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Lost Paradise - Final Step by NatMonney Lost Paradise - Final Step by NatMonney
I did a previous concept design of this piece here : [link]

Here we are, my last work! Sorry for delay, and I know, it was long time since the last one.. I'll try to put more of my stuff asap!

I worked a lot and it's now ready to be animated with some camera mapping and some particles animations to add some layers of fog, lightning effect and some other cool features, maybe even a 3d 1st plan made with the awesome software Vue!

Hope you like it, and thanks a lot for watching, and maybe even sharing! :heart:


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Technical stuff :


Software used : Photoshop CS5, Vue, Maya.
Time : About 50 hours.
Full work is in 4k. If some are interested in it for some reasons, please note me.
Please do not use or modify.
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Given 2012-05-09
Lost Paradise - Final Step by *NatMonney ( Suggested by The-Badass-One and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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This is a very wonderful piece of artwork! You have managed to get in so much detail, even into the smallest things like brickwork and stairs and it just makes the piece even more interesting to look at.
The vision you have painted, even though it's simple, is very eye-catching as it's not at all something you see everyday. They way you have painted in a vast amount of forest and buildings also give the viewer more to look at, compared to if you had just painted a small section.
I wouldn't call it the most original idea ever, because I have seen ruins done in artwork before, but the way you have portrayed them is something I haven't ever seen before.
The way you have done the piece, with painting the ruins in the background through all the mist and fog shows that you wanted to make your artwork the best it could possibly be as you haven't just stopped and decided to cover up the distance, you've continued on to the very furthest you could.
Because the colours are very subtle and don't stand out too much, I feel that the impact isn't as perfect as it could be, but the brightness of the sky compared to the rest of the piece does add in some colour into the piece.
Overall, I think you have done a very beautiful piece of artwork and I hope to see more of your artwork in the future! Well done!
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Wow this is really well done, I am amazed at the details of the architecture.
You did a fine job with the overall contrast of the image, which is really hard to make pop out especially with such similar tones.
So good job there. I think the fog adds to the drama of the scene - I absolutely love it!

One thing I would suggest doing is to add maybe some warmth with some sun rays? Or a tint of warm color in the clouds above would enhance the vision of the image. Though naturally that would lead to a representation of hope - which you may not want to display in this Lost Paradise.

Otherwise wonderful job!! :)
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   General Artist
This is particularly beautiful!
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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
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tanaka8120 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014
Hi,

I have used your work in my literary work, here is the link:

tanaka8120.deviantart.com/art/…

Thanks :)
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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome ! :)
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:iconpaulsnijder:
PaulSnijder Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
(omg wish i could make this)

i wander, did you make the buildings in maya?
because it looks like it drawn, and if its a 3D model, how did you got that digital drawing look?

can you shortly explain how you did this, i want to try it :)

thx

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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

Sorry for the late answer!
Well, I had some very basic shapes and lightning done in maya, but that's all, the render was only to set up a bit this (with the perspective as well).
After, I just spent so much time into drawing and incrusting textures and photos you know.

Hope it helps a bit :)
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:iconpaulsnijder:
PaulSnijder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah it sure helps, i just need to learn to work with maya
well, thanks for replying
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WrappedUpFrodo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking down from ethereal skies.
Solid crystalline tears I cry.
For all must say their last goodbye.
To Paradise...


--Frodo S.--
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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
! Very nice :glomp:
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:iconwrappedupfrodo:
WrappedUpFrodo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.

--Frodo S.--
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:iconelmarsden:
ElMarsden Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great work.
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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconravenscar45:
ravenscar45 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Brilliant work.
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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconpunkpirate-art:
PunkPirate-art Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, thats truly beautiful! I just love it =w=
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:iconnatmonney:
NatMonney Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad to hear this!
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:iconstefonthesea:
stefonthesea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconoukamiyoukai45:
oukamiyoukai45 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful the textures are fantastic and the ruins look so real
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:iconverael:
Verael Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome.
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:iconusefulidiot-x:
UsefulIdiot-x Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Artist
i liiiike it
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:iconmiloshjevremovic:
MiloshJevremovic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:icontk-suzuran:
TK-Suzuran Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOow, this is amazing! I love the textures! It's so detailed!
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:iconfey-r:
Fey-R Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it;s so impressive. Technique and vision are genius! It have something magic hidden here... I just love it!
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:iconlunchmuffin:
lunchmuffin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Time well spent! This is beautiful! :D
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:iconl-a-ll-o:
l-a-ll-o Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful ! :clap:
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:icontehchan:
TehChan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice ! :3 i love it *-*
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:icontattydesigns:
TattyDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking amazing lanscape and I'm not surprised its has a daily deviation!
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:iconthewtfage:
TheWTFage Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing!
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:iconsweetiebunbun:
sweetiebunbun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love how you the clouds are fogy and stuff it makes them so pretty
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:iconseikascarlet:
SeikaScarlet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I love the details and perspective. Amazing job
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:iconlameobscure:
LAmeobscure Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is mindblowing
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:iconark4n:
ark4n Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Awesome artwork, very beautiful and detailed.
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:iconcrimsonnightshade:
CrimsonNightshade Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh this is amazing! The atmosphere is dark and just -screams- of a lost paradise, and the utter detail seen here is amazing!! Fantastic work! : )
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ChiantyVex Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Oh!This looks like a dream!You did an amazing job and I truly envy your talent.
I love the atmosphere,the colours you used and the story you created behind this piece.Because at some point everyone ask..what is the story here?
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly amazing. Well done! :D
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:iconkyo31:
kyo31 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW.
Absolutely beautiful! :O
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:iconjecster21:
JECSTER21 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I like it, I like it allot
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow really amazing work.
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:iconaymenjoe:
aymenjoe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow a Professional
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:iconapostf:
apostf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Digital Artist
wow, the colours create such a unique atmosphere. amazing piece!
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:iconinka2504:
inka2504 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! This is impressive!! When I pick up my jaw from the floor I will stare at it even more..
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:iconraqueruru:
raqueruru Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Photographer
Wow. This definitely looks like you spent fifty hours on it. The amount of details in it is astounding. You have the patience of a saint!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work. Like your play with light and shaddow!
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:iconmarcduhamel:
MarcDuhamel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job creating an interplay with dark and light. The subtlety of the fog and clouds create a mysterious atmosphere with the architectural ruins.
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:iconlaurill:
Laurill Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, love the designs of the ruins and the landscape is amazing. I love your artwork.
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:iconemerald-depths:
Emerald-Depths Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though there is a lot of fog here, the details still come though. That takes skill. :) Congrats on this being a DD.
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:iconphoto-exile:
photo-exile Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's amazing :aww:. Great job!
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:iconchio-tyan:
Chio-tyan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's wonderful!
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:iconheongaiden:
HeonGaiden Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent and Brilliant! the atmosphere is so appealing for a non-sunny mood art work!
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