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The Great Swamp by firedudewraith The Great Swamp by firedudewraith
For The Far Wild. Painted in Photoshop almost entirely, with a little bit of matte. I learned alot from this piece, trying to get the most realistic lighting and water reflection without reference. I'm happy with it. :)

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In the far away land of warriors and socceries, those who seek glory in the Underworld must venture through the dreaded passage of the Great Swamp. Rumors has that, only those who gained the favor of the enchantress may cross the swamp on great lilies.

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TheLadyLaura Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
this is amazing! the amount of detail is unreal how long did this take you??
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This was done extremely long time ago.. I think it took me around 3-4 days back then. Haha..
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Wurv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! The lights and reflexes look so real, not to mention the vegetation...
A masterpiece!
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Murkmire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
I love this. It's a beautiful piece of work.
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frozenstarbaby Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
not have i n real world,(or on titan) but find here..good ! good ! ....aaaaarrrggghhh!!!
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Khialat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very atmospheric!
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dhyanaegaku Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
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TrollkaRuby Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Gorgeous. You should be happy.
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Ryanator50 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought the sorcoress was a tiny nymph or faerie, but then I saw the birds and realized that everything else was just huge.
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serenitys--wings Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Wow! you really captured the whimsy in this, i'm writing a story that takes place n a swamp and this is kind of what i imagined mine looking like with variations on the canopy, Wish i could paint then people could SEE what i see, o well
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Gray-Fullbuster Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
marvelous!
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:iconmorewin:
morewin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
its so beautiful! +fav
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lulubis123 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
perfect!!! what a vision!!!!
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KyoFlameAshHylden Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Gorgoes swamp
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The-Camo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Just so you know, this image has been used as a background in someone else's art in a player gallery on the runescape site. [link] I have already notified the gallery curators, but they do not plan on taking action. Just thought you should know, as the copyright is yours.

Keep up the awesome art! =)
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, i really appreciate what you've done for a stranger like me. Thank you. I'll have a talk with the curators. At the very least, they should have known to ask for permission first.
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Art-26 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
This picture is a big mass of greatness.
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isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful. I love the colours and the vivid pirtrayal of the swamp. The detail in there is fantastic! :clap:
:iconbummiesplz:
Izzyxxx
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Yunalusca Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Wow, this is so amazing! love it :love:
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:iconwhispersss:
whispersss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:whisper: this work has been featured in my journal : [link] :)
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DebbieMC Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Interesting use of the giant leaves.
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:iconasderuki:
Asderuki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Epic! This scenery is great.
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Sevora Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional
beautiful
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NathanDespain Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I think the painted/realistic detail combo really conveys depth and a bit of fog.

LOVE this.

*Fave*
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Lacelette Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
If this is supposed to look terrfying or intimidating, I'm so sorry but I think it looks cute! Maybe its because the woman looks like a swamp faery rather than a sorceress. I don't know, I just don't find her menacing because the swamp looks far more bigger than her. And call me weird, but I find the swamp to be too beautiful to be haunting. Maybe you should've tried a more dry, misty colour?

But I will say that I love how you drew the lily pads. The reflection on the water is wow-able. To be honest, this is the most friendly swamp I've ever seen. =D
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, actually the main story behind this piece is the big lily pad as a form of "transportation" through the swamp. So the sorceress (I didn't actually in particular made her evil or good) is the key to summon these lily. So, in the end I didn't intend for it to look spooky but more like enchanting.
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Lacelette Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
:slow: A lily pad transporter? ...Quirky but most fascinating. :nod: *looks at artwork again* Very fascinating...so in this piece the sorceress is just carrying out her daily routine right? Looking at it now, I realize how brilliant the angle of perspective is. You allowed the viewer just enough exposure to the swamp while maintaining the vastness of it. Yes, it is a brilliant masterpiece. You should be proud.

Thank you for replying my comment in your busy schedule. =)
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha.. I won't say it's exactly her daily routine. Since it's a game of adventure of sort, I'd say it's one "service" she provided to the adventurers in exchange of something she wanted for the travel pass through the swamps. ^^
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Sonja-ch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Amazing picture :)
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eternalweirdmiracle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
beautiful water
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lokobookworm95 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
love the idea! seriously, do you get these things from games?
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:iconlexadin:
Lexadin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Great!
I would really find myself at home in this place.

ps. can I use your pic?
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry but it's copyrighted. :(
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Yahina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Cool!!!
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Theus-Smythe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Aye, you did a very good job on the water! I pretty much love this piece (as well). +fav
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your lovely comment.
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jimmerz28 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
That's awesome. Always nice to learn from something you enjoy, and having it come out so sexy!
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:iconfiredudewraith:
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, how have you been jimmer? Haven't heard from you in a while.
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Solomin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Wow. I really think you did a great on the environment and ambiance. The feeling is inspiring and powerful. Excellent job on the lighting too! Especially the sharp reflections. It feels very real.

:peace:
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:iconfiredudewraith:
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words. :)
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God-Loves-You-all Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
love this sooo much! Reminds me of a game I played... and a place I've been to :D
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firedudewraith Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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JonLauria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is spectacular.. how the bottom plants go into the water it´s just sublime and perfect exelent work. :)
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:iconfiredudewraith:
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
And it took me alot of trouble too. :) Thanks.
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krathx0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Althought you really didn't have to show her doing electricity it's simply spectacular
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:iconfiredudewraith:
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Point taken hehe.. thanks. :)
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:iconlikaseth:
Likaseth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
A really great picture. Well done!
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Sythius Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it alot! ^^
Can I use it as Card Art in a Magic: The Gathering card I'm making?
You'll get credit with a link to your page on the Illustrator part of the card :)
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:iconfiredudewraith:
firedudewraith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to help but unfortunately, this one is copyrighted though.
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Sythius Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awr :(
Alright..
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