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Celephais
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Published: November 19, 2014
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I made this for The Dreamlands, an upcoming film by director Huan Vu, loosely based H. P. Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle.

This is actually an earlier composition that later had to be cropped to fit into the film’s promo calendar, and adjusted to include an important symbol from the setting. The final, approved version looks like this: i78.photobucket.com/albums/j10…

Both versions have their merits (and faults!), but I feel the less busy version is closer to what I personally like.

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Famer17Music's avatar
Wonderful Artwork! Featured on my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_9NC…
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Nice! And thanks for the credit. ;)
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Dusterboy's avatar
I saw the trailer for Dreamlands at GenCon in 2015!
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
How nice! I think that image didn't make it into the concepts used because they cut the female character. ;) I still hope the film will be made, though.
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eschellan's avatar
Amazing! You have a great talent :)
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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white-alcemist|Student Digital Artist
Great!

That gives me a sense of warmth and peace.

Only if the lurker wasn't eavesdropping on the poor little girl. :p (kiddin)

Great work.
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

He IS supposed to be lurking! You know, pining after her, trying to remain unseen. I tried to make him look as non-creepy as possible, though.
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Nice, I liked the light and shadow.
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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eastcorkpainter| Traditional Artist
Lovely work Eleni.  The bright glowing sky instantly impacts on the viewer and the composition is intriguing.  I like the purple veil in the foreground over on the right side, creates more depth.
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Niall! To this point I'm not quite sure if the composition works. There's an empty space at the centre that I feel might be awkward. Still, this is nothing compared to the cropped and much heavier version for the calendar. I'm glad I'm working digital at times like this; I could go back and just put together the elements I liked best for this one.
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CyciTheConqueror|Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a fantastic scene ! I love it. The final is absolutely gorgeous.
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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frail|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've been looking forward to this film, having enjoyed die farbe, and long-time fan of lovecraft—especially the dream cycle. i am thrilled to learn that you are somehow involved.
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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Jesse! My involvement was almost by accident; I supported the first campaign, sent a note to the director to clarify something about the perk I chose, and suddenly got asked whether I would be interested in contributing art for the project. Needless to say I was very excited to do so.
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Ronamis|Professional Digital Artist
The beauty of this sunny dusk is way more painful, if you know last lines of the tale of Kuranes.
I love the light and the contrast dark part.
Wish there will be The White Ship, but he 
never comes again.

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eilidh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Michael!

The whole of the Dream Cycle is steeped in a sense of longing for more or less this sort of imagined beauty. It's why these stories where my favourite from all of H.P. Lovecraft's works. In fact, they were my introduction to the fantasy genre back in 1994... so making this image was important to me.
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