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Gone With The Wind by memod Gone With The Wind by memod
Recently I saw this beautiful photo by *newcastlemale which I really liked and which immediately made me want to paint a similar scene. Hey I don't know how close it is in the end, but at least the fortress looks alike :D
Big thanks to Graeme for being cool with me using his work as a reference and for making awesome photos! Go check him out =]

I tried creating the whole image by using the lasso technique here, which is a bit of a first for me. Was good fun though and I'll definitely use it again.

Anyways, hope you guys enjoy it! As always, I am keen to hear what you think.

Daniel Alekow :heart:
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There is so much movement going on in this painting, and I can almot hear the seagulls, shrieking and splashing the water as they dive. All the action here makes the painting slightly restles, something one has to look at for a good while to catch everything that's going on. That adds to the originality and especially impact.

Colors here are dark, yet work well together. The front looks cold and desolate, I keep thinking there's oil on the rocks. The dark cloud above emphasizes the feeling of an incoming storm. It's a nice contrast to the fortres, bathing in sunlight, as if it was a safe haven for the boats in the distance. The seagulls are especially well painted, I like the contrast in them,and how easily they can be recognized as birds, even if they actually are just white spots.

Compared to the original photo, this is definitely more threatening and dynamic. I'd like to know which do you think follows this moment depicted in the painting: a storm unlike ever seen, or sunlight and peace?
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
memod Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional
ruuk-ve Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So much life in this piece! So vibrant! I love it. ^^
memod Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you :aww:
BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
beautiful rendering & cross-current movement of clouds waves & birds Where Man cant abide Life thrives OST2life 
sarawebdesigner Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work, I like the details here very much
memod Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional
شكرا جزيلا
=] I am glad you like it!
MistressKurumi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I didn't even notice there was a man in it. I was distracted by the rest of the piece and how good it is.
memod Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional
Hehe yeah he isn't too apparent at first sight, or at least I hope so :D But I felt it'd be a good touch =]
MistressKurumi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was definitely a great touch! I like how there's so many interesting things to notice in this piece with the warm spots of lighting leading your eye to places and the movement of the splashing water. Finding him in the middle was sort of like discovering there's one more cookie at the bottom of the cookie jar. haha. I like those kind of surprises.
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