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Through A Looking Glass by Horhew Through A Looking Glass by Horhew
A few days ago I thought it was a good time to polish perhaps the very first image that set me on the course on which I'm at the present moment as a digital artist. I'm talking about my mid-2005 "Through A Looking Glass", which, I might add, is one of my favourite images that I've done.

So...what's been updated: planets, gazebo design, character, jungle and other minor things.


Tech info:
-original resolution/filesize: 3200x3700px
-LightWave 9.2
-Phostoshop CS2 for post
-Vue 5 Pro and XFrog 3.5 for vegetation

That's about it I guess. Enjoy! Oh, and don't hesitate to leave your comments. :)
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:iconnaturefantasy:
NatureFantasy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Is the thing dangling under the gazebo beneath the gazebo or in front of the gazebo? I'm guessing it is in front since I can see all 4 parts of the cross/plus-shaped thing above it, whereas if it was under the gazebo I'd only be able to see two parts of the plus-shaped thing and the other two would be under the gazebo. Am I right? Thanks, and sorry for my confusion.
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Horhew Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's under, at the end of the rope which goes through the middle of the gazebo, acting like a stabilizing weight.
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NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Very beautiful and cool
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:iconover-analyst:
Over-Analyst Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Writer
I want to live there
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:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A most excellent work my friend:)
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:iconhbkerr:
HBKerr Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Featured in my journal [link] :)
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:iconnine9nine9:
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work -- so beautiful!
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ShengDaFlashPRo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
just amazing work!!! i'm going to feature this for a daily deviation! really deserves it
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:iconhorhew:
Horhew Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! I really appreciate it.
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Impressive!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
You're featured in my journal [link]
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:iconhorhew:
Horhew Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, thanks! :)
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Welcome :boing:
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:iconrobertmakes:
RobertMakes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, I thought this was a digital painting at first. Nice work.

-Robert
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:iconvivist:
vivist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful scene!
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:iconcyren-nalini:
Cyren-Nalini Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning!
:love:
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:iconstaypuftmuffin:
staypuftmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice. I love thos little palm trees on top of the rock spires. Very good job :D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Love it!
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:iconalonely:
Alonely Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
WOW. That looks incredible; it immediately caught my eye. So many celestial and beautiful objects!
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:iconravendelaney:
RavenDelaney Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
that's just amazing. end of story

xox
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:iconweasol:
weasol Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Cool. I want to be there :)
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SPEARdesign Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Yeah really feeling the update! It deserved it :thumbsup: much prefer the lighting on the gazebos. However I think I prefer the other version's levels - this one looks a bit more washed out whereas the other image has really rich black sky/space at the top and the foreground elements are much darker which I think is more successful. Good idea replacing the vegetation, higher res is great :D
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Horhew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, the contrast on the other one was higher. But on the other hand, it didn't look too realsitic. the depth of the scene forced me to add some more fog on various objects to imply distance. anyway, I can say without a doubt that I like this version a little bit more. :D
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SPEARdesign Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
hehe I can agree without a doubt I too prefer it :P I see what you mean about the depth, I wasn't sure tho if it was the contrast you were talking about. Fair enough mate, amazing all the same!
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
amazing stuff! really inspiring too :D

your do such great digital work... but u always re-do the old ones =P don't u get tiered of it that way? i do if i work on something repeatedly but every now and then i wanna redo most of my artworks hehe ^^
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:iconhorhew:
Horhew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I redo them for a chance of being included in the upcoming EXPOSE digital art book. My old stuff wasn't good enough, all my previous works needed some refinement.
And I still have 2 more images to work on.. :) I must do them until February 25th and then I'll work on new stuff.
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
ok cool! can't wait to see the new stuff. do u keep the original images for yourself? i always like to look at my old stuff to see how far i've went since that date...
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:iconhorhew:
Horhew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I keep everything I've ever done. :) And yes, it's quite rewarding to look at old works and see that you've improved. That's the nice thing about art: you can only get better.
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
true ^^
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larsa333 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
very nice m8. but haven't i seen this before? is it a render of your work?
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:iconlarsa333:
larsa333 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
just read the text, sry bout that:P at least i remeberd your work, that got to mean something;)
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:iconhorhew:
Horhew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe. thanx man :)
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Special-Ops-5 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
your freaking amazing man i suck at vue.
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:iconsapeca:
sapeca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
Very nice work.
Good luck on the book.
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