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The End of Sorrow by noahbradley The End of Sorrow by noahbradley
Based loosely on a speedpaint I did over a year ago that I liked the general concept of. Trying to build my portfolio up a bit.
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daisymarisa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
holy sh**t
freeman952 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
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TheSangson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think I smell a lot of Hudson River here...
ObjectsAndEmotions Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
as soon as we start terraforming mars i'm gonna make shit like this all over the place
TheGvoy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
So - as we move to other places and leave all the stuff back - an alien species comes around and thinks "what the actual hell?!"
TheSangson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Want me to help you? I think I have a shovel and a pickaxe somewhere around..
ObjectsAndEmotions Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
you and me, buddy
TheSangson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah,we got this.Just need to figure out carve those clouds into the sky.
SpartanB214 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: the background lights make the picture so ethereal.. :heart:
BrigitTheShining Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I love landascapes that make me want to write their stories...
dialex11 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really epic, I love it :)
glassocean Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Noah Bradley. Have you ever written a story to these pictures?
TheSangson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
You know more about this topic meanwhile?
shroomworld387 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job like every thing els wonderful
Juisifer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful.
Bratschman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Are you interested in a book cover commission?
I am going to need a complete cover with image, fonts, ornaments and a piece of jewellery. The format is the entire book jacket with front, spine and back. The exact measurements are still to be decided as they depend on the layout and resulting page numbers and paper thickness for the print edition. For the ebook the front should be enough.
Please look at my DA page and the book cover that I have uploaded there and let me know whether you can create something similar.
8coconut-chan8 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
So wonderful...
indepthsofsilence Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
RenalMeow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Which program do you use?
MsFarore Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Oh my god.
DelphineEraklea Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I have an honor to say that Your work has been featured in the [link]!

Have a nice day!
bigd2323 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Beautiful use of light. Really well done.
Reilune Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome. :D
therealarien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so damn epic
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
folderol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This is breathtaking. I wish a place like this existed.
rodmendez Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great scenery concept!!! I liked a lot the depth sensation :)
MikeMS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice atmosphere! Great!
ManuelDupong Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is making me drool all over the place!
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
this would look good in most peoples portfolio, i never really go back to anything i've done a while ago, oh well
IndianRose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's like some kind of dramatic biblical scene. Love the clouds :)
elyo11 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
f*cking beautiful!
ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010   Digital Artist
I love it, Noah, excellent work, very striking!
vSanjo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That lighting through the clouds hit me hard.
Amazing again, Noah.
abigbat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love the lighting on the mountains and clouds!
NonieR Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I always love your gorgeous landscapes; you've got such a gift (and skills) for these!

But if this is going to be a portfolio piece, I've got a few suggestions if you want them.

1. I'd reverse the pic so the pilgrims are on the left. I didn't even notice them until my fifth or sixth look because they aren't in a narrative position. Most of us learned to read from left to right, so (all things being equal) we notice things on the left first, and we read meaning from left to right too. With the pilgrims on the left, this picture would be "Dark journey reaches its bright end," rather than the more static "Glorious wonder happens to have some unimportant/unlit observers."

2. Make it clear what the island's green base is. Trees? Rock? Billowing water or smoke? Chopped lime jello? ;) We have no problem understanding your MAINLAND greenery, as in most of your speedpaints; its trees, shrubs, grass, and so on are easy to recognize. But the island's surface is a lumpier, bluer green, with odd paler bits that could be either fog or light shining through it. And the drawback to any visual confusion is that it snags us into the puzzle and away from the whole of the art

3. Similarly, the intersection of light, clouds, and cliffs isn't clear enough at first or second glance. I'm guessing this is "Sunlight shining through a hole in the cloud" rather than "Sunlight shining into this enormous cave," "Dimensional gate opens behind stone," or even "wispy glowing centipede rears up behind island," ;) but I had to spend some time figuring it out.

I think this confusion comes from just two elements: the sky-blue patches in the clouds, and the confusing border between cliff and sky.

The blue patches look enough like open sky that we can see the darker and lighter streaks in it as wisps of high fog, rather than heavy clouds with no gaps except the one place the sun comes through. And if this is mostly open sky with a bit of fog, then the whole glowing area on the right is too big and solid to just be sunlight. Does that make sense?

And once we're not quite sure what's going on with the sky, the left and right sides of the pic don't quite resolve into one answer. On the right, cliffs and clouds merge with no clear separation, so it could be one solid material like a bumpy sinkhole into a cave. But on the left, where we can clearly separate cliff from cloud, the upward arcs of reflected light on both are similar enough that IF we see the sky as blue-with-fog wisps instead of solid cloud, then those arcs of light are too BRIGHT to be reflections, and therefore look like something separate--lightning, or a power aura streaming upward along the whole side of the island&tower, or even spectral insect legs.

Anyway, sorry it takes so many words just to make a few suggestions--move the pilgrims and clarify the surface of the island and the relationship between cliffs, clouds, and open sky. Oh, well.
laxsiber Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
amazing work. I love combination of blue and green on this picture. :D
Redfred77 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
That is awesome man, Looks like a gate to somewhere. Perhaps those peeps were journeying to this place..?
Very nice man
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