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Earthsea: The Painted Room

Finally! It is done. Arha - aka Tenar - interviews her prisoner Ged, whom she keeps chained in the Painted Room in the underground Labyrinth where she serves as High Priestess, in Atuan.

After "The Tombs of Atuan" by Ursula K Le Guin. Earthsea, and all characters, places and magic therein are copyright Ursula K Le Guin - [link]

EDIT: updated this image since I've done some corrections after getting some feedback (and a picture or hundred of medieval lamps) - hope it's better now! I think so. :)
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3502x2610px 8.88 MB
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
100 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 3, 2010, 3:51:52 PM
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rehoksatyr's avatar
Ahh really?
This is really beautiful.
Thank you..
NarielLimbaear's avatar
Aw ! It's very close of my feelings of this room :o
attomanen's avatar
Love it! I just read the book (again) and this is close too how I imagine the painted room. :-)
littlewing09's avatar
it looks like your actually standing in the room because of the perspective, lighting, and the layered quality of the paint. Most unique painting I've seen in a long time.
Starsong-Studio's avatar
Thank you! I did have a little help with sorting out the technical stuff on this painting ... glad you like it!
Bubblegumdove's avatar
The excellent colour-play aside, what I really like is how laid-back Ged's depicted; true to form.
Starsong-Studio's avatar
Thanks! I blush about the compliment.
Truly beautiful, you've captured such real light and colour
Starsong-Studio's avatar
thank - and thanks for the fave, and the watch! :)
Thorskegga's avatar
Wonderful - one of my favourite books this one :)
Starsong-Studio's avatar
Yes, great book, isn't it! - Thanks!
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Notomys-mordax's avatar
I'm really digging this piece: the atmosphere and color is really sweet-- I like how Arha is looming. My father used to read the Earthsea trilogy to me when I was a little kid, and they hold a soft spot for me.
Starsong-Studio's avatar
thank you! They are very wonderful books - though my favourite of them all is "Tehanu"
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WH2007's avatar
Wow! That's an impressive picture. I love the way you've drawn the light of the candle reflected on the floor. I love the paintings on the wall. Great job!
Starsong-Studio's avatar
thank you! Those wall paintings were quite a bit of a hassle, to make them look like they're flat on the wall. :D
Veritas-Unae's avatar
Oh my word! Frodo, you too are an Earthsea lover? How coincidental that I should stumble upon another one of your arts! I love the techniques used for the paintings, it really gives that sense of the Old Powers coming alive. I love it!~
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Oh but yes! It goes with the territory, so to speak. :D

I even have founded a club! :iconursulaleguin: :D
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