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Day subsiding by memod Day subsiding by memod
Weeeeee, it's done. a new matte painting. haha, this was a lot of fun to do, and as you have read so often from me already, it started out from an exercise piece :slow: I just wanted to do a simple extension of THIS stock photo, but then...kinda went further :giggle:

I hope I succeeded in creating a somewhat mysterious landscape and feeling....it was fun to paint in all this construction in the middle, give the sense of something going on there...here's a bunch of close-ups for you, hope you enjoy them.

A huge thanks goes out to mynti who helped me a lot with her critiques and suggestions, you're quite a darling! :heart:

Anyway, print will be up soon as usual, enjoy everybody, and tell me what you think!

oh and, wish me luck, I want to submit this for exposé!
Daniel :heart:


PS: I have spotted quite a few rips and copies off my pieces on the net, lately...I almost decided not to post this so large, but I am hoping for the best...so please if you spot this posted by anyone else off and on dA....note me. Thank you!
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Given 2008-02-22
Day subsiding by `memod is a stunning painting, with mystic colours and a lot of details that you just can discover by taking a closer look. It looks peaceful and at the same time dangerous. ( Suggested by taenaron and Featured by archanN )

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:iconr3create:
R3Create Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Please post full resolution! I spent an hour searching for my new wallpaper (I change it about once a year) and I have ended up on yours, but DOH no full res! Pleeease!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional
I'm glad you like it, but I am afraid that I won't post much bigger resolutions than this. I have had my work ripped quite a few times already and with higher resolutions we're entering printable sizes, so....yeah, probably not, sorry. I hope you understand =] In any case though, thank you for the compliment =]
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:iconr3create:
R3Create Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Your work will always be ripped no matter what. Can't you post just monitor sized resolutions? You have this in the wallpaper section
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional
Yeah but if they were bigger, people might not just rip and claim them as their own, but they could possibly turn sell them as half-decent prints. And there have been such sites before.
And I really don't want to watermark my pictures, I think that would be a much bigger detriment. =]
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:iconprincessvictoria17:
princessvictoria17 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
wow
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional
Thank you, I am very glad you like it :aww:
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:iconprincessvictoria17:
princessvictoria17 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
your welcome
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:iconrossbra:
rossbra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
incredible! you are a true master! great work!
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:iconvague-passion:
Vague-Passion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure if I've already commented on this one, but my friend and I thought that this was an actual place. So, yes, that is how freaken good this painting is!!!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional
Hehe, thank you :D I'm not sure it is thaaat good, but I'm glad you like it :lol:
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:iconianvicknair:
ianvicknair Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
how did you do this?
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:iconclubedarisada:
Clubedarisada Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Photographer
The best!
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:iconbar5anel:
bar5anel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's been more than a year and this is still my wallpaper :))
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional
This is really cool to hear :D Thanks a lot for the support! :highfive:
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:icongirlonamission:
girlonamission Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
yep it great!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional
glad you think so, thanks a bunch :D
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:icongirlonamission:
girlonamission Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
no prob itz kl
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:iconxeonzs:
Xeonzs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is amazing, I love it! :wow:
:iconiheartitplz:
:+fav:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional
I'm very glad you do, thanks a bunch :D
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:iconxeonzs:
Xeonzs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Haha np, it really is amazing and impressive :)
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:icontallis1990:
Tallis1990 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
good job :-)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional
Thanks a bunch :D
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:icontallis1990:
Tallis1990 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
your welcome :-)
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Awesome work!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Great work! Congratulations! :clap:
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:iconturtell:
Turtell Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Great work mate!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional
Thanks a bunch! Glad you liked it :D
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:iconyoung-aj009:
Young-AJ009 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow thats amazing, I love the sky and the top of the mountains :heart:
The full thing amazed me, beautiful :)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional
Thanks a bunch :D I'm really glad to hear that you enjoy it so much! :aww:
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:iconbar5anel:
bar5anel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It left me speechless...Amazing , Beautiful , Astonishing...etc. I really don't know how to name it...very nice work you have here :):D:D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional
Haha wow :D Well I'm certainly glad that you enjoy it so much! :nod:

Thank you!
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:icongunman101:
GunMan101 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Love it

Nice work

I like the mountains :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional
I'm glad you do, thank you :D
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:iconeivina-art:
eivina-art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it. i will use it on my youtube chanell, ok? of course, with credits..
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional
Hey Eivina, thanks a lot, I'm glad that you like it :hug: But can you please specify, how you want to use the picture?
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:iconanarkhya:
Anarkhya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
aaah thanks for this piece, surely a success!
I was just hunting for a soft wall to please my desktop and my eyes. That was the ambiance I was looking for.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional
De rien, I sure am glad that you like it :D Getting the atmosphere right was important to me :nod:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
You're featured in my journal [link]
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional
That's kind of you, thanks a lot for the support! :aww:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Just Breathtaking :bow:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Welcome :)
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:iconmileshovka:
Mileshovka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Wow! Lord of the rings! yeah
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional
Haha, how do you connect this to the lord of the rings? :lol:
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:iconakitoamasawa:
akitoamasawa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I've been watching you for a while... and in this deviation, I see absolutely no brush strokes :wow:

please please, make a tutorial!!! How did you make this look so real? I can't figure it out! And what is matte painting? :?

you're one of my favorite landscape artists that still inspire me to paint anything non-anime like paintings!

if you do ever consider to make a tutorial, or at least offer tips in a journal, I'm sure many who wish to learn from you will appreciate it! :)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional
Hehe well I painted this at a fairly high resolution and I also worked from a photo, so of course I have a certain level of detail there. A matte painting is basically a photorealistic environment which is used in films as backdrops. That's a bit simplified, but I think it might explain it :nod: And to achieve that, usually digital painting is mixed with photomanipulation.
The stock photo from which I started is linked in the description :nod:

And hey, I'm really glad that I motivate you to paint, that is quite a compliment :nod: If I ever make a tutorial on pieces like this, I will certainly mention that in my journal :nod: but it is a fairly long process to break down, so I'll have to see if I will ever make one, can't promise that :D

Thanks again! :aww:
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:iconcaillalune:
caillalune Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. SICK. :wow:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional
I hope that's a good thing :giggle:
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:iconcaillalune:
caillalune Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
how it could be bad?! :D of course I meant something like 'holysweetmotherofbuddha amazing details colours etc etc' :)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional
Haha, I see :D Well I'm certainly glad you think so :D Thanks! :aww:
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