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World Of Art

by Ryan Nore

In creating this image I danced around quite a bit. I started off looking for some reference images but didn’t find many that fit my idea of things. So, I decided to create a reference in 3D Studio Max. Mainly for the water aspect of the painting because even though I love the water and how it can add a touch of magic to any environment, it isn’t very easy to get it right and will harm the painting more than help it if you don’t get it right. And being that my painting’s subject was surrounded I wanted to get it fairly “right“. As I got into modeling things, I thought that maybe I would just do the whole thing in 3D instead of a 2D painting. But then I came to the point that I just couldn’t get the lighting the way I wanted. I tried different things in Photoshop to give it that atmosphere I was looking for and then realized that everything is too realistic. Although I wanted a semi-sense of realism, I wanted more the feeling of fantasy with a touches of cartoon like exaggerations. And so I started over. I first sketched it out on a piece of paper and then painted it in Photoshop. Most of the elements from the 3D version are in the 2D version but I am much happier with the results of the 2D painting.
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  • 21/02 2012

    Ryan Nore

    Thank you Bianca! =0)
  • 29/01 2012

    Bianca Mariani

    This is a really awesome piece of work :) I like how u have made the image look real yet cartoon and i like all the detail u have done.
  • 18/01 2012

    Ryan Nore

    Thank you Ellen and Kari.
  • 16/01 2012

    Kari Nanstad

    Very nice Creation and Congrats Ryan! 5***
  • 16/01 2012

    Ellen Allmye

    congratulations, great job!
  • 10/01 2012

    Ryan Nore

    Thank you all so much. I am very happy and honored that "World of Art" was awarded the Picture of the Week.
  • 10/01 2012

    Sabina Nore

    Great piece Ryan!
  • 10/01 2012

    suraj roy

    Congrats!Good job...5*
  • 09/01 2012

    Alan Tye

    Congrats on POTW Ryan!! Excellent work.
  • 09/01 2012

    Julie Ann Walters

    This is great!
  • 09/01 2012

    Simon Skellon

    Excellent work, welcome to the website 5*