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Spirit of the Canyons by RougeSpark Spirit of the Canyons by RougeSpark
So after about 12 hours for me to nurse my hurt feelings over the previous incarnations' untimely demise, I forged ahead and cranked out the new shiny final version!

Reasons I'm proud:
I did a half decent landscape
Made with 100% Open Source Tools (MyPaint + GIMP)
First digital painting on my desktop rig at home

I'd love to hear your comments!
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TheShock Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i love the idea and the work on the rocks, inspiring for me.
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Lazzarona Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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RougeSpark Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I don't do fantasy scenes that often, but this one has been pretty well received!
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Amivane Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I love the concept =D and the colors are great =D
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Ak-Nolij Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning work. I'm still new to MyPaint myself, so just seeing this and hearing it was made through MP is very inspirational. =]

*fav*
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RougeSpark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! To be honest, a lot of the detail work and polish is from GIMP. I use MyPaint and GIMP much in the same way many professional digital painters use Corel Painter and Photoshop in conjunction with each other. Both Painter and MyPaint are very good for laying down a base painting with good color blending and rough blocking. Photoshop and GIMP are more suited for detail work and image manipulation, so after I block out all the core structure and color of a painting in MyPaint, I take it into GIMP to finish it.
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Avenger1130 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Very nice! This is some of the best art I have seen here in a while. I will watch and Fav. Keep it up!
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Benalene Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Shiny is always good :D. I think you did great on the landscape, but then, I suck at them :P. I really like the Spirit, too. I think you captured the "Spirit of the Canyons" very well.
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DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is really awesome :)
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RougeSpark Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Szczerbatybober Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Darn, I've only dream about painting such landscape ;)
I really love the colours, great job :)
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RougeSpark Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It was one of those happy accidents where the landscape started out as a bunch of indistinct blobs and then slowly morphed into this. I'm really happy with the colors too, this was one of my first real attempts at using under-painting. It really added a lot of richness which tends to be absent in my other stuff.
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Szczerbatybober Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Yea, most of my backgrounds are those 'happy accidents' so I know how you feel ;))
Anyway, trully sweet job on this one :)
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Nomble Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist
This is a very cool picture--I love the idea! :D
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RougeSpark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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