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Smogland Hounds by MarkBulahao

Smogland hounds by edictiv shows us a group of post-apocalyptic characters, enjoying themselves at a campfire. The scene is so intrigui...

Long Journey Back by BurenErdene

Some might wish Long Journey Back were in colour, but by choosing greyscale, *Daldbaatar did the perfectly right thing. A mysterious wa...


Genius Loci: Antidote by Ranarh
Genius Loci: Antidote
"The anaesthetic made froum woundberry is undoubtedly one of the most useful medicines of all times. But since the plant escaped from the apothecaries' gardens and grows wild outside the red forest, I fear how many human skeletons we will find at the roots of the young bushes."
— Sevicara, Sawan noble

Everything in the red forest is poisonous. The denizens protect themselves as best they can; gloves, breathing masks, and full body protection with double-buttoned openings are the usual attire when leaving the house, and due to this harsh environment that looks so lush but is so deadly, the people are, well, a bit grumpy. Those that have come close to them, however, tell of beautiful houses, tastefully adorned clothing, and exemplary use of the forest's fauna and flora.

Check out Genius Loci in my blog Starmaker's Gaze and my website.
The tale of Nahil and Remor by Ranarh
The tale of Nahil and Remor
"The silver cord is the strongest binding there can be between lovers, as their hearts become one. Those joined by the cord cannot be parted - even the plasmats can't sever it."
— Nimjaron, sage

I just love this early sunset lighting that goes up instead of down. The tale of Nahil and Remor is a known story in the realm of the Quarrelling Cities in northern Lozir.
This painting will also appear in the Genius Loci calendar.

Check out Genius Loci in my blog Starmaker's Gaze and my website.
Tins Tips: Poring over realism by Ranarh
Tins Tips: Poring over realism
Skin texture is a crucial part of making any portrait look realistic - digital art has always held the danger of portraits looking more like plastic dolls than people. It's not that hard to achieve if you're a little patient, and there are many brush packs to be found online with excellent brushes - these brushes were among those used in this tutorial:… by KeepWaiting. I have also had success with nature textures of sand, stone, or similar surfaces; and when you work in Painter, the Tiny Spatter and Variable Spatter Airbrushes are extremely useful. You can of course also overlay skin photo textures. Whatever works.
Quintal by Ranarh
Quintal ("Garden") is the sixth of the Pearl Worlds of the rpg setting of the same name. It is characterized by its beautiful gardens and plantains and is the granary of all the Pearl Worlds.
See all the Pearl Worlds in my blog

I tried to be creative with lensflares in the series and am rather happy with the results; happy enough there might even be a tutorial coming. The planets are not super-detailed, but more character portraits, as they all have strong environmental characteristics - which is a fun way to go about space art.
Far Reaches - Tuar'ib traders by Ranarh
Far Reaches - Tuar'ib traders
Concept art for the Far Reaches Open World RPG ( The Quar'thanid are a fairly reclusive desert people that doesn't interact too much with outsiders, but won't refuse a good trade with the occasional wandering adventurer.

Llamas, stock, and sketches

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 3, 2014, 11:49 AM

Return of the Llamas!

I think I could do with an upgrade to my llama. Gimme moar llamas, and I'll return the favour!

Resource packs and tutorial

I published two stock packs of paper I ruined myself, and have used successfully in a broad range of subjects from backgrounds to walls, clothes, skin, and stellar nebulae. Even as papers, if you can believe it.
There's also finally the next Tiny Tip tutorial: Not black nor white.

16 Papers Texture Pack by Ranarh 20 Coffee Paper Textures by Ranarh Tiny tips: Not black nor white by Ranarh Sketchbook Thread

After CGHub has gone away and taken my sketchbook thread with it, I openend a new one on I'll try to be regular, check it out:…


Current Residence: Northern Germany
Favourite style of art: digital - fantasy


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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Your gallery is lovely! I wish I had your skill!

I notice you’re from Germany. Ton of history there! I visited the Rhine Valley

and Black Forest years ago and thought it was gorgeous!


I found that a lot of people here in the U.S. don’t know much about their own

country, much less anyone else's.  :(


I post prayer updates about different countries. Part of the reason is to raise awareness about what's going on in the rest of the world.


Recently I’ve started my own private initiative; if I notice someone on DA  is from

another country, if I've done their country I let them know. It’s my way of letting them know that others are thinking about their home. :)


This update is about your home!…


GOD bless

John 3:16


delphifilm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
your imagniation is mesmerizing me, so I am dazzled in a way that makes it hard to hit the proper keys and watching button :dizzy:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
That is very flattering, thank you very much :blush: :thanks:
KibbaSan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Artist
Thankyou so much for the Tiny Tips tutorials, I'm beginning to do illustration for my portfolio so i can be accepted at Universities, and you're tips have really given me a real idea on what i required in textures and such that i find difficult.~
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Happy to hear that. I'm self-taught myself, and I'm glad to hear that my tutorials are helping others.
KibbaSan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Artist
^_^ I'm grateful you share them. :)
silent-spring Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I used your stock here :D thank you…
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Nice work. Thanks.
silent-spring Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you :hug:
SickFromHell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Welcome to our group :iconrealunreality:
Have a nice day :)
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