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The Cold Steps to Solitude by ChrisCold The Cold Steps to Solitude by ChrisCold
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emeFlagrusTheEmperor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Holy hell, this is epic.
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necromancerr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Reminds me of the Frozen Throne.  
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VayneDarkni Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK SO. MY FRIEND RECOMMENDED YOU TO ME. YOU ARE FUCKING AMAZING.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
haha :P
thanks
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VayneDarkni Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are!!!!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
well thank you again :) 
my ego appreciates the boost :D
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VayneDarkni Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are seriously amazing man :glomp:
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Goldeneyes2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
It looks like where you go in Skyrim to learn your shouts.  
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XNarakonaroX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
High Hrothgar?
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Goldeneyes2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Yeah, that's it.  :)
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XNarakonaroX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
^.^
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:iconcaptn-dude:
captn-dude Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Ice cold brutal artwork - the way I like it!
Keep'em coming!
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xXDracaenaXx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
All I can think when I see this picture is Elder Scrolls Online and Coldharbour. This is really neat.
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Wiurka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
This landscape is so cold and empty, that I implode inside. It's very moving art.
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kolezanka1234 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist
awsome! :) Oh, why I can't make something like that...  
love this style
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a-roseintherain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow.. so dark and cold but at the same time not scary but really peaceful
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Dagoth11 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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faondejade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Very nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:kiss:
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Starkiteckt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your technical proficiency at digital paintings is truly impressive. Great work!
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atomicplayboy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
awesome
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BG0812 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful !
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:iconon4r:
On4r Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ARTHAAAAAAAS lol really looks like the frozen throne from warcraft III
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:iconkahiron:
Kahiron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The transistion of brightness is increadible -Great work!
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bryafilth01 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks alot like The Frozen Throne from WoW / Warcraft III
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GrimildeMalatesta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
And this looks like shelob's place in the lord of the rings. Better than the movie one!
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JoshuaNel Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome work, that's definitely not a place I'd want to find myself
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CapAmerica13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
amazing...
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Pieohpah69 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Talk about hostile environment! Awesome sharpness!
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:iconaburnier:
aburnier Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dude this is friggin' sick
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:iconevanscene:
Evanscene Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Julia-Aurora Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I really love how you managed to capture the harsh conditions.
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Bramblei Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I just love the atmosphere.
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ATildeProduction Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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novice001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Love the title and equally well executed thought!..love the sharp edges!!..............Gud job!
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DragonRider117 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Artist
It reminds me of skyrim.. But it has more of a Frost Kingdom feel. Like.. Dwarves of a Frost mountain.
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Feather3111 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i agree with the person below me! So much skyrim in this picture. This is really amazing
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frogeyedape Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of Skyrim so much... Very cool painting, love the spikes and chill of the piece :)
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the title... and even the picture XD LOL
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signuspl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
great work
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
thank you :)
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TheeFashionista Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
wowness! That's spectacular!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Well done.
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Aruneos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
wow I dont wanna go there :D
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nerdnina Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
love :)
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RegalWyvren Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome and slightly creepy. Can i use this for a bg?
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
sure :)
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Tygerson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Awesome! I just love the cold spikiness of the landscape!
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13Era Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me heavily of the Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, the icecrown glacier.
Was it perhaps one of the references you used when developing this concept?

Anyways.

Pros: I love the snow / wind effect, it really does give a feel of actually being in that scene, as opposed to trying to imagine it. Just vague enough not to be annoying, i really do love it.
The spikyness of the road and the mountain adds extra feel to the whole scene, and the light sourcing is brilliant, especially atop the peak.

Cons: As with some of your previous paintings, i do feel that it lacks some sort of focus. While its clear that you were aiming to present the mountain as the epicentre of attention, the fact that the right side feels very empty gives a feeling that perspective is a bit skewed, as well as just feeling somewhat awkward in my eyes. I would say that this arrives from distancing from the mountain a bit too much - perhaps if you "zoomed in" a bit, thus reducing the empty right side, it would look a bit better - but thats just me guessing.

Dont take me wrong, its brilliant, but i just do see some things which, in my eyes, could have made it a bit more brilliant :)
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13Era Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
By the way, i know a lot of people (including me) consider your work to be just "amazing" with no buts or maybe's allowed. So please, dont take my "criticism" as the fact that i dont like you - you are among my favourite artists to watch. But as i said, i do tend to notice some things which (purely in my opinion) might have been improved sometimes.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
not to worry, i don't take critiques too seriously unless it's some kind of a personal troll vendetta from someone i know :P

in any case, thanks for the crit. It might be too empty, i just never crop my paintings or flip horizontally at the end like other artists do, which would work as a solution here i guess.
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