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Falselight

By shoughad
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Inspired by "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch:

"The hour of Falselight had come.

From the heights of the Five Towers to the obsidian smoothness of the vast glass breakwaters to the artificial reefs beneath the slate-coloured waves, Falselight radiated from every surface and every shard of Elderglass in Camorr, from every speck of the alien material left so long before by the creatures that had first shaped the city.

Every night, as the west finally swallowed the sun, the glass bridges would become threads of firefly light; the glass towers and glass avenues and the strange glass sculpture-gardens would shimmer wanly with violet and azure and orange and pearl-white, and the moons and stars would fade to grey."
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nahojis's avatar
A tender beauty!
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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BrittanniaRainHobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow.....this is wicked cool!
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EonOrteaShadowmasterStudent Writer
Has to be an impressive sight, doesn't it?
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes - has to be, just because it's an impressive novel ;)
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Wunderschön! Eins zu eins zur Beschreibung im Buch! Ich mag vor allem die Lichter, die hinter dem Glas vorne rechts durchschimmern! Das hast du wirklich gut hinbekommen! :) Weiter so!
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
Danke Dir - das Bild war echt ein Kampf; diesmal gegen die Physik: Brechnungswinkel, Reflektionen, Brennweiten ... Oh Mann, ich bewundere die Leute, die einfach mit Pinsel und Farbe das malen, was ihnen im Kopf herumspukt!
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TolmanCottonProfessional General Artist
This is really good. It really captures the eerie and alien feel of Falselight.
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
How often do I wish I could paint people and landscapes the way you do, sigh! Your art is awesome! :thumbsup:
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Very nice!
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Your welcome!
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Cool! 8) I was just thinking that are those the great towers of Camorr? :D
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
No, not at all. The great towers for sure have to be much much more impressive. They have to be eyekilling high and full of glass ornaments and pillars, sparkling and glittering ... :faint:
I'm afraid that's beyond me :ashamed:
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oh, well you can think of it as a great challenge to accomplish one day! ;D
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
OK :handshake: - I put in onto my list "To do when I'm a Genius": visiting Camorr's highest tower and sending you a picture postcard! B-)
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Hahah! You do that! :D Don't forget to say to say greetings to Locke from me too! :D
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
I'll :tighthug: him from falselight until sunrise ...
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Hahah! I'd do that too if I had the chance xD
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
Pssst - hey, look who joined dA this weekend:

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Looks great! ;)
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Great work!
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Thalia-DawnbringerHobbyist Writer
Wow, this is beautiful! I have to agree with Dragonfly113; scrolling up and down in full view does feel like your standing under it. I love the crystal-like pillars. Great job!
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shoughadHobbyist Digital Artist
:phew: Hard job! Everything refused to look like I wanted it to look like: the structures, the lights, the reflections, the clouds ... :crash:

But finally the magic of the Elders seems to work. :)
Thanks a lot for the :+fav:!
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