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Waiting by Chris-Karbach Waiting by Chris-Karbach
Hey friends,

I was scrolling through my old paintings on deviantart finding one I uploaded one and a half years ago, which meant a lot to me. I read the description and it said that to that time I wasn't really sure if my design abilities were good enough to evoke the impact I was aiming for. Funnily it was called "Waiting".

Somehow that time, I was waiting to be able to paint my idea out the way I had it in my head. Probably I'm still not able to perfectly display what idea I had. This is typical, especially , I guess, for people working in a field where your highest value is personal progress. You always look into your future. Thinking about the next work, the next client, the next painting, how you can advance, what you can do better and somehow satisfaction about something you were able to create leaves after a few days, occasionally even a few hours. And then Instead of looking around and seeing where you are now, you are frustrated.
 
Our world is full of people who instead of enjoying the moment and appreciating what they have are missing all the good things that are around them because they are too interested in what's to come and not what is. Not saying it's bad to think about your future, but I guess it's important to be objective with your judgement. I have made the experience, that comparing myself to others (even though they can be great inspiration) will nearly always get me frustrated. So probably it's better, especially in the beginning time, to compare yourself to your pieces, older works,  to see the way you've come and carry on, motivated by what change has taken place in your works.

I am happy to be one step closer to the final idea I once had, hoping that in a year or two, I'll have a lot to criticize about this painting and probably the whole way I presented it. Because, allthough it's actually not the best feeling to see own mistakes, it's a wonderful feeling to see that their has been improvement.

Waiting by Chris-Karbach This is the old painting.

I captured the creation process here: youtu.be/SwXMUQn4wHY .

Cheers mates and have a wonderful week!

PS (to Future-Chris): When you look at this painting in a year, seeing all the little mistakes I am not able to see right now, just have a laugh and carry on.

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paddedpaws Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016   Digital Artist
What a majestic view. If the purpose of art is to create emotion, this evokes many emotions in me, which I'm not even sure I can fully articulate!
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Daisylilacrose Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
I love everything about this! :happybounce: 
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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Snappieta Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
omg your art is godly.
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I'm flattered! :)
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Itatari Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This would be a perfect map for any video game :D wondeful  ! congrats !
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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wolFhunteR135 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
loving the perspective, colours, the airship, the arc in the background and everything else ;)
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much! Glad youre liking it :)
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I wouldn't give to see a place like that in real life. I'd be in Heaven!omfg Shocked 
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha :D Thanks, that's a great compliment!
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Another-Person Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Great piece of work.
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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LauraFMeis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wunderbare Farbpalette- sehr harmonisch und insgesamt schön Verlaufsmäßig aufgeteilt - unterschiedliche Schärfegrade hätten dem ganzen aber mehr Räumlichkeit verliehen- und die Tauben haben was hingerotztes o_O so im kontrast zu den sonstigen details- besonder sdie unten rechts... großer Pluspunkt aber das Schiff- schön Detailreich und spannend gestaltet- es wirkt proportional aber winzig im Vergleich zu der eingebrachten Figur- also von der Positionierung, den Verhältnissen her- für mehr Spannung wären krassere Hell Dunkel Kontraste cool- würden aber die Harmonie zerstören :o
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BlackRoseMew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty work, the colors are wonderful too :)
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome.  Great way to finish.
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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bleistiftkind Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wie geil das ist, all die ganzen Details... :faint: Auch die Atmosphäre und die Perspektive passen wunderbar zusammen. 

Richtig toll zu sehen, wie so etwas entsteht. *-* Vielleicht kannst du in den Speedpaint-Videos auch noch etwas dazu sagen, was bzw wie genau du arbeitest?
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh das freut mich sehr, vielen Dank! :D Ja ich denke dass sich sowas noch entwickeln wird, momentan haben wir kaum zeit, also leider auch kaum zeit zum Vertonen (ist das Semesterende, ist immer viel los dann) aber das steht definitiv auf dem Plan!
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Rejvaik Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
masterfully done! and thank you very much for the uplifting description it made my day
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you a lot, glad you liked the despcription!
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Tears-to-t Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
That is amazing.
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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AcridMonkry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its very beautiful :D It looks a fantasy world I'd like to live in. :)
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, yeah^^ thank you!
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AcridMonkry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure ;) Your work is fantastic :worship:
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Hitachiin-Sister Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful- you have an amazing imagination and skill! :)
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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OmmaXie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is brilliant! The idea is fantastic! I love all the colors you used, they all work so well together. 
Amazing work! D: Seriously... God this is beautiful. ;-;
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, thanks for the nice workds, glad you like it :)
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OmmaXie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm a huge fan of all your work. c:
It's very inspiring to me. :D
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that's awesome, thanks! Glad you like my stuff :D
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OmmaXie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
May I ask what program it is you use? :3
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 I use Photoshop CS6 :)
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:iconommaxie:
OmmaXie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, do you use a tablet? Or a mouse?
Sorry for the questions. D:
I'm looking into things for when I gets a tablet.
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :D I use a wacom intous 5 m tablet.
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :wow:
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I like the angle (:
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D glad you like it!
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DivergentFOUNDRY Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful...very awe inspiring
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:iconchris-karbach:
Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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EpicWTF Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*explodes* ... holy shit, man... *explodes again* all the details. I can't... handle.. epicness :o
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha :D thanks!
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Supach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: this is just Amazing !:clap:
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks you! :D Glad you like it, I'll make you a print, when I find the time.
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