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Badlands by BLPH Badlands by BLPH
Hey, it's been a while since the last fully detailed piece. As you can see, I deviated a bit from my usual color palette (because I really find greens hard to work with in general). Kind of a self-induced challenge with some spark by ~bloknayrb caused in this comment. If you don't mind me, I'll be going back to blue/purple tones again now :D

During my vacations, there was no internet; hence the distraction-/procrastination-level was low. Original size is 6400 pixels wide and painted at something like 200% mostly (yes, I could've chosen 100% @ 12800px as well, but my computer died at this res already :p). The hyperbasic idea behind: spikey rocks. There are about 250 of them in there. I didn't really count but if anybody's having no life, you're welcome to number them ;p

So, as usual, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while creating it :)



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- Original size: 6400 x 3200 pixels
- Time spent: 1 month
- Software: Photoshop CS2
- Power outages causing me to redo 30% of the piece: 1




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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Some artists say to say away from green, yellow and purple as they 'do not work'. But, I think you have used the green well here. 
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! Green is insofar dangerous that it becomes really ugly once you slightly increase the saturation. Can't say the same about yellow, purple/pink might be one of those (let's call them) "radioactive colors" as well, though.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You are very welcome.

Indeed. The only thing that I can think it looks good for is scenes with vegetation. But with your piece I noticed you did not use that much green as you mixed it with blue, which as we both know works very well and quite a bit of yellow that works well as light. So, when using green it has to be mixed with a colour that the eye can feel at ease with, as what I did here (It is just a sketch): commandereve.deviantart.com/ar…

Although, purple and pink go well when you combine it with blue. But personally, I do not like using too much colour from right across the spectrum. I find if you are using red, it is nice to have a blue tinge to the shadows, the same with any two contrasting colours.

 
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting, so much detail and nice lighting!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)

(sorry for being so late, I was on a hiatus the past 2 months)
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Khelmer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible!!! n..n
Indeed has many details, must have cost you quite a while to do this piece, or maybe not?
Although costing you work with color green, it looks pretty good to me. n..n
Anyway: great job!
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BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It definitely took a huge amount of time, especially because most parts are painted with a default, flat, hard PS brush :p
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Khelmer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! n..n
Usually
I paint using soft brushes. Is more comfortable to me :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I agree, working with soft brushes is nice :)
It's just that I want to get that bit of grittiness from those hard edges :D
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Khelmer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. So you used hard brushes to make that effect.
Sometime I used hard brushes to make some details :)
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BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
A faster way would be to simply resort to textured brushes... but then again, I feel more like I've accomplished something when I don't have to rely on anything. Essentially, it feels great to create something from practically nothing with no help whatsoever :)
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Khelmer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way. The feeling on doing something by your own is something to be proud about it. But also is not so bad have something to help you :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gefällt mir und die Farben sind schön :D
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BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Und das TROTZ grün :p
Haha, danke!
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, wow ! :w00t:
I love the atmosphere, it's splendid and the amount of details is flabbergasting ! :D
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BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words :)
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome ! :)
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XIGRAHAMIX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The glorious detail!  I love this piece, and wow it has been a while since you last posted a really detailed piece.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha, I blame my chronic lack of time for the lack of detailed pieces. And maybe a bit of laziness :p

Thanks a lot! :)
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Mikloph Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Einfach Hammer (;
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Vielen Dank! :D
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful since of scope, as always. Good use of light and contrast. 
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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agapetos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful lighting and atmosphere.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
looking great dude!
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks a ton, mate :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
:clap:
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
:bow:
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
super arbeit :thumbsup: ;)
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Dankeschön! :D
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not space art (so you cheated ;) ), but damn is this good!
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you :D
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Definitely a huge improvement, and i'd say worth the time spent.
You should really get a UPS battery, just a useful thing to have in general
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, man! I'm actually planning to getting a new laptop, so that shouldn't be an issue at all anymore. I hope :p
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