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The Somber Lay by ErikShoemaker The Somber Lay by ErikShoemaker
edit:
decided to update this a bit since it wasn't that bad from the start. I'm still not really satisfied with the result, but I think the impact is greater now.
I'm sorry for the small size :( I was a noob when I made this haha.

old version: [link]

credits:
Dolomites XXIV by *Grinmir-stock
Dolomites XXVI by *Grinmir-stock
stormclouds pack3 by ~archetype-stock
ungru castle ruins by ~Ucantkillmymindstock
Corfe Castle Stock 15 by *SSDesigns
dam by ~mongeh-stock
Birds 2 by ~achatinastock
Birds 1 by ~achatinastock
Bay 4 by ~raindroppe
304 Cliffs of Glassy by ~absurdus
303 Cliffs of Glassy by ~absurdus
Sky Ship 4 by ~SilverRose-Stock
lightning1 by ~xHELLBOUNDx007
Lightning by =Stock-by-Kai

Thanks a lot to all the stock artists. :)
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:iconmvrcealago:
Mvrcealago Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stormblast! looks amazing! just like I would imagine (M)other nature :love:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it! It's one of my older works :D
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:iconmvrcealago:
Mvrcealago Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so I've heard, I'm not a Digital scetch artist, but I have pictures of sceneries kind of similar (but without all the pro-editing kinda style)^^;
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iambutastudent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
how do you enlarge the stock image without destroying the details?
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't enlarge them. ^^
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:iconiambutastudent:
iambutastudent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
oh okay, thanks for taking time to answer my questions. after all, as my name username states, i am but a student. still need to learn a lot! and thanks for the help!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem at all, didn't take that much of my time actually :XD:
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Seeeehr starke Stimmung mein lieber. Habe das Bild wohl übersehen, als Du es eingestellt hast, aber dann darf ich jetzt nochmal meinen Saft dazu geben. Auf jeden Fall passen die Elemente sehr gut zusammen und die Stimmung ist ganz nach meinem Geschmack. Ganz groß.

Beste Grüße,
Jack
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freut mich echt, das von dir zu hören! Versuche mich schon lange bei Matte Paintings einzuarbeiten, aber leider fehlen mir in letzter Zeit die Ideen und Zeit dafür.
Danke dir!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Die Zeit fehlt mir leider Auch. Ideen habe ich immer zu viele ;-)
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:icongrenblade:
grenblade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Writer
i was looking for the band eluveitie and i got this, i luv it
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! they rock :D
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:icongrenblade:
grenblade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Writer
that they do
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:iconcaillean09:
Caillean09 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Although it's so excitingly stormy, the bluish green haze above the trees makes it look so peaceful, like a misty paradise.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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:icon42t-i-m42:
42T-i-M42 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
do you refer to the Eluveitie-Song? :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Der Titel ^^ ist aber nicht direkt an das Lied angelehnt.
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:iconthedaemonspawn:
thedaemonspawn Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Gorgeous scene sooooooooooooo well composed! :faint:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :D
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:iconthedaemonspawn:
thedaemonspawn Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
You're welcome!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome job! such a dark and ominous scene. great work on the lighting and the clouds
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're most welcome!
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:iconj0v0:
J0v0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Digital Artist
Better than the last one. It has cool atmosphere, but it needs more realistic rain, in my humble opinion :)
But yes, it has better impact.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, I agree, the rain needs work. I can't use the old psd-file anymore though, so I couldn't improve or remove it. :(
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:iconzaghel:
Zaghel Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing piece!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! =]
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:iconjenseits-von-eden:
jenseits-von-eden Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Digital Artist
du warst en noob
haha nicht schlecht hätte beinahe lachen müssen :D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ja stimmt, ich bin es noch immer, aber damals ein noch größerer :D
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PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well done! you know your environment and scenery is just going insane lately!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! It's actually an old piece which I updated slightly. :)
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I read that. Same happened with 500 years later. Brilliant, wise, strategic changes! Right on!
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Dane103 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Great job. I really like the mood and dark feeling in this one.
The update version is way better then the original version. It has a better feeling. But because you made everything so dark you lost the details on the foreground. Which imo is kinda said since I loved the landscape you made around it.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea, maybe your monitor is a bit darker than mine because I can still see everything. I just thought the old version was rather dull and boring. :P Thanks for your comment!
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:iconpowers05:
Powers05 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Very well done man :) I'm liking it :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks dude, I appreciate it :)
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:iconpowers05:
Powers05 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Student General Artist
No problem :)
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:iconhumac:
huMAC Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Digital Artist
"Thats really nice kire. I dont know but I think the rain could do some more work.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you're right. It is an old work and I had to work on top of the old file because I wasn't able to use my old psd anymore, that's why the rain is still there. ;(
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huMAC Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Digital Artist
"Oh. Anyway its still nice.
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:iconslimeyy:
slimeyy Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks cool mate. perhaps you should try to bring more lightning onto the ship to let it stand out more.
Great bg!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate, I may consider your suggestions for my next update, if there's going to be one. :P
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slimeyy Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe cool. i'll see it when it's there. or not =p
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea :D
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:iconi-got-poison:
i-got-poison Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
that's quite a scene! nice work
I just think that the rain lines should be closer.. it seems unrealistic for them to be behind the hills, and still visible :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you're right, the rain definitely needs work. I just wasn't able to improve or remove it because I could not work with my old file. I had to work on top of it.
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconbolv3rk:
Bolv3rk Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I looks really nice. ¿You were noob when you did that? I'm gonna hit you xD
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea the result is okay but the psd file was a big mess when I opened it a few days ago :P
Thanks :D
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:iconirinama:
irinama Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional
Stunning work :hug:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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