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Tudor River City by Appylon Tudor River City by Appylon
Just trying to get better. Maybe now I can get over my fascination with this type of architecture and try out some new things. I have some process steps if people would like to see them.

Update: Process Steps here

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First just let me say that this is amazing. Excellent use of composition here. The dock on the left takes the viewer off the dock where the clever use of power lines stretches over the harbor, taking the viewer to the other side. From there, the shadowed lines on the ship carries the viewers eyes down and back over to the unseen dock in the foreground.

Your use of light is fantastic. I would have pushed back the center houses a little bit more, but the bright tower half-timber house prevents the dark values from competing too much.

The detail you used is perfect. Not too much, not too little.

I do feel the blue in the water is a little too saturated and lacks the reflections of the buildings, but your artistic license pulled it off very well.

I love this and thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.
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First of all, I would like to complement you on your great use of colors. The shading and shadows of both the buildings and ships is amazing and adds a level of dimension to the overall product. One of my favorite parts is the background. It has great color and it's visible without overpowering the rest of the painting, and I can tell you put lots of time and effort into this piece. The fine details like the shop doors and signs are beautiful. I also feel that the blue of the water and sky compliment the brown of the buildings and boats very well.
Overall, this is an amazing piece. It shows lots of time and effort, and it's different than the other nature and landscape scenes I see a lot. You should be very proud of yourself- I haven't seen many pieces that show the level of talent this piece does. I loved it ;) Thank your for sharing.
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love this environment reminds me of the French town in Beauty and the Beast:-)
wesroadie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very finest details! nice colors!
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work; the colors really stand out, even when the city fades into the background. I see that you put some great detail in the water as well :D
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D faved!
HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, I play a lot of Minecraft, and this would be awesome to build!
DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply wonderful work!
AndyRockfest Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing work! i adore the architectures and the colours too!
Enoa79 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
scrii Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student
ah wow, i really love this. the depth in the receding buildings and the odd pop of colour here and there really enhance the subtle browns, and i really love the composition and detail! definitely in awe of anyone who can draw one building, let alone something like this completely from imagination. really inspirational :)
blanket86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this composition and style. Really great work!
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Amazing :D
ehecod Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Some of the best things I've seen in a while. The colors, the over-all setup and the look of everything is just top notch. But no matter how amazing it is, it somewhat discourages me. They look so complex, and to think that you just pulled this all of your imagination. Buildings. I don't think I'll ever quite get there. Or well, that's what it feels like. How long have you been painting?
Appylon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks a lot dude I appreciate the comment. I certainly hope it doesn't discourage you, I looked at your gallery and you have some wonderful stuff. The complexity is something that sort of starts to develop as you get more comfortable with painting (at least for me). As you get frustrated with more simple compositions you start to experiment more and push things further. I didn't pull this all from imagination either I used a lot of reference material of this type of architecture and even worked in some photographs to help give me some base to work from.

Keep at it man you look like you're on a roll already just continue to do what you do.
ehecod Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the motivation. Sometimes stuff like this just seems kind of distant to me, but maybe I'll get there eventually as I've already got where I am now.
b3aste321 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks really amazing, You're an AWESOME artist :)
YosemiteDen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely :3
mediano Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It looks fascinating, just great work!
Appylon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks BarisYilmaz!
RiskbreakerRiot Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Appylon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, dude. Name reminds me of Vagrant Story :D
Macmorn Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, this is absolutely amazing!
I just love the composition and detail in the buildings!
How long did it take you to draw it?
Can you upload the process steps pls?^^
Appylon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. It took me about 12-14 hours. Sure I will upload the process steps soon. Thanks for the interest!
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