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January 21, 2013
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Safe as houses by Keprion Safe as houses by Keprion
OK, I was going to wait and put this up at the end of the month when I had it all re-fined and stuff like that, but I though... meh, why not? :3

This is my entry to a competition I'm going to in march called State VASE here in good old Texas. I asked my Art 2 teacher If I could enter one of my digital pieces into the compaction this year and she said yes (Oh meh gaud) :iconlaexplodeplz: I'll will enter this one or another that I have all set up (I just need to finish coloring it >.<) I'll need to work hard cause last year's was stiff competition. O-O
anyways, If I don't choose this one, I'll still have to finish it cause my grandma wants a printed copy. :P I'll update this deviation, once I'm finished, with a higher rez version later.

Hope you likes first time drawing houses, inspired by more FZD design school. XD


EDIT!!------------------- The final version is now in the original's place! I changed a lot and tomarow (2-16-2013) I'm going to VASE wish me luck!!! Or be a rebel and don't, XD
EDIT!! I did not win, however, I got some great advise on how to improve and honor of going to VASE. woo!
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This is a visually stunning piece that depicts a remote village by the mountains. It’s a cold wintry morning and all the inhabitants have remained at home. Could it be that they wanted to stay inside to keep warm, or are they preparing for something unpleasant?

Looking at the scene, the perspective informs us of the vast scale of the landscape, where the detail fades into the distance. Additionally, the framing of the elements helps this, as well creating focal points. The framing itself is wonderful, where the meandering path takes us on a journey through the village and towards the forest and mountains.

The brush strokes combine textures and lighting into one, adding depth to the scene. I like how you’ve used lighting to create a smooth transition between the different enviromments, as well as establish a mood for each. In the foreground, the lighting is quite dark, inducing an eerie and ominous atmosphere. The warm orange glow illuminates the darkness and contrasts well, create a striking appearance. Some of the houses look like screaming faces, furthermore adding to the mood of this environment. Additionally, the way the lighting illuminates the fences at the nearest house suggests how cold and damp it is. The background is quite a contrast, where the colours are lighter and the white tones induce a calm and pleasant atmosphere. The birds soaring in the skies represent freedom.

Fantastic work.
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ihamo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
wow, beautiful piece
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just fantastic !!
Konveekou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHI--! SADFGHJKHGFFD THIS IS SO F--- AWESOME!! OHHHHH MAAAAI GOOOOOD are you seriously right now? ;A; this is even better than I expected to turn out!! Good luck to VASE, I AM SPEECHLESS SDFGHJ
Keprion Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
HAHA I'm happy you like! I did get a 4 on my ratting and the judge that look at this piece was graphics design professor and told me I could quit school and get a job right away at this kind of thing >w> she was so nice :heart:
Konveekou Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww so awesome! I am soooo glad for ya! Indeed, you could totally become a graphic designer right now, but don't ;w; it can wait a bit~
Keprion Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
but I whant to start neowwww TwT
thankyou for listoning btw ;P
imintygemini Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, the subdued greyscale colors look fantastic accented by the orange sdfg<3
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your beautiful work here: [link] :D
Keprion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
awww thankyou, you're sweet :heart:
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