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Environment I by Charlie-Bowater Environment I by Charlie-Bowater
There's something quite daunting about posting a 'first' in my gallery ._.

I have a few environments floating around but I've never posted any of them. >_> I've been playing Prince of Persia lately so it's definitely inspired by that, it's such a beautiful game ;_;

Anyway, this is pretty messy and has a fairly distorted look to it.. to me anyway XD

Photoshop CS2
Wacom Intuos3 and a couple of hours.

Helpful critiques are most welcome!

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supy23 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist
reminds me of Prince of Persia...
hallosse Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks a bit like the White Tree of Minas Tirith in the Lord of The Rings...
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent job!
It actually reminds me of the final levels of Gears of War 3.
axeL-zeck Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I find it really beautiful. The light and the shadows are weel done.
Machiavelli159 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Hmm, very cool. I can see the Persian architecture coming through in the top :) Critique-wise, I think the branches fade out a little too much, and it'd be cool to have a bit more detail at the bottom around the trunk instead of just black. But who am I to critique? My drawings are little better than near-stick figure sketches x)
Yuvaine Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Yeah, it does have a distorted look to it, but I like it..... Its like, you know, good distorted.....
NekoJo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very nice:)
Mad--Hatter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Very nice! This looks more like a painting with real talent as apposed to a bunch of brush sets slapped on the page. If that makes sense...
PT200 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
blackpearleyes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   General Artist
This is really beautiful.
TRGamer8 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Magnifficent work =)
drazzilb Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Digital Artist
Looks awesome! The soft edges of the tree that blends into the walls really help sell the Prince of Persia look, as do your color palette.
shinigami714 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work...the perspective makes this really interesting!
LightningDisaster Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
oh! as soon as i saw this drawing, i knew that it was extract to prince of percia ^^
Love this game too ;)
paulashins Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yup! I finished that one
Its one of the best games ever <3
And I loved the way you captured and represented the game's enviroment ;3
DiaditoO Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Can you pls add more of your drawings, this one is simply amazing ! i cant imagine how the rest are...
DiaditoO Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Can you pls add moreeeeee your drawings are soooooo awesome !!!!!
DieselSandwich Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Are the branches supposed to blend into the cracks of the walls? If so, I have absolutely nothing I can find wrong with the piece.

You did it brilliantly. ^.^

Especially the lighting, it's excellent.
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the lighting you give it. THe diagonal line of the tree complement the perpendicular directions of the interior well.! well done!
Isis2179 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
WOW, its great!
kakashi-no-ai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love prince of persia! the way the light shines through various crevices in that game always catches my eye, and this is right up there with it! :D
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
They've always been such beautiful games, very inspiring. : )

Thank you! :heart:
Rapunzzel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's pretty cool.
brucets Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
fantastic artwork
fantastic gallery
just wanna be like you someday
ctiphotography Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Hehe..eheheh..eheheh...Is it bad that I thought "This is from Prince Of Persia" BEFORE I read your comment on it?

Awesomely beautiful though!!!!
TRmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
I love this, it's just so beautiful. Well done on the DD btw! ^^
maartenkeizer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
oh no!! that tree looks infected by arahmin, stay back!
SanctuaryofLight Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I was like whoa Prince of Persia...
I dig the architecture and the harshness of the tree.
How do you like the game? Have you finished it?
Lenox47 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work ! When i see it, i see the last Prince Of Persia :lol: i love !
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! I saw something like this in a dream once.
wraithbaby Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Aww Charlie, it's really well done hun . I think it's really beautiful and for what its worth I was emptying my entire dev-inbox because there were too many entries to go through, and this image was one of the very few I spared just to take a gander at.

:) so yeah, chin up, you're doing great!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, Thank you very much!

Flutterby727 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008 can do environments just as well as people...*stares* I think it's wonderful =)
Kuthinks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice! It's a transformation too, hu? The tree branch/cracks...very neat idea...
Anima-en-Fuga Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
the time you spent was worth!
VinRoc Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!! I've been playing too, its an amazingly beautiful game! As is this piece. ( I have to make a new POP piece soon haha)
gonehorsey101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Oh sweet! You shouldn't be daunted. Nice job
Kraken-Steelklaw Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Kamiruchan015 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
great work
dreor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Though I can't offer a constructive critique at this point, I would like to that a SKULL? The shadows and windows and the like of the architecture appear to be creating a subliminal skull-like image. Am I the only one who sees it? I really like that.
NickyLicious Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Reminds me of Prince Of Persia!
Really nicely done!
Xeyon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Yeah I have the same kind of tablet! Can you help me with it?? LOL anyway I love this picture :) really Nice :)
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you C:

What kind of help did you need?
Xeyon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
hey,sorry i haven't been on da in awhile. but yeah it would b nce to get some help, not exactly with the tablet, well maybe a lil with programming the buttons, but also with the programs, mainly photoshop and painter X, if theres any way you could help me that would be way cool Like if theres a way that we could work in the program together or something. Anywho ,if you would like you can add me to MSN if you have it, my email is thanks so much for the reply and great work!!
aaronpocock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great rendering, compositionally though, as you asked for helpful critique...the angle and the tree don't quite gel with me for some reason, unless it was tension you were after.

Keep up the great work,
Kael-Seleill-Nulaad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
the details are awesome, maybe the only problem is a slight lack of depth, maybe varying the overall ligthining may help on this.

*I hope what I said had some sense on english :P
Quinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
really gorgeous colors and amount of details <3
Mitsou Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
I really love how this looks. I wish I could give you some advice but I'm not too great when it comes to scenery.
maxwell-heza Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Oh yes! Very definitely PoP inspired! I just finished that game. I love the style they are done in and the gorgeous attention to detail. PoP 3 and PoP for PS3 are some of my favourite games ever because of this.

I need to get my arse in gear and do some background work.

The only thing I would say is that the balcony(?) rail around the tree has a bit of an odd angle, I think. Maybe flip horizontal and look at it? It doesn't seem to fit with the panels behind it and the ceiling for some reason.
last1picked Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well i applaud you for trying something new! it looks fabulous, btw!
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