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Land Of Shamans by ertacaltinoz Land Of Shamans by ertacaltinoz
This is the cover illustration that I made for a brand new book entitled "Land of Shamans" by Barış Müstecaplıoğlu.
And yes, there are some photo referances out there.

Enjoy.
Ertac

Barış Müstecaplıoğlu'nun yeni kitabı "Şamanlar Diyarı" için çizdik.
Kitap bir aksilik olmazsa önümüzdeki Cuma (Nisan 2012) raflarda olacak. Keyfini sürün.

Görüşürüz.
Ertaç


Photoshop CS3
Wacom Cintiq 12WX
Approx. 20 hours.
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:iconmoohoodles:
Moohoodles Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, this is glorious!
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:iconburgald:
Burgald Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
True and cool :D
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
an amazingly beautiful piece!! :thumbsup:
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work! :)
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:icondaenel:
Daenel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Artist
All the details, the big minotaur, the reflection of the "bear"... this is fucking awesome...
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh,wow this is gorgeous
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:icone30ric:
e30ric Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Something about this illustration draws me back again and again. I keep wondering if the reflection is in or above the pool.
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool work! I love the light!
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:iconclampdoc:
clampDoc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I wanted to be a game developer.....but I choose something different. and when I see this art work I am thinking if I made the right desision. I love your art work and this one I love the most!
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:iconareyasha:
Areyasha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Its beautiful! It really makes you wanna sit back, look at it and imagine!
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:iconemerald-song:
emerald-song Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing. The scenery jumps right out at me with its detail and beautiful colors. Very nice work :D
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:icondarknesswthn:
darknesswthn Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing! I wonder when this book comes out and if its going to be in English.
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:iconemmysarus:
Emmysarus Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Writer
wow the bears reflections has an amazing twist to the novel! have you seen brother bear?
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:iconsilvercurlyart:
SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Digital Artist
absolut wonderful concept :love:
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:iconalexadi95:
alexadi95 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool:D verry beautifull
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:iconisissousa2:
isissousa2 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great fairytale! Love the rendering and the beautiful colors!
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:iconweaveroffantasy:
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
This is gorgeous, and the lighting coming down from the sun and the perspective of the branch at the end there is a nice touch.
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:icondreamhaunt:
dreamhaunt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking and majestic !!!
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:iconluckygoat86:
luckygoat86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Artist
very awesome work!
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:iconm-u-ll-e:
m-u-ll-e Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are amazing details and I love the idea with the mirror image in the water!
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:iconshainchi:
Shainchi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
kitaptan önce bunu görmüştüm ve kitabı görür görmez kapağından tanıdım :) okumayı düşünüyorum. gerçekten çok dolu ve yaratıcı olmuş çok beğendim :love:
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maumanga Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Man, this artwork is amazing. Your skills are magnificent!

There is no "Critique" button here but, I´d like to tell you what first came to mind, when I saw this piece.
"Oh my! 3 different artworks in once! How cooo... --wait... it´s just one?" O.o
Yeah. I can´t help to feel these are 3 different ambients, situations, and they don´t fit togheter, mainly because, IN MY OPINION, they are way too separated from each other. First we have the Bear and the reflection, ok. Then we have a huge blu SKY abyss between the rocks and the city itself, and then another gap, with the statue as a third object afar.

My suggestion here, to "break" this concept, would be to interact these 3 different scenarios, so they don´t seem so far away from each other. Like, if we brought the city a bit to the right, or even made it longer, we could have HALF of the buildings hidden behind the rocks, that way we´d have BEAR/ROCKS+CITY and not BEAR/ROCKS+Empty Blue+CITY. The same applies to the statue, you could have added some sail boats around it, or made the statue closer to the city.

But again, these are my thoughts. Might help, might not.
I´m glad I could comment on such a great piece of work. :) Keep it up!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, but please don't forget that this is a book cover and everything there is there for a reason. For example, the owner needs a solid open space for the synopsis of the back space. I never make my composition from top of my head when my clients' desires on the stage. You know, aiming the true purpose is the main goal here;)
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:iconmaumanga:
maumanga Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I understand. :)

Thanks for the feedback, man. I do understand the client has a major part at "leading" the artwork, and we gotta stick to their ideals in the first place. I work with logo design and advertising, so I know exactly what you mean. Hahah.

Have a great week!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.
And here is the very result----->

[link]
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:iconmaumanga:
maumanga Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
VERY NICE! :D :D :D
Congratulations, man! Things do fit in place now, seeing how the book has the exact areas to fold and such.

Thanks for sharing!
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ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Anyway the other reason of the seperation feel you felt is the result of my effort on searching depth of field issue. And it is very good to hear your comment hence I guess I succeeded somehow.
Thank you again man.
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wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
the background is beautiful!
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Antonio-Figueiredo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Feature
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:hug:
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:icondeathsith:
DeathSith Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow I wish I can be that good :/..... but anyways GREAT JOB!!!! I love it
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow what amazing detail and the bear looks brilliant. Excellent
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Valkyrie-Ghost Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Featured here :boogie:
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:iconcey-cey:
cey-cey Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
çok başarılı bir renklendirme ... çok güzel detaylar.
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:icondeniz-ince:
deniz-ince Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
şu yakındaki dalın blur etkisi ve o detay beni benden aldı
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MutantDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya arkadaş...
Yetenek desem yetmicek, kaç kere söylicem size olmayın bu kadar über diye!
Bilmiyorum valla suç sizin usta, ne desem az kalıcak bişi diyemiyorum..
Anca :+fav: paklar :D
ayıp ayıp :D
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Alikuu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the city in the background!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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:iconfallynseyes:
Fallynseyes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
very cool
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Biomech44 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Your talent never ceases to amaze..a true masterpiece :clap:
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sunburntjuan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
i love it but the bare kind of kills it =/
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:iconshrinkhead13:
Shrinkhead13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
That book has to be awesome to deserve such stunning cover! :D
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
:omfg: Impressive and gorgeous !
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toinouANDRE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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toinouANDRE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OO awesome !
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bishop61 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Awesome
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconolgola:
Olgola Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!
I love it
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:iconvallomay:
Vallomay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Is that a star or a UFO right above the flock of geese? I came back to admire lol.
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:iconseghault:
Seghault Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
So beautiful !!!!
:clap:
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:iconkreneemermaid:
kreneemermaid Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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