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The Road of Trials by XAnkokuRyuuX The Road of Trials by XAnkokuRyuuX
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And now, fan art for my most favorite section of the game! ..... And also the shortest I think. But even though the sand-surfing section is short, it definitely leaves a big impression on you; almost as much as the Apotheosis and before-Apotheosis part.
I'd of drawn what was probably the most epic part of the game for this fan art, but my artwork would never have been able to capture the sheer awesome of that eye-gasmic scene. Dx

Even though the building silhouettes look kinda derpy, I think this is my favorite fan art I've made for Journey. It was a blast to draw. xD <33
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Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's absolutely gorgeous and a beautiful game. :heart: It's my favorite section, too!
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing~ We love all the shading and shining in this and love how you made the sun shine so bright~

FuK~u
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thank-you! This is definitely my most favorite pieces out of the challenge, simply because of how grand the lighting came out....... I'm so happy that the sun came out perfectly bright, as the split-second view of the mountain in the sun at this part is one of the best moments of the game. DX <3333
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome~
We love that part of the game as well, though we like a lot of parts, hmhm~ But we definately love the surfing part~~

FuK~u
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Oh so do I ,definitely! However, the sand-surfing part will always be my most favorite, just becasue of the scenery and the beautiful music that goes along with that scenery and sand-surfing fun. D8 <333 Next would be the final stretch to the mountaintop, and then thridly would be the pink desert after the bridge-area! x3
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, hmhm~ Our favourite part is the windy snow area, where you lose your scarf and are shoved around by the wind... Guess we like that part because of how much feeling is there~ Then we really love the part after that, where you can fly a lot and go along the jellies~ Then our third... Hmmm... It probably is the side view part of the surfing~ Love how much it glows~ But.... There's so many parts we love, we're not sure if these are really our first three... XD;;; It's so hard to choose which parts are your favourite~

FuK~u
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dominik416 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
i knew this had to be yours ..... just wonderful :)

btw .... i'm still waiting for the PSN add :P
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Haha, I guess my art-style for Journey is kind of recognizable now! xD
FFFFFFFFF-...... I know, I knoooooow. I just been so busy. DX> School's starting up soon again, and dealing with my college is the bane of my existence, so it's been hell getting stuff together.... Plus I've been given more hours at work, and family's been crazy with my baby sis suddenly having health issues, and I can't be there for her 'cuz she lives with mom a state away. I've just been wanting to only sit around and do nothing, y'know? I haven't forgotten and I wrote your PSN name down though, so when I feel up to getting on my PS3 I'll add ya bro. Dx
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dominik416 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
i hope everything stabilizes for you. It must be difficult to concentrate on all that at once and still create some of the most amazing, calming, and serene art i've seen. I have an even greater appreciation for your work now. Good luck with school, and more importantly, i hope your sis gets better. :)
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Haha, thanks for the support. I'll definitely try! 
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fukkafyla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
You captured the moment beautifully. :)
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thank-you for the kind words! :la::heart:
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LunarFlames456 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job   love it :D
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thank-you! x3
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LunarFlames456 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np XD
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MrKredos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just so accurate ;_; always makes me sad in a good way
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Oh gosh thank-you, such kind words make me feel even-more proud of this piece! :la::heart:
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XxMinka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
My favourite part :'3 made little tears come to my eyes, you did this beautifully
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank-you so much for the kind words! Indeed, this was definitely my favorite part of the whole game as well, such beautiful scenery to be seen. DX> <333
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Feannora Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, you really captured a moment beautifully here! The light is so nice...:clap:
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
FFFFFF-.....!!!!! Thank-you so much for the kind words! D8> <333

