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This Battle You Fight Alone by memod This Battle You Fight Alone by memod
This is kind of in the spirit of Fighting the Mountain, I know, but I am really quite enjoying the scenery. And it was a lot of fun to work in black white for a change. Hopefully it won't look too dark for you, my screen here is pretty bright. Anyway, please forgive me the uninspired title and the lack of updates, I'm just really quite busy these days. =]

Print should be up tomorrow, enjoy! ;)
Daniel Alekow
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Okay after my not-too-talkative "All alone against the world" comment, I'd like to expand my opinion a bit more ;)
First of all I always recognize your work like "Hey, this one is that guy's who drew that piano and plane crashed in the side of the hill, and the one I exchanged a few words with." What I want to say here is that your work somehow radiates that they are yours and yours only. This is something admirable in my opinion and I wish every artist to accomplish this!
I try to find something to critique, but it really needs an effort to do so. The only thing that got my eye is that there seem to be two light sources which may be because the clouds at the center are a bit too bright in spite that the Sun is at the upper-right part of the scenery.
At the same time what I love in your works are the lighting techniques you use. They are stunning and makes my eye wander aimlessly on a virtual curve drawn between the man standing in the light, the rocks which are shining in the light, not too far from him, the clouds and the bright sky on the upper-right side. And there's the lower right side which lacks every direct light whatsoever. Obviously that is the part which catches my eye the least, and gives a true contrast to the overall left side. I also like very much how the center of the scene is shifted onto the left. Makes me want to run there to escape the shadows on the right. Perfect atmosphere!
The last thing I'd like to point out is how professionally you work out the rocks. They make me stare amazed. I can make out the strokes and at the same time they are like a photograph. Oh! sorry, that was an understatement, they are more than a photograph! They are like they could tell stories. Dark and vast stories about battles of times long but forgotten. That is the impression I get when looking on you work.
Very well done!
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hari64 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! Ajaw dropping artwork!
MisterMelonie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How? Seriously how? :( I just want to draw like you, can you give me any advise or tip just one little tip you would have needed when you began with Digital Drawing?
- Greetings from Germany :)
memod Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional
Ich fürchte, da gibt es nicht wirklich einen Geheimtip oder dergleichen. Das wichtigste ist, und das begreif ich erst jetzt immer mehr, ist sich auf die Grundlagen wie Licht, Form, Komposition etc zu konzentrieren....und dann einfach sehr viel üben =] Und du solltest nicht "digital drawing" lernen, sondern zeichnen und malen allgemein.
MisterMelonie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Du sprichst deutsch? :O
Ich bewundere deine Werke sehr und freue mich, dass du mir auch antwortest. Selbstverständlich zeichne und male ich auch "analog" und das schon wesentlich länger. Ich merke schon etwas Fortschritt, habe aber noch große Probleme mit Details und natürlich der Atmosphäre. Seit wann zeichnest du (digital) und machst du irgendwie Speedarts oder Workshops oder sowas in die Richtung? :)

Schönen Tag noch :)

Guido3Pro Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
AS always a breathtaking work, seriously you have amazing skills, keep it up, please.+fav 
dchan Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!!!
Really love this one! Great mountains!
See ya!
JonathanDeVos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This painting is simply amazing. :)
memod Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional
I'm really glad you think so, thanks, man =]
JonathanDeVos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yw :)
therealarien Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This really made me feel something. The battles we fight and the journey we are on, is often a lonley one. But we are never really alone. Kinda why I love the game "journey"
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