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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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SimonScrivener Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I love your paths...They are so uplifting, inspiring and reaffirming. I find them so symbolic as a metaphor for lifes perfect journey...

I write music as my passion and love to have beautiful images to lose myself in when reviewing my works in progress.

Your gorgeous images have transformed this process to such a place that i am starting to write with the images as direct inspiration..

I cannot describe how great my mental shift is from my Digital Audio Workspace to your Calm, Meditative and Eternally Hopeful Digital Space...I am transported on wonderful journies with your image titles as well. I am even feeling inspired to write lyrics based upon the titles and corresponding images they are so evocative to me...

I have to move house very soon  but when i am settled i would love to buy one of your prints to have as a permanent inspiration in my studio. Hopefully a large spread to adorn a wall in my line of sight....I am 51 years old and have never been so moved by images in my life....Thank you for opening such a window for my dreams...

Gratefully...Simon Scrivener
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I had goosebumps reading your message. It's absolutely wonderful and incredibly motivating to think that what started out in my mind as a vague idea that I loved has touched your mind and triggered those feelings.

By the way, I'll be 51 in a few months too. And I promised myself some years ago that when I get tired of making images, I'll dedicate my free time to music.

Thank you,
Artur
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SimonScrivener Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Artur
I am living in your beautifully peaceful, hope drenched world as much as i can...

I love the way that your characters look so content in the situations that you find them. That is how i strive to feel when i write my music and i need the time that i use staring deep into your images to make sense. I genuinely hide Logic Pro X when i have made adjustments and escape to, for instance, Orange White World whilst i listen to my amendments..

Even though they are fictional your visions are so fundamental to our deepest desires and ambitions that we cannot deny them a serious place in our consciousness. I would like with your permission to write an album directly inspired by your work. I would be honoured if you would listen to it and would welcome your reactions to my connection to your work.

I have the idea that there are primal instincts that drive not only the limbic brain but our innate connection to the arts which we all have access to and probably experience in very similar ways. If you can connect to me via your artistic visions then hopefully if i address the same visions i may have a chance to connect directly with you, thus making a synisthetic experience..

After discovering your awesome visions i foolishly thought that this Deviant forum may have similar visionaries….I have so far been very disappointed. There are some fine artists but no one who has a vision that is so simplistically beautiful that i have to re visit on such a regular basis.

I love the fact that we are almost the same age, how cool is that.

I have been meaning to make contact to share my reactions to your work and i saw that an American Lady, i think, had commented on the nudity in Awake and you had so eloquently replied to her "misplaced" reasonings and sensibilities that i knew i had to break my silence…I have no idea as to your ideas behind that particular image but in reading part of your bio which said something about the use of your pictures i.e.

"I especially never want any of my images associated with these themes:
- Violence of any kind
- Religion or gods of any kind
- Pseudosciences and mystical beliefs in general (astrology, paranormal, reincarnation, existence of soul or karma, etc)."

I concluded that only positive intentions could exist within your process and that my own path could only run parallel to yours and that she had maybe not connected to this…I personally find the inclusion of the characters the finishing touches to your pure dreams…I find myself substituting me for them and living out their situation…Such a powerful, yet humbling experience…In a recent car journey with 2 of my work colleagues i brought up the concept of The Last Sunset and we discussed its implications for over an hour whilst travelling to work. They had not seen the image but instantly connected to the Mind Blowing Concept…You have opened a door to Science Life Anticipation with a feel good factor beyond my expectations….

I am sorry if i am rambling on, i have had 3 glasses of wine and will shortly return to my latest composition, which is lifting my heart enormously….Your White Orange World beckons...

I hope we can talk again soon…Have a great weekend and thank you….

Love & Light Simon
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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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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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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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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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