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I like the concept for a sculpture: A simple shape in the middle of a forest or on top of a mountain... ^^ It makes a contrast with the context.
The subject doesn't detache that much from the background as if it was there for a lonng time. Even thought it is in the forest it looks futuristic.

It makes me think of the ''Garden of imagination'' in Terrasson in which there is a simple copper shape that guide visitors through the wood.

The forest is dam good by the way! I'm trying to get a good at representing vegetation, (since i'm a landscape architect to be) and yours is not monospecific and it feels great!
What do you think?
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mistermojo28 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the concept behind this series, awesome work :)
Rikoei Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you use brushes for the leafs? i always see people with good leave drawings on backgrounds and ugh i want to get my hands on those brushes and this is amazing as usual :D
TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice drawing. :)
jirael Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like a cocoon?
Silverlocket13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think it looks like a kite.... :P
Ganja-Shark Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Reminds me of Pathologic.
Jessobrush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From the eyes of an animal?
Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me of the sculptures people make at my college's art department.
SilverRiderWolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not sure what it is but its just awesome!
i might want to commission some surrealist album artwork from you, do you do that?
EldingaGunman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I'm not interested in spamming my watchers with critiques, so I will post mine here in the comments instead, and hope that you get it and that you won't mind my round-about ways.

I always marvel at how you can see improvement to your previous work with every new piece you submit. I've been in love with the way you paint smooth surfaces for a long time, and this is certainly not an exception. I can't place much critique on the structure itself, aside from the fact that the greens on it seem to have been relatively poorly defined. Moss and grass, or strange alien slime oozing out of the cracks in it? I unfortunately cannot tell.

What really takes away from this piece is the background and the way the eye moves. Your eyes first move to the top corner of the picture and follow the structure down to the ground. Ok. I can live with that. What bothers me is the log and the dark area below the tree. Not only is it positioned right next to the brightest part of the piece, your gaze actually directly LED there by following the log and the motion of the stone. I simply feel that the attention could have stayed on the marble, the really INTERESTING part, if the darker area had 1. been lightened, 2. been reduced in size and 3. if the details on the entire tree were brought down a notch to match the rest of the piece.

Over all, a pleasure to look at. I kind of want this as an oil painting and hang it over my TV now.. would be much more interesting to stare at for 20 minutes, that's for certain.
BambooPuff Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work!
very meaningful
Venghor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
it's interesting!
Jaybird1997 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pablo-bbb Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nie wiem co to, ale chce mieć to w ogródku :noes:
Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
... is it sad I thought this was medopod at first?
ChickiChikiBoomBoom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol. Me too :I
karkooz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
What is it?
DestinyStarX12 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Reminds me of that green shell type pokemon who's name I can't remember.
talliesynn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same. o_o
It's name is metapod btw. :XD:
W0lfxer0 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This confuses mine eyes. @.@
idestond Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist

bardzo mi się podobają te przezroczyste/nieistniejące fragmenty :D
temary44 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some building-like structure which grows as if it's a part of the nature? Hmm.... Still not really sure about that but love the way you painted this. Slightly abstract but very real-like!
Sall11111 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Hehe it looks like a pokemon metapode! x)
swanpfireX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Sall11111 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist
haters gonna hate, hehe... ;)
swanpfireX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Jereth-Bane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well its definitely interesting. the detail is Phenomenal i suspect you used photoshop...i just cant figure out what it is. it looks almost like a giant crashed paper air plain. i refuse to look away not until i have deciphered what it is.
Taiyo85 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image is amazing, not only you've worked with light and shadow in an amazing way, but also contrasted the "strict" lines of the man-made object with the savage gorwth of the forest. The beauty of this piece, for me, resides exactly on that contrast =) <3 Amazing work! Congrats!
Hellstryce Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am completely in love with this.
DawnFrost Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
The lighting on the abstract subject confuses me a little. The lighting on some of the planes don't seem to match up.
Although I'm not sure if the two brightest spots are suppose to be reflecting or giving off light, so some of my comments might not even mater.
If it is giving off light then you succeeded with the reflective light for the top left shine, but for the bottom center I would think the darker olive green pointing down would have some reflective light. At least a shine or two on the left corner/side.

If they are reflecting an outside light source then this really confuses me. judging solely on the two brightest points of the abstract piece i can see two different light sources. Although if that were true, then why aren't the other two center sides facing us just as bright as the bottom one? Also wouldn't the top be lighter than the bottom? Unless the light was coming from below, but then the light would also reflect off of the dark olive green facing down I mentioned earlier ...

After looking at this piece for a few minutes just trying to figure out the lighting I ALMOST feel like you really didn't have an exact lighting source. Though it is realistically rendered enough to fool someone glancing by. For instance the light patch on the underbrush seems to match with the brightest center side of the abstract, bringing the two together and creating balance.

Now despite making me confused on the lighting, I actually really like the composition, weird lighting and all. I personally view abstract models such as this to be a symbol of futuristic growth, syfi, maybe just technology in general. This mixed with the rich greens, and some what eerie blue foggy bg, I don't know it just seems to fit in a contrasting harmony. The green tint of the abstract really pulls it into the forests, while it's straight edges just set it appart, and shout look at me!

The confusion with the light source mixed with the cracks also sort of go with each other in a way. Saying that the object isn't perfect, but its beautiful. That it shouldn't work in the real world, but it does in the artistic world where anything is posible.

Overall, even though abstract really isn't my style, I still really enjoyed looking at this in further detail then a passing glance.
DragonNighthowler Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I'm officially retarded. I've been staring at it for ages but I still can't see what it is. Something vectorial I think, but that's about it.
SagwagianHowl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an abstractly beautiful piece of realistic looking art! :D
rosepetalzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was real. o-o
This is truly amazing! At first i thought it was real before i clicked on it but when i did i looked it in shock. To think someone could draw like this. its far to amazing i must say. It is something i have been expecting to see on Deviantart.
I am sure many people will use this as a reference for them selves to learn how to draw nature like environments like this, I know that I will be using this :)
peachylady Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
It looks like a cocoon pokemon.
mokonaxmodoki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
it's as if there was a glitch in the environment....
IronPlushy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Is the environment man-made and this segment is malfunctioning?
Augos Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it, amazing imagination & creativity
nobarawolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
the background is very well done, but i'm not really sure what the center object it.
Blacklemon67 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's man-made
nobarawolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
ohh i see. the lighting and surreality of it gives a calming tone to the picture.

very well done ^^
lostandalone37 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I love the concept here and the execution is great. It really captures the mind.
Evincing Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
the lighting and tension of the piece are very well done. i wouldve liked a bit more detail in the shadowy bits for depth. great job!
monkkie-jedi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me it looks like the concept has to do with natural, beautiful backgrounds being disturbed by 'man made' backgrounds. It throws off the entire balance.
anezumi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW *__* piekny background <33
Sladin5Ever Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tis a Metapod, right? XD That's the first thought that came into my head when I saw the thumbnail
Quazziesmile122 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I duh no wat it is... But I wuvs it...
PyroMorticia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I seem to think the point is not what it is, but how it is artificial and doesn't fit with the natural background surrounding it..
tenko72 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
It looks so real.
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