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A taste of Valhalla by Exphrasis A taste of Valhalla by Exphrasis
Speed painting done at school, for a speed painting workshop I created recently :D

It was a great idea...A lot of people are motivated and we meet twice a week to share ideas, theory and general knowledge linked to speedpainting and creative images in general.

Hope you like it !
Done in about 2 hours in total if you count the +1 hour to add some small fixes :)
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Balsa1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Hello, I'm a student who's currently doing an Ancient Mythology concept art project at college; in this project I have to find some drawings and ask their respective artist some questions about them. I've seen this drawing and I love it!!! So firstly I would like to ask your permission to use it in my project and secondly, if the answer to the previous question is yes, I would like to know if you could kindly answer some questions about your drawing. If you agree then please reply me back so I'll send you the questions, if not thank you anyway.
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey :)
Sure, add me on facebook please though, easier for me to answer, I don't have the time to answer on here anymore :) cheers.
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Balsa1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
^^; sorry but I don't have facebook....
here are the question
• The correct name, artist name and date the art was produced
• A background to the works production (if it is available)
• What inspires the work of the artist, find relevant and accurate sources
• What does the artist say about their own work
• What other genres/artists/people/works of art inspire the artist
Thank you so much for your help XD
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
-A taste of Valhalla, October 19, 2011
-It was done for a simple demo, showing how to quickly create an open environment.
-I was inspired by my travels in finland mostly, as well as a lot of reference images. In general, I'm inspired by everything that is chaotic but yet is esthetic. I've always loved creating things that look "wicked", and destroyed, but yet when you look at it there's a certain esthetic and beauty in it.
-About this image or in general ? I think my work is about creating a sort of window to a world that can't exist with the set of rules that surround us, may it be because of society, historical context or scientific incoherence.
-I'm very inspired by impressionists and romantic painters (late 18th, early 19th century). Very inspired by Friedrich, sargent, craig mullins and a lot more.

Hope that helps ! cheers.
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Pr0v0kat0r Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hi there i'm new to art, I wanted to ask u what should I do to learn draw like that? This is so beautiful that i can waste an hour of my time to describe it... But i wont :) Please be my first guide to the world of art. Thank u for ur doings Exphrasis.
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Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow!!
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Cephei-N-Ciel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of something out of the Sound of Music. <3
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Smidow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I've featured this in my journal here! :heart: [link]
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much, little bouncy burger ! :D
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Smidow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: You're welcome! :D
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CrayolaColours Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Beautiful as always!
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Lady-Alessandro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Those are the most legit trees and mountains Ive seen. Did you use any kind of overlay for texture?
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)

For the final overall texture yes, to unify the whole thing.

But for the trees and mountains etc no, mostly brushwork/custom brushes :)
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Xcaliber96 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Unreal! (in a good way)
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Filougon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I want go camping in these epic mountians.
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh it's been so long since the last time I went camping ! :(
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Filougon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Same here. D:
I haven't been camping since I was ... I don't know... ten? eleven?
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
That's a really nice wide angle pice you've done there, I quite like it :). You're improving even with speedies. To me, the weakest aspect that needs work (imo) is the water; especially where it meets the land. Nail that and it would be really spectacular :)
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LightCarrier Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Génial! :)
J'aime bien tous les arbres, ils sont bien rendus et ajoutent beaucoup.
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Doodleniks Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconravenwtfplz: 2... Hours... I couldn't do this in 2 weeks....
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Where's Thor?
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He went shopping
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Your anorganic stuff always looks amazing. You should really practice painting organic things.
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're right. I'm working on characters atm.
Just don't have that much time ( only about 1 hour per night for personnal stuff, not even :( )
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the-stocks-are-down Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
fuckin beautiful
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MatthewZikry Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
its all sick, but the character needs to go :p
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CakeBandit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a speed painting workshop?
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes at my school.
I don't have a super duper high level, but I can show some basic stuff to new students, and it helps them a lot.
I remember when I was new to the school I'm at there was nothing similar, and I remember a lot of my friends telling me how it was hard to learn photoshop and digit painting etc during the school year all by themselves.
So yeah, I talked with the school director and he liked the idea :)
We started last week, and all is going smoothly, it's a lot of fun.
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CakeBandit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohman, I wish someone would kick that off around my campus!
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
then throw the idea ! :)
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ShadowxXxDancer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
beautiful
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