Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
.:Eternal Law:. by arvalis .:Eternal Law:. by arvalis
So i finally decided to color this puppy up only a good nine months later. I tried to fix a few of the noticeable errors that time has shown. The lines are still dated for sure, but i still liked the atmosphere of the scene. I hope you guys like this one. As per usual, look out for those easter eggs, there are a good 4 of them in there~

Edit 4/20/10
After critique and paint over by my teacher, i fixed a few areas and tweaked it. Should be able to submit to the spring show now. If you are still looking for the easter eggs, they are: Cloud Strife, Dante(dmc), Link, and a sad face.

None of the easter eggs are these characters:


Photoshop/Painter: 50ish hours in total
Arvalis and Co.(c)RJ Palmer
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2010-05-03
.:Eternal Law:. by =arvalis shows a fantasy, kinda medieval world very beautiful. The lighting applied on it is sublime, but still nothing compared to the perspective, composition, colouring and visual impact. A delicious artwork by a extremely talented deviant! ( Suggested by Atramina and Featured by Thiefoworld )
I love this piece, it reminds me a lot of those grand architecture/perspective pieces by the French artist Hubert Robert. The tonal value if rather nice and so it the treatment of color saturation, only intensified where needed.
The only thing thats not quite there is the people. What you have now is good, but it feels like there could be more crowds. Once you hit that wall in the middle its a ghost town and no one else wants to be above the third floor. Nothing high in detail, it would just be nice to see silhouettes like the airships, maybe an outline in the windows of the bridge at the middle ground. With all the activity going on in the sky you'd think to see more on the ground as well. And if you feel like it perhaps take into account the bird population too, like a finch or something on the statues hands or fluttering about with so many nesting spots for them.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
42 out of 49 deviants thought this was fair.

It's great you finally colored this. I was looking forward to it. The only thing is, that I think you could have colored this better, This is to bland and I mis a lot op contrasts. Some characters just seem to blurry to me, when the background behind them are pretty sharp.

Also the clouds in teh far back really could have been done better than a few blobs. I think It would have taken only a few minutes more to make nice cloud like shapes op them.

Also the buildings look to flat you should have more time in giveing them details, the bricks look like fake cheap boards with a simple bricklike texture on them.

If you look at the image when in total it looks amazing, but you could really have taken more time to fix some minor things. It will make it from Great to Perfect.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
67 out of 84 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I have enjoyed your entire gallery so much, this is one of my favorites though
DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Your centerpiece duo aren't really unique, but I love the city and the people going about their lives throughout it. The top half alone makes me favorite this, and could stand on its own.
Industrial-Machina Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
So far I found Cloud, Dante and Link but no sad face. D8
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Writer
I love cityscapes, and this is really wonderful :)
pychopat2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
So is scarlet in this photo? I cant find here
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Nope, she was omitted. Pretend she is captaining one of those airships lol
QuirkyIceHeart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, where are Link and the sad face? xD
Asterisks Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely stunning work!
kofaile Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
your work is quite impressive. i love this city idea... you have so much of life happening vertically, not just in the horizontal street below... love it.
driftas Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
wow really cool!
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Holy Epicness ^^

Faved =)
XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you depicted the distant buildings. All the details are wonderful!
rinormaloku Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
The colors really attract me, at all your works. I'd love to have this in my room and watch it for days.
Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh hey, I was right! It IS Dante XD I'm happy now. and This looks...haha I don't have words! It's such a transformation from the lineart. very beautiful. And I see it is a DD too, congratulations!
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
assassins all over the place without a job, bums just like the overflowing taxidrivers in new york :icontrollfaceplz:
shitaka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great art painting/perspective. Totally amazing! What have an incredible talent. keep it up ;) What side did you use to paint?
cujotai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I have to tell you. I've been looking through your gallery and your art is incredible. Your characters are very well designed and these background pictures are just phenomenal. I would like to watch you if that's alright.
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thats very kind of you to say. I would be honored if you watched me
cujotai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
thank you.
Lioness-of-Cydonia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Amazing work, I love all the little details and the atmosphere of the city.
mymothersgirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
great work
TG-Garfieldo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WOW. I'm speechless! This is, in my book, perfect in every way. You, sir, are a man of astronomical talent.
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Wow thanks so much, that really warms my heart =D
nebulafire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I really do love the atmosphere for this one...especially the perspective and watching it go back. You put so much detail in this, it's beautiful!

Love the airships, by the way.

And congradulations on your DD!
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Maybe i should do another enormous piece like this soon. Sounds like another awesome challenge.
Elinewton Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Amazing RPG feelings viewing this image!! ^^
Really amazing!!
LaynaFeynreique Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
correct me if im wrong but... isn't that Cloud on the street or I'm just exaggerating?
Hergman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
yep, and beside him is dante
its part of the easter eggs

and i just found link
neneko-kun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
i think your right it is cloud
hes got the sword slucg beg=hind his head jsut like him
neneko-kun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
srry cant spell today
yen-ta Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
very cool man great job!
MinoDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks very much
Nafah Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic environment!
lorine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I must say that you have patience, it is the first thing a good artist needs (is that why I still lame hahaha :XD:)
Great work here, and one of the few ones *deserved* DD :clap:
angeldantedragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
i love dante
Skipyau Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010

It's like looking into a fantasy role playing game, except more realistic, people are sitting down :D and chatting, instead of running around farming mats and completing daily quests, pff, screw all that! This is more wonderful, reminds me of the days I played DnD back in the day, I should really get back into that...

That and I'm a fan of sitting in precarious places observing the world as time rolls on.

Excellent rendering and great attention to detail and expression.
The day when I can live in a world like this is the day heaven is real. :D
Piratebaby18 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
very nicely done. Bravo.
Oktanas Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great job

nice details
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist

your artwork has been suggested for a feature by a member of #Realm-of-Fantasy

:blackrose: [link]

Keep up the wonderful work!
redchinese Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student General Artist
crap I don't know if there is anything I can say about it that you could improve :/
maybe more detail in the bg of the foreground?
adamlara Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wait, do i see CLoud , dante etc. on the downside ?
Hergman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
yep, part of the easter eggs

have you read the author comment?
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
This Reminds Me Of FFXII, Lovely Art.
RenMoraes Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
. . .

. . .

Arvalis : - Great quests, magic crystals , 100,000,000 HP God-Beasts , Be the "Chosen Warrior" . . . Damn !!! i would like to do something more interesting and productive with my Life !!! . . .

Corrina : Cut it out with this Emo-ranting Okay , Arv !! You still have to pay for all the mess you've done in that That temple. Even Javelin , is moving his ass and tongue to milk some bucks ! But was YOU who acted like the MotherF*king Mr "Chosen Warrior" and sliced all the pillars and tables , just to catch an Good-for-Nothing Drunken Lich !!!

Arcus : . . . " i'm hungry . . ."

Heh !! Jokings apart , this scenery is so lively and the chars so charismatics !!!

this could be very well an promotional art for an great MMORPG !!

:w00t: Keep up this Fantastic Work, R.J Palmer !! :w00t:
Crovax42 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UnderworldDJ Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mysticswordsman21 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :wow:
elexti Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is friggin' amazing. Congrats on the DD, very well deserved. :heart:
BlackScarletLove Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i see cloud, lol.
Add a Comment:
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 4315 × 8000


Submitted on
April 11, 2010
Image Size
5.6 MB


63,667 (4 today)
3,245 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.