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waheednasir
12-23-2005, 01:56 PM
hello there everyone...:wave:. those grand landscapes from movies like LOTR, were in the back of my mind while painting this, but what u are seeing here, is all from scratch and without any reference. its all visualised and painted in artrage, using tablet. i deliberatedly, exaggerated the values and stuff, to achieve what i had in my mind.
hope u like it.

happy christmas and a very happy new year to all of u, have a wonderful time...:)

cheers...:wave:.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Dec-2005/64845-PhilosophersRes-wc2-wn.jpg

Hisart
12-23-2005, 01:57 PM
Cool! :D

justjean
12-23-2005, 02:02 PM
it has been said before Waheed .. you are the master of light, another awesome painting, thanks for sharing :clap:

Bytemebabs
12-23-2005, 02:48 PM
Waheed I envy your talent! I am just going to copy and paste my usual comment "Just beautiful!".

akmal
12-23-2005, 02:52 PM
magnificent ....

barryt
12-23-2005, 05:02 PM
Wonderful atmosphere Waheed, but perhaps could do with a cat? :)

LadyAlba
12-23-2005, 05:12 PM
I'm the same way it has all been said over and over but the use of colors to achieve the light and your brush strokes is amazing! You can tell Art is part of your soul. Happy Christmas to you also and a prosperous New Year! ;o)

Barry...you crack me up! A cat...maybe on a raft???

Yako
12-23-2005, 06:01 PM
What a drammatic light! i like it! :cool: Hmmmm! doesn't it miss a cat?:D

digistyle
12-23-2005, 06:53 PM
The Mines of Moria came to mind when I saw this, so I can definetely agree that it has a LOTR feel. Great work, once again and its inspired me to suggest this...

...How about starting a thread/project creating imaginary landscapes/cityscapes. No refs allowed. Imagination only. What do you folks think?

digistyle

Yako
12-23-2005, 07:10 PM
A digi i find it's a great idea!

LadyAlba
12-23-2005, 07:24 PM
Sounds like a winner to me Digi...maybe it will get my creative engine out of stall. LOL

justjean
12-23-2005, 07:54 PM
digi I'm dittoing Marge on this one :)

Sheldon
12-23-2005, 08:51 PM
Cool! But I was expecting a picture of a library.

maria_khurram
12-24-2005, 01:37 AM
A masterpiece by a master.

Hiperion
12-24-2005, 09:22 AM
The sense of light is really thrilling, you sure know how to handle that. I am a little confused with the choice of the colors though. I expected a warm yellow glow (like that most magnificent yellow Rembrandt achieved in his Philosopher in meditation), but you've gone with a somewhat cool violet. This color is saying things like dark, mysterious, vile, trechourous to me ... I'm getting a feeling you don't really like philosophers :)

jhercilia
12-24-2005, 09:48 AM
Very well done.
Why did you choose this title?

waheednasir
12-24-2005, 01:53 PM
wow..thats wonderful..im glad u all like it..many many thanks to hisart, jean, babs, akmal, barry, ladyalba, yako, digistyle, sheldon, maria, hiperion and janet...:). so nice of u people to spend your time on this.

barry, cat refused to model, she told me, she likes to sit infront of the setting sun...;)...:).

hiperion, i agree with your suggestion though. but u are right when u say that i wanted the scene to be mysterious at the same time. i had a different color in the start, but then i went for this one to add more drama. i appreciate hiperion. thanks for your input...:).

janet, i had this in my mind from the start, and composed the whole scene according to that. i wanted something more than a pretty picture, something beyond the obvious and what we call reality. i dont know. i fail to find words to explain the exact thing. i might someday...:). sometimes things are there to feel but cant be described. hope u get my point....:).

thanks once again to all of u...:wave:.

omniartz
12-24-2005, 03:26 PM
Great dramatic mood here. The color choices are amazing. The dark sky with just a touch of light and the 'celestial' feel of the rays coming down to light the buildings is good.

Kirk

Shan Khurram
12-24-2005, 11:29 PM
The light comes out beautifully from dark. You handled it very well.

Skinny
12-25-2005, 08:14 AM
WONDERFUL! The light beams are perfectly done, strong but translucent.

waheednasir
01-12-2006, 09:43 AM
thanks omniartz, shankhurram and skinny...very late i am, sorry about this.

cheers.