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Biome: Temperate Forests by Andantonius Biome: Temperate Forests by Andantonius
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Habitability: High
Latitude Range: 0 - ~50
Altitude Range: 0m - 940m
Annual Precipitation: 600mm - 1500mm
Summer High Temperature: 21C
Winter Low Temperature: -14C
Common Landmarks: Lakes, rivers, hills, waterfalls
Common Flora: deciduous and coniferous trees, ferns, fungi, mosses, flowering plants, pitcher plants
Common Fauna: Bears, deer, rodents, felines, wolves, birds, insects

Temperate forests are densely covered with trees. They may be broadleaf, coniferous, or mixed forests, depending on the area. Mature forests will have a canopy, up to 50m high, and an understory about 10m shorter. These biomes experience hot and cold seasons, though not all may get snow during the cold season. They are generally humid and have high biodiversity. In particularily humid areas, where forest fires occur rarely, trees may grow to well over 100m tall.

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Another painting for #SovereignStates; a worldbuilding tournament where you develop a civilization from the ground up. Be sure to check it out; auditions are open this week!

This one was really fun to compose and paint; lots of fun things to do with vegetation and light.
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chibiamigurumi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredible!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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angelsxh Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
This is beautiful :)
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Katorii Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I love the way this turned out. Beautiful! :)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Ellealamer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful light and colors.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Lancerey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
This is beautiful. Your brushstrokes look so haphazard and 'natural' and the lighting is so impressive! It looks like you did this so easily and without even thinking about it! There's so much detail in your lack of detail. I wish I could paint like this.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I'm glad you think the brush strokes are working well, I've been trying to work on them lately, though I think this particular piece is a little too haphazard, would look better with fewer brush strokes that were really well placed. I'm definitely a big fan of leaving things somewhat undefined and letting the imagination do some of the work, so that's cool to hear that it's working somewhat in this. :D
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Shadowjoe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thats amazing! Keep up the good work!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Adalore Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the sort of place I was thinking of for my nation. It also lets my nation get attacked by Weasels on a daily basis...
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, awesome. Weasel wars!
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Dozaloz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
mmmm lush textures, they please me =w= And beautiful lighting as usual, it creates a really rich, ancient sort of atmosphere : )
THE TREES. THEY ARE SPEAKING. D:
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Doooz! I appreciates it! :B
they speak to your soul
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AliGFX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing work.,
well done
:D
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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werewolf85 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:headbang:
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Sordesshyam Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I love how you made the air look thicker as you go deeper into the forest. The soft breaking sunlight over the trees seeming like a thin layer of fog on the cold air.... It's awesome as always!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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DragonstormStudios Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I always did adore your speedpaint-like style. ^_^
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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CrowbarTK-Hullo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much again, Andan! This one turned out really nice and lush. :>
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're most velcome, and danke`! :B
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