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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 :)
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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.

Vision
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

Originality
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

Technique
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

Impact
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.
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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
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Karbo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, I try :D
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CrownForAFool Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
gorgeous! <3
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xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
That's astonishing! :clap:
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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' 
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Karbo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you  ^_^
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By-Kellter Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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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 :)
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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JoshJenkins6 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Karbo meets a manga or anime called attack on titan
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Mizu-Kami-Kuusouka Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done, this is desktop wallpaper material.
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OhJolly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Great atmosphere! ^^
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david-dent-jedai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Woooow. Why is it that Shilapo is the most beautiful city at night? I love what you did here. all the blues and whites and the way you did the buildings. Love the ship wreck cove town sort of feel to it. Very nice that stacyness. X3 But they way you did the bay is just awesome! So serene and pretty.
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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david-dent-jedai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Not a problem! ^_^ Hey do me a favor and if you have time mabye give some flair to Izatem? I mean seriously it was like one of the second large cities founded on the map and there is NO art of it. =/
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Taures-15 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Neat!!!!!!! :nod:
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Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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TwistedFate1337 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
That is so wonderfull :*)
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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JohnSegway Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing o^o
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Lieutenantbrinx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This is beautiful. I like the moonlight reflected on the water.
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Bloodlust-Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
It's so pretty...I would probably have too strong of a desire to touch it... ><
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MeAmArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Wow i really like how you did this.
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BelPetr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Beautiful done
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:iconxzinic:
Xzinic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
If not for this art, my perception of Felarya would be awfully nullified. Great job!
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TytoAlba19499 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
wonderful  Clap 
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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TytoAlba19499 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
always welcome ! ^^
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Marix4ever4never Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
this is spectacular all I can say is this whimsical a world I want to be in.
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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PsychoArtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting.
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pogojo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
this was a great result!
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SimonLorimer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Tremendous work as ever :) This piece in particular feels like a poster for a new Studio Ghibli film - where the protagonist gets their first view of the crazy new town they'll be visiting! What's particular impressive is how with the lighting and angles you've communicated an effective position of where the moon is without actually directly drawing it. It's easy to show something's there, it's harder to imply it!  I love the colours of this too, the blues melding together to provide a serene and calm atmosphere for the picture :D
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Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow thank you, I take that as a BIG compliment ! XD
I had a lot of fun making this one ^_^
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LegendaryBranflakes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I kept looking for the easter egg hidden giantess.. but i never found one.. *cries*
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ayoubjezine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so beautiful
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Igilix Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Amazing! 
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AngelxKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, I love the mood it gives and the composition, it's a really surreal and inviting monochrome..
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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AussieChick101 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd just like to say that I think this is truly beautiful! The shades blues to almost purple and the amazing landscape...just amazing! :heart:
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful
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carouselclover Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Very pretty! Great job at using such a small range of colors. 
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