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Treasure map by speedburger Treasure map by speedburger
Secret garden to be found. Looks like this place we all keep secret and safe, when we used to draw on the rooms of our bedroom and that ma and dad would come up and scream to leave the felt pens at once. I never played treasure hunt too much but I always like maps..
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STRAFE-Unlimited Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
The background floral textures are gorgeous. You've developed a nice antique look with this one.... the only thing that jars is the font you've selected for the main text - it seems quite incongruous when everything else looks old fashioned.... some hand drawn (or simulated hand drawn) fonts might have done the trick better. Still, that's my only reservation.... great job in general....
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speedburger Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
I agree with your comment on the font, the cross as well is probably too modern for the type of map I had in mind. Makes it more visible too. Thanxx for the comment :)
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mitrm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Don't know what is hiding in your secret garden but I can tell this is a work of much labour, thoughts, and time (including, of course, your talent). With this map as a clue, I can find out a shortcut righat away! ;) I think it's really good that the image looks a bit faded and dirty, and those symbolic patterns of leaves & trees are not only essential but truly brighten up the picture. Besides, the overall composition and colors are very pleasing and delightful. I guess this is just another one precious TREASURE among your works that deserve more attention and compliments. ;)
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speedburger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
You're sooo wild at praising, you're an amazing cheerleader, thanxx, it is extremely welcome today (grey today)!!!! Very happy you found your own way on this treasure map, it's not that secret a place, you know, as i tend to consider deviant as a bright and energizing treasure island. I remember I had some tapestry on my room as a child that looked very much like this one, except I haven't shown here any of the snorts we used to leave on the walls with my brother :D

I wish I could have rendered the parchment texture I had in mind, I needed to cut the edges still and work on the torn aspects. But still, it looks like a map and it isn't one. Thanxx again Ian for the comment and happy happy new year too..
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mitrm Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I guess if you spend enough of time hanging out with a kid like i do, sooner or later you'll spontaneously become a cheerleader - this is a lesson taught by my little cousin. ;) Sorry I didn't reply your message ASAP (& i didn't bother to add my own comment for my deviations either!), I will spend more time on DA this weekend though. Anyway, even though it didn't reflect some ideas of yours, without further flourishes, it still is a splendid work of much labour and time. I wonder how many years i have to spend on learning this PS stuff every digital artists are so familiar with to make a work as complicated and delicated as Treasure map, not to mention "Dreamcatcher" or "Serialism."
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speedburger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Really stop undermining the quality of your work, it hurts :) I'm not a big fan of Photoshop (and very far from an expert), I'm more familiar with fireworks that handles vectors much better. What are you own favourite programs ?
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mitrm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I use GIMP and some minor programs, which includes photo editor of windows office (could you believe that!!!). GIMP is quite a complicated app though, from the GIMP's forums I can see other ppl's works as well, and I learn to be humble from seeing the best of the best. It really takes time and much of learning to develop better knowledge about each program; even though the rewards are few but most of time they are quite satisfactory. Besides fractal art, I'm very interested in vector art as well, fireworks is just far too expensive, i guess i will give Inkscape a try sooner or later. BTW, I have visited your website, it's really impressive. I wonder when my passion for the works of Prous or Michel de Montaigne or Stendhal or Zola will be strong enough for me to start learning French (and everyone is talking about it's the most beautiful language in the universe). ;)
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horusrogue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THis is awsome
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speedburger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
Thanxx :) Stuck in a certain lazyness syndrom, I wanted to post something, almost anything. I envy you guyz for publishing so frequently, for being so active and I thank YOU for making me want to do stuff.. :)
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