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omnious place.
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap that's not a picture!? Good Job!
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great work,pal!
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RitzNinja Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning details and colors! This is amazing!:)
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Kurakuraji Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
It's so beautiful ;--; for some reason I can imagine zombie cats and pigeons coming out of the building
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daisyflower8 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What brush did you use for the trees and bushes?
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akreon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly random splutter brushes ;p
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Cercan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
damn, I thought i was looking at a photo..
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NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Saint Nicolas... . Its Saint Nicolas day here tomorrow XD was that on purpose?
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akreon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, it was a coincidence ;p
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AnaTattoo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Strong
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akreon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks
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XxDimiNikxX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I thought it was a photography O.o
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KyraAkir Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
wow amazing! I ironically pictured that to be what mundanes/ humans with no shadow hunter blood in them to see what they look a church that is one home of shadow hunters. Mundanes see the glamor of a forgotten church.
This is from the mortal instrument book!
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Red-IzaK Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My home is next to Frombork and I visit the street near this place every vacation. The thing I remember most of this place is the characteristic roof...
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akreon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No proszę, proszę :) lokalni się znaleźli :XD:
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Bloodnale Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, wow :heart:
beautifully drawn
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akreon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :meow:
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WolfgoddessEmi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow!It looks adorable!How you make that it looks so real?I don't know! :nod: Good work!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thoughtful, detailed shot, very good lighting and composition, nice color, good use of the backstory on the building to add to the overall effect.
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Redsmas Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Shot? You know its a digital painting right?
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
There's a difference, these days?
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akreon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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