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Volcano by TomPrante Volcano by TomPrante
This place is called the Temple of the Gods. Since one hundred years the priests believe that the volcano in front of this temple is way for the gods to show their emotions. This is the second time in these years that the volcano is active. The first time it predicted the death of the emperor Caelinus II, who was well liked by his citizens but didn't believe in gods. After his death the majority of the population returned to their religion but 30 years later we are at the same point as before. Right now the church of the ancient gods is fighting against the new movement. People are dying and as the volcano is active again all of us have to fear for our lives.
 
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is fascinating!

I love volcanoes,
I love ancient stories (e.g. the Romans and Greeks)
I love how you have pictured it so well as if you speak from a real Greek/Roman's perspective of that time! :clap:

And this soundtrack came to mind as I saw your art:
youtu.be/aoLTHGgV724
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UltraStallion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Amazing with the story.
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Sabs546 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the way you do these environments is so unique
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sabiryth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very neat perspective. It shows how massive and grand the temple is while leaving the volcano small and distant. It gives me the perspective of one of the priests, sitting, wandering, pondering about the mountain for most of their lives, and then now generally freaking out about the current state of events. 

Nicely done! :D

Also, thanks for the llama!
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wiseman454 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing work on the perspective in this one, I actually thought this was a 3d render at first glance.
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Nephrym Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoyed watching your process for this one! And the final product is superb! :D
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Evildeathcake Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student General Artist
That is a great perspective. Those pillars seem so high and massive!
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Roseallie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Fantastic!
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Riseallie :)
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well they do say Classical Greece is full of allot of ancient myths and legends that's for certain.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah these myths are a great inspiration as an artist.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Awesome work and I like the backstory behind this piece
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Sadly, the people are actually dying from the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas that the volcano is emitting. =p Anyway, as much as the volcano towers over all and commands the power of life and death to all who are near, the perspective and emphasis on the columns give a great feeling of grandeur and power to the temple itself. It must have made them feel almost invulnerable despite the ferocious power that nature had set high above them. It's a great contrast and a great lesson at the same time.
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Hollynhazel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
I love your style! It's realistic yet with a cartoonish vibe that makes it almost nostalgic
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Raviex009 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
That's some really nice lighting work.
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Xx-Dusty-Dragon-xX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
niiice
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SirRagnarok Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Amazing.
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TomPrante Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Sir Ragnarok. :)
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stphnhffmnn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Job!
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
I really love the angle, it's like something out of a movie. :clap: It makes me think what it would be like for someone living in Pompeii seeing Mt Vesuvius start to erupt right before it wiped everything off the map :iconvolcanoplz::onfire:
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AnatolLeon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminded me about this event too...
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
cool :)
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GekigamiX100assartin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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tithon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
greating paint...

Tozlu
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Kai-Alive Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
looks like one of the courtyards of pompeii, looks like Vesuvius :)
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