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thousand eyed god

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"The Thousand Eyed God had been banned to the heavens three eternities ago. It is thanks to this eternal creature that wishes for nothing, only hungers and hunts, that our reality is stable. We call it “The Observer Effect”."

Traditional media, mostly watercolours and markers with a bit of acrylics. I had planned some more things, but I ran out of patience. I guess that happens even to me. :D And lots of Beast in Black while drawing and colouring.
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Spindle-Dragon's avatar
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I do want to say that this is a very skilled art piece! I love the colors you used. I will give one critique, however. The castle/palace/structure you have down on the left. The white outline makes sense closer to where the light source is coming from, but not closer to the dark corner at the bottom. I would honestly give it more detail as well, like you've done for the Thousand Eyed God. But, if that is just your style, then ignore what I said. Never happened. Nope.
(my awkwardness is showing I need to shut up)
Otherwise, the piece looks fantastic! Keep up the good work! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Iamkingdomhearts1000's avatar
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Reminds me of Cthulhu and a Final Boss monster you would fight in a mainstream Final Fantasy game. (The latter being an especial good thing. :])

All in all, I think it represents an unseen deity, filled with corrupt power as it lurks behind the scenes, watching over and manipulating both everything and again especially everyone that it gazes upon with it's thousand eyes.

Deities like to revere themselves and I think this creature in particular speaks out about how "almighty" it is, demanding that all it looks upon worship it with unconditional reverence (not in a good way mind you :[).

The tower could represent the last line of aspiring heroes rising up to fight against the thousand eyes, determined to take their destiny back into their hands and no longer worship deities that would callously not think about others otherwise.

As for the Review itself...it's pure awesome, no questions there. A previous Reviewer said that this was perfect. I'll be honest, I was sceptical but in the very end, I am pleasantly surprised to say myself that it truly is perfect. It's got everything going down for it and I hope to see the same kind of quality that you have given this art piece in future works of yours. :]
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Multiplicity in repetition, you got it down perfectly!
The mind can freely roam without danger of unpleasant surprises, watching forever the many worlds than come out of this dimensional rift.
He is a great god who touches the edge of our realm so very lightly, in a form that may first manifest as teeth and skin, but opens radiantly to those who dare to look more deeply.
Then to him who boldly agrees to all his implications the god once again manifests his radiance back into a perceptible form that is terrifying, as implied here by the maw.
We are witnessing the moment of inescapable revelation.
good job
Gurdim's avatar
I like a lot the design, it's (I don't know how the heck you managed such a feat) to be Lovecraftish-creepy and quite elegant in the shape and color :)

I like a lot the Description too, it's quite intriguing both in content and language you chose (like the "Three eternities ago" :D)

or the observer effect that reminds me about that awesome mess Quanto Physics is :P
drachenmagier's avatar

Thank you very much. ^^

kat036's avatar
What would you name this god? 
drachenmagier's avatar

I believe I already mentioned that. d: In the title.

kat036's avatar
Sorry but not seeing it. Just Thousandeyedgod which seems more like a title than a name soo is that it?
drachenmagier's avatar

Good point, but if you're unique in every way and through all of eternity, there is little sense in giving yourself a name. Then again, I think a thousand eyed god called Bob would be kinda awesome too.

Gurdim's avatar
on that regard, your exchange here reminded me a comics series I was really fond of years ago, PK, in which in one episode the main character meets a futuristic mafia-like cartel that steals stuff in every era thanks to time travel technology, and there is this little genius dialogue

"We are The Organization"

"The Organization? shees, what's up, did the Villain Names' list have no more original names?"

"Names are needed to tell apart different things, Pk, we don't need one. We are unique"
kat036's avatar
Mind if I use this god or some variant in a few stories or pics for myself?  
drachenmagier's avatar

It's one of the main reasons why I draw. :D Sometimes it makes people create their own ideas based on a drawing of mine and I think that's awesome. ^^ So, go ahead and have fun! <3

Ra2a's avatar
This is awesome!!
Somehow I get a van gogh feeling from it hehe
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Chepseh's avatar
Da hat wieder jemand weitergespielt mit den japanischen RPGs... ;)
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DrAgOnOfFoReSt's avatar
Oh my, this piece BLEW my mind away. :D Awesome work! :icondragonwant:
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runewuff's avatar
The canon description is perfect, there is nothing I can say to improve upon it. :happy: 
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much. X3
HeartSoulLifePassion's avatar
This is mesmerising and unsettling at the same time. Really captures the idea of "cosmic horror" very well.
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