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Hunting Cave by Spex84 Hunting Cave by Spex84
I don't have anything new, so here's one from a couple months ago. It's a cave. And in this cave...something somethings.
*Note to self: need to work on incorporating narrative into art.
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Given 2012-10-10
Hunting Cave by ~Spex84 ( Suggested by Pheotive and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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montriville Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
The cavern has lighting that suggests hallowed space. Sacred, if dark.
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normanlazurus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Nice, I like the coloring you chose. You could leave it up to the viewer to interpret their own story for the piece also heheh. Good stuff!
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Thanks! Yeah, it's much easier to just paint something and let people figure it out :P
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Audranasa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
but i see no caves =E
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SageCOMIC Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's a view from inside the cave :)
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:iconaudranasa:
Audranasa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thats cheating T_T
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
Ah I think you just have to let the art speak for itself :) Great work!
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VampedKilla Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome artwork man kind of looks like a borderlands cave
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ticklishnatasha Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the purple
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dEGOnstruction Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would love to have this as a 1080p wallpaper. awesome job
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light-of-morning Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, only thing I can say now is: amazing. How did you do this effect of the rocks?
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:iconspex84:
Spex84 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thanks, I used a combination of Alchemy to make some random shapes, and then some hand painting and some photo overlays.
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Wow, thanks for the comments and faves everyone. I was pretty surprised to log in and see I had a DD. That's a first!
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GaraboncziA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
nice stuff!
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Ridderkvinden Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
*Chuckles* Good thing one can just let the picture do the talking for itself. I like the light in this one.
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice and congrat on the DD ! I like all the contrasts, size, color, value, there really is a great sense of depth here. and a mysterious, haunting feeling too...
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Trylledrik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD!
That is a beast cave. I thought it was a tornado at first, but the fact that it's a cave makes it even cooler! Great job and keep it up!
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kirkman22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
you could have said something burrowed through solid rock to create the subterranean complex that many creatures now call home. Or at least something along those lines anyways.
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sapocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Nice one! Like the colors -little bit in the spirit of Borderlands
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
The Purple Cave of Purpliness.
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DanSyron Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
this feels alot like borderlands :D
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BIGGMIGGZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome! It tells a story w/ o any narrative, great job.
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:iconjoverlord:
Joverlord Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesome
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:iconcarolynnaabrantes:
CarolynnaAbrantes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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Zknight007 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very coooool
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greensandsguy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
brilliant! i specially love the skulls in the fg! <3

fav!!! :D
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!
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WackyGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
amazing colours!
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i-lluminatus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really incredible. ♥
It makes me feel like writing again, hm...
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Softerworld90 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This takes me back to the Deepholm in World of Warcraft, killing Trogs in darkness. So alike.
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:la: Congrats on the Daily Deviation!
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This is cool, reminds me of the game "Borderlands". Similar setting. Love the colours :).
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StasiaMayJ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artist
*__*
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
blow me away...completely...should be somewhere as of the Blizzard games...master standard execution!
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Reizaku Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the description :D .J/K The composition is quite good relly like the foreground elements and ccreated depth .little details here n there give it the feeling that there really is or was sth there and its not a uninhabited cave .Rock and wall structures as well as textures are nice and i think by just inceasing the contrast with a little more vibrant lighting would make the atmosphere even better .Nice piece overall
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Hey, thanks for the critique :)
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Reizaku Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YouŽre welcome , really like you works :D
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joulester Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is an amazing piece of art. There's much to be learned from the way you manipulate space and construct your environments. I respect you, sir
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thanks!
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   General Artist
Feature!!!:iconsmile--plz:[link]
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:iconmakkon:
Makkon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
I demand a larger rez
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:iconspex84:
Spex84 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Hokay, is 1280 now :)
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:iconmakkon:
Makkon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kind sir!

Now I just need to copy your technique... What was your approach on this one?
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Hmm..alchemy to make a messy greyscale image, some color overlays, some hand-painting on top, then a couple photo texture overlays for rock texture, then some more painting on top, all with hard brushes. Oh, and for the skulls, custom shapes based on an image of a pile of skulls, because I wanted the skulls to look un-labored and whenever I try to draw anything by hand it tends to look overdone. This way it's just pow, skulls, move on. Selections work well for that, too.
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Makkon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dang, I need to use alchemy more, and those custom shapes sound pretty awesome too. So each skull is different, does it pull shapes from a patch? Or did you drop each skull in from it's own shape?
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I just made a custom shape based on a picture of a pile of skulls, laid that shape down, and lassoed the skulls that looked right, deleted the rest. Then I moved them around and touched them up a tad. They still look very flat, but that's intentional.
In alchemy, you could potentially make skulls by creating a "skull" pdf file with images of skulls that alchemy will randomly pull from, but it seems a little obsessive.
The custom shape thing is basically a way for me to drop photo-elements into an image, but in a more graphical way--photos often have grain or contrast or too much detail, and it becomes a pain trying to match that across the piece. Also, I feel like custom shapes based on photos neatly sidesteps copyright issues, because the shapes are often not even recognizable when compared to their source.
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MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
*cracks up* winner of most humorous description award.
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