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Stone castle archipelago

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One of my latest attempts at trying out more concept art. This is actually painted from scratch from my imagination, but the background is a sky photograph of mine so i put it as mixed media to be technically correct :)

I'm thinking here a world completely covered in water with some tree shaped rocky islands covering this planet. On each island life has evolved and the more advanced creatures started building towers on each island to communicate with the other island groups. Since there is so much water i also envisioned that they would move around the islands in some kind of light, sail boat type vessels.

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2848x3995px 4.82 MB
Canon EOS 450D
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1/64 second
Focal Length
28 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 23, 2009, 8:53:44 AM
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DawMii's avatar
May I use this as a background photo for my music? I'll put the art on the credits.
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Is it for youtube or similar? Do you have any link to your music so I can check it out? :)
xzendor7's avatar
Amazing Fantasy Piece.
hobbitshire's avatar
A very interesting concept beautifully presented. The mist and water suggest mystery. The nearest castle stands out with the foliage covering it. Good clarity as well.
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Thank you for such nice comment :heart:
DronDesign's avatar
Its awesowe ! Like fairytale :) I like it so much! :D
sygardner's avatar
That is simply ace! The detail is beautiful :)
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Aww, thanks so much :D
NRE86's avatar
Stunning piece.
Ilcudi's avatar
Beautiful work.
The name of this world is Lunaris. This is due to the huge influence that tides and moons have on the life of its dwellers. When "Lu" and "Nar" ( the two moons) meet in the sky once every ten years, huge tidal waves lay waste all over, crushing against the islands like tsunamis. Instead when both moons are very far, the sea is so low than many Islands are connected by land bridges: this is called the "Lunar Fest", a time when pilgrims travel a lot and peace is struck between the various Island kingdoms.
Each little Isle Kingdom has a small town which is built on top of the Island, to be far from the tides and to be able to communicate with the other Kingdoms. The tallest building is always a Light-Temple, a tall slender building where the Light-beares,the prieststess of these Islands, live. At night when only the Lu and Nar brighten the sky, the Lightbeares chant and light up their halls in the Ligh-Temples, on top of the Islands... this is called the "Chant of Stars on Earth" since the sea of Lunaris lights up with with flickering lights that resemble a starry sky.
The temple lights can be used to communicate and this is called the "Light Speech".
The Kings of Lunaris are the "Mariners". They are so called since they are chosen for their skills as seafarers and for their strenght as warriors.
The Mariners are always busy fighting other Islands because of fickle reasons: the Lunarians are very proud people. But when the tide is high and the night is at it blackest, all the Mariner Kings ally to fight against "the Dark Ones". These are huge dark water snakes that prey on ships and slither into the islands at night to feast on children.
The Lightbearers say that white is a holy colour to the goods and it protects against the Dark Ones; for this reason doorsteps and boats are always painted in white...
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Wow, what a lovely story about this place, i really really love it! And feel so honoured it inspired you to write this... :faint: Thank you for your kindness and for sharing such a great piece of text-art :D :hug:
Ilcudi's avatar
Thank you for inspiring me with your beautiful art :)
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Beautiful and intricate. :D I love it.
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Looks spectacular!
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Absolutely beautiful...
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Thank you so much :hug:
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This is beautiful, and the story that goes along with it is very interesting! Altogether, it's all just... amazing!
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