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Due to the todays DD on this work i found the chance to leave some decent comment here :) This image was painted on a canvas,dimensions: 28,19 cm X 38,06 cm.Medium i used on this one is acrylics,image had some brightness/contrast adjuments in the end at photoshop cs3.
My influence on this comes for some old painter masters and mostly Rembrandt-who is my favorite one,also,the city i live is located near to some mountains where dark forests like this one can be found,so when i have the time i do visit those places not only because they are beautiful but mostly to get some inspiration.Forest themes under this gamma are my favorites...and the landscapes i face during my little trips there give me the power and the needed feeling to create those kind of works.
Thank you all guys for looking and for visiting my gallery...your support-in any way,favorites,watch lists,etc.,
are highly appreciated! :D more works like this will come eventually,stay tuned :)

Print of this image is now available.
The Dark forest project: [link]
The Dark Forest animated graphic novel: [link]
The Dark Forest video download: [link]
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Bold, vibrant and warm colours encompass Dark Forest by *mlappas. Please be sure to check out the rest of this fantastic gallery. ( Suggested by ftourini and Featured by limnides )
LuckyBunny10678 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!!
OmegaMajora99 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
The watermark ruins it.
IkioStar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Ok...gonna use this...uhm...if you don't mind? ...err...I'll just credit you when I use it....
heathermerb Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is beautiful!
Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
peccatori Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! :love:
17kearney17 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great!
justmeh123 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! :o
SofiaSevero Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg cant even believe this is tradicional art :o
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional
wonderful light, very beautiful place...
jlanier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it - love it!!! (JL)
NoyesFactor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo! Very nice.
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I featured this piece here: [link]
MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Ovocean Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deep atmosphere... feeling good :)

PS: You should put it in the Paintings category, this is not drawing !
APC03 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
fly nice all the colors work well together.

SherlockHooves Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
TGhis is really amazing. Love it! Can't express how much i Love it!!!!
Rananieida Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. Mysterious and beautiful.
LukeSeidler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I love the mood you've set. I love it :D
hotpinkscorpion Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that's what i'm talking about! :D
Fynya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Amazing, the colors are stunning!
Mischamary Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Hey, i want to quest u if i can have permission from u to use this picture in a suite called / I gonna write ur name on the pic. and i wonder if i can get permission to use this like a profilepicture in that suite ( l' if u know what i mean. I gonna use this myself. hugs / Mischa
Blackmetalking95 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
o_o, this one is awesome!
Soggey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
WOW!! I can't even describe it, it's inspiring. Love it :)
LoudSkies Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me of bambi... i know i sound completely insane, just let me explain - that scene at the end of the movie, where everything burns? yeah. that.
SnowWhite73 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
ButterflyShards Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE the colors!
wow love use of orange and black
xxxbWitch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, it does have rembrants darkness and bright reds.
ianhogger Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
superb , amazing
michelleu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very talented !
arctic-wolf77 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Writer
great picture, it's kind of simple but it makes it look elegant
hanslijosephine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
this is incredible! You are really talented, great work
TessFinntroll Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
mrghoul Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
oh wow! I love this one so much! You have just gained another fan with this one.
Miss-Smoss221 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the depth of this, it looks so real yet like something you'll image when reading a book,

awesome picture
justlookin222 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really pretty
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"I found myself, at the mid-point of life in a dark forest, for the clear path had long been lost."
Kary90 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
mlappas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
MyRandomStuff Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)!
mlappas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much my friend :)
Dominy236 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love the atmosphere you've managed to capture.
mlappas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much,focusing on the atmosphere was my primary target in this one.
AdrianCurrier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
The color on this gives it such a mood! Feels like Narnia book art to me or something
mlappas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your nice comment!I do appreciate it :D
Ellen-Ruby Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student
That is so beautiful, I love the warm colours you have used they give it a uhm earthly feel, heh it's almost sinister. O.o Still, beautiful work!

I wish I was as good as you.
mlappas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much as always for your great support and amazing words about my works Serena.I love earth colors and that specific feeling.Its a major element in my most works as you can already figure out.Well dear,about the last thing you said...All is about continues effort,hard practice and not giving up.Having faith and insisting in what you love can get you to that point eventually.I have been drawing since age 4 and drawing is all I remember doing in my life.Getting older and learning more brought me bigger knowledge through experience.So,I sure you can become as good you want,you actually can set your desired level of reach.
Besides,you are very young and you are very good already :)
the time is at your side.
Ellen-Ruby Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student
Ah it's no problem at all, as i've said before your beautiful artwork deserves praise. It's super nice that even being such a busy artist you still find time to respond to your fans.
But oh wow thank you Manthos for those words, talk about inspired gosh, thank you!

It's great to see somebody so passionate about their art. I guess i'm a little like you, i've been drawing for as long as i can remember. It's really cool that you started from such a young age as well! Drawing is what i do in my spare time and all i did during school, i never go anywhere without my sketchbook and a pencil hehe :p but anyways, enough of my rambling.

Once again, thank you for those kind and inspiring words. :D
mlappas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome Serena,its really my pleasure.Im really glad to meet people like you so passionate about art really!I liked that you used to be in such a relation with drawing...Is exactly as I used to be younger at school,drawing all the boards,all the books and holding always in my hands a pencil to create at any chance given!Well,its a passion after all,a deep love.
By the chance I wanted to thank you for adding me in msn!I appreciate it and we will talk very soon there as well.About what you mentioned about my replies to people,ofcourse I like it,people honor me by visiting me and writing all those great comments and supporting the least I can really do for them,to reply with any chance given.Besides,I do like to establish some nice relationships with as many people as I can meet here.I think is a wonderful thing,i dont like to be such a cold artist who doesnt show the smallest appreciation to his supporters.
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