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Heaven's Keys by purplekecleon Heaven's Keys by purplekecleon
The Heaven's Keys are a set of islands on the continent of Owel. The islands are mostly abandoned.

This is Nip during a part of his journey in which he has to trudge through a nasty swamp on one of the islands.
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Erikku8 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Visually striking. Love it!
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geoman88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very very cool
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PrinceofPride Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love the detail and design of the swamp.
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Manga-shadow Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student
Amazzzzzzzzing :O
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OnixTymime Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love it! The details, the colors, all of it! Is really amazing, you are my idol! <3
I think I see a women looking to the ground, with long hair covering her face.... I think! o_O
Love it!

Pokiu!
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
This is awesome! Love how Nip is cautiously finding his way through the swamp -- all the while keeping a look out for anything which may be lurking about, in this seemingly unfamiliar landscape!

fav
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NekoCody Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I don't wish to offend you, and I don't mean this in a rude or mean way, but this picture scared the shiz out of me O.O'
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LycanFangs1941 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of snow white.
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Eonity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think "nasty" is an understatement there; you really portrayed the stickiness and grimness of the swamp really well there. The colours - sickly-greens and browns, with a dash of red - really convey the idea that the swamp is not exactly a healthy or safe place to be in. Making some of the tree branches look like abstract formless monsters just adds to that creepy feel you have going on here.

Great work!
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CrownOfVines Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
That looks so creepy and awesome~! I like it!
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KingCheddarXVII Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
The setting is great and the details are incredible! The lighting is commendable, and color scheme is beautiful. Very well done, my friend!
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Great scene. I like all of the details. The BG's amazing.
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Toumorokoshi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow... I like your way of drawing trees :love: Here they look so "stalking"! (You made me search that word on the online spanish-english translator :XD:) And the water is really good too. I love Nip's fur, I wanna hug him :la:
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Pana-sonic3D Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Good luck, Nip. ^w^
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Venty-chan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I love the contrast between him (with the moonlight falling on him) and the rest of the swamp wich is very dark. All your drawings have an amazing color combination and this one is no exeption! I also like the way you draw fur,you make it look really soft :heart:
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inuzaka Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome style.
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RoseEyedPariah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
This looks like something out of my nightmares, which makes it absolute winsauce in my book.
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:iconigike:
Igike Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ok why it the tree grabbing his tail? sorry but thats seems strange to me, but in a awsome alice and wonderland kinda way!
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:iconmblock:
MBLOCK Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really incredible! All those details makes everything so realism and alive
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Cheese-just-cheese Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
PRetty. I like how you incorporated faces and bodies into the trees and such to signify the imagination of the fearfull. IT IS SO BEAUTIMUS!!
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perplexingPariah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and very compelling. You're amazing.
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TarriPup Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ooo this is VERY nice.. aww.. adventure!! I wanna come!! :ohnoes:
Have to say though I don't like this swamp.. I'd be wanting out of there!! ^^;

Very beautiful.. as usual, I envy your talents.. ^^;
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
It looks as though the swamp wants to eat her, or that could be just my imagination. ;o;
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RustyJoints Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
really amazing and wonderous! :+fav:ing that!
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EarthCookies Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this place sure looks scary! You make it look so believable =0
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow gorgeous
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Kawaii-Yume123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So detailed, I love the contrast *A*
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DarkIrishLove52489 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
woah! this is so cool. ;)
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
My god, this is amazing.
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OoOEmotionOoO Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol.. I see the grudge in one of those trees..
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BeagleTsuin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh gosh, this is beautiful! You have so much skill! :love:
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Bfoxkk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the detial fff

just wondering how you make it so clear in that style

well i love Nip's pose, and his ears back is so cute
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SirRailgun Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I must inquire: How long did this take you?
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SleepyFireball Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
whoa nice detail and coloring as usual.
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ferps Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
what software do u use? is it painter? the results are really unique
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Talthec Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
excelent work like ever!Do you write a story?
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luna777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work on the colors
love all the details in the background
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noshibeya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Cool!:la:
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IamLD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Nice
Very swampy yet with a nice blend of fantasy
the colours and spacing is thick yet spread with a chaotic evenness thats worth recognition in itself
the fungi is really interesting and the abience of the whole thing is rock solid creepy swamp gold.

it pulls off what i think you were aiming for
so nice work
keep it up :)
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work. *___*

Ari chan
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AstridKM Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Gasp, something that isn't a Pokemon commission! This is so beautiful, I simply adore your style, its just amazing. I would hang your stuff all over my wall if I could. c:
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A feast of twisted forms and muddy color, all with an adorable protagonist to contrast and add levity. Is that in water color?
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Jollypik Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Nip looks kind of female, but never the less he looks handsome^^
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dragonqeen1010 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
love the drawing but why dos the he have a flower on his head?
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Icoste Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That
Is
Beyond
Awesomeness
*U*
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GeneralStar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Dude, this is crazy-awesome... ^^; I looked at it at full size and it's like insane. The amount of detail that you put into this is amazing and I love the touch of red in here amidst all the green-browns... the petals on Nip's little head-flower in particular jump out. Seriously cool. :thumbsup:

Are you planning on writing a book or something with your characters? Because it sounds like there's quite a lot of thought put into this backstory.
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The tentative plan is to make his story into a comic with a few arcs. I've got the basic premise down, but it's going to be a while until I have the time to turn this gigantic story into the fully rendered comic it deserves. I'm looking forward to that day, however!
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GeneralStar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Oooh you mean like a graphic novel? Because I think that would be sick. :) I know it would be a big undertaking indeed to do a comic series of any kind, but I'm pretty confident it would/will turn out great.

AND, now that you're down in this area, ComicCon would be the perfect place to promote it and all the rest of your original works. I know I'm thinking waaay ahead with that one but hey, it's not too unrealistic!
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! like a graphic novel of sorts. I'm not quite to the stage where I'd be planning out how it'd be drawn or anything, as I really need to get my life straightened out and some funds acquired first, haha. but yeah, I want to do this so badly! and comiccon would be a fantastic place to advertise in the future!
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GeneralStar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Absolutely! I can picture it in my head and I'm pretty sure it would be a success. :) And I understand about the life chaos haha... mine's been pretty upside-down lately too so it's hard to focus on getting anything done. But you'll def get there someday!
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