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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...


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.
Lozirian rock island by Ranarh
Lozirian rock island
"I've had travellers pity me for living in such a "desolate place". They don't know what they're talking about - what more can I ask for than water at my door and wind under my sail?"
Sanbrana, island villager

This is one of the fabled rock islands of the Lozirian deserts; enormous spires, with the all-important water springing from the middle, forming luxuries like pools and waterfalls, and making it possible to grow food, even trees, all on and around the island. Travel is done by sail gliders, for which liftoff spires are built in the far distance.

Check out Genius Loci in my blog Starmaker's Gaze and my website.

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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