Bridge of Dreams by steading

Bridge of Dreams

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Added: Jan 08, 2006
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I did this for a Christmas Card a couple of years back

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Guest's picture

There is a visionary quality to your work, which is all too elusive in the field of fantasy art. The style is very accomplished, and yet there is a whimsical unreality to what is being depicted. I resist trying to imagine those would have built or dwell in these buildings - they are simply what they are.

Two thumbs up!

Guest's picture

Breathtaking! This scene reminds me of Rivendell. I love the way you capture light faliing on snow-it really gives off the air of winter.

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Nice work !

wsaloka's picture

Getting colder by the second!!

Guest's picture

The design of a houses is really impressive
But the *creature* in front wipes the overall balance and distract the eye from focus

Newertheless, the mood is really hihgland, icy and COOL Cool

steading's picture

Er, yes. I qualified from the Institute of Really Improbable Buildings after mastering in Highly Unlikely Construction Technology. Apart from anything else, who's going to deliver the milk?

Guest's picture

Chris,you must have an architectural background and such imagination with it. Pitty architectural students don't have such imaginations or draughting abilities!

Guest's picture

This is very cool well in my opinion words can't say.

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steading's picture

Yeah, I can see something but I can't say I put it there by design.Just about all the mountain and snow detail was based on photos found in "Everest the Hard Way" by Chris Bonnington. Very useful if you're into painting snow

Guest's picture

do you see any face,maden from that stones of that right mountin,did you want to art it or ...

daniela's picture

this is a great watercolour painting! beautiful!

steading's picture

Thanks Dennis. The buildings were all designed in 3D using a really archaeic CAD package from back in my architecture days, which meant that I could reaaly pick the best view, and then a wire frame perspective taken off to work from. I find painting snow covered rocks and mountains fairly easy: take the snow off and it gets a LOT harder

steading's picture

Many thanks - the wolf is a bit on the skinny side; the finished Christmas card had an old guy in a big red cloak photoshop'd behind him which tended to fill him out a bit. Still, I agree; what's he going to eat up there anyway?

hythshade's picture

I think this is great. Snd the fact that it's watercolor makes it all that more impressive with all that white space. I think the wolf has character like it is. It's winter, and it probably doesn't catch much to eat. well done!!!

Guest's picture

well done.

Guest's picture

Beautiful and breathtaking...but the wolf look a little too skinny.

dj-1's picture

I can´t believe how you can do this in watercolor. And great compositions in the paintings. I´m impressed indeed!!!
/ DJ

Art at its best.