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Snow Gate by Neywa Snow Gate by Neywa
Well I finally managed to end this! :la: It took me like 3 weeks to end this because of exams But now that I'm finally FREE I've been able to submit it hehe. This is an entry for neywa.deviantart.com/journal/D… :iconthe-imaginarium:'s contest - Door to a New World. So I wanted to come up with a.... "better" idea but the process was kinda....normal?? I mean I was looking for a good idea which wouldn't be a simple gate to a fantastic world but I felt like drawing what I suddenly imagined. And, hands down, it's the first time I follow what I draw. And the first time that I've attempted to DRAW scenery, and then make a scenery manipulation. It started like **** and the day I started I felt like losing my time that I should have been using in my studies but then after a day I returned and kept on working on it when suddenly it started to make sense. Then I had it saved for 2 weeks and finished today :D

I'm actually pretty happy with the result even though now I see some mistakes. I used my little concept art knowledge and it's shown to be quite useful. Now working on this has been a real pain because I wanted to make it REAL big and it took like 5 minutes to open, 5 minutes to save and endless wait to apply filters, transformations,etc. Plus countless photoshop crashes and computer freezes xD
The original was 8000 x 4500 px I had to reduced it 50% and then save it because the virtual memory was dying.

Wish me luck with the contest and I hope you like it !!

Stocks used:

dewfooter.deviantart.com/art/M… by: :icondewfooter:

dewfooter.deviantart.com/art/T… by: :icondewfooter:

dewfooter.deviantart.com/art/D… by:  :icondewfooter:

mimose-stock.deviantart.com/ar… by: :iconmimose-stock:

tandps-artresources.deviantart… by: :icontandps-artresources:

resurgere.deviantart.com/art/P… by: :iconresurgere: produced by:  :iconwroth:

chimeradragonfang.deviantart.c… by: :iconchimeradragonfang:

theta-scorpii.deviantart.com/a… by: :icontheta-scorpii:

tandps-artresources.deviantart… by:  :icontandps-artresources:

resurgere.deviantart.com/art/P… by:  :iconresurgere:  produced by:  :iconwroth:

mimose-stock.deviantart.com/ar… by: :iconmimose-stock:

deadeye-stock.deviantart.com/a…: :icondeadeye-stock:

mimose-stock.deviantart.com/ar… :iconmimose-stock:

+ own stocks and handmade textures/ painted parts.

*Note that you might not see some of the stocks I listed, or at least they're not very visible in the work. That is because here I listed some of the stocks that I used till the very start and the work has changed a lot so that some of them may be hidden but still they were part of the creation and I want to credit them ^^

