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A Forest's Secrets by Saimain A Forest's Secrets by Saimain
A few concept sketches for a city in the Forest of Illusions. Castles and towers shaped from trees and shadows, and hidden from the outside world. :heart: As usual, the idea looks better in my head than what made it to paper.

You can learn more about Faeren and the Forest of Illusions here: [link]

Mechanical pencil and Photoshop 5.5
Faeren and the Forest İme
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Top right is the thumbnail sketch for this piece:
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catapat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I just love these!!
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SaemasDrengr Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic! La la la la 
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: Those are amazing!
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Sinistershadow11 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
WOW. just a concept sketch?! It's so detailed already! These are very cool. I think the forest/city should be excatly what the Elves in the Inheritance series (the Eragon books) from the city of Ellesmera should live in. Can someone take me theeere??
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Dinolia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
ohhhhh gorgeous, amazing...oh my godness *-*
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blindaviator Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
you work is amazing!
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Newgaia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. Superb details.
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Emazon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:jawdrop:
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Ardwenn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, thinking about it, that is actually one city I wouldn't mind living in. :D
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Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D I'll join you!
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NickLavin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your concepts and settings are so beautiful!
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FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love the last one!
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SacredArtist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Pretty neat dear!
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whu-wei Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
lovely work
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Lylleill Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :heart:

I ran out of words, it is so beautiful
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near000 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Elfdawn11 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Haven't checked deviantart in a while, and now I feel spoiled to see all of your updates. It was a blast seeing you at Kumoricon-- I've got a spot dedicated on my wall to all of the mini prints I bought <3
Do not feel so harsh about your landscapes. I'd love to see them in a larger scale, so I could get sucked into them like it was right in front of me. They've got good lighting and composition. Small ideas: On the top left one, perhaps move the foreground a bit to the right (not literally pick up the entire thing and move it-- then the pathway down would be wrong. Aka-- mess with foreground). Maybe play up the dark shadows in contrast a even a bit more on the upper two.
When they're ready, color would make them even more vivid and vibrant. Please take what I say to heart, I'm not just saying it for funsies but because I believe it to be true.
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
These are wonderful...
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Stinkerbabie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
i would like to see more work from you in this idea. the blending is very nice.
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CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well even if the scenes looked better in your head at least you were able to get it down on paper so you could improve it, so I'd say this is a good first step and besides even though it's rough it still looks spectacular! :D
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Avalon620 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Writer
If these images aren't what you imagined in your head, then I can't even fathom how amazing they must look in your mind! :iconiloveyouplz: I really wish I could draw half as deccently as you do.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
It can be so difficult to get them to hold still long enough to get them onto paper. These are lovely in their own way, Adele.
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kln1671 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous trees! I love how twisted they are.
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
So...the spirit of the forest of illusions...It's the elven version of SkyNet?
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Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It all looks great. I alway find it hard to get the things I see in my mind's eye to come out how I see it
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Adrolien Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
The details are amazing... love the "castle out of trees" concept
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Romanita Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, getting pictures from my brain to paper are usually disappointing to me. However you did a great job and I would love to go explore that city. It looks fascinating and like it would hold a wealth of secret knowledge and perhaps secrets in general. :}
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