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I wanted to make a simple Halloween themed CSS. I ended up doing a crazy ass detailed scenery illustration :stare: I don't know how, but that kinda just hapened :meow:

At first there were the hills, then I started doing a castle, this is actually the second castle. The first one sucked. Took me some time to get a style for this, tried several raster effects before ending up with gradients over everything.
GRADIENT ALL THE THINGS :iconallthethingsplz:

After that, I moved on to creating the graveyard and the trees on the right. Added some more tiny thills and fog in front of the castle… actually added in the moat :faint: Crazy lighting inside the castle… trees on the left. Sometime in between things I created the moon, moved it to a different spot later one… last main thing was the pumpkins and the fences around them. SO MANY THINGS! :faint:

I added a lot of detail :stare: Again, that just happened, wasn't planned at all :B

For inspiration I was mainly browsing dA constantly and looked at a whole lot of artworks :la: Can't put my finger on one or a few in special, too much awesome stuff :XD:

Basically everything you see I created from scratch in Illustrator. The only thing I drew on paper beforehand was a rough layout of the castle, how many towers and where etc.. But I didn't trace that sketch, just had it in front of me :D Of course, since I wanted the whole thing to look kinda quirky and not perfect, working without sketches was okay anyway :)

Um, think that's it?

Hope you like it :heart: :peace:

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asdajshdkerksnckansflamf a DD?! :faint:

Thank you alexandrasalas and ChewedKandi for suggesting and featuring this :love: Love and hate you both :giggle:
I had no intention to log in today at all, since I'm 1) on vacation and 2) stuck in New Jersey with a generator :B So chances were really slim I would notice anything :P Only logged into skype to let my mom know I'm okay and was then hinted at the DD :D

So, I may not reply soon to any comments left on this deviation, but I will try :la:

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-10-31
Stunning use of gradients to create a wonderfully rendered spooky scene. I like how the gradients almost add a texture to this piece. Happy Scalable Halloween all! Creepy Neighbourhood by ^pica-ae ( Suggested by alexandrasalas and Featured by ChewedKandi )
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BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
This is absolutely marvelous!Raven icon 7 
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Reilune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:la: 
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Jackieblu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Looks like the background for a cool Halloween game we need more haha
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
haha thank you :XD:
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Jackieblu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Seriously haha you could pitch the idea and have a successful downloadable game out by this Halloween
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Unfortunately I lost the file to that illustration. My computer is broken, so it would take me a lot longer to redo it :B Maybe next year ;)
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Jackieblu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Would it help if I saved the picture then sent it to you?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I can easily do that myself ;)
What I lost is the .AI file of the deviation. In order to prepare it for a game, I would really need that or well, redraw it in vector again :B
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Jackieblu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Well maybe it could be a spring board to continue it or go into something else you obviously have the talent for it
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Einsilbig Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks wonderful,
i bet itīs delightful also in the eyes of a child,
as it looks very playful.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww:

Mmh I have no idea… haven't shown it to any child :meow: But I kinda had something in mind like "the eyes of a child" :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful colors!
I love the textures and blending work together.
Just beautiful! :clap:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :huggle:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:huggle:
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paredesjames625 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
very nice..,
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
this is awesome!!!!!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation :clap:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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asemharun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :D
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
cute, neat and lovely!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yay!!!!! DD!!!! :hooray:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:blush: yush :la:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the scene - the colors are great - love the shapes and the details
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot :huggle:
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VampricFaeryGirl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The 'do not enter' and "go back" signs are a great detail.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder what's going on in the castle with the light coming from it?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I have no idea actually :lol: could be lights from mad experiments or a crazy party or a spacecraft ready to launch... who knows :D
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Sphotof Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use This in-the-future-some-time!? XD
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
How do you mean to use it? This is not stock, so the only usage allowed is sharing the image as my work, with a link back. :)
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peccatori Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:

Happy Halloween! :pumpkin:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug: :iconpumpkinlaplz:
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
The landscape on the bottom right is too empty I think and I can't tell what those three thing at the top are. These two issues aside though, this illustration is absolutely amazing. Wonderful style and beautiful colors. I can also appreciate all the details. This must have taken a lot of time.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I thought it would be too much to add something there too, as well as too distracting from the hills on that side. The three things are supposed to be UFOs, but they are too dark and blend with the background; I wanted them to be out of place, maybe some lights below them would have made it more clear what they are, but if people have to wonder what they are, it shows they at least noticed them ;)

Thank you :hug:
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Dafepa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:XD:
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shilliard Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really charming piece!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:
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shilliard Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a charming piece!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :hug:
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Narcaholic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student
Wonderful piece! :heart:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot :huggle: :aww:
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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
kewl sorta reminds me of paper mario lolz.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I had to google that :slow: Thank you :hug:
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