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The Foreign Market by RhysGriffiths The Foreign Market by RhysGriffiths
This is a market in a pseudo medieval-renaissance fantasy world which my personal project is based upon. Traders come from far and wide to this city to make their fortune, selling rare and expensive goods. Although it's a fantasy world i tried to include some culture references to the time period - this is roughly when the portuguese began exploring South America and the Amazon and bringing back gold artefacts, jade jewellery, cocoa beans and quetzal feathers, and soldiers returned from the Crusades with goods from the Middle East which were both rare and costly. It was fun to do :)

Done with a combination of painting and photo textures, and i used a stock image from dragon-orb stock for the main character.


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:iconnhlaqgor:
Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work.
I like all the little details, like the pottery under the table for example.
But swords on the back, really?
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cjmarsh725 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  New Deviant
Great sense of story, nicely done.
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:iconcranberry06:
cranberry06 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Ohhh,WOW!!!
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:iconlord-gunter:
Lord-Gunter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
This is just awesome
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:iconyol3:
Yol3 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Amazing work :D
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:iconashborndragonrider:
AshbornDragonrider Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA
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:iconellynk:
Ellynk Featured By Owner May 17, 2016

Hello, first of all, very nice picture :) and sorry for my English (I’m French ^^’)

I wanted to know if you would let me use this picture as a background for a visual novel I’m currently working on?

It’s not for commercial use, simply for a portfolio. Of course I would say I did not made the picture and would put your name on the credit.

I would be very thankful if you would agree.

In any case keep up the good work and have a nice day :)

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Reborn-Taltos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
If this was a real market, i would spend all day looking around and buying whatever i could!
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:iconphanwelten:
Phanwelten Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Really amazing. Especially the light is great!

I hope you don't mind when I use it on my blog? (phanwelten.com) Of course all credit will go to you :)
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:icongreenwingspino32:
GreenWingSpino32 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool i just love looking at markets like these
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Hehe thanks :) I would love to go to one myself :D
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:icongreenwingspino32:
GreenWingSpino32 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!
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:icongrdzneuli:
Grdzneuli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Very Nice. Also I like The Stories  from each artwork very much ))
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
hehe thank you :p
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very very nice.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconc5jones:
C5Jones Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Do you mind if I use this as the header for a blog post on webcomicry.com?  I'll credit you and link back to it.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Sure, no worries.
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:iconc5jones:
C5Jones Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
For the record, I ended up using a different picture before you got back to me, but I still really like this one and will be using it for a future post.  Thank you very much.
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Canim3d9 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
:)
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:iconjninelives:
JNinelives Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful material to work from developing marketplaces for my friends' characters to explore :).
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
I'm glad!
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:iconrinnelin:
RinneLin Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
so many details :O
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
:)
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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! Keep it up! Favourites 
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
:)
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Magnificent work. :)
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks :)
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. :)
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BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
you've created a place I would love to go and just wonder from vendor to vender taking in all the sights and marvel over all the neat and odd things to be seen.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
I'm glad that's how you imagine it! Exactly what I was going for :) I would love to explore one of those markets too.. a few hundred years ago. It would be awesome!
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theory6-brian Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Keep it up! :)
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks :)
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:iconmagnametal:
magnametal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beauty! Is simplely perfect. xD
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks!
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tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
were you a FZD student, I saw a rough mock of this on the FZD blog ... great stuff
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Yes I was. Thanks
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:iconjhammerberg:
jhammerberg Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful use of light, really amazing!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thank you :)
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:iconicesound:
IceSound Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the scene very much 
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks :)
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
So freaking cool!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
thanks :D
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:iconmy-sword-is-bigger:
My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't
even
:faint:
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
:)
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:iconbuttsensei:
ButtSensei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I CAN TOUCH IT
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
:D
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:iconkscottlewis:
kscottlewis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful slice of life painting for a fantasy setting.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
:) thank you
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