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Olde Mill Inn by Iribel Olde Mill Inn by Iribel
"Down at the Olde Mill Inn
We'll laugh and dance and sing
We'll drink all day and Bill will pay
Down at the Olde Mill Inn

Down at the Olde Mill Inn
The ships are sailing in,
We'll drink a toast with Judy our host
Down at the Olde Mill Inn

The moon is full, the bar is too, when we come to town
We'll have a beer, cause Jerry's here
So spread the cheer around"

Blackmore's Night - Olde Mill Inn


I couldn't resist posting another work now that I finally got inspired. I spent most of the last night finishing this piece, I just couldn't let it go once I had started... ;)

This piece reminds me a bit of my earlier artwork called "Home" - this is another place I'd love to live in. I must say that I'm quite happy with the way this piece came out. The deep colors of approaching night and the warm alluring lights of the Inn... It makes me want to take a look inside those windows and get my share of the cosy and cheerful atmosphere.

I really enjoy working with landscapes and I'm glad I was able to carry out my vision. I think the colors and lightning turned out better than in "Home" which I found bit too dark afterwards. The blending took some time since I had to use many stock images once again. Hope I didn't miss anything. Let me know what you think! :D

Please take a look at the full sized image! The details can be found here.



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Iribel 2006-2009
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I like this piece sooooo much!All the stock you chose to put together are amazing and the job you did with blending is fantastic!Colors are really beautiful!

The only 2 things that I'd done differently are:I'd chose some other brushes for smoke and I'd blend differently that small part of rocks or whatever that is that's on the left part of the picture.

I really like how you blended the sky with trees,mountains etc.The stars are great touch to the sky
I also like the lights.I think you did amazing job with them!
The blend of 2 different houses is also great-they mach perfectly

All in all,this is a wonderful wonderful work!It's very peaceful and calming-look like place where I'd like to live if I weren't addicted to sea :)
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I am seriously in love with this piece,so this wont be much of a critique :giggle:
Place looks so magical and peaceful. I cant even imagine how long did it take to put everything together so perfectly. There isnt a thing I would change here.
Gorgeous setting and atmosphere,great choice of stock and colors for sure. The little fantasy village is beautifully done,and that light coming from the inside the houses is my favorite part,it even reflects nicely on the walls and plants around.
Foreground is beautiful,you cant go wrong with the waterfalls ;)

For sure one of the best photomanipulations I have seen in a while.

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Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Very nice indeed.
Great composition.
GiftofChaos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
someone needs to make this into a skyrim mod as a player house
ChimeraSlayer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
A fantastic picture :)
Ada-Darvis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful nice work
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
So amazing scenery with deep spectacular night atmosphere!! I very love it:)
MataHari22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Amazing work.
deviantdianne Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Wonderful image of the old mill with lovely blue tones! Great work!
lysanne26721 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic work! I like it :-)
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a very beautiful looking piece of artwork, nicely created all around with awesome talent!
CascataNerina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
This looks like a wonderful setting for a Halloween story.
sayar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I love it. If I had the room I would like to hang a full sized copy on my wall. It would also make a great jigsaw puzzle.
UnicornsWitch Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I love this piece. So peaceful and makes you wish you could visit it.
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.
dxniela Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Bellissimo! :)
Iribel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you! :D
spider-inge Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Beautiful work :clap: ... all these pictures blended perfectly together - it's amazing :faint:

YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   General Artist
Hey, I featured this in my journal! [link] :heart:
ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Awesome, photo manipulation beautiful work!
EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is featured in my journal: [link] :rose:
kadarian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I love this piece... the inn looks so warm and inviting set amidst the waterfalls and the forest. I think I'd happily go curl up by one of those windows (preferably near one of those fireplaces) and curl up with a good book. :)
DreamersHideaway Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Oh how I wish I could live there. Such a beautiful place you created. I love the contrast between the landscape growing dark and the warm light from the windows of the house. Very well done.
RUBENOZ64 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An impressive image, I've seen for several minutes and not see such a magnificent finish details that you included. He even seems to have moving water, clouds, smoke, but what I like most is the lighting of the house.
In a word amazing. :deviation:
The feeling of peace occurs. :worship:
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thank you so much for your kind words! :hug: :heart: I'm more than glad that you like this piece.
RUBENOZ64 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome. It is very beautiful image.:deviation:
athena1999 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
I'm so in love with the atmosphere that this conveys. I'm not too literate in photomanipulations, but this was executed so beautifully that it looks like an actual photo. I especially love how the glow from the windows seems to draw the eye in, and how it creates a contrast between the cosy interior and the rough, freezing wilderness outside.

OH and off topic-- I am a huge Blackmore's Night fan myself! You and I have very similar tastes in music and it's lovely to meet another Nightwish aficionado hehehe <333
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Thank you so much for your kind words! :thanks: :rose: I'm more than glad that you like this piece - I spent quite a while trying to make it as seamless as possible. Great to meet another Blackmore's Night (and Nightwish) fan too! Their music is a huge inspiration for me... ^^
EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
:thanks: :rose:
MissStark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the cozy sense of welcoming warmth in the midst of the cold wilderness. This could be a shot from a fantasy film. :heart:
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thank you very much for your kind words! :hug: :rose: I'm so glad you like it - this scenery feels quite special for me.
ArwenGernak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
stunning, awesome: a really wonderland like on the postcard for Xmas.....really magical
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thank you very much! :aww: :rose: I'm so glad you like it.
ArwenGernak Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
my pleasure :iconbigheartplz:
NiAnluain Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: I've featured this here for however long - or until I can be arsed re-doing my journal! [link] :lmao:

Tis fab!

Seraerith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
It's wonderful, what a great work!
Emsem Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Holy crap man, this is absolutely divine, man! Friggin awesome! Beautiful attention to detail, like it's ripped right out of a fairy tale!!!

Too bad you didn't let me know about it, I would have faved this a long time ago.
HakuhoNoKaze Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Amazing work! ^^

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
olblucat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Would make Aspen, Colorado, USA very envious. A very Special work. Thank You!
PaperDreamz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Reminds me of a Kincaid painting (but better). Absolutly one of the best pieces of art I've seen on here.
Tanglimara Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
First class artwork, the type of which I can only dream of achieving. The close-up views show how really good this image is.
Exceptional work and a definate :+fav: for me. You have a wonderful gallery as well and I enjoyed viewing so many fabulous images.
MjP-70 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Great work!
Faerie-StarV Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   General Artist
Sounds like my kind of place! :D I would love to live there!
Jaraid Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Tää on ihan sika upea! =) Tää vois olla hieno taulunakin! :)
dvcomk Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
is this a photo, illustration or colage?
Mr-Tobi Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! Nice! WOW! :faint:
friesaregood Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, but that's beautiful! The lighting is absolutely gorgeous.
anastaserose Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
This is so incredible!! You've blended everything together so well that at first glance I thought I was looking at a photograph. Wonderful :)
Mythicary Featured By Owner May 16, 2009

I love this piece and featured you here: [link]
YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner May 16, 2009   General Artist
Oh, I'd love to live here too! ^_^
paintedfingers Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy smokes! There's so much to look at!
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