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Odyssey by angrymikko Odyssey by angrymikko
First of all thank you all who commented/favourited my last piece Rock Bridges I'm very happy that some of you liked visiting that part of my mind.

Now I have a one-week vacation from school starting now and to celebrate this I sat down and painted this. I was listening to Rez:gamers guide to-soundtrack twice so I think it's pretty accurate to say that I painted this in 2hrs. There are still heaps of detail that I somehow managed to squeeze in everywhere. (Old bad habits die hard =D)

This city is sort of an ideal version of the real world. I wanted to create the sense of real calmness. To visit there requires a slow boat ride. It's another place to escape to from work and dark days. Hope you can use it as a window like I did. =) Thank you again. You all rock :worship:
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Fluffyboy66 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. This is awesome. Looks very close to a place I've seen in my dreams many, many times.
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V-ChristsW3apon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student
I AM SOOO MOVING THERE!!!!!!
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hi! Love your work! You've been featured in my latest journal: [link] Have a lovely day, and keep up the incredible work!
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Vablo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Digital Artist
On nämä vaan uskomattomia. Kauniit värit ja älyttömän nättiä jälkeä, en kyllä tajua miten osaat.
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AleksanderRoxas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Hogwarts futurist version ! ><
: )
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MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Have you ever read the book "The War of the Flowers" by Tad Williams? It's a great fantasy read, and the city you've drawn in this picture is exactly how I envisioned the city in the book! Great atmosphere, I love the twinkly little lights of the buildings in the foreground.
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angrymikko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, I've never been that interested in fantasy or sci-fi books or art even. I know it's weird but fundamentally even the terms fantasy or sci-fi seem a bit unpleasant to me because it seems like I have to design in a certain way if I set out to do a fantasy or sci-fi painting. I don't think about doing either but sometimes end up doing both.

I hope I can get excited about fantasy books someday because really good books are so hard to find.
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MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ah yes, I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes if you approach a picture with "this is going to be a fantasy piece" in your head you end up creating a picture that's very stereotypical of the fantasy genre. That doesn't leave you to push the boundaries of your imagination because you have a fixed image of what is fantasy and what isn't, which is obviously the wrong thing to do.

There are very good fantasy books out there. You just have to dedicate a couple of hours to some browsing through Amazon. :XD:
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angrymikko Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just had an interesting discussion about this with my boyfriend. I came to the conclusion that if I can somehow relate to the characters and there's some link to real world then I'm more likely to be interested in the story. Like Longest Journey. I think the biggest reasons why that game pulled me in with it's story that it was about art student with real life problems like deadline for school work. Then when all the "magical" stuff started happening it felt more special because the player wasn't used to it at that point. I think it's one of the reasons why Harry Potter has such a big fan base, because the main character is easy to relate to because he has the same kind of problems like all of us.
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MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I completely agree. :lol: The book I mentioned earlier, "The War of the Flowers" is a bit like that...the city of Faerie comes across as a real place. It's actually a parallel universe, and follows the story of a normal human being who's pulled into this land and has no clue what the heck is going on. :XD:
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
What an incredible and mysterious city =D
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partyboyrocks2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
now this is flipin art right here!!!!
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Firenhall Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Your artworks never disappoint! You are one of the reasons why I want to start drawing landscape like you. I really wish I can be as good as you. Worst part is I don't have money for a tablet and Painter :(
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vainillic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
i adore this;
i would like to live there.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student Photographer
This is a beautiful piece of work: it has just the right balance of urban chaos and dreamscape serenity to make it near-believeable as a concept environment. The tones in particular are worthy of mention: the way that they blend together is something special.
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heathenar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
:love: man, you are a damn amazing artist!
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closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Photographer
Sun työt on upeita.. ehkä jotkut, kuten tämä, kaipaisivat kuitenkin lisää kontrastia..
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Artisan Crafter
It's so serene, and I love how the river & boat draws my eye towards me, rather than away. Makes it more personal than if the city was "here" and the boat far away.
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AnnaSaguinsin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
i adore the setting and mood. lovely
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Miss-Sugar-Coma Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007   Photographer
really beautiful, i love it!
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ellenjanuary Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Writer
very nice.
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kago-woo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
So beautifull!!!!
I like all your scenery arts!!!

I wonder how u draw them so nicely..... can u make a tutorial?
bvoz I'm quite bad in drawing these scenery things....
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Socratim Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous!
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gowlloe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i absolutely love your coloring style, it's gorgeous!
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the-final-I Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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LyraMeldy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Student General Artist
masterpiece
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SkyBuilder212 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
this is amazing!
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Agent-Jolliday Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
This is a wondeful looking city. I love the soft colors you used, and the lanterns in the little boat.
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Waiel Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Student Writer
wow....
It really gives a foggy feeling. The castle is nice...*dazed*
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Cicerl Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
It's an amazing piece of art, you're a great drawer. I would never like to live in a city like that, but the idea of the little lighted boat I like the most :)
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DigitallyFaded Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
This is amazing. I definately feel the calm and the scope of this painting is crazy. The city itself seems like it could be a little scary as well. Great stuff.
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angrymikko Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm currently watching my art on another computer screen and DAMN this one is the only one that doesn't look so dark.
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replicagfx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Woah, this is amazing, what kinda program did you use for this??
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replicagfx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Ups, my internet is...... Sorry for double postings..
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replicagfx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Woah, this is amazing, what kinda program did you use for this??
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replicagfx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Woah, this is amazing, what kinda program did you use for this??
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tremer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
The city looks like a great refuge from the world around it. A place the people on the boat are seeking to find.
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flamencofrog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Wow, it kindof feels like you're coming home to this city... Beautiful!
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NobodyStudios Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! excellent work. :+fav:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
beautiful.
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TheFlamingCrow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Such a nice choice of colors. Has such a calming feel to it.
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RKGfXnl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
damm... this is so good!!!
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angrymikko Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ok so not like a child because I don't like children too much but like a dog, puppies are nice =)
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Terrific!
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Chopsoy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
tough i prefer the your previous work, this one is amazing to! make me your aprendice plz! oO haha no realy your technique is something to be envious of. the futuristspacelike theme are amazing, tough always connectec to nature/forest! i love the reflexion of the city in the water, and the details of the vegetation by the river bank. again an amazing piece!
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Seiwyen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Wow! I love it. I love the softness of it.. .and the detail. I only WISH the world could reflect this kind of tranquility. Nice work. =D
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Tooblai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Student
Looks like an oil painting. :)
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shadowblade6 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
this seriously seems as if it is straight out of one of my dreams... it's beautiful..
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SleazyArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
I hate you...
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:iconkandieren:
Kandieren Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Wow.
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