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Sacred Grounds of Deningrad by snakeart Sacred Grounds of Deningrad by snakeart
'And there I stood on this gigantic waterfall, watching over the Sacred Grounds of Deningrad.'
'Only hearing the sound of water crashing down below my feet while drifting away in thoughts.'
'This was one of these places I fought for in the war with Kadessa, such beauty just had to be protected and kept from being destroyed.'
'I think I’ve finaly found, after all these years, a place where I can rest and live peacefully for the rest of my life.'


After writing down this last sentence he closed his diary and picked up this specific letter. A letter which confirmed his retirement, a dream had come true, his dream. With knowing this he stepped out of his house, off to the grounds he just wrote about. It would mean the end of his story, our story.

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It sure has been a long while hasn't it, i've kept you all waiting but I think it payed off. I started a while back with this one and I've lost count with the hours I spend on it. I wasn't inspired by anything specific, it was just a fantasy I wanted to realise on 'digital paper'. I created it with photoshop and used no references, stocks or what so ever. At the end the psd file was almost to heavy to handle, over 1 gig... still it all turned out good for me and i'm most pleased with the finished product. I connected the story with a creation I did before and I think it suits it very well, a little serie which may expand itself later on... time will tell.
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I hope you'll enjoy this creation.

Untill our next meeting,


Goodbye



P.S - WATCH THIS IMAGE IN FULL VIEW AND IN A DARK ROOM TO SEE ALL THE DETAILS

Related parts of the story:

'Returning Home'
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rohn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
:O my god thats the greatest use of color ive ever seen!!
+fav!
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technia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005   Digital Artist
i may be a little late in comenting but i just love this, the detail is unspeakable, is it airbrushed. keep up the great work, + fav :w00t:
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craftw3rk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005   Digital Artist
gosh, this is huge in terms of tiny detail! I love the way you did the water and the mist. colors are great aswell, maybe a bit too saturated overall, but still great. only critique i could give you would be that the perspective seems slightly off. I'll give you a fav for this anyway, because I want you to continue doing paintings on that scale. ;)
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tonare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Looks liek you alot into this image. The waterfall ( i think that what they are? ), dont seem to have the right perspective, and the colors dont really mix well with the oranges and yellows. My favorite part is the very top middle in the back. It has a distant Matrix city look to it.

Just keep brushing, and improve your skillz. You'll get it. I remember all the nights I used to have with no sleep when I used to brush everything to death before DA lol. 3d is so much better if you learn to animate smoke and make your own materials and mixed with some brushing, you can achieve amazing things.


Good job man..:clap:
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tonare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like you put alot into this image *
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trevor-gfx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
I could sware that I saw this place in Chrono Cross :-)
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polarix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Beautiful. Just everything beauty.
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v3xa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004
i love this..
there are no words that i can use to describe this piece.. it's just... beautiful..
i love how the smaller view just shows small waterfalls, but when you get to fullview, you see all these beautiful little features...
i'm in awe.. top notch brushing, everything's put together very nicely too..

fantastic job
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4x Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2004
+insta-fav :D
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realization Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004
Must have taken forever,the brushing it's awesome mate :D
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