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The Steam in the Willows by Felideus The Steam in the Willows by Felideus
Hi there,

This is another concept for my book project The Crows´ Parliament. As you can see is an homage to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows and the wonderful art of Arthur Rackham. In my book some of the characters of Graham's book (and from other victorian child book classics) appear in a very different and pop-surrealistic way. I hope you like it.

Done in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Cintiq 12WX.I'll post the process and some details in my blog: [link]
Comments and critics are most welcome, thanks ;)
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Given 2010-12-12
The Steam in the Willows by ~Felideus The Suggester said: "The fascinating view, details and this calm atmosphere make this work to something special for everyone.". ( Suggested by MayaVogrin and Featured by Atramina )
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ASKA-Artwork Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
truly amazing !
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Shelidon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Wow, that's extremely nice! Would you mind if I used your picture? We are setting up a reading event in Milan, next November 19th, and I'm looking for some fine art inspired by a certain type of British literature, and this would fit perfectly. Of course you would be fully credited and all the terms in your license will be respected.
I'd love to receive your approval.
Warm regards,

C.R. Shelidon
www.bolgeri.it
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Talib-PB Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Marvellous!!
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EdaHerz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Cuántos detalles!!! Fantástico!!!
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Muchas gracias :)
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:iconedaherz:
EdaHerz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
De nada!!! :)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I have featured this image. [link] :sun:
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
:heart:
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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xia0ting Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
gorgeous detail :heart:
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconspekthra:
Spekthra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student
Lovely
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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LillaNeve Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am at loss for words. Awesome.
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconthespiderking:
thespiderking Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i . love. this.
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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cloudofwords Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Agreed. The pleasant balance you have here between really minute detail, and yet a cohesive composition is really well done. The color scheme is very Rackham, and yet the characters are clearly your own. What kind of tool are working with in PS for the lineart? Looks like a lot of pencil work for the detail- it's very specific and deliniated, but the opacity is low. It's not overbearing.

The atmospheric perspective is nice too. The dark/heavy tree is the foreground and the troll (?) far away give the scene a nice push and pull.

It's a very nice composition all in all. I wish I'd drawn it!
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Felideus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, and answering your question, I used a regular soft brush for the lineart of this one ;)
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:faint: you blow me away
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Salix-Sericea Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Very nice work.
I especialy love the trees and the houses, they have so many details!
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Parmjeet-Johal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Incredible work, I shall give you a watch.
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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icehee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
i like the style of you!
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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AmyPate Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing, I love the elements. I grew up watching the wind in the willows. This is a wonderful portrayal. :D
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Colour-Me-Curious Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I love the style and feel of this! You're so talented! This is awesome :)
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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E8RC8Gs Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I love your style, so amazing and your drawings are so adorable. You are AWESOME!!!
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Felideus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, you are very kind :)
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TechnoGandhi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're texture work is incredible. Really a beautiful style.
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I love "The Wind in the Willows" and I love you for drawing this! :love:
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Felideus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconerosell:
erosell Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Artist
Sweeeeeet!
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Felideus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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aberry89 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh my good god, I have no words for how amaizng this is...
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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madnessmountains Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow deliciously delirious comrade.
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:iconfelideus:
Felideus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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hadibeee Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
ı want be there :)
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Felideus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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memod Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional
This is quite cool, I'm really enjoying the style in which you did this and "welcome to steam town". Both look pretty cool and these subtle tones work well. But while I realize that it is stylized, I think I would like it to work better in a sense of space...The elements don't seem very connected to each other, and you kind of wonder where the car is driving. It seems stuck between these roots and plants, actually. Also I miss a clear focus. The guy in the car, the one on the right and the building behind them both seem kind of equal in weight...a clearly dominating focal point would make this a stronger piece, I think. Right now they seem to frame the middle of the piece, but there is not really much to discover.
But I hope you don't mind these critiques, because otherwise this is definitely cool looking and I'm curious to see what will follow.

Nice work!
Daniel
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Felideus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your comment :)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional
You are welcome!
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Bigbusiness81 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Incredible!
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