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The Downfall by Huussii The Downfall by Huussii

The Tome of Elements

"Chaos and Arcane", Page 5.


As the last druids of Lornwood gave away their lives to entomb the elemental lord into its eternal throne, so was buried with them their arts of druidism for centuries to come. Now long forgotten deep within the forest, the place in all its presence of power seems almost frozen in time. Ever so slowly the growth drains the elemental's magic away, crumbling and ripping it apart limb from limb, until a mere hollow statue of stone remains to remind us of how we overcame the chaos of elements.


Finally pushing this one out of the way, time for something new instead of another dozen of hours for this. 

I've been developing my own sort of a fantasy world as a concept to explore that isn't just ponies, with also having a portfolio in mind. The conclusion is that I spent way too much time just holding these off when I should just lift the pen off the canvas and move on to something else. So now I've just piled up a bunch of nearly finished work once again. Currently the project is dubbed 'Tales of Aeternia' 

Also oh god, I have so much backstory to tell even with this one I simply can't package it all in one, maybe it's better to just let the picture talk and extend/stitch up the story later with other pictures.

As an extra, two quick personal reference sheets regarding the concept: elementalRef elementalArcaneRef
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FoxintheGardn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
StephanieSmall Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
You have done a beautiful job on this piece of art. I love your attention to detail. Your time and dedication shows.
-Stephanie Small
You have Done A Great Job On Your Artwork by StephanieSmall
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist
This is awesome!  I don't know if the intention is to bring the attention to the elemental's face - if so a little brighter highlights around that area would help (or make most of the contrast in the picture right around the elemental and reduced contrast elsewhere in the image) - or to detract from the elemental and made it a 'surprise', in which case toning down the purple and bringing his shoulders back into the tree trunk a little would help.  The lines of roots/vines/ etc that all lead toward the center as chains or bindings are well placed to draw the eye right to the elemental and overall the composition is effective and the rendering is great!
Paleoartbyelvira Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :O
MalariaArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Cool !
MidnightKiller102 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
Hi! I love your art, and I feel bad for asking, but I would like if someone could do some digital art for me.  I don't know if it'll be hard, considering I'm not a digital artist, but if you're willing to do it, please inform me.  I apologize if this is an inconvenience to you.
NumNumBacon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Student General Artist
its beautiful i cant stop staring at it
EltonStudio Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
animefreak66667 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa a story with a amazing piece of art. 
kuronekozuki Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kewllllll La la la la 
Amii1512 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wof amazing ;-; 
SYsheep Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work
Scribblepwn3 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work as usual. I'm particularly fond of this one though. Your trees are so amazing!
GemKeeper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
I love the art.
So serene
Like a forest guardian taking a nap
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible. There's a sense of sacrificial blood magic to it, and more. This a gorgeous forest, one that seems really dark without resorting to black shadows and desaturated colors. Well done!
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and gripping. :)
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Is it just me or that thing kinda looks like a Transformer with over growth all over it?
JakeRomano Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!
WishboneHerosReturn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Very Nice!
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
That's very creepy...
Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Wow, amazing. It's really eerie the way you captured an imprisoned lord with nature. Which is a good thing, as I don't see many pieces of this kind from the people I watch.

Also your description is the perfect setup line for a movie plot =p
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Rakykia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Hyvä kuva. Kotoisa metsä.
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
kngru Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is what that image became, it's so ominous.
AbLM Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
this is literally art goals :3
WidowPeak Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist
The earth lord slumbers...

Or something :P

The quality is breath-taking. I do not know how you managed to make the forest look so detailed and varied.
Yuukon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016   Writer
Kaunista! :clap:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
So cool! :D
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy... Keep working on this, I'm intrigued
quiet-victories Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student General Artist
gj Huussii
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Artist
That's really good work, Huussii :)
ninllot Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
i am groot
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