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Old Gate by TomPrante Old Gate by TomPrante
An Old Gate in a forest. I should really paint less forest scenes but it was really interesting experimenting with colours. :) Maybe you could tell me some stories related to this painting!

I hope you like it. I will read every comment and appreciate every favourite. :) (Smile)

Process of this painting with my thoughts! --> Click Here

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Cherry Blossom by TomPrante Red-Bridge by TomPrante 
Merry Christmas! by TomPrante Misty Forest by TomPrante 

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shina-hanayuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my... i just---this is great! ; A ; I love this... the colors, the scene itself...
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TheUnusualGoth Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice~
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HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Is so great! I Love it! is indeed very inspiriing! let me think of a story, but you can imagine a lot of mistery behind the doors
also love your colouring!
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ScythicKitty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Stunning picture! The colors give it a very nostalgic feel, almost out of a dream. I love how it's like the gate is drawing us in with such sharp details. It's wonderfully framed by silhouettes in the foreground and the more abstract trees in the back.
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FaithzX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of beauty and the beast..<3
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nekokittens Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There once stood a tall mansion in the middle of a beautiful forest, filled with mesmerising scenes that could only be described as magic. To accompany this strong built mansion, there stood a sturdy high gate. Many people have passed through this gate, yet now the old gate is left to sway in the wind. The mansion hidden behind; old with dust, the people long gone. The gate stands still, with light pouring through the trees to meet it; waiting. Waiting, for you.

((I recently stumbled upon your lovely paintings and couldn't help but write this! I really love old things, such as mansions, the beautiful gate in your picture and I adore paintings of nature. I wish I was as skilled as you at painting, not that I have really painted anything. Seeing your paintings make me want to definitely give it a try. Once again, you are a wonderful painter, I adore this painting and i've been rambling so i'm just going to stop now.))
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JustWantDaDiamonds Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Last night Athena spoke to me, she told me that she has sent someone to watch over you. That someone is reading this comment. That person will make sure that nothing really bad happens to you. She will let some minor bad things happen, so you don't suspect she is there. She is disguised as someone in your life that seems to make everything amazing. Even when you've lost hope, just remember. Athena sent someone to watch over you. Send this to 10 people in 15 minutes, if you do something amazing will happen. A sign in nature from Athena that's telling you did well.
Heart - Free
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:iconandramaxy:
andramaxy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
remind me alot about a game by artifex mundi, the enigmatis:ghost of mapple creek
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ChristineBerl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional Artist
absolutely gorgeous!
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YunaSakura Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your paintings are amazing!
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
so good!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
The gate have a pretty look,and the background also are well done. Rin okumura (Thumbs up)  However,this place look like the gateway to a mansion,with many people.To show that´s old(and maybe bareft)place,I guess that you should put bindweeds on the gate and walls.  :greetings:
 Make a story having this gate like start point? :roll: This sounds like a interesting ideia,but I cannot say when I will write it. :hmm:
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SteamOn-Steampunk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
:) love the colors and composition and just everything
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:iconlostbunniesofwendy:
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That atmosphere!
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:iconx-zylk-x:
x-Zylk-x Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally dreamy scene
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LilDBZbuddy89 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh love the colour scheme, so pretty and so mysterious
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you DBZbuddy :)
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LilDBZbuddy89 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :la:
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Nipini Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
The piiink ! xD
I also recently had a pink scheme in my last drawing (also tree environment etc)
I'm glad there are others that like that kind of colors ina forest Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
AmaaaahzingAdorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] 
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and yes, pink is awesome!
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BiteMeFox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Those colors are perfect!
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you BiteMeFox
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SYoshiko Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
so inviting and curious 
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you SYoshiko :)
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Beautiful job on a really nice quiet spot that would be really neat to find IRL. I love the sharpness of the beautifully-designed gate and wall contrasted against the fuzzier or even blurred natural elements, all looking sharp everywhere in between. The mist and lighting add a sense of stillness and perhaps a touch of eeriness to the mood as well, but in the peaceful way. Thanks for sharing.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for commenting and telling me what you like about this painting! :)
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Shadowknight1121 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
So simple, so calm and so beautiful.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Shadowknight!
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Shadowknight1121 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
You're welcome.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if trees are a common theme in your works. I do say that the pink and purple background colours  do give the background a more interesting look than the use regular green colours I see.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Boris! :)
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SnailPropulsionLabs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Charlatans gate, deep in the forest, it was old, older than anyone who'd ever stumbled across it by accident. It was timeless here, things seemed to run slower, flowers bloomed longer, a world thoughtfully at peace.
A seemingly permanent cloud of purple pollen coloured the air so richly that one could be forgiven for thinking they'd stepped out of reality and into their dreams.

Gorgeous Tom, really beautiful.

Critique: The circle in the middle of the gate (immediately above the vertical bars) is off centre and seems to have no split so the gate can open.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your comment!
I enjoyed reading your story and your totally right about the gate.
I don't know how I could forget that but I will keep that in my mind for the design in my next paintings!
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SnailPropulsionLabs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
I watched the video of you painting this and it would seem by your process that the circle is centred to everything above it, so either all of the ornamentation needs to shift slightly right or the bars need to shift left.
Other than that small tweak, it's a great painting.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
The gate style and the F on it reminds me of Foster's Home for Imaginary Beings. It looks like it could be a rear or side gate to the property. Either way it makes me want to know what's beyond the gate :D
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe we will see what's behind the gate in my next painting. Thank you very much for your comment! :)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Cool :D

No problem :handshake:
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work <3
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Grellbird :)
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem X3
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midoriheyashi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0w0 gorgeous !
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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midoriheyashi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconmtcarpenter:
MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautiful pallet. Very nice.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you MTCarpenter :)
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VulcanVet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of my sixth form days. I used to have to wait for the bus in the woods by a gate similar to this one (but not quite as grand and more arched in shape). It lead into the church cemetery. Not a place for the faint of heart to lurk waiting for a bus at quarter past seven on a December morning. XD 
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot for sharing this story, VulcanVet! :)
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VulcanVet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. Always glad to comment on such amazing art.
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theTallGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love the gate! I'm instantly drawn there - it's kind of elegant but also creepy, I would not be able to resis opening it!
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theTallGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That is very true. Being this tall as well I could just step over the gate to explore. 🦄😊
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