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Katapesh by JonHodgson Katapesh by JonHodgson
(C)2008 Paizo Publishing

This one was previewed a little while back on the Paizo blog. One of three cityscapes I did for the forthcoming Katapesh source book for the Pathfinder rpg.

Artrage, Painter, Photoshop
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bajan700 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great image for the book. the game is great and so is your art.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Stunning work :D
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lscr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
very nice atmosphere
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JeffStahl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing !!!
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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samaelsevanhadar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I like the atmosphere and the colours which give the whole thing a realistic and not that tacky touch most of digital paintings have. :>
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agdahl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
I love the atmosphere, the subtle lights and the dusty air. Keep it up my friend!
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Good repoussoir effect can really make an image. Like in this case. The aim of the image is to introduce/describe this exotic city i think, and it really does the trick. Like the opening scence from Disney's Alladin -> you have the dark slums, and then through the townships the entire city is revealed,gleaming and stretching of in the distance.

As you might of guessed i Really like this image.

cheers,

Nick
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009   Filmographer
ah so beautiful *_*
I love how the colours on the buildings interact with each other. (and those nice brush strokes on the bottom)
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GAVade Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Really like the archway framing, looks like a great spot from the intense heat with the cold colours, makes a nice contrast against the earthy backdrop....
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Nyrak Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really like that vivid green in the dark archway, unexpected and pleasing to the eye! And wonderful atmosphere.
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant illusion of depth here, tricky when using the impasto artrage brushes as they tend to pop more than other brush strokes. I always like a clever framing device within an image to.
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Very kind!
Agreed - you have to think about where you're laying down that heavy impasto - same as trad work really! I'm all for introducing variety with framing devices! :)
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Very kind!
Agreed - you have to think about where you're laying down that heavy impasto - same as trad work really! I'm all for introducing variety with framing devices! :)
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whimsi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Man, I totally love these cityscapes of yours... backgrounds have always been my enemy, so your work is a real motivator for me!

When I first started watching you, I used to think "wow, this looks like a painting straight out of some of my paper and pencil RPG books... and then I had the realization and was glad I didn't comment and make a fool of myself :P God only knows why I'm telling you about it now!

:D Happy painting!
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)

To be fair to yourself, there is a lot of that kind of commentary on DA! "You should do this for a living" is probably the one that stings! "Um... I do?" Ha Ha

I love doing scenic stuff. And that is something that has developed over time - I didn't used to, but you find your way to it I think. You just have to keep an open mind and try lots of different solutions to the problem.

Thanks again!
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brainwipe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
John, it's a delight. Simply a fabulous delight. I'd like to add something more constructive but I really can't.

Superb!
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks feller! :)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great atmosphere in this piece. It looks like it would be a great place to explore :)
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JonHodgson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ralph! I had several city scapes to paint for this book, so I had to come up with some different takes on the subject. This one was aimed at making the viewer want to get past that big gate, and I'm hopeful that it worked out ok!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I certainly think it works to draw you in :D
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