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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 :)

- 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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paulsgruff Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting, so much detail and nice lighting!
BLPH Feb 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)

(sorry for being so late, I was on a hiatus the past 2 months)
Khelmer 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!
BLPH 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
Khelmer Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! n..n
I paint using soft brushes. Is more comfortable to me :)
BLPH 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
Khelmer 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 :)
BLPH 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 :)
Khelmer 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 :)
ErikShoemaker Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gefällt mir und die Farben sind schön :D
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