The Tempest - created by arca


The Tempest
Favs: 16SBS: 22Hi-resRank: 1/19Score: 64.3% (35)14381 views

He had no choice, his magic had been outlawed and he had been banished from the Castle. As the blizzard raged about him the sorrow at leaving his home and family was overwhelming. Not knowing or caring where he could go or what his future might bring, he hung his head, weary beyond words; and his journey had only just begun.

His staff would sustain him, giving warmth and light but even it's magic could not diminish his sorrow or the tempest in his soul.

Thank you to AilinStock for the Wizard
Thank you to TsaalyoStock for the base of the Wizard's Staff

Castle, Sky and Eagle head on Wizards staff are my own photo's. See SBS

EDIT: Replaced staff and added my own image for top of it. Added light coiled around staff. Lightened Wizard and worked on lighting for him (darkened right side - lightened left) (5 years and 1329 days ago)

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avatar Eramono
Eramono says:

Excellently! GL

avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

Very nice effects with the snow! Looks pretty windy
The building in the back has a strong light coming from the left, the wizard has light coming from the right top (flipping the wizard would take care of that).
The light of the staff looks unrealistic, the glow is on the snow that is far behind him. There should only be a glow on the snowflakes surrounding the staff. Hard to explain Gl!

author says:

Thanks Ressiv.

I have changed the lighting on the wizard (darkened the right side a bit) and softened the glow of the staff (not too much as it is a Magic staff). I do not want to flip him as it would change the composition.

I am not too sure that the lighting is off that much as the castle is quite high and there are a lot of clouds. The lighting can be quite different on both subject because of that .

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Keiley22 says:

very nice work author

avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

yes.....! finally .....here it is ...the great pic manips ....just perfect...! my fave for sure,.....and......moreover I learned something from your skill,.....now I am just guessing the winner of this contest,.....must be this one.....

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fantastic work author...I love it...well done

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

The foreground figure is pretty indistinct. Otherwise this is a lovely moody image.

author says:

Hey Bob ...thank for the comment/critique ...I sort of wanted him like that but after looking at the image on my work computer (darker screen) I lightened him a bit. Hopefully he stands out a little more now.
Thanks!

avatar nilknarfsoive

i like the dramatic story of this piece of art...

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kathyw says:

very nice good work

avatar greymval
greymval says:

Awesomely done! I shouldn't have underestimated brushes
I now realize: you're a LOTR fan, righ?

avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

The attention to detail is just incredible! Fantastic work author.

avatar jadedink
jadedink says:

Author...you astound me. Truely great talent you have. I'm starting to recognize your work, and i am always impressed. This one is goin to my favs. Beautiful work!

author says:

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments and favs. This was a troublesome manip ... your thoughts make it worth the effort.

@greymval LOTR - what's that

(I have only read the books 10 times or more) but then I like that genre of fiction. Only thing that comes close is SF.

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Love the story, sounds like a great beginning, also great art work, my fave in this contest =)

avatar jaskier
jaskier says:

Very good image.

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

What a lot of work - fantastic image! Love the eagle's eye.

avatar Disco
Disco says:

Well deserved first place - congrats!

avatar madamemonty

Congrats Arca, a beautiful piece, love the story too

avatar greymval
greymval says:

Good job Arca!

avatar hereisanoop

Congrats for the first place.. great mood and result..

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