Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Secret River by tonyhurst Secret River by tonyhurst
This is my first attempt at painting reflections in water believe it or not! Once again I went through that crap stage when I thought the painting was not working for me, there are things I still do not think work well enough - but someone told me once that a painting can be ruined by you saying 'I'll just do this!'.

I had to make some of my own custom brushes for the reflections on the water surface as just painting every single one didn't seem to have the randomness I liked.

Overall I am pleased with the outcome and more importantly I have learnt some new things I will take forward into future work.

Hope you like.

Tone
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhanbari:
hanbari Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great lightning and atmosphere! love it!
Reply
:iconaquiliris:
Aquiliris Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a painting?? It looks like a photo! Great work, youre amazing.
Reply
:icontavaron:
tavaron Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is a painting?!? Are you kidding me?! If i wouldnt admire you so much i would probably have to hate you... XD
Its beautiful! Love it! Love the reflections! First attempt huh..? Amazing
:heart:
Reply
:iconskycladarts:
skycladarts Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
truly wonderful, I actually thought it was a photograph at first and wanted to know where this heavenly place is!!!
Reply
:iconondinel:
Ondinel Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh man this is just amazing, the lighting....the water...the leaves... mmmmh
Reply
:iconfamalchow:
famalchow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just amazing!
Reply
:iconnoisystumpsy-yew:
NoisyStumpsy-Yew Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Oh Godness that piece is just wonderful! I gave no words to describe hoy much wonderful this is!!!! Love it a lot
Reply
:iconpenboa:
Penboa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Stunning image.
Reply
:iconquasihedron:
quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! :clap:
Well done! :D
Reply
:iconjr-burgos:
JR-Burgos Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Awesome artwork, I like the glow of the sunlight.
Reply
:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow :heart: This is fantastic! :aww:
Reply
:iconmodi-kg:
modi-KG Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Did you use a photo while drawing this or it's your imagination?
Amazing anyway
Reply
:icontonyhurst:
tonyhurst Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had photo reference. What started out as a practice on painting water - turned into a finished piece!

Thanks

Tone
Reply
:iconzero-optix:
Zero-Optix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
just so beautiful! great work!
Reply
:iconkhaine17:
Khaine17 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very good, really tricks your eyes
Reply
:iconthephotoapparatus:
ThePhotoApparatus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Fabulous!
Reply
:icondashahead:
dashahead Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh Jesus, Zeus, Odin and Zen ! amazing
Reply
:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesome drawing :)
Reply
:iconstarlit-sorceress:
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I love scenes that aren't overtly fantasy, but spark my imagination in a similar way.
Reply
:iconlilaccu:
Lilaccu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful
Reply
:iconmelodiekiss:
melodiekiss Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is awesome :omg:
Reply
:iconslownsilent:
slownsilent Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Truly amazing.
Reply
:icon526796768:
526796768 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
awesome to the point of scary..I THOUGHT IT WAS A REAL PICTURE!!!
AMAZING :OOOOOOO
Reply
:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so mighty beautiful holy crap!
Reply
:iconsarahmillercreations:
SarahMillerCreations Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of the most strikingly beautiful examples of lighting I've ever seen in digital art! :) Instant fave.
Reply
:icontonyhurst:
tonyhurst Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for your comments, they make me so thrilled that people are liking what I do. Tone.
Reply
:iconsarahmillercreations:
SarahMillerCreations Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Your work is very beautiful. As a fellow digital artist, it is easy to be inspired by others who show such talent and promise. ^^
Reply
:icontonyhurst:
tonyhurst Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Please everyone feel free to check out my ps brushes on my page.
Reply
:iconsarahmillercreations:
SarahMillerCreations Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Will do! :D
Reply
:icon1156m4r:
1156m4r Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
excellent!
Reply
:icontonyhurst:
tonyhurst Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you all!
Reply
:iconi-k-chan:
I-K-chan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
omg.... the light and shadow are perfect!!!!
Reply
:icongravity-zero:
gravity-zero Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
It's beautiful!
Reply
:iconlivix90:
LiviX90 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful, I really love the atmosphere. You did a great job with the reflections and also the lighting!
Reply
:iconmz7:
mz7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.. your work is just wow
Reply
:icongoatheart:
goatheart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know where to begin...the light, and colours are fantastic, it looks so realistic...your use of suggested texture...I'm so envious...
Reply
:icontraviswadegarden:
traviswadegarden Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
I'll stop commenting here. Your digital paintings are incredible, they are the best examples I've seen of approaching landscape painting in the digital medium.
Reply
:iconanonimortaja:
Anonimortaja Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
really nice! :)
Reply
:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing!! your rendering of the reflections and water is VERY real!! I am so impressed with your sunlight through the trees and the glow reflected in the water and on the rocks!! Excellent work!!
Reply
:icontonyhurst:
tonyhurst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very kind of you all - thanks. I wanted to give the impression of water you would like to just jump in to! Happy new year!
Reply
:iconliminalworks:
LiminalWorks Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
This painting is so gorgeous my eyes watered. Would seriously consider buying a large print of this.
<3
Reply
:iconjerry8448:
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured this in my journal. Happy new year! ;) [link]
Reply
:iconla-structure-du-ciel:
la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist
This is very beautiful! It's an enchanting artwork. The reflection on water is great, and I really love the lighting! Awesome!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 1630 × 2480




Details

Submitted on
December 27, 2011
Image Size
812 KB
Resolution
1630×2480
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,144 (1 today)
Favourites
634 (who?)
Comments
43
Downloads
181
×