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Arcane Nights by taenaron Arcane Nights by taenaron
This image was done for my gf. It was her idea and I just did what she wanted (like always :eyes:)

I only used my own stocks (like always). Story is up to you :D
There also is a little wallpaperpack with three wide-screen sizes.

I hope you like it :)
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You look out into the distance of the familiar streets that you once called home. The grit and grime upon the ground scratched under your feet with each and every cautious step. A somber wind blows through the emptied streets as leaves slowly coasted through the cool, night air. It wafts about you like a gentle touch from a friend or lover and then leaves as quickly as it comes; lost within the city streets. Faint sounds of cars driving off into the unknown blanket the air as well the occasional shout or scream to other night dwellers. The flickering lights of the buildings inhabitants glow silently through the night like small beacons to the lost; new one flashing on while others turn off almost rhythmically...like the pulse of a slumbering beast. The moon shines brightly from above as if vast spotlights on a steel and concrete stage with the stars around it like cameras flashing in the distance. At once you take it all in with a mixture of isolation mixed with a dash of inner peace as you look upon these empty streets. You take a moment and simply suck in a deep breath, as if to try and bring in the very scent and identity of the city into yourself, if only for a brief moment. Memories rush throughout your mind of experience that were shared upon these streets, memories of happiness and sorrow, memories of defiance and regret. Memories of what truly make this place your home; memories of what make this place your domain. As you open your eyes to the invisible audience of the concrete stage you present the moon with a smile as bright as it and walk off into the shadows streaked streets, happy with the knowledge that this place has not changed a bit...and with hope, it never will. Arcane Nights, created by Luminarium artist `taenaron, presents us with a sight that many of us are quite familiar with, but in a slightly more dramatic and dream-like feel to it, as if you are shrouded in a dream under a city's shadow.

To begin with, I definitely love the atmosphere that's presented here. From the darkness that shrouds most of the lower areas of the city, to slight glints of light reflecting from the tops of the buildings and structures. Everything carries its own brand of mystery and desolation upon this scene that really make it stand out quite well when compared to most other cityscapes. The prominent glow of the moon really brings the whole scene together and ads an almost Noir feel to the scene; a very nice touch that brings out even more of the personality of the composition.

However, there are still a few things that could be implemented to further tighten up the appearance of this composition. One thing would have to be better placement of the leaves. Add some further down the path of the road, but have them a bit more sparing in the foreground as they appeared a bit too cluttered and even flat. Some of the windows could even have a vague shadow of a person looking out into the moon, as if they were another lost soul within the city unsure of where to go or what to look forward to the next day or even this bright night. Another little addition would be if you could shroud the distant building in a bit more fog around the top of the structure to better thicken the atmosphere of the location and really bring in more mystery and style to the entire composition. Keep experiment with this piece as it could really become something amazing than you expect it to.

The streets of the city can bring both splendor and mysteries within it concrete walls. People have gone within to find themselves and have been either assimilated or become another lost soul of the night, forever looking for who they are and what they truly seek in life itself. Arcane Nights does quite a job of illuminating this style and thoughts within its compositional elements. From the dark appearance of the city to the many minuscule elements highlighting the atmosphere and tone, it really makes its way of standing out on its own. Although there are a few tarnishes that keep it back, the gleam of this little gem is powerful enough to glow through some its smaller flaws. Good work, Tobias! :clap:
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconezidas:
EziDas Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Like it...Batman 
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:iconnkosi-publishing:
NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
nice!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Digital Artist
danke :)
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:iconelinasart:
ElinasArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Klasse gemacht!)
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:iconjonisgraphics:
JonisGraphics Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Greatttttt :D

