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Fallen Empire by jcbarquet Fallen Empire by jcbarquet
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A wraparound cover for a novel from an indy publisher I did recently. Hope you like it!

JC
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This piece is quite beautiful. The mighty ruins clearly depict the glory of a distant past. The passersby seem unfazed with what are probably familiar sights. The warriors on the hill look toward the sunset; an act that mirrors the idea of looking into the past. Also, the setting sun alludes to the passing of time and new beginnings. Overall, very good storytelling and vision.
Thematically, it is much like other fantasy depictions of ancient ruins; however it is unique in its own way and a theme that I feel never fails to evoke a magical feeling.
The technique is admirable to say the least. The creator's skill is very highly developed and impressive. This piece mirrors the dedication of a very ambitious artist.
I only have one thought of constructive criticism, which is dwarfed by the overall excellence of the work. This criticism would be that I feel that the work could possibly benefit from a broader range of colors. Perhaps, though, the artist felt that the retreating sunlight would cast a glow that bathed all the land. I have seen this effect before.
Overall, a wonderful piece which deserves recognition. It is the vision of artists like this that jumpstarts the imaginations of all people.
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This is a great piece of work, I wonder where is your desired emphasis? Is it the people, or the landscape, or the 'kingdom' itself? The color is great, and I really like the 'flowers'. The broken pillars should've been more varied. The characters are cool, is it from some game? I'm really curious about the story of the novel. My favorite part is this art is how you draw the rocks and the mountain. It looks pretty realistic. Well I don't know what else to say I still have ten words left. And now five. Four. Three. Two. One.
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:icontrish05:
trish05 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconancharite:
Ancharite Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There are stories to be told in that scene.
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:iconmoonstruckt:
MoonstruckT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy damn, yes. So many stories.
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:iconvarfel:
Varfel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encanta, al mirarla parece que pudieras entrar en ella.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
gracias!
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant :)
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:iconfmacmanus:
fmacmanus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work Juancarlos!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks man, I appreciate it :)
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:iconth30ther0ne:
Th30ther0ne Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
really nice stuff, the colours are really nice :)
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
thanks
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:iconsmiling-demon:
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Properly good mate
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks mate!
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:iconarkiniano:
Arkiniano Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Disfruto como un niño con tus obras jajaja
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
jajaja muchísimas gracias!! sabes que lo mismo digo yo de las tuyas! :D
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:icongorillafactor:
Gorillafactor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! Beautiful perspective! :)
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconinkypeace:
inkypeace Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student
great work!
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:icondraugth:
Draugth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow!, eres realmente incrible jc, que buen trabajo, me gusta mucho la composicion.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Muchísimas gracias! A mí me gusta pensar en esta imagen como dos independientes, creo que la portada y la contraportada funcionan mejor por sí solas :)
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:icondraugth:
Draugth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
tienes razon!
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:iconestrellaart:
EstrellaART Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW, your work creates feelings that cannot b expresd in words!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
thanks!
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:iconkaisaunders:
KaiSaunders Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really loving this one man, great piece!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
thanks Kai, I appreciate it :)
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:iconde-adey-es:
DE-ADEY-ES Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Artist
Was this amazing piece all done on the computer or was it a mixed media piece?
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thanks! It was all done in PS.
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:iconpianetamistero:
pianetamistero Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Great
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:iconkarifpk90:
karifpk90 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really amazing =O!!!!
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:iconhyperops:
HyperOps Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Awesome! What's the novel called?
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:iconcruzat0r:
Cruzat0r Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That is very amazing, Fantastic job Mr.Jcbarquet
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
thanks a lot :D
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:iconinfinitys-muse:
Infinitys-Muse Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Dunno.

Looks pretty strong to me, for a -fallen- empire.

Could you imagine cresting a hill and finding that in the wilderness? Fallen or not, that'd...be....whew.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
haha thanks :)
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:icongechaseblender:
GeChaseblender Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
It's so beautiful, I can't describe how much! Great work xD
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:iconvorseth:
Vorseth Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus thats awesome! the lighting is terriffic!
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:iconprincesseverything:
princesseverything Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Amazing! Love the colours
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:icontalkingtina7:
talkingtina7 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Pretty artwork! I love the colors, detail and composition. Great job.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
thanks!
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:icongokhanproject:
gokhanproject Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Good work nice job.
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:iconepicnova:
EpicNova Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Well i am Amazed at this piece of true art!
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:iconclymberpaddler:
ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
great them and colors...
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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful! Absolutely superb piece of artwork :)
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:iconflybat:
FLYBAT Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Yes, I do like it.
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:iconstefantistu:
StefanTistu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool illustration!!!
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:icon5deaths:
5deaths Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is the novel linked to this page, if not could you paste a link to the novel because this is quite exquisite.
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thanks a lot! I think it hasn't come out yet :)
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ThatOneTestTubeBaby Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This...

Is....

AMAZING. I love this so much! ;3;
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:icon1oshuart:
1oshuart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
JC es brutal ! felicidades !
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