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The red country by rontufox The red country by rontufox
Seasons of Murmoose and Luuk's homeland--Deru.
composition inspired by [link]

Yellow leaves dot the trees year-round and turn red after falling, leaving the forest floor a perpetual shade of red.
Unlike Aheya, Deru's environment is a untamed and harsh--bitterly cold and prowled by large wild animals.

If you're interested in seeing more concept art for ~Spatty and my project, head this way~
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful work. I adore the colors used as they compliment each other well. As for the style, it's unlike anything I've ever seen before.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you very much, I'm glad the colors work well together. I'm always pushing saturation, but try to stay sane in my choices :XD: If you don't mind me asking, what about the style do you find so unique? (since creators are blind to their own work)
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's hard to describe exactly what's unique about this. Separately I guess I've seen each element, but coming together it's unlike anything else. The line work reminds me of a hand-drawn manga from the 90's I saw a couple of years ago; the style is more suggestive than realistic and detailed but the detail is added in the coloring rather than the line work. The way you used the colors reminds me a bit of a typical vector style but it's much more fluent. And then the saturated colors and in the top one some rather unconventional color choices... All in all I can say you have a very personal style.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Sorry I've taken so long to respond, but your feedback has really given me insight about what it is I'm doing with my art, and I really appreciate it. Thus far I've just been throwing shapes and colors everywhere without knowing where in the world of art my work may fit in or be similar to. I feel a bit more anchored somehow, haha. Thank you!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
In my opinion there aren't that many artists/designers with a very unique style, so when I discover one with an own style I can appreciate it extra much. I'm sure everyone gets inspired by other artist unconsciously but to use that inspiration and make it your own — that's the trick.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Your last sentence hits the nail on the head.
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ChantalIZ Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
You are very good with colors my dear sir.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Why thank you~ =)
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NkoGnZ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the contrast of the seasons, I like how the colors can change the whole scenery and feeling, loving the first one, the many shade of reds and warm vibe, lovely indeed, quite interesting! :D
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Ah, thank you! Yeah, I really enjoyed doing two different versions of the same scene, making both have very different moods with just the colors. Glad you like them too!
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
is that a huge ferret? o.o
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
It's kinda a huge ferret/wolverine :XD:
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh may, I'm oficially in love with it :heart: (Ferrets are my love)

You shall make a reference >:U :XD:
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Here's sort of reference of them from a previous concept page if you'd like [link] though I feel the neck isn't quite long enough in these initial drawings, whoops.

Hahaha, I love ferrets too! They're so hilarious.
Did you own any?
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
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They are so cute! And how irony! My fav character from yours is the one who owns one x) I loved the one that's streching over his back, it looks so cuddly!

Ferrets are just amazing and unpredictable. I had one, my little Antauri, saddly a couple of months ago one of my friends who was taking care of him while I was gone on a trip did a mistake and well, he's not longer here :( I miss him so much, but I think he's in a better place now..
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Haha, how perfect you like both of them :XD: Thanks!

Sorry to hear about your ferret... That's very unfortunate. I'm sure you have great memories with him though--ferrets sure have such strong personalities and cause so much mischief =)
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Azuria992 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice shading and colouring! love the background too!^^
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Oh! I didn't recognize your icon :XD: I should try reading usernames more often haha
Thanks!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Great
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thanks
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gsilverfish Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
This is really lovely!

How do they manage to stand in the exact same place months later? :D
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Good ol' green screen :lol:
Thank you
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Snivy94 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
They both look amazing! Fall and Winter happen to be my favorite seasons too! ^^
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thanks! And awesome, another fall/winter lover! :iconhigh5plz:
I'm definitely happiest during the last half of the year
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Snivy94 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! Yay!

Yeah I have to say that I am too!

I think there's so much beauty in the fall and winter.
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Oh geez, me too :crying:
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Snivy94 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:XD: lol
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burt1712 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow, this is good O:
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thank you =)
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I love the colors! Especially in the fall version! I also like the contrast between Deruvia and Aheya.:)
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks! I'm a bit partial to the fall version too, just cuz it kinda looks more gem-y somehow :XD:
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
If I could describe the fall version in one word it would be "vermillion".
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Oh, I forgot about that word's existence! I agree haha
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Fifianna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
De colors! *v* :heart:
Wow I donno what to say, you pictures always make me look at'em for a while :D and my brother joined me this time for a few seconds too that's a good news for me because he's almost always like a pocker-face when he sees art XDD
this picture is so amazing, great job as always Rontu! C:
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Wow, thanks so much Fifia!
Glad your brother thought enough to take a look at this too :XD: and that it made you gaze at it for a while! Very glad you like it! =)
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Fifianna Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
Yep, and that certainly proves that your art is really something! ^w^
You're the most welcome Rontu! :3
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GeovanaVieira Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I love it!
And your colors are always wonderful! *o*
Nice work buddy! <3
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thank you!
Ugh, I'm having so much trouble, since I recently found out my monitor's colors are off... so I move my pieces from computer to computer to see if it actually looks alright :XD: Even after all that, I'm still not sure
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GeovanaVieira Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
;A;
I hope you can fix it... :saddummy:
No prob and yes you are wonderful!
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Haha, thank you, hopefully!
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I love how both backgrounds have like a winter-autumn feel to it
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rontufox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Glad you're liking it! In fact, Deruvia looks as if it's in perpetual autumn, until winter comes along. I'd love to live in a place like that :lol: (maybe it's just my desert fever talking)
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
indeed :nod:
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