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Evil lives within these walls by Shockbolt Evil lives within these walls by Shockbolt
I gave up on initial idea to paint a character or monsters into this background as I felt it'd take away too much of the castle.

So instead I sat down, adding more details to it and here is the result.

Without giving too much clues, I wanted to give it a bit of evil feel,, that something lethal and perhaps undead was living inside the castle seen here.


Painted over several evenings, size reduced alot, no reference used.

Ask for permission before using this image for any reason.

Photoshop and a wacom intuos 3 tablet used.
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:iconjermhoop:
jermhoop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
This is amazing - your artwork for full screen images is outstanding. Do you do personal pieces like this for profit? I"m making a game (solo programmer) and am very interested in using your artwork as that is my weak spot - everything else I can do.

In particular, I am looking for a full screen image with a tower like this, an adventurer carrying a scroll walking up to it. The tower is dark and ominous, in the middle of a wasteland full of swamp and bones, with a single dirt path leading to the tower. The adventurer wears a single robe holding the scroll. I'm not sure what the pricing would be for such a piece, but if you are interested, please name your price.
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Yewtrex Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Can i use this beautiful image for a manipulation?
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing, as long as it's a personal piece to be posted online only :)
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:iconred-tsukyomi:
red-tsukyomi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
kinda reminds me of minas morgul from lord of the rings. Good job
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, now that you mention it, it kinda does :)
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Its one of Hello kitty's summer homes but you are right about the evil.

Looks great.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: ofcourse, and everything inside would also be of Hello Kitty theme, as Hello Kitty is evil.
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:icontheblueferret:
TheBlueFerret Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is so AMAZING!!!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icontheblueferret:
TheBlueFerret Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD its what I do XD
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:iconderuuyo:
Deruuyo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that is really cool :D
i wonder what kind of photoshop brush that you used on this picture :D
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:icondebb555:
Debb555 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Dark elves?
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure :D
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:icondebb555:
Debb555 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
ok, was thinking of them since I think they're pretty evil
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:icondebb555:
Debb555 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
was thinking about them first of all evil characters i could come up with
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Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome!!!x3 I was wondering if its alright if i can use it for a background for one of my characters. But I don't want to use it without your permission. so, is it okay if I use it? I'll give you credit.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What exactly are You wanting to use this image for? :)
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:iconabsolhunter251:
Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a background for my character as a dragon.^^
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Do You plan to have it published in any way with profits in mind, or is it purely for hobby use?
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:iconabsolhunter251:
Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
its just hobby use.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Then it's ok by me :)
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:iconabsolhunter251:
Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!!x3 I'll send the link back of my picture thank you so much.^^
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:iconeternal-fallen-angel:
do you mind if my band uses this image?

artist credit will be given to you.
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XxGravity-lovexX Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Beautifully made <3
I think that the monster would have made a nice touch, but you're right that it would probably have taken away the castles glory.
Reminds me o the game Primal for some reason X.x
Perhaps I've played Primal too much...

I could imagine your castle in a good thriller/fantasy movie. It even gives me writing inspiration. Fantastic work :winner::dance:
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You for the nice feedback!
It's fun to hear that my images inspires and makes people think and compare
them to stuff they know from their own experience, such as what You've described here :D
Thanks! :D
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iDadNorm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
This is so cool can I use it?
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That would depend on what You mean by "use it".
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:iconidadnorm:
iDadNorm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
as a background
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
IF it's for Your own personal use ( non commercial use), feel free to do so :-)
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:iconidadnorm:
iDadNorm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
non commercial use, probably like I did with my car, you see it on my profile, Thank you
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Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Cool artwork. If you look at it for a longer period of time then you get the sense of eeriness. It's awesome :D
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! Long time no see :-)
Thanks for the feedback!
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:iconlorelei-coral:
Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
You're always welcome :D
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:iconaelfrey:
Aelfrey Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I get the "warm fireplace on a cold dark night" feeling when I look at this painting... not a sense of evil...
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's all in the eye of the beholder :-)
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: HI there,

just to let you know that this wonderful painting is featured in my journal here [link] :heart:

If you rather not be featured, please let me know asap!

:hug:

Cathrine
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature :-)
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure :hug:
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alaila1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Thats great, nice mood!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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:iconanimorph4ever:
animorph4ever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008   Photographer
ooh...even w/o the title this place is creeepyyyy...love it! course, i love all your stuff. *is jealous*
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:-)
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Shadow-Drakken Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
wow! amazing job with the entire landscape!
This is absolutely spectacular!.. *faving*
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job on this ^o^
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:icondvotar:
Dvotar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
looks awesome :D
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:iconthe-wandering-ranger:
The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist
amazing!
:)
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KalliahVerkauf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :'3 You're right, if you added the monsters, it would've taken away the mood. :33
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Areishia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
It looks so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!
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