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'The Forbidden Gardens' by ryan-gfx 'The Forbidden Gardens' by ryan-gfx
An Isometric Pixel city block I made for Pixeldam.net
The theme is supposed to be a beautiful water garden isolated from the rest of the town. CC please :)
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Given 2004-05-31
Take a gander at this beauty! Definately a place where you'd just like to relax and live the rest of your days in peace. (Though I'm guessing this whole concept of being "forbidden" doesn't increase my chances of actually doing so.) Nevertheless, "The Forbidden Gardens" by ~ryan-gfx offers an exemplary example of some of the finest isometric pixel art from our galleries. ( Featured by halfliquid )
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JEricaM Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't see it
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Hitori-The-Bitch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
wish I could see it...
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New2max Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
its gone gaaah
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El-Tralala Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
I fucking wish I scould see it in full! Its all wonky when I [try] to full view!

:shakefist: Grr, at dA!
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Sprinter136 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That water is AMAZING.
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Yukina-No-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
That's so beautiful, and I love the shading of color, it's outstanding!

Awesome job! -;-Fave-;-

<33YNH
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BananaCream Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
:omfg: WOW lol that's amazing! and pretty! clap:
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:iconultimape:
Ultimape Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
makes me want a well if I ever own a home. I already want a water garden.
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:icon3vil-bunny:
3vil-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
A beautiful garden, wish I was there :) ...
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:iconun-sospiro:
Un-Sospiro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
it's beautiful :aww: :heart:
it would be better if the water could flow >w<
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cindre Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! That's all I can think to say :+fav:
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:iconvaia:
vaia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
This is truly incredible! It always amazes me to see things like this!
Just beautiful :heart:
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insanity666 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005   Filmographer
beautiful..!
so peaceful it looks..!
and so solitudal..! :D

truly my FAV!
:+favlove:

I love this..! :)
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:iconwaterrat:
waterrat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
I would have fallen to my knees and wept if you'd have animated the water. Go on, wouldn't take 5 minutes... ;)
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:iconmindcraft:
MindCraft Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!

My crits;

-the shading on the rocks seems a little bit pillow and seems to lack the level of texture the rest of the pic has
-the trees seem to be at a little bit of a different perspective to the rest of the image, they look me side on, like they are being swept back from a wind coming for the bottom of the picture, like wouldn't the bottom of the leaves be invisible, given the top-down perspective?
-i dont really like the black outlines on things, yes I'm one of THOSE pixel artists.
-hmm i dont like such a liberal use of highlight colours throughout a lot of the darker parts of the objects, makes it look very high contrast and shiny. I mainly mean the well
-the waterfall on the left side, shouldnt that be in shadow?

Now for the things I DO like:
Love the texture of the grass achieved with such few colours, the single line of backlighting on the trucks is damn stylish, the waterfalls look very cool, the tufts of grass everywhere totally kick arse. Congrats on the DD
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kruxor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Such a nice piece! Shading is so awesome, would have taken ages to get it so perfect.
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nayruasukei Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Student General Artist
Daily Deviation Ryan.. (sighs to self)
The sad thing is to get one as an anime artist, you have to be so flippin' good its not even funny.
Like, it's an honor I dream not of.. or something. whatever.

Something I thought was really cool was the light haze on the leaves facing near the water, as if they barely reflected its color. T'was pretty, and stuff. :B
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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
it's realy wonderful! :)
maybe you should think about animating the water
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Saphiire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
what's pixeldam?..
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pixelsama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Ooooh, sweet, I love the well´s bricks. Here´s something you could fix if you want, at that iso angle the trees look out of place as they are angled diferently as it seems. I would cover up the top bit of the branches with leaves because like said beofre it doesn´t go with the iso view, you wouldn´t be able to see them normally. Hope this helps you :) if not for this piece but the next one with trees.

Keith
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Dizzyfool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
Fantastic as usual.
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Sergeantpepper Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
:) I can see how the curvature of the well would have made the bricks very very tricky to make! Not to mention the trees and all... very very good work!
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sedgemonkey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
Love the ultra-vibrant colors and the serene scene. I guess my only "crit" is that there isn't anybody around. :p
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zi- Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
haha I like green colours and one of very old your works must be my favourite :)
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RoboticBrain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
aaaargghgh this is so beautiful *_*! <3333333333
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OldManPTnet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
oh my god, this is amazing man... congrats, +fav
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SoulessWizard Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005   Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I love your Isometic designs, totally awesome
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Chenria Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a place where I want to relax ^^ Great job!!!
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KHaoSaZYRa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Wonderful!
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Venom-V8 Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
cool, nice detail.
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Agati0 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005   Digital Artist
:+fav!!! awesome
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Little-Kitten Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
my dream home
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sedgemonkey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Geez, just amazed at all the great pixel work you crank out.
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SheLovesSlipknot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
Oh myyyy...that's so pretty *o* I wish we had one of those in our city XD
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Zero2Infinity Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
W00t I +fav!!! Very nice
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:iconverty:
verty Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
i love this...
its so beautiful...
the garden looks so lush in colour.. i wish you could draw me in and i could live there.. heheh
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aero9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
i cant describe..
amazing
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Djumjus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Superb and unique! Great Job!
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Saphiire Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
Oooooooo... Cool. O__o your pixel work is just amazing!
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HeliXx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
The big tree on the right's roots don't seem too right...but other than that some beautifult pixel art there!
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GuitarAngel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Too cute! :+favlove:
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alienkabalien Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:boggie: Great pixel art, I love how you've done the water, and how you keep it in a fence/wall like that :O
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LIZANDERIK Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
beautiful! i wanna pet the swans :)
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ag4pe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
ohhhh...what a great work!:clap:
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mrdoody55 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Digital Artist
:favorite: great job, i love it. wish i could do pixilart.
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:iconf3llium:
f3llium Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004
That is really really gorgeous. Great work!
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SingingLolo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2004
Oh my god this is TOO CUTE! ACK! Lol I squeeked when I saw this! This is great pixel work, I :heart: it. :D :+fav:
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FunkyMonk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004   Digital Artist
Gj, I especially like the trees in this. Good work. :clap: =D
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Tetsuya55 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004
wow!
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arwenita Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
oh my, this is just so beautiful :clap: great job, really great :clap:
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