An absolutely beautiful piece. It really struck me as unique in the composition, and the contrast sucked me in. As I continued to view this piece, I realized the landscape on the turtle's shell and I was pleased to see how unique of an idea you chose to represent. The digital craftsmanship is MARVELOUS, and the amount of detail is stunning. I really enjoy the balance created with the sun at the bottom and the mountains at the top, and the stars in the background create good eye movement without seeming overdone or too busy a background. If I were to see anything changed, I'd like to see perhaps a little more contrast in the landscape. The turtle is so detailed and crisp with so much light and dark with less middle values, so it's a little depressing to see all the middle tones in the shell. I'm happy to see the crisp houses with red roofs, however I think what would really help push this was more atmospheric perspective- dull out those sections that are farther away, and crisp up the parts in front, using more of those lights and darks. Beautiful work though, I'd love to have this on my wall or in a gallery!
This would be a very small world. You can make out individual buildings. Even if the people were three hundred feet tall a hut would still be smaller than the empire state building. And you can not see the empire state building from space. I wonder if other world turtles meet with this one and people move from world to world.
It's make me think Maturin , turttle in "Dark tower" by Stephen King.
"See the Turtle of Enormous Girth" "On his shell he holds the Earth." "His thought is slow, but always kind." "He holds us all within his mind." "On his back all vows are made;" "He sees the truth but mayn't aid." "He loves the land and loves the sea," "And even loves a child like me."