Your stuff's more fantastic though. x3
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AsterikeSage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a gorgeous piece! Well done!
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
FFFFF-..... Thank-you so much! x3 <3 Unfortunately, nothing I can draw can capture that level the way it deserves, though. Dx>
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AsterikeSage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it does, looks like it could have been a direct screenshot from the game! That's how good it is XD
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Gaaaaaah you're too kind! DX> <3333
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JourneyEmperor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Beautiful work it's my favorite level 😄
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Haha, me too! I love the entire game of course, but Road of Trials is definitely my favorite level out of the bunch. Nothing can beat the beautiful visuals.
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teribane Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well here go my feels again.
I really like - just the general layout of this scene. How you chose to put it together. fdfkgj how do I describe.
Great art though. ^^
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
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D8 Will you be having need of the tissues as well?
But thank-you! This one is definitely my most favorite piece, and I'm glad that I could inspire even more Journey-feels in people! x3 <33
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teribane Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*grabs for tissues* ;w;
So many Journey-feels. So many.
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
D'awww that's alright! Journey-feels are the best kind of feels, so just let them loose! -Patpats!-
..........Just try not to flood the world or nothing. D8>
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teribane Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*floods everything*
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
-Sails across the sea of FEELS-
D8
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teribane Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...but what lives in the sea of feels, that is the question. 83 Feelsharks?
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
...... Feelsharks and Feelseals, all kept alive by consuming the many types of Feelshes swimming about.

Why.... Its a whoooooooole great-big Feelcosystem down there! D8
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jureko Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very cool
its simple, but so beautiful
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank-you so much! I'm glad that it turned out so well, and that so many like it. Makes me fee that at least one of my works have given this wonderful game some of the justice it deserves!
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JCgurl201 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really amazing. :iconclapplz:

I love this scene, the silhouettes and all... :faint:
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Why thank-you very much! Anything in the sand-surfing portion of the game is really amazing I think. <3 And those silhouettes are actually starting to grow on me, so I'm inclined to agree with you!
And thank-you for the fave as well! x3
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lupusdono Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Looks fantastic. I love that you have included the glowing symbol as well.
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Haha, the work definitely would not have been complete without it, probably!
And thank-you so much for the kind words, this one is definitely my most favorite piece as well, and probably still will be by the end of my Journey-challenge! xD
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ALadyKing Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! This is really good!
I really like the texture of the sand of the rightmost cliff (closest to us) and the wisps of fog in the archway; and the lighting is amazing!
You really caught that sense of awe as you drift out of the side of the mountain here.
I love it!~
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
That sand was a 'ho to make. Usually my sand ends up looking like snow and my snow ends up looking like sand.... when its not looking like water of course. Backgrounds and me don't mix well together usually. <_____<;;;;;;; I was afraid it'd look like crap, 'cuz my artwork usually looks ten times better opened up in the paint program than it does saved to the computer! xD

I love doing lighting though, and this entire level is just nothing short of godly with its lighting.... Here's hoping Atonement goes as well as this one did! x3 <333
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ALadyKing Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it :3

Lol, I know, I don't do backgrounds either (I've been forcing myself to lately) like for my Journey doodle I smudged some light and darker brown together, looked at it and said, "close enough!" XD The nice thing about Journey fanart is you can silhouette a few things in the backgrounds and it'll still look lovely.

But you're really good at backgrounds, and lighting for sure; I sorta thought this was a screen-cap from the game at first glance.

Here's fingers crossed! X3*laughs and crosses fingers*
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XAnkokuRyuuX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
FFFFF-....That'll do it. Sometimes you gotta force your butt to do things you don't wanna do, in order to get better at them! Dx Still sucks to do though. xD Oh gosh, ain't that the truth? Its another reason why I love it, for the beauty in its simplicity. <3

Aw geez, thank-you though! I really did try hard on this one. I wouldn't go so far as to say its like a screen-cap, but such a great part of the game definitely needs artwork to celebrate it!

Haha, best cross those toes too, just in case! xD
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ALadyKing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. *flops onto the ground* But I'm so lazy when it comes to that.~
And it shows! :3 Well, I certainly did a double-take when I first looked at it.
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