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-Generic Halloween landscape no. 1- by TheGreatMC
-Generic Halloween landscape no. 1-
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Halloween season is already over, so it was high time for me to properly finish this scenery before uploading.  

Although around here halloween is little more than an optional theme for a handful of events and parties held in the shadow of subsequent All Saints Day, internet always helps to keep this season around for all.  

I will forever enjoy the annual flair that MMORPG games add to their landscapes on this occasion - be it Guild Wars, WoW and recently Wildstar - so much, in fact, that I had to invent and drew one such landscape myself. :D

Fractalizer by TheGreatMC

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This artwork has been created as a commission. Since customer is satisfied with final result, I am happy to inform that the original is no longer in my possession. :D 

Theme proved to be a real challenge and not just because it was the first time I created a pseudo-fractal entity. The goal was to create an image that wouldn’t lose too much of its quality upon B&W conversion in order to make cheaper copying feasible. At the same time the final product needed a kick to allow for something more than mere copies, so drawing it in B&W techniques wouldn’t cut it.

Base essentials take two by TheGreatMC
Base essentials take two
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The core buildings of “Heroes of Might & Magic (1)” strongholds, all retaining their design and appearance regardless of surrounding environment and settlement’s allegiance! :D 

Drawn and painted purely in order to make up for the previous artwork in this gallery. I am sorry to say that this is the first time I fully made use of the trademark flowing properties of watercolour technique. Whoops. 

Closely based upon designs owned by Ubisoft.  

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Canopy railroad by TheGreatMC
Canopy railroad
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A tad harder than the last one, presumably because this time I couldn't save my backside by drawing cartoony robots or elaborate cosmic horrors. :lol:
Stellar vandalism by TheGreatMC
Stellar vandalism
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Theme dates back to a time when I was learning to draw under a mentor - who was also the one to share an anecdote about a preschooler who, upon being questioned what his doodle is supposed to represent, claimed that he drew a rocket aimed at a sun with an intent of destroying it.  

It was only a moment before I had to draw my interpretation of it:…

Incidentally, my first take at putting this mental image into my drawing was also the first drawing that I deemed good enough to show around. Now, years later, I wanted to ensure that this will remain true. And much more colourful. :D
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Setup of the issue: 

>>>old artwork of mine with naive approach to the subject, poor grasp of techniques used - yet with a promising concept and inspiring setting: 

>>>recently redrawn version of the former artwork, drawn with knowledge what I wanted back then and with better capacity at putting it on paper: 

ALSO! There is the following pair, the more recent one drawn to give some lifesigns: 

                                                              And here it comes: 


Progress is a funny thing, even on the level of an amateur like myself - at one moment artwork that I created is something of a highlight to be proud of, but move just far enough in learning and using new techniques/developing new horizons across ones imagination - and suddenly such a piece becomes obselote... yet it still has something to it that begs for giving it a new life. 

Right now I have entire dozens of such artworks and it would come as a surprise to noone to find out that this quantity will never cease to shrink. 


Then comes the awareness of potential dangers associated with such endeavour. Let's have a list of my worries to be done with it! 

[1] Intellectual inbreeding: 
Bringing older works to life sounds like an overally good idea... on the first impression. But most of such works are guaranteed to be nothing else than far less developed and unsophisticated stages of the works one is working on so far. Regurgirating such old content simply means that - rather than expanding intellectual workshop - creator forces himself to spend time on thinking along the same lines that were pursued at the moment of the original being created. 

[2] Comfort zoning and self gratification: 
Such obselote artworks usually begun their life amidst seeking shortcuts and pleasant niches. With the exception of training and tutoring drawings, these were quite often made because the artist felt comfortable with drawing them in the way they were drawn. That also applies to ideas and their execution. Drawing old artworks anew thus poses a risk of spiralling downwards towards the bay of tranquility. Woe be unto those who are unable to set themselves back on track after easy self-gratification! 

What is your outlook on this matter, dear reader?


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katapraktoi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave mate. Kickass gallery as usual, glad to see you uploading again :)
djrustye Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
farboart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Truly amazing gallery, very unique works!
Borianna Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U! Thanks for the fave! Flower Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U!
agataylor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for the watch! I'm honored. It means a lot for me, really :hug:
EwaGladka Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015   Writer
Dzięki za watcha :)
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Proszę bardzo. :D
MrTuke Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers for the :+fav: , mate. :thumbsup:
matejcadil Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dziękuję za :+devwatch:! :-)
lordsjaak Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
thank you for the lama badge and here you have one as return :)
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