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I got some feedback recently that I never did landscapes, so I dug through my drafts and found a messy sketch from 2009, and then expanded the image a ton and fixed it up. The original sketch only had the top 1/4 of the image, and it was all just plain hills. This was originally inspired by a part from the book I was reading at the time (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), and on my repaint I redid a lot of areas and threw in inspiration from the book I’m reading now (The Silmarillion). That said, it's not fan art (it's not anywhere near accurate for it to be fan art, haha), it's more just me pulling bits of pieces of ideas that I liked from different places. :)
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I read the Silmarillion a few years back, and thought the imagery was pretty powerful. I think you got the precious jewel feel in there with your colors 
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yo24man Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
whoa!!:o (Eek) :D (Big Grin) Clap :happybounce: 
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h-i-d-a-l-g-o-l-o-m Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very beautiful,....
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beachelf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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MorituriMax Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
If you roll all the way down from the top at Level 0, you end up at Level 35.
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Relicanthe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Beautiful!
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xXWhite-FoxXx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Photographer
wow
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darkstar128 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I see you have done some work for Magic the Gathering. Wouldn't this make the perfect full art Terramorphic Expanse?
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darkstar128 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is amazing. I love it!
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gensanity Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
stuff like this is why i follow you

gorgeous!
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Seiberwing Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
This is so gorgeous.
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Steamhat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful, this is glorious and epic, wondrous and incredible.

I wanna use this in a concept art class, it captures both landscaping as well mood in colour and textures

thank you for this artpiece, keep up the great work
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IAstartov Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Awesome perspective!
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Gehenna-Shahar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Lots of detail! :)
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BryanSevilla Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not surprised with how beautiful this turned out, I've always loved how you do you backgrounds :)
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oscarfvega Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
It's such an inspirational painting. Awsome!
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Darn!! when I looked at the bottom part of this picture I felt like I was falling off my chair and into the lava!! O____o Awesome job!! :D
instafave!
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Infiltr8 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Wow it's awesome! The perspective's a bit confusing, but I guess it just adds to the drama of the image.
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moboyJOJO Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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ExplosiveSplatter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic! And by like book covers I meant more for like children's books. Because that'd be awesome and blow their minds.
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Allurabunny Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love it!
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Akinares Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I literally said "Wow" when I saw this :D
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Qu4ntum-Th3ory Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhh you give me hope, been meaning to do some landscape work for a while
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Vann61 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is really amazing.
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Of-Red-And-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I could look at this for forever... great job! Inspiring me to work on my landscapes for sure! <3
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NekonaHisaki Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Geology-tastic! Love that lava!
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AngelsFly Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
feel like im flying over it
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TheOtherDibbler Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
That looks amazing.
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Incredible.
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Seelenwald Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy sh....
This is soooo awesome!
Great work! I love the atmosphere and especially the bow in this one!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Wow, so grandiose.
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KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing stuff
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Darkflamesdragon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Artist
0_0 that is SO GODLY!
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7days7sins Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Fantastic work! And i thought about Silmarillion even before i read description :)
Breathtking!
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Locke107 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
Definitely voting this for a DD. It's gripping from the thumbnail, by the time you open it you're just like :O
Great work, love it. ^^
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Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
the perspective on this is killer!
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Burlew Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is absolutely amazing! I love the whole feel of it, it's very... emphatic.
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paintitwithcoffee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HOLY MOLEY!!!!!! Thsi is the coolest piece on deviantart!!!
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!!!! this is epic! i could fly through there and get lost
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Holy, epically magnificent! The landscape is stunning and the sky is incredible! All of the colors, lighting, land forms, and other details are also spectacular! Exquisitally beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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SilentSeraphim Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, so gorgeous. The perspective and colors are amazing!
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GersifGalsana Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Writer
It's cosmic scale beautiful. Will collect.
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cmalidore Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good golly! Incredible piece, Julie. Truely an inspiring one :)
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Lanmana Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The perspective is breathtaking~ :icontearplz:
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fensterer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Very well done! Nice job! :)
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smileplease91 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing!
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Conuiron Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This epic, love it.
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Sxnill Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Digital Artist
This is truly amazing, great job with the painting
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