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Grey House by thundercake Grey House by thundercake
This is a super quick and sloppy concept for "Blue", the short comic I'm working on. Instead of doing the colorblind parts of the comic in black and white, I'll be adopting this muted palette.
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MischiefofRats Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous atmosphere. It's got this almost indescribable air to it, which I think should be the point of art. Worth a thousand words, and all that.
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loish Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
i usually don't like this cold blue but it looks really nice here, very atmospheric with this nice chunky shading style.
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lstjules Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work, i like it a lot. nice work with the houses, they have a nice style to them.
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lilfirebender Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This looks like a real house as a thumbnail. XD

It's awesome either way, though.
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DawnElaineDarkwood Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oooh i really like this! such cool architekture! so unusual!
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kzeor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very nice, I thought it was a misty photo from the thumbnail. It makes me think of the Stephen King novel...I believe it was called Duma Key?
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alyssumm22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
oh man oh man. i LOVE this so much. i love the subtle color of the mountains beautif-ingful
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kf42 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the house supposed to list to port?
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thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it's sinking :)
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bodang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Wow! Even with a muted pallet, you were still able to gave this piece so much character!
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AkirA6001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Student General Artist
D: it's gonna fall
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TaxiOnna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Really really wonderful. invokes a whimsical mood without the heaviness that black and white would.♪
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slapme7times Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
nice
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auryn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like a good idea- especially since most colourblindness (l'm pretty sure?) isn't actually having no colour. lt's more that some colours appear somewhat differently. l don't know the exact details, though. Somehow the idea of a changed colour palette instead of straight up black and white seems more true to being colourblind. Uh. Um. What, rambling.
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Blizzard5291 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool how it's leaning toward the shore.
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MeMyselfAndMappy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I cant wait to see this comic. The house is amazing by the way, and I love how you make the sky really look like a cloudy day. Also love the grass.
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ravekitten Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit I thought the thumbnail was a photo XD
Very, very cool. It seems like one of those mystical houses from a mystery novel.

~K@
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EllaNutella Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Something about the simplicity is appealing. It's not overly detailed. It's not in-your-face. It's very...straightforward. I like it.

And it looked like a photo in the thumbnail. :P
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww so cool! I love it <3
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unwanderinggirl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice mood you've got going there with the soft, soft colors and the subtle leaning. it's like a foggy day.
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Looks like something out of an H.P. Lovecraft story.
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ATh-Armherst Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
very nice!
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maxwell-heza Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I think this approach will work well, it won't be nearly as harsh as just using grey. And using muted colours will give you a lot more scope work with. I love it! It makes me want to work on creating more backgrounds :D

One of my friends in highschool was colourblind, he described what he saw as being sort of monochromatic brown (though I don't know if that's entirely true, I'm not sure he knew what brown was XD )
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Lady-KL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like looking at unique houses. :D I like that this one's got at least three stories, a bunch of balconies, and is a little crooked.
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!

Also I'm excited to hear about the comic, can't wait to see it.
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SulaMoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It looked like an olh photo from the thumbnail o.O

Wich amazes me even more seeing its cartoon styled...
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nargilla Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
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SummersBreath Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
i swear its either you are too talented with blue or just love it too much >w>
this is a great piece,tho the shape of the house confuses me greatly :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional
:omfg: Desaturated colours?! Who are you and what have you done with Alexandra!

Seriously, though, I really love the colours in this one. They really set a mood well. I also read that this is a quick one so I won't pester you about the fact that the roof isn't parallel to the horizon. Nice work!
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thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I'm doing this comic partially to get used to working with muted colors. Also part of the house is sinking. =p
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional
Maybe I should do a comic to get used to working with not-muted colours.

Oh that's what it is. :slow:
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fantasyforever Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oooh~ I love the muted blue palette o.o Gorgeous artwork as always! :D
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Sihira-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! The blue color-tone really reminds me that it's about a girl named Blue, and the colors are blending so well together I can't help but enjoy it full-on. I might even want to do backgrounds the way you do!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is great...really moody and quiet.
You're doing a comic!? I wanna see!
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thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be uploading the pages :D
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moonstruck-rabbit Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
gllllloooomy.....

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flutist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really enjoy the soft tone :heart:
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mevsjne Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
This looks good. (: I love the colors, and I'm glad you chose that over black and white because it gives it feeling. There's not much left to say, everyone else has said it, very cute. Are we going to get to see any of this comic on here?
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thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I'll be posting the pages.
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:iconmevsjne:
mevsjne Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I look forward to them. (:
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LordAlphie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Halowan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
the colour makes a good atmosphere.
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jezebel-polizia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I think this works much better than using grey, way softer! Gorgeous work <3
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slither-astray Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
your environments are getting really great! This has such a french animation feeling, love it!
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karrey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Oh, I love the idea with this palette. Can't wait to see more of this. :)

Lovely scenery!
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Luiswalker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
nice!
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Kaiyton Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I love how my mind sees different colors in this image even though it's all of the same shade. It's really captivating c:
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Sappu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this in the preview and I seriously though it was a photograph. O.O Then I went the the larger view and noticed it was painted. Awesome work. Quiet stunning.
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lynxdaemonskye Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
This kind of reminds me of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Have you ever played that game?
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thundercake Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nope!
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