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Visiting Solitude by ekster Visiting Solitude by ekster
This was actually my earliest and most minimalistic piece to date, and still one of my favorites, as it is something that holds a very deep expression for me.

I decided to polish it just a tad bit more and added some very slight details, and came up with a new title for it.
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:iconmiburo008:
MIBURO008 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Featured in [link] - SOLITUDE :gallery:
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LeBronJames Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
awesome
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blingbling1106 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
sometimes the most stunning and beautiful pieces are the simplest! :)
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:iconmurakumon:
Murakumon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
WOW! So simple, but the way the colors are done, gradients, and that shadow... truly a beautiful picture. Nice one :)
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ekster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments my friend! :)
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defylogic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
great illustration. It reminds me of my fav movie lawrence of arabia, in fact that was the first thing i thought of when i saw it. I'm a sucker for desert stuff like that.
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walumu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Quite possibly the best illustration I've seen on all deviantART. Absolutely amazing. I was hoping you could send me a larger copy (something wallpaper sized, ie: 1024 or 1280)? You have great taste in art! Keep up the fantastic work.
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ekster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Wow, thank you so very much for such a wonderful compliment friend :)
As for a wallpaper sized version, your wish has been granted! I just posted a 1024x768 sized version in my scraps :)
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:iconastondo:
astondo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
One of your best ones, I really like it :)
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
Thanks! Deserts really are an awesome source of inspiration :)
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:iconastondo:
astondo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
Then do more! :lol:
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:iconagent-jolliday:
Agent-Jolliday Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Excellent handling of light and shadow, and I really enjoy the simplicity.
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconuae-designer:
uAe-Designer Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
i have pic like that :P
in my gallery

nice work mate
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Many thanks :)
Desert scenes are just so much fun to create :D
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Lethal-Tones Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
Tres Bien! I love the colours, although it could maybe do with a -little- more detail.
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
Thanks a bunch! :) I thought about adding more detail, but in the end a few other peeps and I thought the minimalism had a lot more impact.
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:iconbusty:
busty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
wowwwwwwww so nice really!
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Thanks so much! :)
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Duck-Star Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
This is a great piece and is certainly minimal, there is so little in its construction but appears like there is lots of detail. The minuteness of the camel and rider lends strength to a vast desert environment.

Good work...;)
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you've enjoyed the minimalism of this piece, your observation and compliments are quite appreciated!
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Duck-Star Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
It's a great piece, very well executed, thanks for replying to my comments. ;)
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ink-brains2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005   Photographer
this is definitely one of my favourites pieces of yours too... i love the shading in the sky and sand, and even in the faraway dunes
there's something so breathtakingly simple about it
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Thank you so much for your kind words and observations. I really appreciate you taking the time to really view my work! :)
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mattj Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
that is awesome! i love it :D
:+fav: for sure :)
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Thank you so very much! :)
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Kagome357 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is really cool. :) :butterflytwo:
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Thanks very much :hug: :)
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:iconbeastifrog:
beastifrog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2005
Simply gorgeous!
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2005
Why thank you! :)
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sanah82 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Beauty is simplicity, this is very well done in its subtilities n the title just Perfect.
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Thank you so much :hug:
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sanah82 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
no prob, just glad i cld help. :)
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faeriedreemer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
it looks better for some reason...
;)
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
Thanks :) I'm glad you find it better as well.
I slightly changed the color blends in the shadows and far left dune ever so subtly.
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bumpinthenight Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
Definately very cool, man :D Wow... I never have liked minimalism in the past, but I must say that this one is actually very schweet! :XD: Heh.... Another farking masterpiece... I hate you and your creative... creativeness... Blech ;)
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ekster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
lol... i'll take your hate as a compliment dear ;)
I still haven't gotten around to planning out a tutorial yet, but if there's anything you feel like asking, feel free though!
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bumpinthenight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
Will do, mon capitane... Heh... Well, do you recommend that I download a pirated version of illustrator to test out this vector thing? :D
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ekster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Well, officially I would have to say *gasp* <legal>But there's a free trial on Adobe's site that lets you try it for 30 days!</legal> :P But heh... yes, definitely get your hands on it ;)
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bumpinthenight Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
heh... :) I will... and cant you actually go into the settings file of the program and delete the (damn... cant remember the file extention) file that allows you to have a free 30 day trial so you keep on renewing your 30 day trial? I dunno... I'll go check it out :D
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ekster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
why yes :P I've heard ot that method too.... hehe. There's a lot of different ways to make it work free for an extended time for you, but in the spirit of education, be free to do whatever you need :D Besides, unless you were a professional designer or run a business that uses it, dinking around with a free and personal copy is alright :)
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blindfive Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
Wonderful illustration. I love the minimalness of this piece.

The only thing I would change would be to make the gradient in the shadow more of a blend... The straight line between the lighter purple and the darker purple is a little distracting...

Otherwise very nice work :nod:

P.
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
Thanks very much for the critique and compliment! I'll definitely have to try that out and see how it looks. :)
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:iconblindfive:
blindfive Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
The blending change looks great...

Nicely done :thumbsup:
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
Glad you like it :) I gotta thank you for that suggestion ;)
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:iconblindfive:
blindfive Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
No worries. Always willing to help ;)
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:iconekster:
ekster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
Neato, thanks so much for the :+fav: on it too! :)
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SmashR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Very cool :D! How did you make it ? Did you based it on a photo or did you draw it?
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ekster Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Thanks very much! Well the story goes, I was at a bookstore and I was looking at the beautiful photographs in the travel section, and all these desert scenes really inspired me and I developed an image in my mind. So when I got back home, I created it based on what I saw :)
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