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Spectral Marshes by WestlyLaFleur Spectral Marshes by WestlyLaFleur
--- this piece is doubling as a personal portfolio piece and an entry for the Draw this again contest: you can see my entry here:

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This may be your best work so far. The contrast of the sherbet-colored sky and bright green-brown marshes, with the yellow-purple towers in the background as a sort of intermediary to keep the contrast from being too intense, forms an excellent color dynamic that's unexpected, but really full of life.

The spiral form of the bridge in the foreground really opens up the picture and brings the user into the background; because our eyes are led back, we "see" more than what's presented in the frame. The travelers could be going to the central tower, or the castle-like structure on the left, but they appear to be going to the mountains in the background because that's where the picture tells the viewer's eyes to go.

The use of water is also interesting; it brings all the colors together and shows how they can blend harmoniously. The flatness of the water makes it feel like the lake is undisturbed, like the travelers are coming to an unexplored land.
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X-Renovator Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GOOD!
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kisarag-i Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
the colors and textures used here are amazingly balanced~ it looks so beautiful~
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karuSanchez Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
love the sky!!!! its so magic *0*
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MOHSENSEPEHRI Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Wonderful imagination !!
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Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. It lacks a little contrast, but otherwise it's beautiful :)
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Bunny-Muncher Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The colours in this image really complement each other, the warm sunset really emphasises the greenery in the foreground.
I love the attention to detail here, good job~
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   General Artist
i just really love this for the colors. needs more black shadows =P
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FREAKxREGIME Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
really nice
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