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Left Behind All Intertwined by Nambroth Left Behind All Intertwined by Nambroth
Part 2/3 of a project I'm really excited about.

Chunky oil pastels with a touch of the palette knives and splattery airbrush in Painter.

Here's part one if you missed it:
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ScrubJay Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Im absolutely enthralled by this. I have thought of painting something similar (a crow in a post apocalyptic landscape) but I don't really have the skill. Great job <3
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So nice! Featured in my 1/23/10 Journal, [link]
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
demonic-nidda Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
and life goes on
l2ainbird Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
This is wonderful, if a bit sad. The crow looks almost alive - just lacking animation, and even so it looks ready to burst into flight.
Reversed-Pocky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
this is so sad, its bright and cherry though too, because of how you mixed in the color scheme and the bright sun gleaming in on the city
which is a good thing. because it makes you see just enough of the city to where you want to look more and more in depth of the picture,
its hard to explain but it made sense in my mind..this is sooo awesome, maybe my favorite thing you've done
great job on the subject too ;3; i love the anatomy as always your art is so great <3
DM-Nonchalant Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Beautiful details, and definitely makes me wonder about how that city got to be in such lonely ruins...
Xenonthehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
This is a really nice piece. It has a lot of feel and emotion to it, mostly sadness and the feeling of being alone.
The greyish bird really brings out the real emotion of it, though. The whole picture seems to just fit together like a puzzle; it all fits.
EmilyAngel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
A . . . mazing!!!

kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Love this. Very deep :3 There can be a lot of ways to interpret this, which makes it wonderful :3
Kruczak Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Wonderful work!
black-cat88 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
wow, That picture is amazing..
It´s so emotional, Oh if i look longer on this pic I feel sad, the atmosphere is so intensive.
AnuOjat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great work! It is just... stunning.
(...and having odd resemblance
to something i did.)
SoraQuasar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
CrimsonBandit Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Absolutley beautiful :) I love the colours and the atmosphere
Lenortenesan Featured By Owner May 18, 2007   Photographer
Once again, quite eerie. Really like it!
TheKarelia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I love it. Great job :)
flickter88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
awsomeness =D
Fire-Hawk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
You are amazinly talented...brilliant work.
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
guh =C

Thats amazing=D
I am really fond of the colours you used for this.
the subject as well, as it is something i enjoy =D(ravens, birds and destroyed stuff)

the lighting is perhaps my favorite part =D so pretty =)
pastseeker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Oh yes, this is stunning. Love the dark colors, really brings to attention that there is more to this than just the beautiful bird. Awesome, awesome work!
Ozhippy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006   Photographer
it's so expressive! I love it! :lol:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing...
Kiriska Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
That's a very desolate looking place. I really loved this series - the color scheme and mood of each one is very profound and I've thoroughly enjoyed them.
joanniegoulet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Love the textures!
WicasaWakan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Beautiful work :clap:
serpentwitch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Absolutely cooooool!!
serpentwitch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Inhuman......The best I've seen till now....
I wonder how old you are when you're able to made your first masterpiece?
NocturnalVampire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006   Photographer
Miskatonic-Jack Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
This Painting Rules :headbang:
I know I wont live to see the era after civilization collapses. What was the cataclysm that killed all the plants?

I just faved this :d
Balor099 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Since we share the same last name, I think I have the right to say


le-hana Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
That's a very interesting concept. I love the detail in the ruined city.
Carsten2435 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
megami-no-yorokobi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
Stunning. I love the broken city in the background and the monotone browns and reds you used, they convey emotion and lonelyness well. This is really nice, you should be proud. ^_^
cmartz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
i love the atmosfer
Cheetawulf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
This is so amazing. Seeing this..just makes my heart go thump. I dunno why, maybe because it's awesome? I THINK SO. I wiswh I had the patience to actually do something good, but I have not. So yay I love this :D
Some1tookmyname Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
This one is getting favd for sure, love the mood love the post-apoc.
chaos-maelstrom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Not much more can be said about this that hasn't already been mentioned. It's simply amazing!
Rebel-Love Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Amazing. All the details are excellent, It looks so real!
saintehlers Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
beautiful. The bird lives on after the city crushes it'self.
volond Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
very cool!!!
Letenastare Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
God ! :wow: That truly looks like the world I created for my novel ! :faint:
urbanvixenuk Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been meaning to comment on this for aaaages. The sepia look to this is just perfect - and the juxtapositioning is bang on. You can't help but get sucked in. Can't quite place what mood/emotion it brings up - but it's something different every time. Sorry to fawn, but it's true.

Haven't got the balls to try *proper* backgrounds yet, but this is a real kick to give it a try.

And, of course, the crow itself looks gorgeous. Do you work from a photo, life or just memory?
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
I have some reference photos around to make sure I don't really botch anatomy, but I'd say about 85%-95% is right from my head, just because I've studied birds so much. :} Reference was used to double check lengths of feathers, feather groupings, etc, things like that. ^^
urbanvixenuk Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. I'm in a space right now where personal inspiration's running kinda dry, but I've *really* got a drawing-from-photos kick. Mabbe I should start with owls cause I've worked with 'em... If going with what you studied works for you, I'm gonna give it a try.

Nambroth Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
No problem! Just remember that drawing from photos is a great way to learn, but should never be used as a crutch! If possible, try to draw from life (it's harder but it makes you learn so much more artistically).... zoos and wildlife centers are great for this! ^^
urbanvixenuk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Tell me about it! My problem is, I'm allergic to just about every animal except reptiles and (oddly) birds of prey. Still, I guess that's the place to start. Thanks!
madalie Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
The colouring, texture and amount of details looks impressive! It's an awesome :deviation:!
R-Eventide Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, cool. This is turning out really neat. Can't wait to see the last part.

Y'know what this reminds me of? Near the end of Fahrenheit 451 after the main character leaves the city and meets the people who live out there.... My mental image is very similar. :)
gailhuckerby Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
Wow, lovely! The details that you put into the crow and the city in the distance is amazing o.o
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