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Post Tenebras Lux
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Published: March 2, 2010
On Feb 27th a 8.8-Richter Earthquake on Central-South zone on Chile left +700 people dead and millions homeless.

Post Tenebras Lux (After Darkness, Light) used to be the motto on our flag on 1812, one of the first to come until the actual one you can see on my drawing.

Well, I wanted to represent what happened in Feb 27th, 2010 and the hope we have to rise up again from the second most destructive earthquake in our history just like we did on 1960 (Valdivia, strongest ever), 1985 and many more before.

First you should know what I meant with every symbol

The flag breaking the floor means the earthquake itself.
The full moon was the full moon on that night. It really looked amazing.
In one side you can see the darkness due to the blackout, then the disaster itself and then a sunrise of hope to rise up again. In that metaphone you will see
- Cemetery stones (death) versus light (new lives)
- Ruines versus new buildings
- Destroyed car (death of materials) versus new car (materials can be renovable)
Somebody is still holding the flag because we should never give up as an united country.
Another metaphor on the drawing? I wish I haven't forgotten any.

hope you like it

This is dedicated to the +700 dead chileans and the thousands of people who the earthquake left homeless

XoXo
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Mcrpunk08Student General Artist
this artwork has a lot of meaning behind it - its awesome. I do hope that you and your country can get past this catastrophe.
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DenoriiHobbyist Digital Artist
I always try to hide symbols into my conceptual drawings.
I love the drawings where everything means something itself.
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Mcrpunk08Student General Artist
I know what you mean. Its always very intresting and intriguing to figure out what each thing means. Like in yours for example, i love it :nod:
dfrank2003's avatar
Wow.. Very amazing.
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TaylorWayeroStudent General Artist
what a great piece. I hope everything turns out ok.
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twilightfreakHobbyist Photographer
I featured this here: [link]
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disenchantedxdreamsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Den, it's beautiful. ;^;
I know a lot of people only pay attention to your comic work, but I love all of it, and this piece means a lot.
When I heard about the earthquake, I thought immediately and I was so glad to hear that you and your family were okay. I hope you hear soon about your friend you are worried about and I am keeping Chile in my thoughts and prayers.
Bless you, and my thoughts and heart go out to you in this time. :heart:
with love,
Elli
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DenoriiHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for asking.
Now I heard news from my friend and he's okay : )
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disenchantedxdreamsHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good to hear! :D
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LykkepillenHobbyist General Artist
Wow, really nice!
Yami-Kamiya's avatar
Ah, Den, espero que se recupere tu pais pronto.
My sincerest condolences, I really hope that this tough time passes soon.
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Envié la ilustracion en una nota a :iconayudachile: como aporte de apoyo =D
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DenoriiHobbyist Digital Artist
gracias! : )
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De nada, chile lo hacemos todos juntos =D
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juneusuiStudent Digital Artist
Una catastrofe realmente inesperada.
y Ahora ultimo con los saqueos =/
nose que esperar en esta semana
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