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Return of the Knight ! by Raphael-Lacoste Return of the Knight ! by Raphael-Lacoste
Started a concept When giving my Environment design workshop at NAD center, and wanted to push more... add a little story and Details :)
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WorldEdgeDesign Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
stunning light, great!

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DamianKrzywonos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's wonderful work
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DesireeDelgado Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
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ReaderByLamplight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
I usually am circumspect about out of size fantasy environments (as mentioned for instance in my comment on The Messenger II by andreasrocha). Yet every rule has exceptions : this proves to be a resounding one.

This of course is partly due to the enigmatic landscape created by the multiple castles (one and the same entity ? successive fortresses ?), the exceptionally well-crafted detail of stone, cloud and vegetation, as well as the glorious play of light in the sky (and the birds... I do love birds in such vistas). But I also suspect that, for me, the strong reminiscences of the works of German Romantic painters definitely tipped the scales. The barely silhouetted spires of the castles in the distance are very Caspar David Friedrich-esque in essence, as are other parts of the setting (if that tree on the right is not 
The Lone Tree, then I'm willing to eat my tricorne hat), while the Gothic architecture is also redolent of the cathedrals of Karl Friedrich Schinkel (and, yes, Mont-Saint-Michel, too).

Pastiche it may be, but it is pastiche that manages to capture all the greatness and depth of feeling of the Old Masters. Something you obviously do not see on a daily basis, which literally makes this an extraordinary picture.
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schlangenkraft Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Reminds me of Gustave Doré.
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SorastrosMusic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Stunning work sir!
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AndornArakh Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
the seemingly independent castles could be an interconnected setting linked by underground roads or mystic teleport gates to safeguard the people from the monsters of the untamed wilds. 
Every so often a great evil threatens the city and the knights who protect the people set out to defeat it. 
this time only he returned
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Writer
My gosh. The Black Night really DID recover from that flesh wound!
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djalakuchi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
haha so perfect!
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hekla01 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is GREAT!
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Magnificent display of forboding structures against a wild mountainous background. The small figure in the foreground highlights, the size and majesty of the structures and landscape before him. Colors and detail are excellent.
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Stormweather Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
You are skilled beyond measure. Thank you for sharing this.
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emilyselwoodstudio Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking painting. Your work is incredible.
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :thumbsup:
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lombadi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I wish I would be a artist like you...

Great works...You and your colleagues clean to dust of our souls...

Thank you...
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:iconborameer:
Borameer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Wonderful! The details!
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emalterre Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
belle utilisation du Mont Saint-Michel en effet :)
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Yatzenty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool Raphael! You are master of misty environments, color palette is wonderful as always. Perspective seem to be having some problems though, background appears bit too high to my eye judging by the vanishing point of the focal point castle
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dragonserpent Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful! Is it ok to use as wallpaper?
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work! Great mood and perspective! Love it!
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jost1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Looks like you know how to create theses things. :iconkudosplz: Great!
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:iconmathardent:
Mathardent Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Very great !
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:iconinsignusknives:
InsignusKnives Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could just imagine, Dracula vs. Simon Belmont fighting in this castle!
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:iconthehotmageaeris:
thehotmageaeris Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of John Howe's art. Beautiful.
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MvGorlei Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant artwork
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Helios177 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Mother of god... This is AMAZING!
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ioana24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
very good mr. knight. save the world
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TURNIP-SLOP Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous concept and environment rolled into one! Nice work man :)
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MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece... it's awesome and epic
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IllusionFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really amazing
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dsasec Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Just awesome!!!!
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Attyca Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're my hero.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Great work, reminds me of Skyrim but more realistic. Excellent scene!
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icicleboy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another of your works that I am enjoying.
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This artwork is feature in my last news : This week in my MC
I hope you will appreciate it and keep on the good works !

:hug:
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MatthewZikry Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Awesome!! As always!
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brynjones Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
lovely stuff!
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MikeMeth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm always in awe of your landscapes.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
EFING AMAZING!!! Thank You
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In an infinite Mutiverse all things are possible.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I love pics of castles! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Absolutely amazing!!
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TeunvdEinden Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No words for it.
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
great...
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Nooorbe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Details rules! :D
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JRigh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Gorgeous detail! :love:
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Inspired by the Mont-Saint-Michel ?
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Nordfern Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
fantastic
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rolito86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
great castle dude
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BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FANTASTIC! What a gift you have. Keep up the GREAT work.

~BoS
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