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Idyll's End by Exhale-NL Idyll's End by Exhale-NL
Since I got a lot of possitive feetback on my idea of making longer description, I'm going to give it to all my pieces from now on. Enjoy.


The Story

In the beginning the 106th year of the 2nd Era, there was only peace and harmony in and around the world of Idyll. Humans and animals were living together as if they were friends. Every tree and flower was thriving for more than 10 months a year. It was a beautifull world, full of colors.
But as the time passes, the world changes...
A terrible war between Idyll and Aidan broke out. For more than 100 years these two nations have fought eachother. This would finally mean the End of a once beautifull world, known as Idyll...


The Looks

I've chosen for a new style in this piece, pure for experimenting. Some of the watching people should see that I used some of the same render- and brushing technics that I also used in Mindfields. I tried to give it some more meaning and more details now.
One of the major differences between Idyll's End and Mindfields is the story behind it. Where Mindfields was just an experiment, I tried to give this a story/meaning. To work this story out, I added some stock pictures from Corbis.com. I realy like how this turned out...


The Inspiration

This piece means alot to me. It is inspired by the movie and especially the soundtrack of The Last Samurai. This music is some of the best audio I've heared in a very long time, full of emotion.


Final Words

This piece was made for Oxygenetic's 3th pack. I realy, realy hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoy it... Oh and before I forget, Tuesday is my birthday and I wanted to release it then, but I couldnt wait. So see this as if it is somt kind of birthday present from me to you all. :D
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sprinkles182 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
truley amazing :D
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
thanks :)
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Gaderel Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
this is one of the most amazing things ive ever seen
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bleakstk Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
this is my favorite of all your pieces, such breathtaking vision, and the color suits perfectly, superb
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
thank yyou :)
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
interesting work. Love how the pointy darkness is crushing the pretty forest.
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BlackCore-RaiseHell Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
Ow my goodness... I don't know what to say. I just can tell ya that it's great, I love the coloring and all that great brushing.

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Smeagoldfish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
that bird makes all the difference. We now understand the clash of cultures, the concept you are trying to portray.
well, i do at least.
By having that bird there, i can see the quiet peace of nature and how it is to be affected by the war. Great compositional choices made!
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
thank you, that's excactly what I tried to show :D
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PheoniX-VII Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
Realy cool piece of art. The texture of that "Cloud" thingy is realy cool and the details in the deviation is realy high. ( Love that eagle) . The only thing I could have wished for was to see a little more of the landscape but then again. It IS foggy. Hope to see more greatpics from you but for now. This is a certain fav :)
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