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Chordoni waterfalls by Karbo Chordoni waterfalls by Karbo
A view of the Chordoni waterfalls and its surroundings ( [link] ).
It's one of the wonder of Felarya with lush vegetation, gentle streams crossing the land, an amazing variety of colorful birds, and.. Vivian XD
Those three adventurers might be about to have a meeting they'll never forget ^^

This is my last picture before my departure :)
Thanks to jasconius for coming up with the idea of that majestic emerald phoenix :3
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One of the things that I enjoy the most about this work is how surreal the scale is when you see how small the adventurers are compared to their environment. It also has a nice blue tint to every thing that gives an otherworldly feel (though it looks more purple when I full-view). Anyway, the details in the foliage are fantastic and really show how much hard work you put into this. Overall, I'd say the composition is done really well with the trees framing the wide space for a sense of depth.

I do wonder about the light source though. Based on the background, it appears to come from the upper-left. However, the shadows of the adventurers makes it look as though the light comes from the upper right.

Great job! Definitely a beautiful landscape!
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crypto456 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Goddess-Saki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thenamelesshunter3 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist
looks my back yard
esk6a Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful scene! The execution is perfect with superb composition. Great work!
TheHappyThrasher Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this, it compelled me to pause Slayer. SLAYER! And I'm listening in tribute to the death of their guitarist! Kudos to you! I don't often pause the Slayer.
iDreaminColor14 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your landscapes are incredible!
Karbo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
drogonnite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to go and take a vacation there and any pred (also including Vivian)
Is GONNA GO TO HELL AND BACK if they try to scarf me down
Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your astounding skills make my drawings feel inadiquate.
Designs-by-Loulie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece is beautiful and a credit to your talent!
skypowers Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
whoever they are,i like the waterfall better
Jenni666 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
wow. this is beautifu, the colours are amazing and work well together.
thanatos333 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Maravilloso :)
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece!
Love the colors.
WingedAvarice Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Vore free. i could take a nap there right in the sunny edge of those trees in the middle, back area.
Eating a tub of yogurt, and dipping my feet in the cool waters. Smell the fresh water, and listen to that waterfall.
Damn im relaxed. A nice big ass rock for me to climb on top of to the right. Falls off it.
Think i'll take a skinny dip near the falls. *stretch *stetch. *yawn. time for another nap, this place is great.
Zoruaofepic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply stunning, I wish it was a real place! I would take a swim in the water! :love:
Lost-Elegy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel the critique by Toonham was correct on all but his lighting comment. From the way the shadows are cast, and this is merely my opinion, since I wasn't the one that drew it, it seems like the moon/lighting is coming from BEHIND the adventurers. That being said, if I were to guess why the shadows were also behind them, it would be that there is a canopy above them that is obstructing the light from above, and the light is being reflected off the surface of the water, causing a mirror-like effect, and creating the faint but slightly darker shadows behind them instead of in front of them. I can reason for that as well. The reason it isn't completely pitch black is the same reason the adventurers have shadows: The water is refracting and sending light under the trees, however small it may be, faintly lighting up the underside of the canopy. Sound reasonable?
Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that's a good remark here :)
Well to be honest I am clearly not the best when it comes to lighting in general and I tend to struggle quite a bit with that part in my illustrations ^^; So it's quite easy to find inconsistencies in my work, although I do try to get better at it ^^
SayuriKurata09 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
A nice place to just sit down, contemplate and enjoy the surroundings. But, I'll take that all back now that Vivian is included in the mix. LOL.
JoeDeLaSelva Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Great pic!

Reminded me of the background artwork of The Last Unicorn...
fly954 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer this is amazing how do you make this kind of art.
WingedHeart4 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
digeoke Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautifully done.
Karbo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
digeoke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
You are welcome.
Bronos Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I wish to put this on a shirt!
DragonessLife Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I wish I live that very beautiful. You did good job
Omnomnipotent Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This is - to say the least - absolutely breathtaking. And I never use "breathtaking" to describe anything. Good work.
Karbo Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
WhatThePumpkin Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing Karbo! Always been a fan of both your work and the Chordoni Waterfalls~
Sakaura-San Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
omg you are talented this is so beautifullllllll!!!!
Puchiko-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous.
Karbo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
Risto-Blackbolt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I'd love to live in a place like this. :)
nostromogts Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Discovering your painting skills .I love this view, and yes, i can't help projecting Vivian in the landscape now. You know what, it works really well as a desktop pic . :-)
Karbo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe merci :D
kyoriangel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Its very beautiful. I love the whole surroundings of the environment and the little addition of the emerald phoenix. All in all its just amazing.
Karbo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
kyoriangel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Your welcome ^^
vedika Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even handle how lovely this is!
Hathien603 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Featured here: [link] :)
RollingBoots Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is awesome! It looks so real. So...... beautiful! *tear* *tear*
RearTheFeaper Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work, I'm truly blown away <3
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your backgrounds bro even more than your giantic sexy girls <3
Darknesslover5000 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks so peaceful...I'd love to be here
zoroblind69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Evlydia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Featured: [link]
Dovahkiin117 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Really beautiful.
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