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Ancient Threshold by samburley Ancient Threshold by samburley
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Thanks for looking! :)
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:iconantichrist2005:
Antichrist2005 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Reminds me of The Never Ending Story.
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:iconastrapiamayeri:
astrapiamayeri Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
 Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Awesome!!!
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:iconizzle42:
izzle42 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Epic
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:iconmarcsolart:
MarcSolArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Reminds me of Turtle Rock, a dungeon in some of the The Legend of Zelda games. Nice one. :D
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Only played Windwaker I'm afraid.  liked the aesthetic a lot though.
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:iconbelial1980:
belial1980 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Sweet!
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:iconwladyslawmotyka:
wladyslawmotyka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
EPIC :)
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:iconcrossroads44:
Crossroads44 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Reminds me of Golden Axe
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:iconcrossgravekeeper:
Crossgravekeeper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is honestly one of the coolest locations I've ever seen. I'm incorporating this into a dnd campaign, and showing my players where the idea came from.
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:icondamageincm:
DamageIncM Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome idea. I was randomly looking for anything "Snapping Turtle"-related, and this is one of the most creative ideas I've come across.
Obviously it's a turtle as a cave, but who knows it might be a real giant turtle frozen or fossilized. ;) :D
My only criticism, at a glance, is that it's so small... on here that is...
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:iconccdragon-93:
CCDragon-93 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just like.. wooooow. Thanks the only thing I can say! And I already said it like a dozen times. Truely amazing!nThe whole picture just keeps throwing stroies at you. The ship moving towards the mouth; exploring? Rescuing? Hiding? And the the whole idea of the turle: was it made? Fossilized? Did the wole mountainrange it body? And then the stairs in the corner. A city build nearby, worshipping this strange twist of nature? Seeking protection? It's just so damn inspiring!
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Haha thanks, that's exactly the reaction I was going for. :)
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:iconccdragon-93:
CCDragon-93 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you nailed it :P Very jealous!
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:iconrhcp-fan75:
RHCP-FAN75 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
daaaaaaamn
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:iconadrianecasini:
AdrianeCasini Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!!
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:iconturtlebeast:
Turtlebeast Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epicness achieved! Only wish you could make the image bigger...
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I sell prints ;)
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:iconblake32123:
blake32123 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Critique:
Awesomeness: 5/5
Effect: 5/5
Pure Win: 5/5
Bonus Points for Awesomeness: 5/5
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
^ This is fair ;)
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!!
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, what a great concept! Nice sense of atmosphere and light.
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:icontaughtbyabadgermole:
taughtbyabadgermole Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It almost looks... Alive.
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:iconrehatheway:
rehatheway Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
This is amazing! I love the scale of the mountain turtle in comparison to the ship.
I don't know what they are thinking though; who travels straight into a giant's mouth?
Maybe it's like the "cave of wonders". Good job.
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:iconfireilluminator:
fireilluminator Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
you nailed EPIC just right, great work!
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconrawsunlight:
RawSunlight Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great job! :)
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:iconpanda-saxophonist:
panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Goddamn.
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:iconzydh:
zydh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! Lovely lighting and shadows :D
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:iconneiirix:
Neiirix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
you achieved epic alright, your imagination is amazing
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
lol thanks, though this was honestly more the result of mind wandering procrastination than imagination. Watching all of LOTR that week helped too :)
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:iconfishy-kun:
fishy-kun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Bwahahahah, that turtle's face looks funny. :D
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:iconzurlo:
Zurlo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
nice work! I really like it
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TimYates Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I'm honestly going to try to "dish out some criticism," even though this blows my mind in every way possible. (challenge accepted face).

There are some slight perspective inconsistancies. Personally I love the slight fish-eye lens perspective, but it seems objects are lying on a slightly different planes from each other, ie. the figures standing next to the stairs are leaning in the opposite direction as them.

Yeah that's all I got.. Not even faults when you think about it, makes the image more dynamic. Hope I didn't anger the art gods by critiquing someone so much better than I am.

Have I mentioned I love your art?
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thanks, and you're right about the perspective. Don't sell yourself short, criticism is always appreciated no matter someone's skill level.
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:iconticklemehoho:
TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is one big snapping turtle...
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:iconmakeyourart:
makeyourart Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:eyepopping:
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:iconopal-moon:
opal-moon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is definitely epic! i love it! :la:
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:iconreeahk:
reeahk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
this is epic man! epic!
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:iconshizuku-uzu:
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
this IS indeed epic! lovely work!
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:iconjrettberg:
JRettberg Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Please please please please PLEEEEEEEEASE show me how you render your mountains...
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:iconsamburley:
samburley Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Lots of reference and hard brushes :)
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:iconjrettberg:
JRettberg Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) amazing gallery, just checked out your site. thanks for the inspiration :D
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:iconanubisjoe:
AnubisJoe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
The perspective and magnitude of this is...EPIC! :icondawhatplz:
But I don't know if I'd want to go into that mountain D:
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:iconsecretmuse:
secretmuse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
"Please feel free to dish out some criticism."

right....like I have any.

Great work.
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:iconbreakervii:
breakerVII Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
That would be awesome and freaky at the same time to see in real life.
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:iconsamvimes13:
SamVimes13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Brilliant and epic
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:iconcorniart:
CorniArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is great. a rare combination of realism and humor
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:icondeekn:
Deekn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
So damn amazing, awesome idea!
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:iconvarsaigen:
varsaigen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
this is the likes of which I have never seen. Very impressive! Good job! :D
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