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The Fractured Forest by ArthurBlue The Fractured Forest by ArthurBlue
This is my 4th image in my series of the world with the floating paths. Here are the others:

Morning walk under the moons by ArthurBlue Over the Hills by ArthurBlue The Flower by ArthurBlue

As always, this was rendered in Vue.

EDIT: this image has a companion:

Entrance to the Fractured Forest by ArthurBlue
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westernwinds Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
How long did it take you to get it done?  What was the hardest part?  If you don't mind my asking.  I think it looks great. I am planning on starting a forest project soon and wondering how big of an undertaking it will be.  :)
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
Thanks. :-)
It's hard to say exactly the time because I almost never work on a single image uninterrupted. I usually start an image, abandon it, start another, abandon it, continue another, start another, continue another, finish another, etc. Anyway, just as a rough estimation, if I'd done it uninterrupted, I'd probably take 2 or 3 full days.
The hardest part in this particular image was probably the lighting. In forest images, usually the lighting is key and to get a good balance dark/light may be difficult. I would say that 60% of that time was spent in lighting.
The second hardest part in a forest image (at least in my case) is to simulate randomness. Yes, you read it right - simulate randomness. :-) A completely random positioning of the trees may look natural but it may lack in beauty or it may be too dense and hide important details of the image. A very beautiful positioning may lack in realism. It's usually not very easy to reach a tree distribution that looks deep and random enough but that also looks good and shows enough of the background.
I'd say these two aspects are the key to a good forest image.
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:iconwesternwinds:
westernwinds Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thanks for your detailed reply!   That's really going to help me out a lot!  :D
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Dreamsqvp Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Help me, i did an story with this and other drawing that you did, maybe i'll animate ut some day
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Really cool and eerily gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of this thing I remember seeing as a little kid that my imagination ran away with (storytime; when I was in the girl scouts, about 8, we had a big slumber party thing with all the area scouting groups in a town hall. Sleeping bags on the floor and campfire stories and everything. Then when it came time to go to sleep, there was this thick stack of tables and chairs around a weird purplish nightlight (maybe a nightlight? Might have been an alarm light or something, point is it was close to the floor) on the other side of the hall that made an image a lot like what you made, with the thin tall tree trunks and glowing light. I was in awe and CONVINCED if I went over there I'd enter an enchanted forest or something, buuuuuut then got caught on my way over by the scout leader and sent back to bed. I pouted a good long time before I finally fell asleep. :P)
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
What a lovely story and such a nice fit to this. Thanks for sharing. :-)
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Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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EndlessBlueOcean Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtakingly beautiful. I've been staring at this in awe for 5 straight minutes XD
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Wow, thanks a lot, I'm really glad it had a strong effect.
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DCelestialW Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
This is amazing. Want to go here. Ah well, I'll just dream about it.
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Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist
How beautiful! I'd like to hang out there :)

:+fav:
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sed Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Nice job! :iconeyecandyplz:
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FearaJinx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
How did you create this one in Vue? It's done very well! I love the lighting and the effect! Nice work!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thanks!
I'll send you a note.
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FearaJinx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I got it thank you so much! :) 
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YogiMiku Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ethereal! I kept looking at this for a few minutes and then closed my eyes and started imagining that I'm walking on that crystal clear path and... goosebumps! :)
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Simbores Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 mysterious and wonderful!
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chrischendes Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing!
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:iconericsv:
ericsv Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
wonderful art
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
You're incredible, love your art, it's a passport to dreams! Make Me Fly! 
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. I thought this was a painting at first. :)
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:iconmarsiams:
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconcbuizel:
CBuizel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of a dream I had. Very cool. 
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ViennaOfDaggerettez Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This reminds me of Pocahantas.
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DeskTurtle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist

^_^ don't mind me, just stopping by to favorite more out-of-this world awesome art!  

 

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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So mystical and peaceful and beautiful... :) this reminds me a bit of the end sequence of the original (Disney) Fantasia movie, with the procession of people carrying candles through the forest.
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very stylish
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SacrificedSon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't even decide which is the greatest!
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pain-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful picks!
and thanks a lot for the feature, i truely appreciate it :love:

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Lance66 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
beautiful artwork Artur :)
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Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Superb coloring!
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textmixer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Looks amazing:heart:!!
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marhawkman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Mmmm... marshy!  :D  that is water right?
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very nice. :winner:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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:icondragon-artist92:
Dragon-Artist92 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just breathtaking! The shades of blue are so soothing and if I could, I would walk on that floating path.  
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Six-Kings Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite amazing and a great series! Clap 
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s3ctor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
ok, I need a hint...where is the person in this one?  You always have someone in your images, and it's awesome 'cause it's lends to the perspective on the view.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
There's no one this time. Originally I thought of adding one, as I usually do, but when I saw her there... it just didn't feel right, I'm not sure why. I somehow had a kind of a feeling that the person was an intruder here.
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s3ctor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
awesome work, none the less....just let her know, she doesn't know what she's missing!
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xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredible artwork!!!! :faint:
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bnolin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be an awesome bike path! 
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Really fantastic!
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Lyssamad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! great work! I love it
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Lyssamad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! great work! I love it
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angelgirl132 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! Love it!
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inkdoodler Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Nice!
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:iconquasihedron:
quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! :clap:
Well done! :D
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Kleevie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible !
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