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FERRY_RIDE by donmalo FERRY_RIDE by donmalo
Here's a warm up from this morning. Used some refs for the ship. I know - shame on me :)
Hope you'll like it anyways.

Cheers
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive :)
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:iconpeppermintflux:
PeppermintFlux Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice. I just love the mood of this. It really gets me feeling like im there.
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much!!!
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:iconpeppermintflux:
PeppermintFlux Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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PeppermintFlux Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icongadhai:
Gadhai Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Each picture tells a story...now I want to read the book of your art!
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
I'll do my best to come with an art book:)
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StanislavLunin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like this them
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconlokiona:
lokiona Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
cool
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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akleinma Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing painting!

I have a question:

When you start painting a painting like this, do you make decisions first on composition?
I started to study composition and am looking out for it in all the paintings.
I could say there is a good composition in this one, using the ship as an entry point (or focal point 1) leading to the man on the ship, following the coast-line in the background leading to the castle. Following the castle up to the sky, going with the clouds, meeting the bird and back to the ship.
Furthermore you used a yellow-bluish contrast or warm vs cold.

Is this right and did you do this on purpose and had it planned out before starting the painting or am I just interpreting things to fit my studies?
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
First off - thanks a bunch!!!!

Hmm - good question. Alot of my paintings are happy accidents. I didn't take a lot of care in the very first steps. Just blocking in colors and see what it could be. Or sometime I really have an idea in mind of what the painting should be. Then I start working on the composition and colors first. Later on I add details and refine the composition - if its necessary.
But mostly the composition is a gut instinct (sort of). To a certain point I have the feeling that this is right and I keep going that route.

For this image it was mostly planned. I already know that I wanted some big thing on the left, followed by the coastal line. The guy on the small ship was added later on - to push the eye in the right direction and to add some story elements to it:)

:) YOu did a great job in interpreting things right.

Cheers and thanks again.
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artist
wow..amazing
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!!!
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Kushami-Aru Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I love this! You say you did this for warm up but I could not do anything like this even if I did hundred warm ups before trying... xD How did you learn to draw ships like that? That one is amazing.
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!!!
Well - watching and study refs is a good way :)
Thanks again!
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Grashalm89 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
deine arbeiten überfluten meine fav-galerie^^ schönes schiff, wer nutzt denn bitte keine ref^^
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:)
Danke dir!!!
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:iconkiberkitty:
kiberkitty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very nice composition
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
THANK YOU!
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:iconjonathandevos:
JonathanDeVos Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice work. very nice composition
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
THANKS!!!!!!
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:iconfekb:
fekb Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How are you supposed to learn what something look like if you're not allowed to study refs? :) Fantastic painting as always!
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
True thing!
Thanks a lot!!!
Oh - btw - some cool character design up in your gallery!!
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:iconemily-a:
Emily-A Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
How can u always draw that good!!:D till now i havent find even one of all your pieces that i havent love;D
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much! Well - I guess its just a matter of practice:)
Thanks for all the love:)
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:iconemily-a:
Emily-A Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
They are all so amazing:love:
Wach one has its own unique characteristics:D That is talent my friend!
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:) Big thanks for all the love!
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:iconemily-a:
Emily-A Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
You're welcome:D
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Hedinfrid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Loved!
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanked :)
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MaelwysSC113 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That castle on the cliff reminds me of how I imagined the Chateau D'If in The Count of Monte Cristo. Nice work overall!
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!!!!!!
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Metics Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love your work ...also who cares if you used a ref XD
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:icondonmalo:
donmalo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much!!!!!
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