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Environment Practice by Altalamatox Environment Practice by Altalamatox
My Illustration professor had us completely lay out our own assignments and due dates for this semester. It was a terrible and awesome power.

I'm trying to hit things I'd not otherwise be assed to make myself do, like pure landscapes.

Around five hours each, with an hour for tweaks after class critique.

My current self-induced punishment is designing and painting A Building. I have a sneaking desire to do Brogan and Marie's tailor shop, but I'm thinking that's overly ambitious. Shame on you, Geometry, you ugly thing.
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:icongilmourapatosaur:
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the underwater cave! The lighting is amazing, and I love the fish shadows! Fantastic work!
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xDismalangelx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
aaaw your environments are so pretty and I love your coloration :love:
What do you use for brushes and do you have a tutorial about them? (:
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Aw, thanks! You know, when I painted these I think I pretty much used the default round brush the whole time. Lately I've been using, I think it's #32, one of the middling rough brushes that come with Photoshop. Nothing special, really! You might check out the deviant Nathie, she has some quite nice brush sets in her gallery for free use. There's one set, canvas textures, or something like that, which I like for roughing in backgrounds or adding grit to images.
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:iconbeetlegum:
beetlegum Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
you are amazing.
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm loving those thumbnails, especially the top two rows. Also the cloud in the desert. But especially those top few thumbnails.
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:iconthedreamskeeper:
TheDreamsKeeper Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. AMAZING.

<3
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:iconanime-guru1217:
Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So lovely! I adore the coloring! @ Q @
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:iconkhilld:
Khilld Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Your works are completely amazing!
These backgrounds made me crazy about your art, and I suppose, not only me... ;) How do you paint them, in the name of Holy Cookies?! Could you share your secret with us, the mortals? :D
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:icondianaholmes:
DianaHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason I like your sketches more than your coloured works. Not that I don"t like the coloured stuff, just the sketches are very very beautiful. :)
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:iconcrossbreed777:
CrossBreed777 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW :iconilavplz: I don't know what to do with all this awesome!!
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:iconfoo-foo-flower:
Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. These are gorgeous.
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:iconseagerdy:
SeaGerdy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful landscape paintings! Just..wow! <3
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:iconkerpow:
Kerpow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I share a common interest in geometrics. : (
The cave is my favorite. they all look they belong in an animated movie!
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:iconmowendesigns:
MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! I really like how the desert one turned out, and seeing the thumbnails is fun! ^_^
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome backgrounds!
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:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot. damn.
I really love the sense of depth that you give your background among other things
Your clouds are to die for
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:iconsilverybeing:
SilveryBeing Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The cave is really cool, I love how it's lighted.
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:iconzev-xylona:
Zev-Xylona Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the cave, it's my favorite. They are all very beautiful though, with I could draw environments like that <3
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:iconleupstripes:
leupstripes Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Man, these are absolutely beautiful!
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:iconaltalamatox:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Shucks, thank you!
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:iconlolliepopie:
Lolliepopie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Landscapes...
e3e
I really need to practice it
And drawing buildings are a pain >:U

But yeah
^^ this is amazing
I like the colors
And the way you draw clouds is beautiful
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:icondandelion-cloud:
dandelion-cloud Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It amazes me that someone with your level of skill and profession still thinks of some projects as "too ambitious". IN MY HEAD YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING
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:iconeliminate:
Eliminate Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the process, seriously inspiring.
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:iconangeliquealene:
AngeliqueAlene Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
You know, I really like them. They have a distinctly ethereal beauty.
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:icondaylight23:
DayLight23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
ooooooo I love your forest scene!! I would totally make that my pc background image!!
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:iconakalex:
AKAlex Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
beautiful! quite jealous of the skill, but I'm working towards being there myself! :)
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:icontigersmeow:
tigersmeow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Your skill makes me want to cry tears of happy jealousy. :D
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:iconoddpotato:
Oddpotato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Truly amazing--I especially love the rich use of color.
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:iconnorthernraven:
NorthernRaven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
love it. great work :)
the cave is my favourite
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:iconmichellescribbles:
michellescribbles Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
great sense of depth in each one, and I loved the color pallets you chose
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:iconjennifereasley:
JenniferEasley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is REALLY beautiful! I really like both the pencil sketches and the finished, colourful pieces! Great compositions and exciting scenes. And really really great job on the colours!
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:iconphageous:
Phageous Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. These colors are very soothing, especially in the underwater one.
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually think they’re really lovely and you should do something out of your comfort zone more often if this is what you come up with. I particularly love the desert! (probably because I have a thing for clouds)
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samuraiegg Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
cool
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:iconnuclear-shrimp:
Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh I love landscapes! Looks very concept art-y!
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, man. Admit to me that you're absolutely PROUD of how that desert landscape came out. Because it's BREATHTAKING.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There are not enough words in the English language to describe my awe and ENVY at your eye for detail and understanding of lighting, shadow, and color. Holy shit, these are AMAZING. Simply AMAZING. I want to suck your talent out of your head!!!
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:iconelyan-dreams:
Elyan-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Holy crap, this is just amazing. *_*
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:iconphonexia:
Phonexia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
G.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.! ^^
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:iconuniesque:
UNIesque Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Self-induced punishment usually turns out fricken amazing in this field. And yours is no disappointment. :] Very inspiring~
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:iconnoeuchiha:
NoeUchihA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional
amazing!!!
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ExcessiveExpression Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaahhh~ <3 Give me your talent and experience. I would have to study for an awful long time to achieve these sorts of results. They're so emotional, and fascinating. Like they have personalities. Landscapes are a huge weakness for me, and it's silly because they can be just as emotive and interesting as characters are.
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:iconjimpaw:
Jimpaw Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great colors.
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:iconkaytay89:
KayTay89 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are beautiful, love the colors. :)
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:iconbeiibis:
beiibis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I don't think I could tell more that others did in their comments, anyway, I just wanted to tell you how good you are in what you're doing. Just in case you didn't know it enough.
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:iconthe-poumi:
The-Poumi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful :)
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:iconamo-zero:
Amo-Zero Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh man.. such delightful bakcgrounds. I love the just.. softness, the welcoming feel to them all. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, OH MASTAH...
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