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White Mountain Path by ArthurBlue White Mountain Path by ArthurBlue
I do like to make paths in forests. I'm not sure why, but there seems to be an inherent mystery to a path in a dark forest. Maybe it awakes some of our primeval instincts...

Here's some of my forest paths made over the last 2 or 3 years:


As always, rendered in Vue.
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nolwen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Your work make me want to play Myst/Riven again, or go on an adventure.  
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star:
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weyrwoman-lessa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it. It reminds me of Disney's "Fantasia", the last episode, to Schubert's Ave Maria... a dream-like scenery. Wonderful image!
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nartim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Your skies are incredibly shaded. They add so much to the vividity of the scenes and really set your work apart from other digital artists here.
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artofbeyond Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just magnificant!
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zescanner Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
STUNNING!
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Another lovely piece of work with great composition that keeps the eye and mind busy.
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RobertCopu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Incredible!! I love the glowing city in the distance, and the composition with the trees, and how the light filters through. However, I think the puddle in the middle of the pathway throws the composition off a little; because it is centered, it draws attention away from the child and the city. If you cropped the image up to the bottom of the foliage on the left it would help put more attention on the child, but also keep some of that puddle in there. Either that, or move the puddle over to the sides. Brilliant piece of work, regardless!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thanks! My intention with the puddle was to act as a kind of a pointer. Being on the foreground, I knew most eyes would look at it with some attention and then I hoped they'd follow its line, to "find" the kid and the city. That was my hope, I have no way of knowing if I succeeded or not. :)
Moving it to the side was not an option for me in this case because it would somehow disrupt the symmetry of the overall image, which was one of my key intentions. Symmetry normally brings some kind of peace and rest to the eyes (at least to mine), and I wanted it here, to enhance the mood I wanted to achieve.
Believe me, I do think a lot in the composition when I'm making an image. I do multiple experiments, in some cases I juxtapose the image with the Fibonacci spiral and/or with the usual guidelines (diagonals, triangles, rule of thirds). But a composition is a highly subjective thing and it's hard to know when we get it right. One thing is sure, though: it will never please everyone. :)
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RobertCopu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
True, and in this case I think it is in the right spot, but there seems to be just a little too much lower half. Any way, excellent work, and I look forward to seeing more!!
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Hordan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Your work awakens my imagination! Thank you :)
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thanks, I'm really glad to hear that. :)
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Benzene-c6h6 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thank you!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work/s has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:love: My pleasure.
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Abigel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I'm speechless. Everything about your pictures speak to me: not only visual side, but also the depth of the essence. Everything is like *home* to me: the topography of the land, perspective, evocative play of sunshine and shadow, the spaces between the woods so the shining rays can add to the depth, the colours! Vast, blue sky, lush greenery, white cities in the desert, mountains. Dude, we must have seen the same planet once! :aww:
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I was really, really happy to read your comment. Thanks a lot for that!
Maybe we did... :)
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DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Looks like he finally reached his destination.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Maybe... :)
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inwit Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
i miss words to describe the amazingness of this . . . .
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:iconkitsuru:
Kitsuru Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Digital Artist
So tempted to buy this >-<
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fender81 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
edem
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geograpcics Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No words man. really great work !!!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thanks! That's a great compliment coming from you. I'm a big fan of your work.
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geograpcics Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing to thank me for mate. Your unique creativity in your renders makes you one of my favorite artist too ;)
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soulshine2013 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I love this, I love the water in the path and the reflection and I absolutely love the birds, this is amazing.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :)
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These works are amazing, never thought they'd be 3D from the thumbnails. Really great concepts, lighting and compositions!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Thank you! Yes, they are pure 3D. I do very little post-work, just some contrast correction sometimes or some subtle glow here and there, small things like that.
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that's what's so noticeable about your work. When I work in 3D I spend a fair amount of time compositing afterwards to get things looking closer to how I want them and it shows in the renders - can usually spot post-pro in 3D a mile away, yours looked so clean and how it was intended to be. Really nice job!
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PinPastor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Artist
A qualidade das arvores muito boa.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Muito obrigado! :)
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MikeMS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice picture!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thanks!
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phaceless2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Very nice and true! Great image. Planing of doing one but sorta like a massive trees in a hallway kind of! :D
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks! Looking forward to see your image. :)
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phaceless2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thanks. will post as soon as its done!
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Artist-writer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really well done. REALLY, really well done in my opinion.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thank you!
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pdeck Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
nice emerald castle there...your works brings somewhat a mixture of realisitic life and fantasy, and I like it!Nice lens glare effect...
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks!
Yes, I do try to mix reality and fantasy. The reality part helps to make the fantasy believable. :)
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
fantastic!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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curious3d Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stuff is your forte, Art. Beautiful beautiful work.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks, Cynthia! :)
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thank you!
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