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purgatory weeps by GunnerRomantic purgatory weeps by GunnerRomantic
Backgrounds are obviously not my strong suit--which is precisely why I need to make more of them! Practice makes passable, right?

Present photographic elements are from cgtextures and Mayang's texture library. Everything else sucks (...but I'll do better next time?!). I like dawgs.
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Given 2011-01-13
purgatory weeps by =GunnerRomantic Suggester says: "This image literally left me breathless for a moment, it wasn't until I calmed down that I could see the actual detail put into it, like the rainbow rising from the steam and the figures standing on the stairways across the void. " ( Suggested by mossi-mo and Featured by MacRebisz )
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Pachunka Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Artist
This is so great
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raimenaken Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks awesome...
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allthingswillbe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, it's just so beautiful. Kills me how humble you are! :)
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DanPilla Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice =]
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SneedVonThay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice. Awesome art.
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Hanerdall Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Amazing!
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KittyAlea Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the rainbow
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Itarox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
It's a beautiful work !
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ice-queen-blue Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I dont know ~ I am no expert ~ perhaps this is not done "perfectly" ~ but as a piece ~ the image is haunting!
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Jackindabox87 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
i think you did a great job on this :) you rock ... plus i feel like this would go well with the character dante of devil may cry lol becuz of the darkness and the man looks a little like him lol
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metalunamutant Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Looks great. The one thing that I think could be improved is the bridge and fire escapes (not that I could do better). They blend too much into the buildings. Although the smog/mist makes the bridge almost unnoticeable, adding to the flattened appearance. It also makes it look lopsided. The structure in the foreground could use some work too. The steps and railing look odd. Notice where the hand rail for the steps begin. Since it is partially obstructive it looks as if it was broken off from the railing on the upper platform where your figure sits. This actually causes to have a rolling effect, and doesn't look like a stairway is there at all; just some loose boards. Focus on the dog's head and you'll see what I mean. On the other hand, your rendering of the human figure and the dog in this image is flawless. As you said ,this is just practice, so I think you're looking more for constructive criticism instead of just another person telling you it looks great.
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tcEikka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Just, amazing!
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Kuinnu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
fantastic work...beautiful texturing
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Bubbls Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student
This is just brilliant...
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buyobabyboo Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks pretty great to me, but all power to ya to be your best :)
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Fantasy-Gam3r Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I love it that yoiu chose the Doberman Pinscher for this piece :D
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pretaanluxis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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Rajmzz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
All you art is amazing.
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gureiduson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
haha... I liked the rainbow detail.
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Agent6-7 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Sad thing there are places like that, so crowded,dead nature, the degrading of the place, remind you of the purgatory of Silent Hill, and makes you wish you can escape,somewhere greener,to the country side.
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Ashealath Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god...Why is all your art so amazing? It's not normal for everything someone draws to be so amazing! Seriously though, your art is incredible, and for soemone who claims there not that good at backgrounds, that's an amazing background.
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saiyanhajime Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I love the colours and the detail AND the rainbow is such a nice touch! Great work!
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YungDeep Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
The bg was actually nice broody. I like the whole peice
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BobTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
RAINBOW

man, something is driving me crazy about this bg, but I can't figure out what. Maybe the bridge's support thingies don't thin out as much as I'd expect? so it's losing a bit of the depth I feel it should have. Maybe cause the cloud is covering the closer part of the bridge, so I can't see as clear of a depth of focus gradient... IDK

I presume you know I love the piece though XD just wanted to throw out that something was bugging me about it.
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angry-starlight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS A PRINT
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Avesy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
one of the few images i actually want to zoom into and look at all the little details, every element to this tells a story. i love the atmosphere and how "subtly" expressive the two characters in the foreground are. (ALSO, dobermans are one of my favourite dogs. yes).
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AsexualJordan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Your uniform towers would still make all the front page "artists" so confused on how to draw backgrounds correctly, much less even slightly below average. Front page DA is a cesspool nowdays but you and a good few are its sane alleys. :D
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EdensBlood Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
It's got kind of same air, you know? I could see this purgatory stretching forever.
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GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes...



I very, very much love Nihei's environments and I am shocked and glad that it shows.
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EdensBlood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Ohhh, those pretty videos without any plot?
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GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just a handful of shorts distributed on the net. I don't think you missed anything important.
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SorRowHarVster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mmm, two of my favorite things... Bridges and dobermans...
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Cleverson9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Photographer
uma história em quadrinhos ou em animação grafica ficaria bem interessante mais do que já está !!! very nice!!!

Quem puder da uma passadinha no meu perfil e deixar um comentário em relação a meus trabalhos, me ajudarem postando idéias ou sugestões, críticas entre outros!!!

agradeço a colaboração !!!!! :)

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rrei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I love this.
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blondathartnhead Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I absolutely love this picture. The way the man and his dog are positioned makes them appear like they own the city, and the look they share and the relaxed position they are in demonstrates not only their individual personalities, but the relationship they share as well. truly excellent!!
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angry-starlight Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRINT DAWG!!
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Demondeal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!! so... moving...
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow.......
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HappyTrees Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
D8 ! give me your talent! how do you do all the details! no wait how did you make clouds!? the medal!..the DOG! omg you rule! faves ...the shoes!
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SchEssa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
wow!
I didn't even notice all the detail until I read the suggestion and some of the comments
Brilliant!
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animegirl00 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist
wow jus love it XD I wish that someday I could make things like that XD
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PromoteLife Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
This is amazing.
The background behind the smoke is fantastic.
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AcesKnight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awsome! it reminds of Arkham Asylum :w00t:
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SiTitran Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I wouldn't say it sucks at all. It has an expressive atmosphere, and I already start filling in different stories tied to the figure in the foreground. I'd label it a success.
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pennyj1988 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
it looks to my kinda steampunk-ish, because of the wires and pipes across the windows and walls. but anyways.. awsome.. luvvz tha doberman.. ^^
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lungclam Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its very good. though it seems like a puzzle of all different sorts of art
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angry-starlight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
holy shoot thats hot. i would definitely buy this in a print
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gelimo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Seems a conquer!!!
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visionart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
So Good!!!!!
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Nakusa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   General Artist
It makes me think about environmental pollution ;-; but It's encouraging to see a rainbow among all that pollution c: ♥ I rly love the background, btw D: you're amazing AND KNOW THAT!!!:iconffffplz:!!!!!!!!!!
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