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Jemparth'a by CareldeWinter Jemparth'a by CareldeWinter
With great sadness I have to report that Jeffery Cotton died suddenly a few weeks ago. This came as a great shock, as in the time I had known him he had become a friend as well as a client. Obviously, as a result of this there is unlikely to be any further work on this project, but this picture is and will remain one of my favourite pieces of work.


This is a piece of work that I have been commissioned to do for the cover of a forthcoming book by the American author Jeffery Cotton. He originally approached me about purchasing the rights for my earlier picture “The Edge” [link] ,as it closely resembles a city in the novel. Unfortunately it was already being used (by me ) as the inside cover of “The Mad Monk and The Mountain” album, So I suggested that I do him another one on the same subject, and this is the result.
In the process, we had an excellent time, liaising by e-mail, and over Skype. Jeff was extremely supportive of my efforts, and his input certainly improved the quality of the picture, as well as keeping my enthusiasm at a high level. The picture closely follows his brief, and we are both pleased with the result. Here is a link to his website, [link] , which will give further info, and a taster of his new novel, “War of The Unwanted”, the first part of “The Eruseq Chronicles”. Here also is a link to a slideshow he put together, showing the development of the picture.
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:iconpruneaube:
PruneauBE Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Wonderful evocation.  Sad to hear the man who commissioned this passed away, may this be a piece to remember him by.
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
He did see it finished and loved it!
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:iconstorytellertobe:
Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Fantastic picture, nicely done!
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:iconnahojis:
nahojis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Great work!
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:iconstenacz:
StenaCZ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Can't even say, how awesome this is :)
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thanks I hope to do more like it.
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vjkelly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
vjkelly love your work......my book NORTHERN OZ - my site WWW.NORTHERNOZ.COM ....get in touch with me about doing some art for my book NORTHERN OZ Beyond The Yellow Brick Road.  It is already on sale through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.  But want to do work  more work up of characters and land ....movie company interested and would like to create my world before they touch it.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME YOUR WEB SITE WILL GLADLY PUT ON MY SITE  vincentjkelly@yahoo.com
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Thanks for your interest - I have had a look at some of your stuff and it sounds very interesting indeed.  I shall send you a PM.
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
awesome
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thanks, I think it is the best picture I have done so far
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Gabrix89 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great!
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
A beautiful landscape and a rather unusual place for a city. I hop the eocks will be able to weather erosion for some time.
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CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Two answers,
1 The rock is a magically imbued variation of granite known as Garanisotheodor, which resists the ravages of time by setting up a perpetual loop in which it cyclically renews itself,(the author's preferred version).
2 You can do what you like in a fantasy picture!:headbang:
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful piece nevertheless. A good tribute.
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thanks, I know Jeff loved the picture.
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:iconoctocolombus:
Octocolombus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful !! ;)
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
thankyou!
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:iconoctocolombus:
Octocolombus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome ;)
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smartsendy34 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant Work....
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I appreciate the comment, thanks.
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
thankyou.
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
thankyou!
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:iconcorvuscorax92:
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant work.
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
thankyou, the story has a sad ending, but the picture was well worth doing.
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:iconzapdynamic:
ZapDynamic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible! Excellent work!
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
thanks.
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Quality, details, finess ! Good job ![link]
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
thankyou it was great fun to do.
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I love details and an Excellent Use Of The Imagination.
This has an abundance of both,
Bravo!!!
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I just had a look through your gallery, there is some fine work there, nice to see so much art done the old fashioned way.(I gave that up because it was too messy, and I made too many mistakes that I couldn't fix.
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jvcotton Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I think it's spectacular! Thank you, Colin!
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
It is all the better because of your input.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty cool
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconleecrystal:
leecrystal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
This started life as a 3d model and finished as a painting, you may have done this already, but if not, follow the link to Jeffery Cotton's site and you can see a slide show he made showing the picture's development.
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Not good for boating I admit, the view from the top must be pretty stupendous though.
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:iconsennish:
Sennish Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
wow!! so awesome
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thankyou I am glad you like the picture
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Ikaylyon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
this is awesome :omfg:
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thankyou, If you get a couple of replies I got a little confused with the way this page works, so sorry just in case! :stupidme:
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Ikaylyon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
no problem ^^
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Excellent landscape. :squee:
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I really appreciate your comment
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:iconcareldewinter:
CareldeWinter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I think living in the nearest houses might be a little noisy for comfort, and damp.
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
:lmao: Perhaps... and dangerous ?
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