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knight by akreon knight by akreon
acrylics on cardboard + some digital retouch


Finally the semester is over and I have time to paint something :la:
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:icondoodlemonster5:
This is just an awesome piece of work. The textures you included in the trees, horse, and the rider are beautiful. Also, when I look at this it gives off a peaceful vibe. The only thing that seems out of place(In my decision.) would be that dark-ish shadowy part behind the rider. Also I love the way you made this look like it was painted in watercolor , when its actually acrylic.( I know these paints all to well xD since I had 3 art classes in one year). Anyway, you know how they say each piece of art has a story behind it? Well, thank you for sharing such a great one. :)
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This piece is very beautiful. The lighting, textures and smooth, watery colours seen are quite eye pleasing. It gives off an almost dream like kind of feel. I enjoy the sharpness of the tree in the center of the piece, it really draws the eye towards the center. Also the break at the top of the tree revealing a blue sky is a wonderful eye catcher. It gives a feeling of relief from staring at a dense forest. It is almost like a breath of fresh air. This piece really stands out as being symbolic to me. I feel that the horse represents something as pureness, good, or life, while the mysterious looking knight could almost represent some kind of mystery, darkness, or even death. Well done on everything.
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:icondiamondeyes29:
DiamondEyes29 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece ! I really love the light and the colors ! I love deviantART! 
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Gretgor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Awesome knight, I like the horse's mane, and I really like this style.
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
pretty
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:iconbluefeatheredwings:
bluefeatheredwings Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. :) So lovely
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:iconits-a-yetti:
its-a-yetti Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing. i'm completely and totally in love with this.
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Maracujita Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
colooooooooooooooors!
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vitellan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I get a good sense of motion here, or a blurred still of a scene. As many people have already pointed out, the wide range of hues works well here to convey a mystical atmosphere. It's interesting how the colors on the knight are the dullest or lowest in saturation. I don't know if you did that on purpose, but it makes him/her look like a true interloper entering a different kind of environment. The roughness of the background (especially in the upper left) has an unfinished quality that works for this painting. My favorite parts are the small areas of detail that really pop - the sharp leaves on the tree almost in dead-center, and the colorful golden-orange flowers implied around its base.

Some possible areas of improvement: I think the horse's mane could look a little lighter (less "gummy," for lack of a better word) and the general silhouette of the tree in the center could use refinement.
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Rukautsu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Przepiękne kolory !
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Koyobyobu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, and the content reminds me of a book I've read.

I can't remember what the book is titled or who it's by for the life of me, but the specific part I'm reminded of is when the adventurers are traveling a forest it is said that none come out sane if at all. The adventurers stumble across a knight who is mumbling to himself. It turns out that the knight is dead, a restless shell that will wander the forest forever.

I love your art style. The colours bring out emphasis in all the right places, and the flow is amazing.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The colors and the background are awesome, even though the rider is barely noticeable...
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:iconpiratechick120:
PirateChick120 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do Acrylics on Cardboard too. :D It accepts the paint much better than canvas. By the Way, absolutely beautiful painting, you should do more horses you're really good at them.
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mythically beautiful. ^^
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Egreonna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! The colors and the light streaming through the trees are gorgeous, and it's interesting to see a knight in a peaceful forest setting instead of in a battle.
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wild-spirit-wolfgirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I have featured your art here- [link]
hope you don't mind and if there is anything wrong just say it.
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KarLouiie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Gorgeous!
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Galactixa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Cool draw
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:iconnexu4:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so wonderful :heart:
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wonderful work!
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb painting :)
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Eledhwen-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutly stunning, you're so talented ! Good work :clap:
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:iconsilver-elena:
silver-elena Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
So pretty :) I love the colours!
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:iconullakko:
ullakko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. *_*
Featured in my journal: [link]
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:iconsunvera:
Sunvera Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
It's beautiful. :O
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:iconronnigon:
Ronnigon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love it. A little more contrast would be nice, though. The shadows could be darker, and the light could be brighter.
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:iconfirsher:
Firsher Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap you do this stuff on cardboard? Dayum.
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the faint, almost wispy suggestion of the knight on the horse. Also those colors are gorgeous, well done! <3
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EXHellfire Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is seriously amazing, you never fail to impress me :iconnotbadplz:
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Hachimitsu-neko Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. This is amazing. I think my brain just exploded this is so good. I don't think I can critique this because this piece is breathtaking. .0.
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aips Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I like his AND the horses face! 8)
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HeraTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it! It reminds me of the old style types of paintings bak then :)
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shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the light the falls onto the horse's mane^^
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:iconlupinthief:
LupinThief Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful!! You're really talented!!! :D
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SuperPenguinTyme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing! I LOVE this! The more you look at the picture, the more details you see! Like the sunlight shining through the trees; it's like a rainbow! And it contrasts perfectly with the shadows being cast from the bushes and trees. And to have a black knight on a white horse... :D Overall, I think this picture is wonderfully balanced. I love 'Off-White', but it is always great to see something so different in so many ways!
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful use of color here.
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:iconzeorii:
Zeorii Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS. I love
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takmaj Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
hahahah ja tez maluje wlasnie
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:iconjillybeanking:
jillybeanking Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love this!
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:icontgwttn:
tgwttn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW JUST WOW! seriouslt i love the light and the colours! ITS UNBELIVABLE :O! Well done! how long did it take you?
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Kaidan-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love the lighting and the colors.
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ashleighh9136 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
absolutely amazing(:
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:iconvicha-chan:
Vicha-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Photographer
cool :D
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Akasha63 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Love it :heart:
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:iconsugoidave:
sugoidave Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it
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:iconelsaaaa:
Elsaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the mood of the picture. Congratulations! <3
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:iconareobleu:
AreoBleu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! I didn't even see the horse at first, or his rider! This is AMAZING! <3
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:iconbellavega:
BellaVega Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WoW those colours...
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KamaeFu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Genial =)
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Lacumcity Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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clilienkind Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty one!! love the colors of the light :)
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sammywammy123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Took me a bit to see the horse :slow: ......Beautiful work :D. And you said you did some didital retouching can you please post the original (before retouching) I love how the light flows into the scene
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