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:iconjhmart1:
jhmart1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student
thank you !:squee:
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student
:heart: :la: ^^
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:icontaniaart:
TaniaART Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats! You've been featured in my journal
taniaart.deviantart.com/journa…
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
congratulations you won honorable mentions of the Door to Another World contest  :iconthe-imaginarium: :party:
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:icontolustar:
tolustar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student
Thanks! I'm so glad that you liked it ^^
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tolustar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi, Feature here in :iconfantasy-imaginarium: :dance:
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student
Thank you so much!! I honestly am impressed of how many people featured this work. It's funny how some works you think deserve more views and some others you think they're good but worse than others, get so much appreciation. Seeing and working too much with the same image definitelly makes you get too used to it haha. Thank you! :heart:
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hehe I understand, this happens even! You're welcome! :la:
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:iconwordgirlserenity67:
Wordgirlserenity67 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!!
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student
Thank you ^^ :squee:
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:iconwordgirlserenity67:
Wordgirlserenity67 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-) sure:-) its like I'm in another world
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:icondani-owergoor:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! Good luck! :clap:
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student
hehe thanks!:heart: Well now I know I'm there fighting for the fourth place haha ;)
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Beautiful, good luck in the contest La la la la 
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student
Thank so much!! :heart:
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:iconmimose-stock:
mimose-stock Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great :aww:
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student
thank you!! ^^
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:iconasomart:
asomART Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student
thank u!!
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TandPs-ArtResources Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Beautiful work once again. Your manips are always stunning.
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student
Aw, thanks for the compliment!! as I said answering a person when any of my manipulations gets more "popular" I always think how thankful I am for the stockers. In the end you dedicate your time to create amazing stocks and only ask to credit it properly. In the end you're a very important part of our work ^^ :heart:
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TandPs-ArtResources Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Well thank youHug 
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Whoooa lots of stock! Amazing looking piece though :D
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student
Yess!! haha, and uncountable reference photos to make the first structure. I also used lots of other stocks that I ended up changing, this is one of those times when I'm really thankful for all those amazing stockers out there that submit high quality photos. Without them any of the things that I do would bepossible. Thank you :heart:!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
quite epic work, good job :D
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Thank you so much!! It really means a lot coming from such a good artist!. I'm so thankful for that feature in the Whendell's favs of the week, it really has given me an opportunity to recieve comments from really good artists :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea, I'm sure there will be even more. It's a very nice work. keep it up. :) And thanks for the compliment btw.
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Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student
Let's hope so! At least it has encouraged me to practice this kind of works. Indeed I took a look at your gallery and I found out your matte paintings. I remember that I once looked it up to see what it realy was and I didn't really came up with a clear idea but I like it!

I have no idea if what I did has any point in common with matte paitings but at least the working process looked like concept art paintings', so I'm going to try it more often. It's a challenging method for me but it definitelly is worth it.You're welcome :)
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1littlestar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
heaven?
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Could be... it is open to any interpretation because this one wasn't made with an original concept apart from the pure artistic concept. But in my mind I think it'd be similar to that interstelar portal that is in Asgard, I don't know how it's called. It appears in the movie Thor it's the rainbow portal or something like that haha, it kinda reminds me of that but honestly, the gate thing was a good pretext to create an exploring atmosphere as if something suddeny appeared among the snow and some warriors decided to explore it ^^
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1littlestar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
So it is heaven. 
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:icon1boompje:
1Boompje Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
sick
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Thanks!:)
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:iconperoline:
peroline Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It looks really nice ! You did well to hold on to your first idea ! :)
Good luck on the contest.
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Yeah!! I definitelly believe so! It's been really worth it. You know sometimes when you work a lot in a piece you end up thinking it's going all wrong and somehow stop liking it, and that leads me to leave the artwork TOO often, so this is kinda an exception and seeing that it's come out well after all, encourages me a lot to keep working with this method ^^ Than you so much for the opinion!! :heart: Let's hope for the contest yeah hehe :squee:
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:iconperoline:
peroline Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Then you should give a try and work again on all those pieces you gave up !! I'm sure after a while you'll be able to come out with something great ! ;)
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student
You're actually very right, because I tend to say yeeeees there's a mistake in there and I see it but I never go back and fix it. Fortunatelly I haven't given up with lots of works but I do have given up with lots of ideas, because the shapes or perspectives were too hard, or because I could never really see it in my mind clearly to recreate it with photoshop. So yeah, this ecnourages me to stick to my ideas till the end and always try to finish them. It really is challenging for me because I tend to hate the first stages of the works until the picture starts looking good and usually leave it because I can't see the improvement. Thanks for the advice!
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Forjani Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Awesome
good luck Hug
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Thank you! :la:
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow wonderful work :wow: :clap: good luck :love:
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Thank you!!:heart: It's always a pleasure recieving such a nice comment from an amazing artist ^^
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hehe thanks ^^ and welcome dear :tighthug:
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome scene, good luck! :clap:
You are in my "Favorites of the Week"! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconneywa:
Neywa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student
Awwww :la: Thank you so much!!!! I'm so glad that you liked it! :heart: I'm so thankful for the feature! Those pictures were so amazing I'm so proud to make part of the list ^^
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome dear! :highfive: :aww:
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