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Shillapo island by Karbo Shillapo island by Karbo
A view of Shillapo island and its bay, filled by kelp of the same name. Its urticant effect provides a natural barrier of sort against aquatic predators. It also glows and shimmer during the night, a beautiful and reassuring spectacle for the people of the island :)

Credits to ~rcs619 and *Tora044 for their big help at designing the island
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Yet another serene background pic, and I am in no way one to judge the work of such a talented person who far exceeds my own, but critique is meant to make good stuff better. On that note, listen to me spout stupid stuff.

Most of this is well done, my only issue is the water. Clearly this pic give almost a 3D effect with the water surface and the boat, and the town in the back. My issue isn't the surface of the water, but underneath. The water doesn't get darker as it goes down or more towards the back. It's just one flat color throughout. This makes me see a 3D looking water surface with a flat 2D underbelly. The plants and other stuff look fine, but it just lacks a certain depth that is achieved in everything but the underwater. I hope what I said just made sense.
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Wow, yet a gain, you amaze me. This is so simple, yet beautiful. Of course, in the artist's eyes, this was a challenge, and a challenge you pulled trough without a doubt.

The first thing that comes to be seen is the angle. This semi-medium, close to the water angle is amazing, which not a lot of people can pull off. second, I am amazed with the beautiful detail you pulled off with simply white and shades of blue. However, I do have a teeny complain. While it says island, it seems more like arriving from an island. That isn't a flaw, so much as it is a pet peeve of mine.
4.5 stars

Fufufufu... Well, there are a few pictures of villages and cities I've seen. But this one, it sort of stands out. Maybe it's the blue, maybe it's the sheer detail with just blue, I don't know. It definitively sticks out as one of my favorites in the "landscapes and cities category".
4 stars

Does anything really have to be said? As always, your technique is stunningly beautiful, almost to the point of perfection. The best part about this image would have to be the water, how it reflects light, gradients from a darker tone to a lighter one, all the seaweed is detailed, and the list goes on.
5 stars

My God, the impact. I was literally stunned when I saw this, the sheer beauty and subtlety of it amazed me, even to the point of minor jealousy. As it is towards me, each one of your masterpieces amaze to that point. I am giving you, and always will be giving you,
5 stars

Just one thing. If you discontinue the masterpiece that is your work, I will discontinue everything in the world.
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jt1155 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
This is simply a beautiful image. It's so serene. I love the use of colour, it kind of reminds me of Borderlands 2 for some reason.
stargirlstan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   General Artist
you have an amazing ability not only to create worlds but also to bring the viewers right into them <3 <3 <3
Karbo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, I try :D
CrownForAFool Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
gorgeous! <3
xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
That's astonishing! :clap:
xXForestMist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Beautiful place!!! I love all those blues and the dual view of what's above and underneath the water. Wonderful work! Rollin' 
Karbo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you  ^_^
By-Kellter Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daiyoukai-sama Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Thats really a fine picture, I love the reflexion of the moon light in the sea and that bizarre looking building.. like a pagoda :)
Karbo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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