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Original: The Spiral Staircase by Risachantag Original: The Spiral Staircase by Risachantag
This is another one of those pictures that I never thought I'd actually get done. I had a few days at work where I didn't have anything to do, so my boss let me paint whatever I wanted to. I brought in my original sketch from home and then worked pretty solidly on it.

The idea came simply from wanting to do a picture featuring a spiral staircase. As drawing one from scratch is a pain, I did a quick mock-up in 3D, then painted over it. As for the concept, it's loosely based on my personification of science fiction and fantasy.


Time: About 24 hours over four days
Tools: Photoshop CS3 & Wacom Intuos Tablet
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:iconkahokurusu:
KahoKurusu Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sooo...romantic...great job...:D
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iwannappz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Amazing!
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D-Avalon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this looks like an escher painting, very very nice :)
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roseschwartz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Amazing perspective!
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tck2Peru Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the billow-y-ness of the scarves and such and how well you represented fantasy and sci-fi...the colors are well suited too
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obsessedwithcolour Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
ooh - it makes me think of night and day, they can only meet at sunrise and sunset, and then they must continue on their seperate paths ^^; sorry i hope you dont mind my interpretation
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SandRabbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
It makes me feel dizzy just looking at it.... >.< But it's absulubltly AMAZING!

:eyepopping: xD o.O :sushi: :fish:


Sorry for talking much.
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WickedEmeraldVipera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   Writer
I really love this picture. It's gorgeous... kinda reminds me of my love life right now... except the stairs that you've so wonderfully drawn are not crumbling...

Love this!!!!!
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gaiascully Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! This is an amazing and really original concept, seriously great idea. Wonderfully done!
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oreia00 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student General Artist
awesome
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KisayaMyst Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
it's loosely based on my personification of science fiction and fantasy.


I love you now :faint: :heart:
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FaizaM Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
this is an amazing picture, i fnd it reslly hard to draw staircases without making them look wonky :D
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pocketfreak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Definitely one of my favorite pieces from your gallery, well done Risachantag ^^,
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:iconhikari-twilight:
hikari-twilight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
this kinda reminds me of Final Fantasy XIII...
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:iconh-ozuno:
h-ozuno Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
amazing.O.O
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Twilightwind Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Writer
I love this! It's so incredible!!! :heart:
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lost-pickle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
I freakin' love this. :heart:
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:iconpropertyofpirates:
PropertyOfPirates Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
ridonkulous... in a good way
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TorinKurai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
And so the worlds eventually met, even though they were both going different directions. And two people who happened to be wandering the path met each other as well.

I really like the design, the colors, everything about this piece.
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Blushing-Mog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Amazing... this is one of those pieces of art that you can't stop staring at. I absolutely love the concept, wonderful job <3
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Curlyro Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Absolutely lovely! Wonderful colors. I immediately thought of this music video when I saw it. [link] with the spiral staircase and the technology aspect.
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joeyb92 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
aye dis Iz an example of sum good as artwork!!!! I dont think I would eva be able 2 draw sumtin like dis.
So great job n of course dis goin 2 my favs
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harumeau Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here:
[link]
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volumegx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student
hey, you draw for a living right? my dream is to draw for a living! >w< howd did you get your job? im in year 11 right now and im taking visual arts and design technology but im not sure what career i want...but watever it is, i want it to be drawing related....so what career do you have? >w< please tell me
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taintedsilence Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Artist
ah, its kind of a pity you didn't show what the fantasy half looked like, but this is such an amazing concept, and I Think that would have ruined the design somewhat! Total thumbs up!
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CopocomSede Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Muito legal!
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Murasaki-no-Sora Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Great idea, and amazing perspective as always! :heart:
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Orchid141 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009   Writer
wow this kind of art work that really attract my attention, its great
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knight22 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
It's cool and romantic.
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PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
so awesome and amazing
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DragonsIcyBreath Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
wow...amazing...!!!
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meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Totally cool!
:salute:
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BatmanPie11 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009   Photographer
Lol It Remind me Of Kingdom Hearts II Opening lol
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TwilightMagician Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Simply breath taking
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H-7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous!
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jokermage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
This very good.
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SheiknMidnafan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
WHY DOESNT THIS HAVE A DD??? @_@
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:iconmountek:
Mountek Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Cool, really cool.
As for myself I'm trying to learn how to digipaint too, got any useful tips/sites for me. :)
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blarging2000s Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yay for anti-gravity.
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Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
The perspective here is absolutely amazing. I like how the two sections of the spiral staircase meet and the difference between the parts; yet they form one staircase. Its magnificent! The coloring, the detail, the folds of the drapery....great! I want to say more...but I'm at a lost for words. Heh.
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Hey there,
Your work artwrok has been featured in the latest volume of Stunning Digital Painting, which may be found here : [link] Would be glad to see you comment or maybe a little :+favlove: for the article ! Again congratz, great work ! :)
Sangiev,
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Justria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Woah! O_O This is awesome. The details, the colors... Insta-fave!
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punkiemonkie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
This is...wow, this is really something. It's mesmarizing. O__O Awesome work!
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TimeCreeper Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
that wounderfull
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Freelana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is extrodanary. . .
i love it

<3 xxx
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DrivenLikeTheSnow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Woa, that's trippy. Really damn cool though. I like how you can be pulled back into that city/sky. Really awesome:+fav:.
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PeaceFistArtist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
AGHHHH!H!!!!.... HHH!!! From the darkness shal emerge the spiral nemesis!!!!! (gurren lagann reference) and he shal walk all over that staircase, before the staircase kicks his butt. (another gurren lagann reference)... Im sorry, i just had to, yes, i went there. Though, it is fairly impressive, great job!
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:iconnullcast:
Nullcast Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Lookout! he's a Necron in disguise! Just look at the architecture.
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:iconroaring-flame-cat:
Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... that is just too cool for words... :O
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D8 who's upside down?!
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