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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.

:+fav:
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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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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
thank you, love these long comments :)
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frysoler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
so gorgeous work! i love as your manipulation looks like fire... it reminds me a movie [in french, sorry... Le règne du Feu] and i could see a wonderful dragon appear on your creation... :heart:
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
The Reign of Fire, yeah i saw that movie. Was pretty cool huh? :D
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frysoler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
oh, i don't know, i didn't see it :blushes: but i loved the film poster [i don't know the english word, sorry]
and so your great creation reminds me it ;)
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
haha
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frysoler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
;p
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azathothgr Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
OMG your art is unbelievable ! +FAV
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ErrantPixels Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Phenominal Stuff! instant +fav :)
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MagusAR Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
leave it to exhale to dish out the best stuff.

This piece i like a lot, a bit better than some of your Chronicle pieces, i agree that the top right is a bit too dark, and not too much is going on but the bottom is great, the addition of the tree line and the bird really makes the image, look like its a real place somewhere off in the world.....beautiful. :+fav:
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
thanks m8 :D You forgot the fav hehe ;)
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DerekEmmons Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
very atmospheric work youve got...impressive stuff...
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
thanks m8, appreciated :)
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spawnsyxx9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004  Hobbyist
could you give me a link to Oxygenetics so I could get the pack ^^
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
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spawnsyxx9 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Hobbyist
Thanx man
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Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn i which this was in a Print Avaible soon..
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Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn man i am totally loving this style very much!! wow this is a great piece.. nice render man and great colour too! :+fav: for sure
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
thanks bro, you forgot to press the button tho :rofl:
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doodie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
yeah good composition i love it +FAV
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
thanks but you forgot the :+fav: button ;)
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doodie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
:lmao:
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tsheva Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. Destructive beauty. Your work is incredible and yes, I like the long descriptions. Another excellent piece!
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kairyuu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
Amazing. You should be very proud.
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n3v32bu2n Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
I love how all of your recent pieces have stories behind them, and they're not just renders with some flashy brushing over them. They've so much depth, and they're their own little scenes. Amazing work.
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
thanks, I'm glad you appreciate it :)
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Gerritn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
AMAZING!!!
Tx for the present ;)

On the piece:
I love the brushing in this one, it's so clean and detailed, and yet, it gives me a grungy feeling, can't explain.
The idea of using a stock pic is great, looks really neat and fits well into the concept.
:+fav: for sure!
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
thanks bro :)
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paxx-origin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
great concept you've created, and this image is another great piece among many others of yours. awesome scenery and the whole thing is very nicely done. I like the forest bg and color scheme ;)
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snakeart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
het verhaal geeft alles weer wat extras, kleuren zijn misschien wat monotone maar et past opzich allemaal wel... achjah je weet wel wat ik voor de rest er over gezegt heb dus daar ga ik je niet opnieuw mee vervelen ; )... overall gewoon lekker gedaan dus ga zo door he
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
thanks he ;)
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Panikc Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
very nj :)
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l1b3rat3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was one of my favorites from the pack, love the colors, but out of everything your brushing is amazing.
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
thanks m8 :)
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xam Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
i like the departure into change for you, as the artist. both with your descriptions and the inclusion (a first for you i think) of including to such a degree the natural world. bringing your 'creations' into the world that we can identify with is a drastic new dimension to see them in; scale, power, energy.. all are overhalued.
i feel like ducking down as i look at this, its all coming crashing down, and there is nowhere to run, nothing to do but watch the awesome destruction and hope that from the barren wastleland, new life will arise.
i am reminded of aldous huxley's 'brave new world' and greg bear's 'forge of god'.
beautifully emotive, brave choice to use one tonality to the scene but it has paid off in giving the allusion over an overwhelming, horizon-to-horizon event, the whimsical inclusion of the bird flying speaks a thousand different things to me.

wonderful.
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
I realy appreciate your comments mate, it means alot to me to hear what people realy think about my work and speak their mind. Thank you :)
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xam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
your work was worth it..
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00Coppertop Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
I love how the large dark mass is perched so loomingly over the landscape, and how you chose more of a sunset, it's kind of a cool way of playing off a metaphor, the end of the day and the planet. It's clear that the planet was inspired by the Last Samurai's music - and it looks great. The eagle is an excellent addition. I could go on for ages about this - I love it! :+fav: for sure.
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
thank you :)
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00Coppertop Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
you're welcome, and happy birthday! Mine's the day right after yours :D
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AlexiaN Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
Very nice piece, I'm liking the brushing a lot. The only problem with this piece is that you can't see where the upper explosion is coming from, that's I think because
it's very dark. I like it a lot though :) keep em coming m8 !
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