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Hillside Ruins

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Published: July 24, 2014
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And then, as I made my way over another hill, I came upon ancient ruins of carved stone. At that moment, the sun was beaming down on the site through the clouds—and I knew the place had special significance. But it wasn’t until much later that I discovered just how sacred that place was.

And so I approached the ruins with greater caution than usual. All around lay rubble, most of which still bore weathered markings. A single column remained upright, and beneath it a set of curved steps descended toward a solitary building. By the look of the rubble sprawling from the structure some distance, I supposed this was once a tower of some kind. Now, only three walls remained—and barely so.

I made camp nearby and spent the remainder of the evening examining the ruins.

I slept poorly that night—although joyous over my discovery, I couldn’t help but ponder the doom of this place. I had finally found a sign that someone once occupied these lands. But with the discovery came a powerful sense of foreboding.

—Excerpt from the chapter “The Hill Lands of Jaerith,” in Mol Kunidar’s journal, “Journeying through Tar’darium,” Volume I

Painted in Photoshop. This began as a practice piece, but as the process continued and I was pleasantly surprised by what I was accomplishing, I decided it deserved more attention.

As always, I appreciate all comments and critiques.
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Thanks!
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This makes me think of Lord Of The Rings!!
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What a compliment! Thanks!
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You're quite welcome!
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Very beautiful. Love the concept, the colors, the details. Really, really nice.
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Thank you so much!
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Very cool!
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Thank you!
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