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Dismal by SnowSkadi Dismal by SnowSkadi
I had a nightmare once, it was rather entertaining and interesting one, more like a horror movie.
When I woke up, I couldn't remember a thing from it apart from this deserted village.
Well, here it is! Let alone it's absolutely not the place I had in my mind. It's difficult to draw from dreams, especially if you don't remember them.

To understand the atmosphere I wanted to depict, imagine music and sounds from Silent Hill :D

(phototextures used)
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smi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2014
In the last 12 years, I have browsed countless great images on deviantart. This one, however, is the most special for me. No matter how many times I look at it, it remains interesting and looks so magic and real at the same time. It's hard to believe this just comes from imagination or a dream...
thanks, and the kindest of greetings from Austria!
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jcdragonflies Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
....I would love to live there.
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itsaytnid Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome :D (Big Grin) 
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Freelancer521 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Stunning location and design. Nice work!
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:iconj-henrique-s:
J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always end up coming back here.
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:iconharry-the-fox:
Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is INSPIRED (to say the VERY least!
Love it!!!
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:iconmousetwitt:
MouseTwitt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Artist
Amazing!!!!
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Damn. This was really good... And tnx for the tip about Silent Hill soundtrack! "Promise" + THIS = Mindblow. And drawn out of a nightmare? Thats very Lovecraft-y! I love it!
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Girasoul Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love the place!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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telkoth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I'm catching up on, like, 500 deviations from various artists, and among them, these landscapes you've done stand out! they're amazing! the longer I look at them - from the forests, to the fields, to this small village nestled in a ravine - the more I wish I could visit these locations. but I can't, since they don't exist in real life. therefore, I beg you to build an exploratory adventure game from them :P
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree
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Forest-of-Blades Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Seems pretty lovely for a nightmare... I think I could live decently there.
Kinda like the idea of inhabiting someone's nightmare.
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Sayajin-Jackass Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Wonderful!
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:iconjasperi:
jasperi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
the place looks very familiar.
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mandymiura Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Absolutely beautiful! Can't believe you could think up of such extent of detail out of sheer imagination. :) Thanks so much for the inspiration :')
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Amazing.
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SaucerQueen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't hear the sound from the silent hill, when i look at your work it bring me piece, happiness, inspiration and love for the fantasy world. Here I see peaceful abandon land but with only with few people who still live there.
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NerwenNenharma Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   General Artist
You draw houses soooo beautiful! I adore them! :heart:
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i like it a lot but i don't understand where the light is coming from around the faces of the houses and that is distracting
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eyildirim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
excellent!
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:iconmikascott:
MikaScott Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
looks adventurous and interesting.
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albalo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Man the atmosphere and the perspective are great!
really is a nigthmare place
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:icongreenpanda44:
GreenPanda44 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
i would live there :iconfinallyplz:
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:iconbrady-kj:
Brady-Kj Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Those walkways look very dangerous. And I like your lighting.
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autumn37 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
"Dismal" gives a very "dismal" atmosphere indeed
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:icondeadwinters:
DeadWinters Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Holy... that's beautiful.
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lekosis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oddly enough I actually find it comforting. I think it would be a pleasant place to live, with the fog and everything :3
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itland-9-13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I can learn of lot from observing your artworks. This is amazing!
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DangMyLinh Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
love it [link]
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AskANinja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Sweeeeeeet! Good job!!!
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:iconkarinoba:
karinoba Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Amazing! You're really talented
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VictorInfinityF Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconcincosemanas:
cincosemanas Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
this is absolutely amazing
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:iconruiz45:
ruiz45 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
This is now my desktop backround! So I can watch its awesomeness all the time.
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Klerych Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful one! Makes me want to move back in time to the medieval ages and live in such peaceful village. Think how wonderful would it be when teeming with life - dogs barking, people working, children playing tournament games with wooden swords and an old man telling stories in the tavern.. Though it would be excessively creepy to find yourself there and notice that it's void of any life. Or so it would seem. Insta :+fav: !
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere and time that you put into this work
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YannyG Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
it looks nice, i wouldn't mind living there...
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Lovely!
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hmerino Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow! Semms to be taken from an epic and dark dream.
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hmerino Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, sorry. I meant SEEMS!!!
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Reiizm Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is a very interesting town concept!
Very different from the typical clustered houses on a prairie.
If you told me this was from a video game, I'd believe you.

I too have had dreams where I REALLY wanted to draw what I saw.
Too bad I can't draw! D:
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your environments are always inspiring me to write :)
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Elemental-Magus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God its like Silent Hill and Resident Evil Four had a evil Baby.... Still looks amazing tho
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jdvorakgreen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing. i could write a short story based on this image. BUt here is a small tidbit:
Rendwall nestled on the lower west side of Kil's Ravine, a dark and dank feature of the Froust region of Redmast States.
A lonely place, both geographically and in spirit. Souls that wander the mossy planks of "Hero's Last Walk" find that the pep in their step fades quickly and the sounds around them dim to mere whispers of thoughts. Isolation is commonplace and expected in Rendwall. If an outsider happens upon the village, the forlorn folk usually stay inside until the intruder is ousted by their own fears that the ravine brings to the air.
In over 200 years, Rendwall has 'lost' 45 adventurers, 38 villagers, and a group of would-be raiders that got disoriented trying to loot and pillage the shops. Rendwall is not kind, nor is it mean. It just is.

"Weary be the soul that enters Kil's Ravine"
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's an amazing piece of work and would make a great story setting! It's gorgeous and mysterious looking.
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DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Jaw dropped to the freaking ground.
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notaru Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you could show us an art step by step!! I'm so curious to know what you do to make beautiful thing like this!!
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love the somber atmosphere and the unique setting. Beautiful work.
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ajha100 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Gorgeous - and now anyone who sees it can dream about it! :-) I myself see a scene from an RPG - maybe the humble beginnings of an epic adventure, or a safe haven after a long, exhausting trek through hostile territory - but that's just me. In any case, it's beautiful. I love the color scheme, and the depth is staggering. Great job!
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