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Assassin's Guild by jcbarquet Assassin's Guild by jcbarquet
Card art for Dream Reactor. Hope you like it!
Thanks to Ramsés Meléndez and Alexander Nanitchkov for the feedback.

My FB page: [link]
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I really love the colors on this! Peaceful, pretty, but a little unsettling with the green light in the windows. I love the designs, the details, and the composition. Great depth! Lovely clouds and hint of reflections on the water. Excellent use of the sunset light to add contrast at the focal point.

Only two things bother me:

-The bats/birds are given a direction by their line-like formation, like they are streaming forth from a belfry or are migrating. However, each individual creature looks like it is going in a different direction from the others, like they should be scattering (Which I don't think birds ever do--they always move as a flock. Not sure about bats.).

-The tower/piece with the circular window--at the top it has no depth. It is flat, like a facade. Yet the window implies a grand room beyond, with a tall roof and inner light source. I would consider showing the ridge of a roof running out to the right side of it.

Lovely job! Keep up the beautiful work. :D
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This piece creates a semi-magical setting into which a viewer is transported. The brighter green light in the middle tower helps form a focal point and draw a viewer's attention. The clouds are also drawn beautifully and the river seems to extend past the rock. The fog gives a sort of glow. The way the clouds appear to draw away from the buildings creates a sort of frame. The birds are a nice, realistic touch but they seem to be coming out of nowhere as in the tiny bit of sky visible between towers, there are no birds. Another small problem is that while the circular window seems to lead into a larger room the upper part seems to be a sort of "false front" as it is 2-D and flat. Even so though, this is a very nicely done piece. :)
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Ailyn-Helsing Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
wow that's beautiful *-*
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:iconladyofsilver:
LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link]
I hope you don’t mind!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thanks! I appreciate it.
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:iconkayasart:
kayasart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reflections are lovely and the light from clouds fantastic
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
thank you
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TheSleepingRookie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Fantastic work!


Guard1: Did ya see anything?
Guard2: What?
Guard1: The assassin's guild should be around here...
Guard2: Nah, I only see a bunch of tall buildings with eerie green lights coming out of the windows.
Guard1: Well then, lets keep looking.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Haha being subtle is not their priority :D
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
fantastic
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:iconarfendes:
arfendes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful [link] please, can I use this art in my layout? of course I'll show you effect :D
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
thanks! sorry, but no, my art can't be used as stock :)
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:iconarfendes:
arfendes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, well, I must delete my stock?
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:iconarfendes:
arfendes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use your art in here [link]
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:iconnoviceartist487:
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
For assassins, this is a pretty flashy place to call home :D
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Haha I guess they don't need to hide at all :D
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:iconpatxinaki:
PaTXiNaKi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow que pasada man :O

Me hipnotiza esteeeeeeeeeee
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
:heart:
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:iconzepharoth:
Zepharoth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely love the effect that this picture has on me, i can look at it for an hr and still find something interesting, keep drawing aweseomly :D
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the light and the colors and the details. Awesome!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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:iconannamal97:
aNNaMaL97 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
ooh sinister O.o
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wonderboy4 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Gorgeous! What a stunning colour palete, the iluminated green windows also reflected on the ice, the purple hues in the sky, all has a very ery and magical feel.

Also dig the "painterly" style of the architecture.

Love it!

One thing though, to me it feels like something more interesting in the foreground may have made the image more captivating on the whole. None the less, it all works very well : )
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback! I really appreciate it. And perhaps you're right, a figure or something like that in the foreground would have been nice :)
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:iconjason19:
jason19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
very nice love the mood,
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NadaNuff Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Nyce
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:iconarkiniano:
Arkiniano Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Wow! que gran trabajo, la ambientación es sobrecogedora ;)
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
muchas gracias compañero :)
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:iconpaw07:
Paw07 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh... I could see this as some kind of apocalyptic scene... like vampires and all that still stands is the hauntingly still cathedral.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That's a cool take on the scene :) thank you!
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:iconpietroschek:
Pietroschek Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's much like McDonalds? Constantly full yet nobody ever even knows the vaguest acquaintance, not to speak of members? ;-) It feels like a better home... inspiring, very atmospheric work!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
haha thanks a lot!
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:iconpietroschek:
Pietroschek Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
;-) in roleplay its all fun!
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:iconmatkraken:
Matkraken Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent combinacion de colores :D!!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
gracias mat!!!
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Sicilium Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
it seems to me, or in the round stained glass window, there is a hint to the simbol of Assassins from the video game series Assassin's Creed ? or am I just a little beat the game
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jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
It wasn't really my intention, to be honesy :) awesome game by the way
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:iconpureverve:
pureverve Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
this is magical, so beautifully done! congrats :)
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
thank you :)
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:iconkittysib:
KittySib Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!:D
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:icon1caribe:
1Caribe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Amazing! I really like this. :-)
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:iconaylahc:
AylahC Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shocking and intriguing
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
thanks! that's actually a great compliment :)
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AylahC Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconstolvezen:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :aww:
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:iconindividualitya:
IndividualityA Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
WOW. That's Really pretty, love the details :D
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconbeckypennart:
BeckyPennArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors
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SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome light and concept and details!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
thank you :)
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