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October 27, 2012
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need help by thatnickid need help by thatnickid
hello people of DA, I was working on this one for probably 2 hours, and there is just something wrong with it so i need your help.
I really don't want to give up on it, I think the thing in the middle needs to be pushed back a bit and maybe more things in the foreground, I just don't know.
so any advice would be VERY appreciated
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theblackpenny Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
what the white birds for? (in the middle)
the archway, ark thing in the background,, its literally in the background,, its not part of the monument..depth perspective
add bones
chains are wavy (strap that rock down,, not wavy chains :)
Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like the foreground needs more depth of field and grounding/horizon symmetry. Hard to explain, I'm not an artist myself... 

I love the details on the pillar, and the overall look really caught my eye. Keep it up!
Jozura Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lovin it, maybe add some smoldering skeleton on the sand in front of it
Sedeslav Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Make sky dramaticaly darker and put sam crimson red highlights on a figure . maybe more red glow on a totem. ...btw descent and atmosferic work so far.
chensmart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Babymordred121 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First off, I love this piece. I think that if you'd like to push the middle ground back, you should include more of a haze effect on the stones between the characters and the monument.
Kymaldurie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
It looks like the legs of a stone giant stand above the totem.
thatnickid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stone giant?

It was suppose to be like a giant stone gate way
lindy919 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
First thought was to morph the pillar things in the background to giant/demon legs (with it's left knee behind the white birds) as if the magical runes were a prison for it. Does that make any sense?
whaleofatale2012 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
This looks almost like a dimensional clock chained in place. The perspective on this piece is very much fish-eye. You can make this work to your advantage by adding some diagrams and charts, like you are looking through the camera of a robotic probe.
With the red design, it draws the eye immediately, but I'm not sure what it is. Are these imprisoning glyphs on the tomb of a demon? Is this arcane seals on a weapon of unimaginable power? Basically - is this fantasy or sci-fi? It could be both, with the current level of detail.
The arch looks like it is off-balance on the right side.
To make this a sci-fi or space opera-type image, you can add a large moon or Saturn-type planet behind the mountains.
The foreground needs some color to tie it to the point of focus. Some red would benefit.
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