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FIELD OF THORNS - FUNERAL by Caisne FIELD OF THORNS - FUNERAL by Caisne
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ALioness-w-NoRegrets Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Ok. I have seen these pics a few times and I gotta know. Is this a game? Is it a book? Is it a movie? Is this an original story? I love the art and I love the style, but I wanna know, please? Kitty begging Bunny Emoji-80 (Pretty Please) [V4] Puppy Eyes Begging Dara - Please 
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Caisne Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Stay tuned for more info ^^
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Arkarti Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love the lighting and the mysterious atmosphere! great job
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taintedpencil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student General Artist
i want to go to there
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LirimH Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
FUCK. I love your work!
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Caisne Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!
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wateradept8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I love the mood in this
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NenadGrujitj Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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bepydaniele Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Biiig big work!
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Wallasaurus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mood is great.  Love the mysterious giant stones or whatever they are - strong story and that subtle hot firelight works great.  
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Weidenhof Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You art though :heart: So wonderful, such a pleasure to look at ! Keep it up :)
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Caisne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You!
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CarlfolmerART Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Love it! :)
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dchan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Amazing scene! Beautiful painting!
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jbmonge Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazing piece for the colors and for the mood ! That is GREAT !
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Dekus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Really cool!!
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Caisne Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You!
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Ubergank Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'll add to the other comments that the choice of color really helped with the athmosphere. Exellent work. Truly inspiring :)
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Hakeart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is just sooo good!
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Caisne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Many Thanks!
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Balaskas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great atmosphere and contrast. Well done :)
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Caisne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Corzar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job love the colour
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Caisne Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Corrade Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very striking use of composition, light and colour. The burnt mustiness of the sky appears immediately quite captivating; the dreary oranges and the dustiness of it all conveys quite the powerful impression. I can't quite pin down what the atmosphere portrayed by that tone is, but it appears rather profound and certainly reinforces the flickering flames a lot more as opposed to a simpler sky based on a navy, as is commonly seen.

In combination with the dark forms and shadows of the piece, a very menacing feeling of darkness and sinister is conveyed; the contrast between the objects' perimeters and the background is quite striking, particularly with the fences and the jagged pillars in the foreground.

However, although this sharp, strong look given to the scene sets very nicely the dark, gothic atmosphere, I really do feel as if the mid-ground in this piece is the key focus.


The ominous towers, of what appears to be stone or earth in the distance, convey this very foreboding sense of darkness; they rise up so high into the sky, completely dwarfing the audience as they block out the already dim light behind them, using the previously mentioned contrast to sharpen up their look in a sturdy, ominous stance.

The effect of these structures is heightened by the huge sense of scale that truly draws attention to the sheer size of the pillars; the figures are ants in comparison, the fences merely small ledges and even the pillar to the left just a bump. Even the night sky itself seems to just barely reach above the towers, the structures really appearing very imposing with their powerful form, colour and immense size.

The incline of the landscape also reinforces this ominous height very potently; the hill gradually builds up the height of the scene, and at the climax you'd expect a rather centrepiece-like feature, and combining this natural sense of escalation, climax and focus with such an immense structure simply blows up the impact of it so much.

The incline also makes the hill itself seem rather foreboding and taller than the audience, which not only supports the pillars of earth but also applies that sense of ominousness and impending doom to the very humbling landscape itself as it towers over us.

The sense of ominousness and darkness is very potent with the landscape.


In combination with the figures, an extremely intimate, sombre atmosphere is portrayed in the scene; the characters almost appear like spectres or ghosts, standing on the ridge, lifeless and sombre as they fade into the dusty distance.
Again, the use of contrast is seen to very distinctly portray the figures, the elevation of the hill very effective in making sure the background is the sky as opposed to the darker ground.


However, I do feel as if the atmosphere of this intimate, sombre scene, above the engaging menace and ominousness, is truly captured with the posture of these figures.

As mentioned before, the way they just seem to stand still, unmoving like ghosts, is very captivating; their banners and flags, in addition to this, do not sway and simply stand in a solemn silence.

That's the feeling I get when I look at this scene - I feel very humbled. It's like one of those memorials where everybody is asked to bow their heads in silence for a minute - the characters in this scene seem to be mourning in that still, sombre silence.
Even more so, the rest of the scene, from the fences to the towering pillars themselves, seems to follow this stillness, all contained and bowed in a moment of sadness and mourning.

That is, everything besides the flame.


The solitude of the flame is made very dynamic and equally engaging; that one point of vibrancy, that one point of brightness; a very distinct focal point is conveyed with the fire, given a small one indeed, but still a beacon of reassurance amidst a very sombre scene.

Yet, what I find most striking about the flame is not its vibrancy nor brightness, but its motion, alike with the figures.

As mentioned before, everything in the scene seems to be wrapped in this sombre silence of respect and mourning; yet, this flame seems to move freely with the wind, its embers and smoke carried away by the sky.

I feel as if this motion is extremely symbolic; perhaps it is a symbol for the passing on of life?
The fire itself seems to be the corpse of whomever has deceased, making its final presence on the earth before its flame slowly dies out, swallowed by darkness; gone.

In fact, I can see the use of the colour of the sky now - the way its so similar to the smoky fire really conveys that impression that the fire is burning and fading into the world - it's as if the smoke itself is just drifting into the clouds, becoming a cloud itself.
With this striking colour-formed relationship between the fire of which symbolises a person passing away and the sky, I can really see a deeper, even more intimate meaning to this image, beyond the mourning.

"For dust you are and to dust you will return."


This is such a touching, intimate, sombre atmosphere - truly you've captured the essence of death and mourning so powerfully. The entire scene, bowing its head in humility, respect and mourning; shrouded in darkness in an atmosphere of sombre death; the extreme, menacing towers, the tall deathly hill, the jagged cemetery gates - all are silent at the moment of death, to watch sombrely as the spirit returns into the earth it came from.

And we peer, into the cemetery - afraid to disturb the moment, caught in the intimate atmosphere, left humbled and silenced as we hurry back to where we came from, the sombre reality of death ever more omnipresent.


Truly stunning use of composition, colour, light, and, above all, symbolism.
Ignoring the fire and figures, I see this immensely frightening, ominous scene with marvellous scale and composition - ignoring the landscape and fire, I see this sombre scene of mourning - and in the fire, I see the passing of life.

Altogether, I feel as if the elements of this image combine to create a very intimate, sombre atmosphere, narrating the exchange between light and darkness; life and death.

Truly stunning piece.
Awesome work!
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Caisne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I cant thank you enough for taking a time to write this words down... To be honest, this is the most Inspiring comment I ever received... Thank you!
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NinoKitteN Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So fcking good , what's ur secret . This image really tells a story 
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Caisne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, man! And all the secret are well known by now.
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NinoKitteN Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
well said :D . Keep posting man
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beebo004 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah.

It feels a little cold, not too cold. There's the slightest breeze blowing. From where I'm standing I can almost make out what they're saying though no one is saying very much. The light is the only real source of light, but I can make out the blank expressions on their faces. Death is not a common thing for them. They haven't been here in a very long time. I take a few careful steps backward until I'm out of ear, then I sprint back to camp...

I don't know what it is about this work, but I like it very much!
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Caisne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Man. Your story is awesome! Thanks for Inspiration!
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