I love your art workss

Check olso my gallery :) Peaceee
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:iconfreesee:
freesee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the atmosphere with all the lighting and shaders it´s very appealing!...great piece!!
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:iconsparksup:
sparksup Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
amazing work ...
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:iconromulion:
Romulion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
wonderful
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:icontruedragon13:
TrueDragon13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Writer
Shockingly beautiful. Sometimes a picture will take me by surprise. This one is so interesting, it seems more than real.
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:iconlolipopoodles1234:
lolipopoodles1234 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This seems like a scene in silent hill
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:iconissa098:
issa098 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shazaam this is fucking awesome dude ur gf must be very proud this is a MASTERPIECE :)
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:icondangerousemo123:
dangerousemo123 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap ur f***ing awesome and just wow
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xX-Bleed-It-Out-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
the moon is awesome ;D
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Spooky, Just Right For Halloween.
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:iconzhath:
Zhath Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
this is very nice! i love it!

Thumbs up to you for making it, and thumbs up to your GF for having great taste :D
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:iconjupiterzguy:
Jupiterzguy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
This is beautiful. The perspective is flawless, the light sources actually look like light (I hate when starfields look stale), the clouds/sky have depth. And then of course the flying cloaked figures give it just the right amount of OSHIT.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Digital Artist
thx ;)
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:iconthephalanx1:
thephalanx1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
This is excellent!
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:iconchaiane-ey:
Chaiane-ey Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Amazing work!
The light, the moon, everything! I'm in love with that!!
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:icondreamymelody:
DreamyMelody Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the prespective,the darkness,the glowing windows and the leafs.when I look closer,the picture looks more foggy,which makes it look haunting. Impressive work ^_^
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:icongold-kitten:
gold-kitten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful piece of art, the darkness consumes you and makes you want to cry as such a sad sigh. Yet inside you call it home. Stunning. [link]
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Digital Artist
thx :)
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:iconspeedyroby:
SpEEdyRoBy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured Here: [link]
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:iconclmaic:
Clmaic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats so epic.... i love it... so going in favs :la:
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Digital Artist
:) yeah ;) thank you!
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:iconjosephacheng:
josephacheng Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely as always! Quite a move from the usual space stuff I'm used to seeing from you :D
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:icon3anit-bsamt:
3aNit-Bsamt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow! what can i say! in :+fave: ^^
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:iconnoir-badger:
noir-badger Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely piece :) I had thought that the leaves were actually bats until I downloaded the file and looked closer. Definitely one of the best photo manipulations I've ever seen. Off to have a look at the rest of your gallery now :)
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EldarZakirov Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is so coooooool!!!!!!
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:iconfellanna:
fellanna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
nein :)
War nur zum Besuch da. Einfach eine beeindruckende Stadt.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Digital Artist
kommst du aus HH?
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:iconfellanna:
fellanna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
:D
hab mir schon gedacht :)
ich <3 Hamburg
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Digital Artist
:D dreimal darfst du raten wo ich das Basisfoto aufgenommen habe ;)
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:iconfellanna:
fellanna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
tolle Atmosphäre! erinnert mich an die Speicherstadt, Hamburg.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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KurzFinger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
thats cool, i love the atmosphere, the contrast and the details ... and all these little eycatchers. many of them but still not overloaded.

realy cool.
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^.^
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your kind words and feedback :) :hug:
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to start off with that it really captures the audience. It seems to almost be endless as well as stunning. There is so much that moves the eyes, but it's not too much. The nighttime, windy atmosphere and the wonderful effects, make me feel like I'm seeing those leaves. The sky is really what get me, it feels like it's really moving and I'm right there under it. I do agree with skillzombie, I think you should add some more leaves down the road, but other than that wonderful job. The perspective is also really done well, the buildings are tall and really good, capturing even more of the nighttime atmosphere.

I give this 4 and 1/2 stars :clap:
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
okay sweet give a sec
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Digital Artist
via comment is fine :)
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you like me to send you one separately or put it in the comments....It just won't be an "official" DA critique.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Ah I see :(
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No premium membership :cry: but I could always type something up separately and send it to you
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe it's up to you :) I'd love to read what have in mind :)
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to critque this if I could. I love to write and this would just be fantastic to write about . :clap:
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lefiath Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
That looks gorgeous.
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Laugend Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thanks
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