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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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evilmkb Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Great BW Work
Karbo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
Emillie123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Very cool
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
Timeship Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Writer
Great work!
RoRSd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
i wanna go there
Tintetsuro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa i love your pictures! im a fan now!!! *waves a karbo-forever-flag*
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you XD
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!
Karbo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe glad to hear that :D
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