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The Passage by memod The Passage by memod
This is my new fantasy painting "The Passage". I really enjoyed working on this piece, as the canyon became more detailed, more fantasy like and as the piece changed a couple of times while working on it. I think I like the outcome :aww:
And I wonder what lies behind this canyon...

A print of it will soon be available, and I've prepared two wallpapers for you, so you can have this on your desktop if you like it :)

The Passage - 1600x1200
The Passage - 1280x1024

Enjoy!
Daniel
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
You've got some serious vagina imagery going on here. This picture caught my attention thanks to my brain wondering if the cave structures were intended to resemble labia and if the 'passage' was supposed to imply something.

It is also very possible that I'm just perverted.

Don't get me wrong, this is a gorgeous piece. The lighting and the textures are a real treat for the eye.
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acfred Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Amazing!!!!
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Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Lord of the Rings? I think it's more like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
Aber das gibts erst seit 2007! Diebstahl!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional
Haha da kannst mal sehen, die hätten ruhig vorher fragen können! :lol:
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:iconcluisanna:
Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Dreistigkeit pur. Die denken wohl, sie können sich alles erlauben! :giggle:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional
Seh ich ganz ähnlich. Zumindest einen kleinen Scheck hätten sie mal vorbeischicken können! :lol:
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:iconcluisanna:
Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
EInen Scheck über wieviel Millionen Dollar?
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional
über 50.000 euro und einen arbeitsplatz als matte painter bei ILM, da wär ich zufrieden :D
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Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Ich meinte, was ILM ist ^^ Och, wieso, sone Klage zeigt doch, dass du auch wirtschaftliche Fähigkeiten besitzt... bzw. wirtschaftlich-kriminelle, was den Dieben doch gefallen würde, wobei wir wieder beim Anfang wären, und wenn ich jetzt sagen würde "Das sieht wirklich aus wie aus Fluch der Karibik" dann wäre das ja wie bei Bootstrap Bill aus, oh, Fluch der Karibik... *verwirrt sei*
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memod Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional
Du verwirrst mich auch noch :lol:

Und ILM ist Industrial Light & Magic, eines der besten Postproduktionshäuser überhaupt :lol: Und das unter anderem für Fluch der Karibik, hehe.
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Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Jetzt habe ich irgendwie hier geantwortet und bin noch mehr verwirrt :lol:
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Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Da musste ich erstmal nachgucken, was das heißt :D Ja, finde ich ne tolle Sache. Du solltest dich mit einer Klage bewerben... äh, ja.
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memod Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional
haha :lmao: naja, die bei ILM wissen da schon bescheid, was das ist :D Aber nehmen würden sie mich glaube trotzdem nicht :lol:
Und ich weiß nicht, ob eine Klage so prall für das Arbeitsklima ist... :paranoid:
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ehrehrere Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! It reminds me of the Lord of the Rings.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional
Thanks a lot :aww:
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:iconroyce-barber:
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
lovelyloon (lori) introduced me to the fabulous wonders that is your gallery. i must say, you have an extreme talent for graphics!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional
haha, that's sweet of Lori :D and thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed my works :D
hope you have a great day! :aww:
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Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
You seem to be quite special around here on DA, and even with Lori! Thank you for all that you've done for this community. Your graphics truly stand out. Lori and I are quite well connected. :D

She's far more social (and talented!) than I ever hope to be, but maybe some time (some day) you and I can work together on a master plan...An art piece so big and intricate that the Internet will faint!
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memod Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional
nah, I'm not special =) but if I can help people, sure, why not =)

but I dun want the interwebs to faint =( I like them!
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Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
May I ask you the most important question in existance? (Yes, I'm really asking this.)

I'm not going to try to influence you either way. I just want to know. You seem to have a lot of wonderful things going on in your art, and that is what makes me think to ask this question that I have not yet asked. :P
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional
uhm....hmm....well....

:paranoid:


shoot =P
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:iconroyce-barber:
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Reply in any way you like...

What is the purpose of life.

(You thought I was going to ask where you'll go when you die lol)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional
to express yourself and to achieve something, something that shows yourself, something that will make people think of you and hopefully in a good way :aww:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Stellar work,
Another of your pieces to use your masterful gift with rendering scale.
And the elements of mystery and escapisim work excelently with the visual images.
Really great work!
:D

--

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

-Pablo Picasso
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:iconreeka:
reeka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Student General Artist
I was just browsing through your gallery, and this really caught my eye. I love its simplicity, but it's very dramatic. The tones are wonderful. :)
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ducklin-th Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
GREAT!
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:iconvector-izer:
Vector-izer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006   Digital Artist
I gotta fav this one...Love the textures..it reminds me of "Follow the light" :P
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
rock formation is so nicely managed. It takes me tons of effort just sketch them out. it sure is wonderful to draw them

nice work..!!!
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Kroevyn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
Wonderful work. I love how everything is so subtle, like the light bouncing off the rocks, and the birds flying over the ship. I also like the way you've added a few trees in the foreground. The only critique I have is about the water, the surface isn't flat, and it looks a little weird, especially on the right side. Apart from that it's a very nice piece of artwork, and kind of reminds me of Lord of the Rings :D
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mirrorkills Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh nice.. looks very greek mythos based.. could just be me though.. but i like.
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Jumei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
YOU DREW THIS??!! I mean.........WOOOOW
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:iconpopos:
popos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
Woooooowwww... beautiful. I think it turned out very well. The details in the canyon are specatcular!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005  Professional
:aww: thank you so much :hug:
Daniel =)
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StarGoddessXO Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005   Photographer
Reminds me of the inner and outer labia.
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DesteN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
WOW i like it very much :) cool style :thumbs up:
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Malitiae Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
:wow: I like the dramatic landscaping...*stares*
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memod Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional
*smile* thank you much! =)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional
*smile* thank you much! =)
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Groundbase Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
This is a truely awesome piece. From the rocks, to the ship, to the bridge... One or two things maybe. Since there are trees in the forground, maybe add a little greenery to the rocks in other parts of the picture? Just a thought :)
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memod Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Professional
Thanks a lot for your nice comment, your suggestions and the fav :nod:
As for the greenery... I am not sure if it would really fit into the piece to actually have green. The blue here pretty much defines the atmosphere. And since the distance towards the rocks is growing rather fast, you wouldn't really see any small plants or grass (If I painted it anyway, it would lessen the scale of this piece). I see your point, but in my opinion the silhouettes of the trees just indicate that in the parts the ship has already passed, might have been some green, some trees, and now they kind of step aside and reveal the sight at the canyon =)

Thank you though, I appreciate your thoughts :highfive:
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xxxInochi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
I really like this one, feel serenity inside:3
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SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
such a beautiful view :)
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Abigel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
I think it's good idea to link the bigger versions of picture. when it's small, you can see whole composition in one sight, but when you like it, you want to see the details. therefore on my disc is saved the biggest drawing :) yes, your sollution is great.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional
I'm glad that you like it =)
:hug:
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ruricow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Wow good work i like it
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Professional
thank you much =)
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Tamzid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
Ok, wow, this one is Goooood! I really love the lighting and colours! And you've put a lot of nice detail on the cliffs, there's a nice haze in the scene and the bridge is a nice touch. :)
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memod Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Professional
yep, I tried to get a lot of detail into it, to have something to look at in large prints of it :aww: and I am going to hang one on my wall, so... :giggle:
thanks =)
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minniemae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
HOLY CRAP. This is so...spiritually enlightening to me! I'm...pretty speechless about this piece.
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memod Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional
hey, thank you!! =)
:hug: I am glad that you liked it so much :aww:

Dan
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