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January 4, 2011
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SPEEDPAINT - Swamp by tgw-Raptor SPEEDPAINT - Swamp by tgw-Raptor
Speedpaint - 3hours. I've not had time for anything complex because i am in the last days my "Bachelor of Art" degree.
I dont want to be out of practice, so I am going to do some of them in my spare hours in the next time.

We are going to use that as a story background setting in our current game which we are developing at the moment. We chose this swampworld as the birthplace of one of our alien races. For more information visit

Photoshop CS2, 3000*1500



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First of all, this is EPICNESS.

I'm so amazed when it comes to how this thing is done. First of all, I'm pretty impressed with how you did the trees and the vines and the algae mats. The shading is also epic, and the overall greatness of this piece leaves me speechless.

How you visualized this drawing is what impressed me. It looks something like a fairytale swamp where the marsh trolls dwell. I bet you worked hard on this thing. It's dope.

Regarding technique and visual impact, they go hand-in-hand. Better technique, more power and impression. As you can see, everything is nicely done. Regarding how you colored the water, it looks a bit cloudy but it's kinda easy to fix. The entire piece would be perfect for a storybook cover, because the impression of it will leave viewers speechless!

Great job!
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ConceptArtDesign Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool swamp :D
Watersmoke Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LuuKuningatar93 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Somehow It looks really simple, but then I started look at lights and shadows and was like :iconomfgplz:
philsh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
wow! most xcellent!!! :) ph
MT-y Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey you use the burn/dodge tool? or just all different colors?

anyhow, nice work. :+fav: :)
tgw-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nope i dont use the dodge and burn tool. I choose the colours before i start and than i pick them during the painting.

you are not the firt one, who is asking this question so maybe i am going to to an Tutorial for this :)

You need only practise for that, its realy easy
MT-y Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been practicing. It's tough for me to create such lighting with just colors. I find myself using the dodge/burn tool all the time

make a tutorial please :)
and thanks for answering
shottsy85 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow, I love the mood of this, and the environment, even though this is a speed paint it feels very detailed and you can really get a sense for the place. Wonderful job! I am always in awe for people that can be creative and come up with great backgrounds. I am more of a creature character designer, and need practice on backgrounds. I am starting a graphic novel at some time where I could use talent like yours! Great work!
H3llzAng3l Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I like the colours used:)
Josteel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I can't do other than agree with what 1234doe have written!
This one, and your other work, is amazing :D
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