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Pilgrimage to Clerydh by GrungeTV Pilgrimage to Clerydh by GrungeTV
As the sun begins to set on the moon of Clerydh, a hundred pilgrims make their way to the ancient Temple of Laich-Naar to celebrate the Dawn of Flakk - a festival which lasts for seven days and nights - to commemorate the 'Cleansing of Wefth', a ritual which takes place once every ten years.

The pilgrims, hailing from nearby Fov, have travelled for six days in their Lanenthic class 2 cruiser 'Birlhini Heart' to be here in time for the festival, set within the mysterious rocky outcrop inauspiciously referred to as 'The Dragon's Teeth'

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My second entry for 'Beyond the Frontier - Lost Lands' contest.

Started in Vue and worked on quite a bit in Photoshop.

Hope you like it! :)
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What is it about derelict and desolate surroundings that capture the eye of our imaginations. Perhaps its the mystery of what civilization once existed there before an unknown cataclysm occurred? Or perhaps it holds a hidden secret that could change the very world and its inhabitants? Whatever the case or meaning behind them, on thing is for sure: Pilgrimage to Clerydh by =GrungeTV, is a fine example of how these places can really captivate ones imagination and create countless tales from them.

On a detail standpoint, the piece looks good. The rocks really show off dirt and nature-eroded rocks very well and they show off a near photo-realistic appearance. The dust storms forming at the base of the hill add a bit more personality and gives the viewer more insight on the sort of environment that this location has. The small machine-like spire in the foreground, stands in contrast to the wasteland environment and gives adds even more mystery to this overall piece.

The lighting gives off the exact same feeling that you feel from the desert-like area. The light almost feels dry and energy draining. Giving whoever wanders this place an uncontentious feeling of hopelessness that they will never escape from. A small nitpick would be that some isolated parts of the mountain appear a little pixelated, but that barely detracts from the overall design

All in all its a good piece. Good work Grunge. :salute:
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gargoyleART Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
wOw! It looks very realistic!
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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gargoyleART Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Ure welcome!:)
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Superb!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!:)
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palmasjazzcom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I like it a lot. The moons are great
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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kumpan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Сaptures the spirit ...Clap
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome depiction of hope & despair! Could have labeled it with many other names, like Exodus or The Gathering - depending of course which why they are traveling! Without reading the synopsis of course! :D
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!
It was originally going to be called 'Happy Meal Minions', but I figured a giant yellow 'M' on a red disc over the gateway in the rocks would spoil the overall image!! :D
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! a serious artist with a humorous side, I like that! :D
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! a serious artist with a humorous side, I like that! :D
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Onnep-ink Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Beautiful .
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Luaras Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really, really, really awesome!!!!!!!!!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :)
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petrova Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow :clap:
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   General Artist
Hey :wave: Featured! :D [link]
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   General Artist
any time
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
do you happen to have a LiveStream account ? i would so love to see you work . this is astounding . i was in awe before i even noticed the people at which point i lost it . brilliant creation here . there is an epic story infused into it that one could spend hours imagining
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
I don't have a LiveStream account unfortunately - but maybe I should look at setting one up! :)
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
it's broadcasting live video and audio from your computer screen . you can use your microphone and talk as you work or you can play music in your media player . you must have a decent computer to run it . and there is a live chat on the side of the video where you can interact with viewers .
[link] is one that i like to watch . that's *Shimmering-Sword
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I checked it out - looks really cool, but I don't think I'm ready just yet for broadcasting 'live' video. Possibly I could record the process and post on youtube or something!
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
youtube limits it to 10 minutes per video . but you can record your video , edit it , then upload it to LiveStream and there are no time limits and people can watch them when they want , or you can setup a playlist of your videos and broadcast that at a specific time/date ;)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's good to know! :)
Definitely something I'm going to look into, as lots of artists tend to do this sort of thing now!
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leaves4clovers Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I really like the the fact that tr looks real and the colours look great. :P
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
You are very welcome. :P
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artmanax Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Excellent work!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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artmanax Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Your welcome!
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milleniumsentry Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The image itself wouldn't be that much to look at without a lot of attention to detail. The double spire, offset by the landed pod... the double moon repeating the pattern... The image is exquisitely balanced.

My only (small) complaint is that the sky looks a bit boring. The whole image seems otherworldly but the sky itself leads me back to thinking it just might be a place on earth here that I missed.

Great stuff. I really like it.
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feedback!

I guess the sky was just 'straight out of Vue' with hardly any adjustment/modification, save for tonal/colour tweaks.

I'll certainly bear your comment in mind when I next make something similar!
Glad you like it! :)
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milleniumsentry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really did like it alot. I got bored this evening and put this together: [link]

I am sure you can see where I took the inspiration from. Keep up the great work over there. There is a great deal I and others can learn from your work.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool mate! I like the idea of incorporating fractals into landscapes, and is something I'm determined to have a go at properly myself! Nice one!

I feel quite flattered by your comment, and I feel we all learn from each other here on deviantArt! :)
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ubatuba74 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
cool concept & very unique terrain!
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
I cheated a little with the terrain by painting the 'toothlike' extremeties, but most of the terrain was straight out of Vue!
Glad you like it!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Very good work! I really like the concept. Those rock structures and the bridge in between look great.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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v-e-i-l-e-d Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is unbelievable man, were you under the influence of something when you made this lol?
This is something else....
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man!
I was under the influence of coffee!! :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great matte, with a few extra details this can become mindblowing.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! If I can, I'll work a bit more on it! ;)
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