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Underworld by t-i-l-d Underworld by t-i-l-d
Picture made for :iconmrhellz:'s contest….

The theme was "Door of hell" and the character had to have horns and size of the picture was to be 600x600 pixels. :) This was the first time I've painted a digital landscape and I must say it was really hard! :S Since the size is so small I guess you can't see the girl very well, but if anyone is interested I can show you the bigger version as well (the size I worked in was 6000x6000 pixels).. :)

Along the way making it, I kept stuffing in new concepts (by accident :P) so in the end I had to take alot away to make it less messy.. ;P

It was inspired by the underworld, Hel, from the norse mythology. However this is NOT Hel nor is the girl the Goddess Hel, it was just my inspiration :)


Since I didn't get into top 10, I've uploaded a bigger version.. To be honest, I'm kinda disappointed, I spent hours on this picture and it kinda feel like a waste of time.. lol
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akilight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
väldigt fin!! :)
Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
within everything that Iam looking at her in the personality that i'am seeing through is whatever part of her body represent which makes her a person is the dress design Iam looking at and i feel for her , because with these people that are in the picture it shows that they're being dictated by en evil ruler and that would be this woman in the picture who's dictating over the land where the people live, and thats a great way to draw and express that feeling what your thinking through right at this minute , so yes excellent job on the coloring and sketch!
KevorkienMD Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Something about this makes me feel like I'm staring into a fractal - although it's obviously not.
PassyVoreX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Amazing i love the colors^^
beatnikblends Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely... I really like the concept and colors. Very interesting drawing. 
yumacchi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
First time? Really? Looks awesome! :wow:
camera-buff Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
People seldom see works of art in the same way the artist does.  We all get a little too invested in our own works.  Don't get discouraged, there is something rather special and unique in this piece.
designer356 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
this is something special here. c:
Elleyferranis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love this! So sad you didn't win. =( Hug 
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
A really stunning work.......:iconbowplz:
ArcaneEnforcer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative work! I love it!
Reaperrr1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow I like this artistic style :D maybe her neck is a bit tooo long for my liking but awesome work :) 
KaitCobain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how it splits in half like 2 pictures
JachymKuikka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! so fairytale-like really love this one!:) would love to zoom into it.. or maybe enter?.... it looks tempting :D:D
ShamanHyljys Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome concept! Also that landscape is sooo pretty and well done :3
Willow-San Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice !
I love the concept and the colors !
Great job :la:
Lactopi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a really cool concept. It looks awesome having a realistic landscape on the bottom with a cartoonish figure on the top ^_^ Those horns she has are pretty fancy ;D

What are all the orange things?
BongoSkillz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Neato! I love how surrealish it is! Well done! :)
EdensSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
woah. this is so cool.. how is this remotely a waste of time? I mean look at that skirt! and that hair! You're so amazing! :D
Silver-Moondust Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the design of her horns! :)
Andrea1981G Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting concept, cool idea :)
TheSkyIsFullOfDreams Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Very well done! I especially love her hair :)
TheDesignSlab Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How is this a waste of time? It's better than what I could do!
OnE-PiEcE-RuLeZ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Really interesting!
ploofy-floop Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful.
I absolutely adore how you made her look.
I love her proportions.
And I adore the fact that the landscaping turns into a dress of sorts for her!

This is really clever, and VERY well done!
Zuske Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Very nice piece, keep it up.


Zayrot Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Those delicate lines! I really like your pastell like colours and the cold-warmth contrast! :) Well done!
andyeahFTW Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is just AMAZING really great work Wander WHOOT! emoticon Wander WHOOT! emoticon Wander WHOOT! emoticon 
pelle131313 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah, impressive! I like the scenery below her :)
ElKyuZou Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Isabel-Afolalu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept.
RedCZ Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
This is beautiful! :) 
Anarloth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. The idea is great, and the details too.
DreamON-Mpak Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol amazing concept and so beautiful and simple colors.. I like it.. very good work and idea .. <3
eev11 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this! And I really have a thing for foreign mythology lately so this is great :D It's awesome how her dress turns into the landscape.
kasiramis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had to look twice to capture the whole image  - the figure is so stylised that it is hard to make out - but the whole concept is just great  :)
good job
elecyan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very interesting concept, also love the style of anatomy on this :aww:
MiguelWorks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very interesting style
KarasuYotsume Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!! it looks original :3
violinist2424 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustration. I don't think it was a waste of your time.
IKSart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool!
miaokep Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg it looks so cool *u*
ToffeeNuelle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Great piece :D
sylie113 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work! :D
Nuditon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wowow great concept!  I really like the way you did the elements in each "world" :)
neverxhale Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool work.  The mixing of a landscape with a character is great.  Well done! :D
Cypernelli Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool idea!
MischiefIdea Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that you haven't reach the top 10.
But this paint is amazing, I really like the concept and the colours you used.
I really Love it. Compliments!
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