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Treehouse Valley by Kamikaye Treehouse Valley by Kamikaye
Treehouses as far as the eye reaches (when you are not a wandering stargazer of course !), sunrays fighting their ways through the evening haze, or morning dew ? No one can tell , every star has his own rythm of light and dark, pulsating, never changing position, a 3 dimensional nail in the four dimensional veil of space-time holding together both of them, forcing them into a unity we call reality.

Linework done with fineliners (about 2,5 hours) and coloration ,about 3 hours , makes 5,5 hours.
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When we were children, how many of us at one point wanted or had a tree house in our backyard? To be in the air, within the sturdy and comforting embrace of strong tree limbs as the house was supported at least 12 feet off of the ground, was the perfect place for a child to let their mind go free dive into their imaginations as they lay in their small, wooden fortresses. For a child, it can truly be a genuine place of safety and personal isolation from any of the trials and turmoils that will systematically haunt them with. As for many of us artists, well, it sure is a great start for inspiration. Treehouse Valley, created by *Kamikaye, is a fine example of taking a basic concept such as a treehouse and overhauling it on a much bigger scale. Entire tree villages occupy these large wooden towers on their rocky perches that extend far beyond the highest clouds with the serene warmth of the setting sun, illuminating the world above. Just the very sight of this piece will send you through this visual portal and drop you in a world that few of us have secretly wanted to go forth to.

I love the work done on the treehouses and the various objects that make up their construction. Hanging wires and piping snaking through and around the trunk of the tree, scraps of metal hanging from the branches as well as supporting the buildings within the canopy and miscellaneous objects like a missile or rockets really give the whole scene a wasteland or scavenged look that is just brimming with personality. What really grabs my attention above everything else in this picture are the pillars of clouds and the sunset in the background. The clouds are beautifully depicted and really steal the show in the image. The tall, fluffy pillars stretching for the skies, give a great sense of scale and depth to the entire picture. Their overall design and smooth texture, can almost make the viewer imagine each and every delicately made brush stroke that the artists made in order to have these clouds formations looks as outstanding and intricate as the treehouses.

As lovely as the piece looks, there could be a few things done in the event that you want to touch it up in the future. Try and refine some of the smaller elements of the treehouses and make them stand out a bit more. Make some of the outlines a bit sharper on some parts of the constructs which will give it a stronger appearance in contrast to other parts that are older and decrepit.

All in all, this piece is still quite an amazing piece. The treehouses look great and are filled with a unique flair that makes one want to just stare at them. The clouds are still excellent drawn and designed as well as the illuminating sunlight that hangs about the entire scene. Great job on yet another beautiful piece, *Kamikaye. :D
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JuicyZone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Reminds me so much of Jak and Daxter. Such a lovely piece!
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Thank you ! :)
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
This is breathtaking
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:iconkamikaye:
Kamikaye Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Thank you :)
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frostyshadows Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student
this is gorgeous :D
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Thanks :)
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SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
So beautiful....
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Thanks :)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing!!
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thanks :)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist
No prob ;)
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yelsha-rose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i love your work <3
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thank you :floating:
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:iconjkemeny:
jkemeny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful...and warm!
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:iconkostou:
Kostou Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
woah woah woah hey!
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veinsofmercury Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Stunning work!
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sillycoyfish Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd been using this as my desktop background for a long time.
It's really beautiful. It makes me smile ~
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:iconkamikaye:
Kamikaye Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I'm happy to hear that :)
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:iconsteam-seeker:
steam-seeker Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I dig the rocket jutting out of the tree!
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfull ! This somehow reminds me some Roger Dean's work.
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Pokemoke Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :D I wanna live in one of those >u<
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hahayourcool Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
so good, seriously
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:iconjo-vix:
Jo-Vix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I really love it!
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herabec Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Do post a picture of your room when you do get it installed!
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ZoeyHuerta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding choice of colors! This is beautiful! :D
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artstyledesign Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Very whimsical atmosphere!
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
thx :)
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omer88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
wow man you really know your way around colors.. beautiful scene.. really blows me away
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful.
Love the colours :D
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Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow!
sehr schöne warme farben gepaart mit weitreichender fantasie! =)
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Drkrvn09 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is pure awesomeness..... :)
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shhhimsleeping Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
AMAZING :0
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
thx :)
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singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Stars do move, in the same way planets do actually, awesome picture though.
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singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I saw your art in the collabs and immediately checked your profile to see if you had a deviantart, lol, I wanted to see the big pictures, as opposed to stupidly small 550 pixel tall ones.
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Yea thx :D

Yea I admit, kongregate has a pretty primitive art section unfortunatly. But thats what I left the devart link for ;) I made the account mainly for medals and gaming though.
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Jamztafari Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
This is dope! I think I'm gonna get this one in print....soon! I can't decide between this one and 'Urban Dreams' @ 24" X 60". Love your work bro....
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Thx :)
I have urban dreams hanging in my room in A0 format and it looks very good.
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Slunge Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
So jealous how people like you are able to paint an entire picture with a detailed background and beautiful lighting so damn quickly! 5.5 hrs! lol it would take me atleast 5 times as long :(
good job loogs great. +fav
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mjdaluz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow you are sooo good at what you do, is apleasure to look at your work, a delight ;P
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
haha thank you :D
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colours and the small details in this. Great work! :)
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
thx :)
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jerichoskyes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
O.O
This is beautiful! Makes me happy somehow :love:
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
thx :D
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Vexx-talon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I love the sun and the reflection of light on the trees. It really can set a mood once you take the time to look at this piece for quite a while. Amazing Job:)
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Kamikaye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Hey thx :) One day its gonna hang on my wall.
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XxRenzokukenxX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Make the brushing more smooth!
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ebba Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
simply amazing :o love the colors alot :)
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