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To The Ancient Land by SoldatNordsken To The Ancient Land by SoldatNordsken
Yo! Here's a concept I got in mind to paint. Took about 2h. Im getting the hang of colouring and values now, feels pretty good.

I was listening to the soundtrack of Shadow Of the Colossus (one of my favourite games) to get inspired for this.

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Artman2013 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I was going to mention shadow of the colossus... You've matched the same of scale the game managed to capture. I think it's wallpaper worthy :)
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great.. thank you! :)
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pedrobaker Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
It feels epic. Loved it
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) glad you did
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AlinoGeorge Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
this is realy great work, love it.
and great tutorial on youtube, i have just started with photoshop painting and you gave me some ideas
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i'm glad i could be of help!!
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Fyreball999 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Simply.....Amazing! Perfect. The fact you did it was in two hours is almost un-believable!
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Fyreball :D
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Tringboy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
You are realy good, im just starting out so your Youtube vid really helped and inspired me, cool
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, im really glad I could help out! GL HF :)
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Koriryu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I can picture this guy singing "Shadow of the Colossus" as he walks. :3
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! This made my day if you're saying what I think you're saying.

Thanks :)
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:iconkoriryu:
Koriryu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Did I just make a reference to your song? Yes, yes I did.
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D awesome.
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Koriryu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Does your track "Shadow of the Colossus" have anything to do with the game of the same name?
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, definately. I love that game, and once I finished it I started writing the song!
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Koriryu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Dormin is such a jerk.
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Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
omg i love this! i imagine this would be exactly the kind of adventure i'd have if your song was my theme song!
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah! So you found me here aswell! Thanks man. :)
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Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
that i did sir, and may i add i am still listening to the cd i made every day ^^
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great! I'm happy to know this. I'll keep updating with new scores and songs. :)
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Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
awesome! =D
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tuotau Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just amazing, wish I could do the same :D
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks alot! :)
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AaronDockery Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece. I love the way the light catches those stone structures way off to the left. Great work.
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very much appreciated words! Thanks. :)
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional
amazing!!!!!!
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece!
I like the writing on the stones. It's a nice touch :)
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hah yes. It really helps sell the story of an exotic adventure. Thanks!
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sky is a joy - and the people in the forefront give it a depth of adventure - excellent!
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Im very pleased that you liked it. Thank you!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolute pleasure - art like this makes coming to dA a joy :D
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ALPHA27296 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
looks so nice, have you draw it or add pictures ,because its really good result for 2h. only thing is that the birds are bit to large ...
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I drew it all, and added some photographic texture blended in behind, but not much.

The birds are supposed to be pretty close, maybe I failed to convey that. But thanks! :)
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ALPHA27296 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
in most paintings are things like birds to show the depth in space between for example your person and this building not as a object that fill space, because if i will know how large this building is i must look at this birds ...
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I see what you mean! I tried to do that with the trees behind, and the grass field in between. But thanks for enlightening me with these aspects. I will certainly think of it next time I speedpaint :)
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isa-bella-heats Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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:iconsoldatnordsken:
SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet. Thx!
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isa-bella-heats Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you wouldn't mind if I wrote something poetic to this, would you?
Pleh, your not online - I'll take that as a yes :lol:

A new dawn; the awakening from slumber;
The calling heard, hark to the titans sleeping under
The terrace of the palace of Gaea, breathing, crumbled;
Arise! Awaken to this call, thou hast commanded;
Sanctity be praised, steadfastness from a grim array
Of the power and its ode, chanting the might tune "I pray;
I pray to the destruction of the forces aligning in vain;
Feasting on a blind avarice; I pray, I pray, I pray for them this day;
Awaken the colossi sédecim (sixteen colossi), their time has come;
This, the day, of reckoning that was meant to be"
Such was the call of the warriors, awashed in altruism against Dormin
The judgement to be made out for the plenty, but the notable few vermin;
Flee, oh birds of peace! Thee are not needed this day!
Awash us with thine power, oh elders! Give... us... this... day!!!
A new dawn; the awakening from slumber;
The calling heard, hark to the titans sleeping under

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I'll put this up then :D
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap! That was sick man! A poem after my own heart. Awesome.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, that painting was made from the heart and by god, what a wonderful creation it truly was; My poem can only show how much your painting is genius.

:hug: glad you liked it :)
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really appreciated words, my friend.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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cyrus-crashtest Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
the lightings pretty damned awesome in this
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