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The Colossal Trees by JJcanvas The Colossal Trees by JJcanvas


I made this image about 1 month ago, as part of the workshop I made for this months issue of ImagineFX. If you want to read the step by step workshop make sure you go to and buy the magazine !!

The task was to create an epic scaled fantasy forest, hopefully I succeeded!

I also recorded the painting process and since the magazine it's out today I think it's ok to share it with you :) Make sure you watch it in HD!

I really hope you like it!
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BCabiling Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Somehow, this reminds of Secret of Mana.

Anyways, well done on creating a great art, :)
artgardon Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2016
Hey there, I'm not sure if you are aware of this or not, but thought I'd let you know.  Your awesome image here of Colossal trees is being used in multiple youtube videos without crediting you.  My daughter and I recognized your image right away and she said she had it on her faves. 

I thought maybe you would like to know.  The main video that people are referencing for their own videos is called something like "There are no forests on earth -or- There are no forests on flat earth".  It seems to have really taken off recently and there are alot of vids mirroring and using the content of that original video which includes this image of yours.  At least you should be credited I would think.  Anyhow, I just thought I'd bring it to your attention if you didn't happen to know.

one more note: in the original video by some russian fellow... the image appears at the 7:36-7:40 mark (the video is about an hour and a half - so you don't have to search in case you wanted to check it out)…
DrowningInCalmWaters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering if I could use this for a role play? If I credit you and like your DA? If no that's alright.
TearsofDragon Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely :) Do you offer any tutorials?
JJcanvas Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Not exactly tutorials, but you can see my process on my youtube channel! ( link is in my profile ID and in most of my images descriptions!)
TearsofDragon Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :))))
micowolf30000 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
loveedreams Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! i love that tree *-*
Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I want to visit this place! Awesome composition, btw.
arakliev Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
You are an amazing artist! Please make this picture printable, I so much want to have it on my wall!!!
k1ndza Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much feels.
maffy-pop Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so much adventure in this picture :heart: worthy of a desktop background :meow:
vote1jimmy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is awesome, would be amazing if there was trees this big
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I can't believe how awesome this is.
batmobil Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
very nice , i wish i could live there ..
ambassador-brouwer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I love structures made out of/into trees - your landscapes are truly fantastic. I can't wait to see more!
Krowing Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this picture!!
Galistar07water Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*gasp* No words can describe this. It's truly a breath-taking piece of beauty in which you have blended nature and fantasy together in the most perfect marriage!
angelwerks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
If you were, as you say, going for "epic scaled fantasy forest", you certainly succeeded. While your Yggdrasil painting might have more grandeur, this one just has so much character and atmosphere. Keeping the foreground in forest was a good touch - it makes me feel as though I'm outside looking in. Great.
stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
why can't trees that huge exist around here?
nnq2603 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Because not enough nutritiousness for it ground... and gravity doesn't allow such a tree grow, I guess so :P
Aurablase10000 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sequoiadendron giganteum are pretty big.
Aurablase10000 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kina Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. i love the lighting.
chitsuki246 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome! it reminds me of tedressil from WOW
ExileFallen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Borzok Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Whoa! Awesome! Perhaps this is intentional, but this greatly reminds me of Solace and the vallenwood trees in the Dragonlance Saga.
xDjurax Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read your workshop in the magazine, it was reaaally helpful! Thank you so much! I love the way you make BG's, they are so realistic :D Like I could just step outside and see this forest in my backyard :la: That'd be too awesome..:"D
HeidiSmile Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow I love your work :O :)
cynicalmindy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
i like colossal trees. i think there should be more of them. maybe we could even genetically modify some regular species. of course i know that that too, would have its negative repercussions in the ecosystem and we would end up being a species that lived under giant trees that covered the earth. but that wouldnt be so bad, in fact i would prefer it to city living that for sure. anyway long story short i like your picture.
Zachary1991 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
That is amazing,
Shaka-zl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just stumbled on your gallery and it's very inspiring. Great Work!

If you don't mind a suggestion... If that character would be two/three times bigger, it would add a lot to the overall composition.
Redyoshi101 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I don't even know if I should leave a comment because I'm struck speechless.
ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist
amaranth333 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! All of your work is epic!
Timooon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I really like the way you're doing forest environments, it looks both spectacular and cosy
Anonsays Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
you're the best painter in the world
Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
SabinaNore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like it a lot, very nice atmosphere!
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watching you make this was utterly amazing. It really inspired me, and I would say at least deserved three DDs here :clap:.
1Talent1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was lead here by a pal. Amazing work. Favourited and Watched. Beautiful scene.
HeavyBenny Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Yep, este foi dos meus favoritos a seguir ao tutorial do Daren Bader :) A atmosfera simplesmente espantosa, bom trabalho!
MatteoAscente Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fav i like your style :)
airbrushmacma3d Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
hi very nice
LilliBP Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're an amazing artist.
MCarmenMK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Photographer
I love it! :heart:
Cheated-by-fire Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I love it
Prabu-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Beautiful Painting :]
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