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Journey by Simanion Journey by Simanion
Watercolour on paper.

Inspired by the beautiful indie game of the same name. I'm not a massive game or anything, but it has to be one of the best showcases of video games as an immersive artform that I've seen. The visuals and camerawork are just mesmerising. This is my version of the iconic image of the characters heading towards the mountain, with a somewhat different colour palette and going for the feeling of that magic hour glow. This artwork was done as a gift for my girlfriend - we played this game the first time I went to her house :P 

The soundtrack by Austin Wintory is perfectly integrated into the game, and is a masterpiece on its own. It's one of the things I love listening to as I paint or draw - it's another world for your consciousness to get lost in while your subconscious does its thing onto the paper.

Anyway, hope you like :peace:
~Simon
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My First Critique on DeviantArt. Here we go.

First of all, when i saw this, this deviation looks awesome. i even can't do something like this!

Color combination that you used in this deviation is very great (especially when the color turned from green and then turned into yellow and eventually white when reached the light at the peak of the mountain), very clear, and somewhat representing something that i always imagine in my mind.

Maybe, you should add more color and maybe the cloud form that you placed on the mountain foot, you turned into something like fog.

The Conclusion is: Your Deviation looks awesome and somewhat represent something that i always imagine.
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6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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First of all: You did a great job on this picture! :heart:

I played the game as well and I think you captured the overall feeling of it. The soft colours and the composition with the shining mountain in its centre are a great combination.
Although you chose a square format you nicely created distance using sand dunes and the architectural elements of the game. :)

There are some small things that could be improved. In my opinion the general feeling of “longing for the mountain” would be improved if the mist in front of the mountain (which is now moving to the right) moves from the sides towards the centre (to the mountain). There are small perspective problems with the architectural elements and for me the running/jumping figure seems to be quite distant and is therefore a little bit too big (or the one in the front too small).

Summarizing I have to say that you did a great job on all the tiny details!
I love this picture! It makes me want to play Journey again! :w00t:
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selina4 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
where the hell did you learn to draw like a GOD?? awesome
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Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you – but I think I need lessons!
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Simjim91 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Quite unique. 
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BizmasterStudios Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016   General Artist
Absolutely stunning. This is truly amazing art!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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bakertoons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Ooh, very stylish! Good job
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
I do like it!!!Very much!!It's a beautiful fantasy land!!The colours are so delicate and the perspective is brilliant!!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love warm palettes 
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I-Moony-I Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing...
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Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I think it is awesome. You don't need add more colors. You created warm atmosphere. That's what i like it:)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww: Yeah, I deliberately stuck to this palette, glad you like it :)
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome
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naksur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Such a beautiful piece of art.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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MsSophieArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its the place where i want to go after death. Thank you for inspiring me.... Can see god
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your wonderful words :aww:
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nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Congrats, your work is featured in I-Heart-Colors: Best of July 2015
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)
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protowilson Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Journey is a wonderful game, and this is a great image.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :aww: 
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JRD-artistry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, this work has been featured in my group :icondatraditionalartists: !
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Jagerholm Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015   Digital Artist
I love this piece, it is beautiful!
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vicchan69 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Superb.... The perfect dream scenario.
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LocoDA107 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Awesome. Really captures the essence of the game! :D
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EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful
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FuzzyMaro Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Wow...Beautiful illustration! The details are gorgeous!
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IbolyaColorHead Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
So beautiful! 
And a great game!
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EternalCorridor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty.
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so majestic, i am especially fond of the soft yet vibrant colors you used, and the fine detail is not everywhere, but all of the detail is in the perfect spot!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. I think I really worked the paper to its threshold with the layers of watercolour. It's such a fine line between just enough and too much :P
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional
nice job
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akbar24601 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful!
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offermoord Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Wonderful place! I wanna be there :)
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Milly-Alexander Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it ^^ Nice colors !
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you think so! Thanks :boing:
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Paa-H Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
This is simply jaw-dropping! :D How did you manage to draw the clouds so well with watercolor? Bravo!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Well I decided to kind of stylize them, so they're not eaxctly that realistic but hopefully they still add motion and atmosphere :aww:
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Paa-H Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
:P It looks good to me!
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eS-PiN Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!!!so fairy
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww: 
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eS-PiN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
always welcome, dear^^
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015   General Artist
This is really cool! I love all the color!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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DeathbyPixels13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This game blew me away when I first saw it, and your work captures its majesty beautifully.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I literally had no idea what I was in for :D And thank you!
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