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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 RamsÚs MelÚndez and Alexander Nanitchkov for the feedback.

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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 *-*
LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link]
I hope you don’t mind!
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thanks! I appreciate it.
kayasart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reflections are lovely and the light from clouds fantastic
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
thank you
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.
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Haha being subtle is not their priority :D
Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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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