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Stairway to the mine by Karbo Stairway to the mine by Karbo
Another landscape picture :)
Black and white this time, I can't really do any colored works lately, because of that tight schedule ^_^; Hopefully I'm soon out of it, though ;)

So here we have the lower flank of the Ascarlin mountains ( [link] ), west of Negav, and stairs leading to one of the numerous entrances to the mine. The stairway is long, steep and windy but the thick vegetation offer a good natural protection against the numerous harpies dwelling in the heights of the mountains :3

Don't mind the rather dull tittle, I'll change it when I get more inspired =p
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The jungle. A place of wild and untamed beauty hidden within an almost endless sea of trees. But perhaps the forest of green and exotic indigenous creatures is hiding another secret. A secret that was meant to be concealed within this lush labyrinth so that it could never be seen by human eyes or ever tampered with. A crown jewel? Perhaps a secret that the whole world wants to know? None remain who know the answer to such a question. Stairway to the mine by =Karbo, is a highly imaginative and detail-flooded example of such an area of the jungle that carries an unknown secret that's just waiting to be discovered.

As I mentioned before, I can't believe how well draw the area is. Each and every crack in the stone stairway, the scratches and wrinkles in the trees and leaves, and even the background landmasses are drawn excellently. The lack of color only magnifies these details and brings everything right to your eyes; making the viewer take everything in and see it as it is.

The lighting effects used are also in great detail. The slivers of light penetrating the canopies highlight the foliage and stone structures realistically and brings all of the elements inner perfection out in a burst. The sunlight effect is really on display in the background as the landscape is bathed in white light like the brightest days above the jungle canopy.

With all of its inner beauty, incredible detailing and stylistic imagery, Stairway to the mine is a captivating piece of artistic wonder that is sure to please any onlooker. Excellent job =Karbo. :salute:
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:iconevilmkb:
evilmkb Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Great BW Work
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Emillie123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Very cool
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:icontimeship:
Timeship Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Writer
Great work!
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:iconrorsd:
RoRSd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
woooooa
i wanna go there
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:icontintetsuro:
Tintetsuro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa i love your pictures! i´m a fan now!!! *waves a karbo-forever-flag*
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you XD
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:icontintetsuro:
Tintetsuro Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh before i forget. your pictures helped me through my artist block.
Thank you very much!
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe glad to hear that :D
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:iconmrbamboopole:
MrBamboopole Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Very ominous...
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:iconolorin83:
Olorin83 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
So pretty. <3
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:iconmarcos-vom:
Marcos-VOM Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no word.........
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:iconmarkarandjus:
MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sets a nice forest mood, you don't even feel the blackness of it all, reminds me of classic point&click game backdrops =)
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:icondemielune:
DemieLune Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Wow! I love this style!! :love: :faint: :dance: :deviation:
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:iconartistafrustrado:
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome landscape :D
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:iconrotaken:
Rotaken Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Whoa
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:icondavid-dent-jedi:
David-Dent-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I've seen this movie. The hobbitzes nearly get eaten by a giant spider! :XD: Nice backgroudn art dude, even though it's only black and white the shading is superb and realy makes up for the lack of colors. Personaly I think it's better this way. Looks more dramtized. :D
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:icontwilc:
Twilc Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE!
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:icontrelore:
TreLore Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Amazing
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:iconjohn-the-ant:
john-the-ant Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student Artist
hey i need another favor uhh can you introduce me and my character john the ant to your group felarya. noone realy knows me there yet
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:iconncole:
Ncole Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
wow
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:iconadamlara:
adamlara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
One of many palces where i want to be :D
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:iconkantellis:
kantellis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   General Artist
wonderful!
may i asked what you used to create that?
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I used ink then worked it on photoshop :)
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:iconkantellis:
kantellis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   General Artist
oh wow! that must have took a lot of time!
i've never been patient enough to do anything like that in ink :aww:

though at first i thought it was scratched out, the black part :aww:
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Asura-Kumara Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
~ beautiful ~
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:iconkynamh:
Kynamh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Even though it's black and white, I still get a sense of color from it, which is funny. :D
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TeamAquaDan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Did you draw it with white over black or just used some "invert color" option like photoshop's?

Nice picture btw
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart:Awesome work!:heart::heart:
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Leyaexcolosi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Hey Karbo. Please more of them. they are so fantastic and great.
have you ever try to colorize it? just one color more would give a great effect.
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wateregg Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Vaya curre!
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Elrina Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
If I may be so bold as to suggest an alternate tittle: keeping in mind the protection it affords from predators, "Stairway to Haven." :D Yes, I am in fact that big a dork.
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   General Artist
This, done on a busy schedule? You're amazing...
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Mnbv15 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
i like the way you made it look that one part was very sunny and light and the other part very dark and spooky, really brings good to this picture =D
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Takeru1805 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Raah c'est sur-violent xD
Good job mec !
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha merci :D
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:iconfalconjudge2:
Falconjudge2 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Wow... the detail is utterly brillliant!

The overall style suits the ambience, or rather, both makes and compliments it.
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:iconrevasse:
Revasse Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
but seriously, this looks like I dream I had once :O
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MaxHD2490 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
wow thats got to be a long stairway climb to the mine
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:iconmagibu:
Magibu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool, but mayby a bit to dark...
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:iconyueyun:
Yueyun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
ben perso je trouve que noir et blanc comme ca ca rend super bien *--* j'aime beaucoup o/
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:iconsnicer:
snicer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong XD
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snicer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong XD
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:iconmasterofchaoscontrol:
The thing's you make just amaze me!:clap:
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:iconmalnorm:
Malnorm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Writer
Very good art! I can almost feel a sense of dread of going up those stairs... although that may not be the emotion you were trying to evoke ^^;
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Très bon effet clair/obscur, bien joué.
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
merci :)
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:iconaura4996:
Aura4996 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
AMAZING JOB!
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Oljum Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist
I' m not premium membership so I'm going to write critique at this way. Ok?
Very details and it interesting composition. It looks most at sculpture. Expecially when you ese just black and white colors. It looks cool with black branch on white background. But "light" section need also some shadows. I think it also will be more dynamic if at jungle will be a few animals hidden at dark side. Now is little too static
Im impression how you did this picture. Expecially white elements at black parts
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