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The Great Bjunark by Khorghil The Great Bjunark by Khorghil
A Matte-Painting of the great Mountain of Bjunark in the southwest of my World Khorghil

A little Animation (Paralax) and a Zoom on the Map is sunmitted here:


There you will find the german description of this place
Hope, you like it :-)

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The work is most definitely an impressive exercise in sense of scale, considering the relative heights provided by the cluster of trees in the foreground beside the temple/shrine. The building is wrought with unquestionable skill, and so stands as testament to the awesome power which the mountains beyond hold, for THEY far outshine the glories of the foreground. The twisted spires seem to claw at the very heavens, their rather sinister appearance downplayed by the softness of light and the presence of the cascading falls...

Make no mistake; the foreground is not to be cast aside in the shadow of the mountains. The forest is incredibly vast, and shadow is expertly employed to create a sense of depth and sway to the expansive canopy. Scattered hilltops are a welcome inclusion, breaking the monotony of the forested mid-ground, and reaffirming the sheer size of the mountains at the horizon.

The desaturated, haunting light provides a sense of isolation to the piece, perhaps of a place long forgotten...shades of Shadow of the Colossus certainly come to mind. That is NEVER a bad thing...
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Alsii Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
loved it
Thank you!
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the mountains - they are amazing!
Wreckluse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! The clouds around the base of the mountains are very well done. I tried to paint steam in my last painting....didn't turn out half as good as your clouds did. Great work!
Khorghil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Try to smudge the clouds contures in Photoshop with the smugde-tool and go the brush-settings. give the smugde-brush a scatter and a wet contur and try a little bit... will work well :-)
Wreckluse Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, thanks for the tip!
Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
THis is beautiful.
Khorghil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thank You! :-9
Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
You're welcome.
Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Man hat den Eindruck von großer Größe! ;) Sehr gut!
Khorghil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Das war das Ziel, wobei die Berge eigentlich noch weiter weg sein müssten. Aber wer misst da schon genau nach :-).

Auf jeden Fall vielen Dank :-)
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