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BWAH FINALLY THIS IS DONNNE
This is a picture made for my portfolio and I'm glad to finally finish this thing.

I was suggested to do a matte painting from a portfolio review I had, and welp, I decided to try it out, and at first I didn't quite like the idea of taking photos and making a frankenstein pic, so I just went ahead and painted away.
I ended up putting textures on it in the end for the realistic touch, and eh it's kind of choppy, but it's my first matte painting so I'm satisfied.

I love to do concepts like this, and backgrounds are challenging but the bloodshed is worth it!

I'm pretty darn proud of this aaaa
I hope it makes a huge boom in my portfolio.

Idea-wise I've had this concept in my head for weeks. It was originally sketched out in my sketchbook and then scanned in and painted on. It's a city in a canyon and apparently its name is Fylsia [fel-shi-a]. It's a part of a webcomic idea I have, and who knows, maybe if I go through with the idea you'll see more concepts and stuff!
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First, I'd like to say that I really like this piece, its pleasant to look at, and the amount of detail lets you continue to enjoy the piece for a while. However since you asked for a critique I'll write a review of some of the points that I think could be improved on this picture.

First, the rendering; its very impressive how good the water looks, and I think the rendering on the cliff face is better than you give it credit for. However, since you've rendered a high level of realism, some of the objects that you rendered less jump at me after I've looked at the image for a couple of minutes. The boat on the lower-right corner, the moss/plants on the cliff, and the port itself seem to jump at me a little more than they should. Maybe you could have used a steeper level of aerial perspective or different color choice for them?

The second large point that I noticed was the balcony at the left. Now, to be frank I didn't print this and make a perspective grid to make sure that the perspective was right, but for some reason it seems kind of off to me. For example, the rail seems to get shorter from the point where the man is to the point where the image is closest to the viewer.

I only have one other suggestion that I think may be helpful, towards the end of the canyon you lowered the rendering and simplified the color and shadows to give the feeling of aerial perspective, while its executed really well, I can't help but feel that the shadow of the columns may be a little too oversimplified, maybe a more complex shadow may add to that feel of realism.

About the stars, on this review, don't honestly think about them too much. I don't really think art can be graded so I just kind of went with my first instinct on them. I really did love this piece, and hope you get the chance to work on this kind of thing more often. For your first matte its hellof impressive and a great addition to your portfolio. If you need to scream at me over something I said, just howler, I'm usually friendly enough.
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Demnex Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Wow, what a beautiful landsca-
Wait, is that a flying car on the top left!?
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe!
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CountDraggula Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I just realized, but I think this is where we actually met!
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh really!! Yeah maybe, because you gave me a good critique U3U
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CountDraggula Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Let me show you the crits
shinning, shimmering, splendind
tell me artist, when was the last time you really tried your best?
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phrixas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is very amazing. The whole concept is just fun to look at! The way the city is tucked against the edge of the cliff, and then the way the rocks arch over the water is great. Love the use of colors, also. Great job!
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woah oh goodness thank you so much!!
I'm glad you took the time to write and observe that oh man!
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phrixas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome ^^
yeah, constructive comments are something i'm striving for >.>
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's a good start :>
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phrixas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
c:
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SapphireMiuJewel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah~ It is such a Beautiful Sight~ SO TROPICAL~ So Peaceful~
I just LLLOOOOVVVVEEEE This so much!~ It's sooo realistic~ and awesome!~ >W< It's like a Paradise~
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you aaah!
<3
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SapphireMiuJewel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>W< You're Welcome!~
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SnowKuki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwaaah this is so pretty~~~~~
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!~~
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CountDraggula Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I hope you liked the critique, I always feel kind of add when doing one =_=
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:iconteadino:
TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes I did, I really appreciate it!
And naw, that's kind of good, since you can nitpick at anything that is off.

I'm really glad for it, since now I can go back and keep the crit in mind when I refine it for NPD on Saturday.
Thanks so much for it <3
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CountDraggula Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Glad to have helped, good luck with that portfolio!
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Crimsonvolk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is so beautiful, and the colors and textures are incredible. Amazing job on this!
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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Crimsonvolk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome! :)
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Crystias Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Theehehehe If you make that webcomic I'll be so excited! <333
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you're already excited!! I hope to go through with it too ;3;
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TacosaurusRex Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is a very nice piece. I'm sure anyone who sees this in your portfolio will be quite impressed :)
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! ;u;
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Zarokin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
BROSKI I STILL LOVE THIS VERY MUCH AAAHHH. 8I WE MUST COLLLAAABB SOMEDAY. *clings*
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
algdlskgs Thanks bro ;u;
AND YES WE SHOULD
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Sepent Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Holy- dang, well done!
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Sepent Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
'Course!
I'm so sorry my comments aren't more creative than that ;-;
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's ok! I appreciate it lots <3
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Kinetii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This picture reminds me of this song.
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh it does fit sommat!
The culture here is somewhat middle eastern hmm!
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Shellyshockz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness this is beautiful! The texture of the canyon is just amazing! The birds, the perspective, the clouds, the water! I just love this.
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aaa thank you! ;u;
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Shellyshockz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I hope I get to see more backgrounds like this from you in the future. This really is amazing.
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slawomiro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
So many details. Awesome concept!
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mang! <3
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mercurybird Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IIIIII think I know what webcomic idea eh :D :D :D I mean I... I think I do but I guess I really can't tell
will it make you happy if I tell you that I can't stop imaging the world and creatures and adventures and stuff you told me about
because I can't
the ideas won't leave my brain puhleeeeeaaaase draw this comic

AT ANY RATE I know exactly what you mean about the frankenstein-ness haha I don't like when textures are overdone. but you did a pretty solid job incorporating the photos with your painting. also the setting.. is just awesome I want to go there on vacation mmk?
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah I know this is late but dang thanks bro ;uuu; Man I love your comics like gosh you take your time to think up of a comment and I appreciate that <3
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CinnaMonroe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Omogsh! This is awesome! I'm sure it'll be AMAZING in your portfolio! :D I mean it looks amazing HERE! Great colors and detail! I love all the birds and the water!
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aaa thank you so much ;u;
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Tanglecolors Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
FAWKING AMAZING
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
algdlsgs thanks brah!
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Tanglecolors Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
no problem
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty epic looking background there. Looks like an awesome place to hang around!
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
And aw yeah it is.
A nice breeze and usually sunny weather, its weather is kind of like San Fransisco only maybe a bit more hot since it bakes the city streets but!
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never been to San Francisco before, but sounds pretty neat, except maybe for the hot part >_> <_<

You're welcome
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rubymight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Whoa, I'm always so excited to see your stuff broski. I loooove your backgrounds and the colours are so UNF. This is really good for your first Matte' piece, I'm sure you'll only get better.

ANOTHER PORTFOLIO PIECE CONGRATS I love the water and canyon and my feeelings I can't properly put them into words.


KICKASS PIECE BRO.
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TeaDino Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aslgksldgds aaa thanks for this comment man ;u;
Brightens up my day when I know someone out there is excited to see my stuff!

And aah yeah concept art is really fun, it's on my list of stuffImaypursue

And agldskgls I don't know what else to say just thank you bro ;u; -clings
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