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Light, shadow and war by NatMonney Light, shadow and war by NatMonney
That was my last work as a matte painting student of an online school.

I wanna let you imagine whatever you can, with a very open scenary. The only thing I own is the way you look at it.

Nat Monney
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The view you managed to draw is impressive. It hast greatness, depth and yet, life in it. I also enjoyed all the little details which capture the eye: like the architectural details, the lightning in the left or the sunset in the right and of course, the stance of the man.

Regarding the composition, I find balanced (not too dark or too light), with a wonderful color range. All colors go well with each other and the transition are smooth.
Although you provided a lot of details (which would normally distract from the main subject of the drawing), in this case they are welcome.

The light transition from the right part to the left is done perfectly. The buildings have good shadows and are gradually more or less lighten.

As a whole, I find this piece wonderful and very well realized. Keep up! :D
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I like the duality represented in this work, similar to oriental Taoist philosophy, the good, the bad and the everything that contains these two forces, the man is looking at this phenomenon as deciding which way to go, but leans toward the light, with a sword in his hand and a flag in the other, suggesting to was fought a battle, good is always the hard choise, and he already was decided. All this is exalted for the architecture tipical oriental.

surprisingly balanced, great work.

Me gusta la dualidad representada en este trabajo, semejante a la filosofía oriental taoista, el bien, el mal y el todo que contiene a estas dos fuerzas, el hombre se encuentra mirando este fenómeno como decidiendo que camino tomar, sin embargo se inclina hacia la luz, con un espada en la mano una bandera en la otra, insinuando una batalla ya luchada, pues decidir por el bien es siempre el camino mas difícil, y el ya decidió, todo esto exaltado por la arquitectura típica oriental.

sorprendente-mente equilibrada, un gran trabajo.
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Zohre061 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
:-) )
ElementZ124 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting in this Picture is amazing and all the details are stunning very well done :clap:
nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow that light!!
NatMonney Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
Umizi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The scenery is so gorgeously detailed. It's quite amazing!
FlameXero Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow epic chinese? medieval times
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Photographer
a very impressive picture! :)
Honoro Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautitful...
illgiveyouparadise Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Very meaningful! The building's structures are quite detailed too. This artwork makes me think and I like it!
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