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Arches by samburley Arches by samburley
Arches is another National Park in eastern Utah.

I suppose I should have put some arches in this.... oh well. They are all over the park in real life, large and small, carved by wind.

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dslyecix Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
May I ask how you get such sharply defined brushstrokes like in the far background, or the rock on the right? Do you use a selection tool or are these just done with certain shaped brushes? The bushes in the forefront too, are these creations of paint -> eraser -> paint and kind of shaped that way? or is it custom brushes at work? Sorry if these questions are trade secrets! :p
memod Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional
Dammit, Sam! That's bloody amazing. Reaaally love the colours and values here. You conveyed such an immense depth and such natural seeming forms. Love it. :nod: How close is this to the original reference? =] Must've been amazing to be there...

TFSakon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
There's a particularly expressionistic feel of desert here.
ericbraddock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
God damn, man. I love these national park studies of yours. Would love to see a gif of this approach!
Trance-Sephigoth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Unreal use of colour, well done!
PabloVianey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!!shit!! this Amazing *-*
Burlew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This recent desert set has been incredible.
samburley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thanks! I'm definitely in love with Utah, and I'm only halfway through painting from my photos there :)
liguha Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man I love all the landscapes you've been uploading recently. It seems insane that these national parks are -real- places, they seem too beautiful to be true! I've never been out to the American west and this makes me want to go more than ever... thanks for all the great paintings :)
samburley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
The NPs are amazing. They might not look like these exactly, but I guarantee seeing the real thing is better than any painting or photograph :)

Not to mention they're a great symbol of conservation and wildlife protection!
WavingMonsterStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
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