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Through the ancient valley by JJcanvas Through the ancient valley by JJcanvas
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2014 EDIT: Refined some things for a new PRINT, which you can get HERE - www.inprnt.com/gallery/jjcanva…

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Aloha!
Here's a new piece, showing a girl starting a journey through an old valley. Definitely got some inspiration from LOTR :)
Decided to upload it on a higher res so that you can get a better feeling for the scale, which I wanted to be pretty epic!

I really hope you like it! :)
Tell me what you think!

P.S. - I don't usually complain but I hate the fact that DA has an almost white background, which kinda messes with the values of the artwork...and now it has this stupid Holiday "free shipping" ad that is almost on top of our pieces! Pictures should never be viewed in this conditions :(
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Given 2010-12-21
Through the ancient valley by *Blinck The Suggester said: "The sense of scale is simply amazing, as though you've already been swallowed up by this very world. You can tell there's adventure ahead, but there's also a lingering sense of danger. Full view is a must.". ( Suggested by Rhandi-Mask and Featured by Atramina )
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Koopa90 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Ive been using this as a desktop wallpaper on and off for 4 years :) About time I left a comment.
Very reminiscent of J R R Tolkien's stories, Love this to death :)
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MestreAll Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Great work.
Nice Landscape.

CGZ
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:iconsaldoone:
Saldoone Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I'm getting a Naruto-y vibe here...
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shaneldraey Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing! if i was thaer i wolde say OMG!
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:iconrjmessing:
rjmessing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Reminds me of the sphinxes in Neverending story
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ChristineMerrifield Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
this is truly breathtaking!! 
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moookayla Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of concept art from guild wars 2 almost! Love the piece! oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/a…
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the statues are amazing!!
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:iconrohanrpednekar:
rohanrpednekar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist
you are an Inspiration.... because of you I started writing..... and many of the things I write resembles your art.... sheer respect for you :)
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KirePapa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty!
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SilverEarthWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful!! I love the birds flying off the cliff carving, its a nice touch :) 
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Congrats:clap:
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I-am-the-wanderer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Awesome scale and colors. Really awe-inspiring.
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oshron Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
looks like the Anduin hasn't started on its course yet ;)
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littlejune131 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I saw this on a beautiful musical piece on YouTube entitled "Into the Wild: Chapter II" a while ago, and I loved it, so to see it uploaded here where I can add it to my favourites is definitely a treat! Thank you for this wonderful work!
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PurpleMochi7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kool, and it reminds me of LOTR. And I always zoom in to look at pictures so as long as I can do that it doesn't effect it so much.
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betoran Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Incredible! this is so asome!
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al1xl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
This is cool
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rwprwptfm Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Amazing! I really like the detail in the rocks and terrain and how the lighting is shown to come in from the sides of the valley, not just a huge shadow that creates a dark image. I can just hear sounds to go with it its so amazing! *-*

Do you have an estimated time as to how long this took?
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AvalonAshe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Writer
I want to see more now! 
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aphrodite-designs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love!!!!! Love Love Love 
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:icondragon70:
dragon70 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente Nod 
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xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely.. epic.
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Allin97 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW JUST WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome being=you
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Afreon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hundreds of years ago they were holding a huge pane of glass, until some loose cannon paladin charged straight through it! 
Great pic.
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PurpleMochi7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellence!
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vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMYGERD :love:
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DamnedSlacker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Digital Artist
amazing, this is one of my favourite artworks from you. :)
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Igilix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
agreed
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SnailPropulsionLabs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I don't get LOTR, I get The Neverending Story.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jogNJ…
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FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional
Just stunning with a lot of storytelling behind it, I would love to know more about this journey that the red-head lady is about to embark upon :)
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CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
You are so good at showing scale in these pictures.
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Raveneyes2007 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus 
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KeyboardKiller Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
About to comment this, completely agreed
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Gellelao Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Yea!
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Wallsofgoo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
me too!
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:iconigilix:
Igilix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
This is so epic and inspirational. This'll be so inspiring for my writing.
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ChestnutSaga Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So EPIC!! <3<3 LOVE IT!
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HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And this one too is featured it in my journal here: heathenheart.deviantart.com/jo… :)
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Amagryz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome ....
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MatteFx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Digital Artist
..wat can i say? its just too EPIC! 
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israelcs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amaziiiiiiiiing
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those giants are awesome!
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sergentsexy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
great work but it feels like it is missing something.
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rodrigoayam Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Very cool, love your pictures
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KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
The story you could write from this image alone is inspiring, your work is inspiring. Thank you! :amazing:
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TheLittleTw0 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This reminds me very much of the Gates of Agornath from Lord of the Rings.
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SpartanUruk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
That was exactly what I was about to comment haha :)
Love LOTR ^ ^
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Axiss-Craft Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be an awesome place to travel to if it existed in this world
I love it ^_^
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