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Earthworks by firedudewraith Earthworks by firedudewraith
For The Far Wild.

It was also a study on perspective and the loose painting style. I'm trying to approach my work with less time on unneccesary details and completing it in a shorter duration.

Ultimately, what matters the most it is how well the story or content is potrayed. Coming up with an effective and attractive work is about the blend of balance between contrasting the main focus of the painting to the secondary focus or the "filler".

There are many ways to achieve this balance - composition and forms, value and color, detail, etc.

Just hoping that in time, I could learn to master the techniques.

Earthworks, one of the few standing Wonders, built by the dwarven mountain folk, were considered by many enemy tacticians to be the 'Untouchable'.

For centuries, many armies were crushed miles before they even come to the visible range of the fortress. Those who had seen it, and lived, both venerated and feared for it. The humongous stone cannon had become a legend passed through their generations, woven into war stories and always find its way over a couple pints of mead.

But for the dwarves, it represented a monumental historical marriage of sculpture and engineer.

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janeQuile Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
man i hate you!!!!
Overtall98 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student
freelance217 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I need to turn this into a DorfFort megaproject...
The cannon would need to use water, instead of more lethal projectiles, but still: Cannon. Supported by a dwarf.
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
haha.. feel free to. :)
GhostChronos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
omg this is beautiful, its look like that u are there xD
lokobookworm95 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I love dwarves!
Theus-Smythe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Everything about this concept is perfect if you ask me. The angle makes sure to present the fortress in a mighty sense, while still maintaining the pride of the dwarves. Certainly looks untouchable. Very inspiring. +fav
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Yup, I'm going for untouchable notion. It's supposed to be like the main guardian of entrance to the denizens inside the mountain, has been doing so for many millenia.
shoalinfire Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super cool but it looks a bit like prince of persia
GrendelDemon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
wow, the sense of scale and perspective is so effective that this piece gave me the feeling of vertigo O_o

very impressive ^_^
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