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November 14, 2010
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Wayfarer by taenaron Wayfarer by taenaron

I proudly present you Wayfarer. No wallpaper this time, sorry ;)

I'm not really in the mood for a nice story atm. But maybe you are (feel free to write something. If it's good, I'll add it to the description :) )

~WatcherCCG On a moon of an earthlike planet, two explorers chart the perilous polar region in preparation for expansion. Another moon blots out the sun, casting an eerie twilight over the arctic world, as the planet looms in the sky, sharing in the eclipse.
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The silent and mysterious life of the drifter; a life that few people wish to assume. To wander aimlessly from place to place without any actual agenda, with the exception of your own personal goals. To have no place to call your own and to be doomed to wander the landscape until the cold hand of death prepares to take you from this world to the next is a thought that must always burn through your mind with each and every passing step on each and every single day. Truly, a life of solitude is a daunting and mentally toiling ordeal that strains your mind each and every moment. Wayfarer, created by the ever so talented `taenaron, gives us a visual insight on the life of one rather unfortunate traveler who must make his way through a frozen wasteland on his own without anyone to assist him. Such a strong emotional pull from the image to the viewer should be more than enough to draw one in, but its `taenaron's signature style and detail placement is the genuine deal sealer on this piece above all else.

As with many of his previous deviations, the planetary atmosphere and as well as the nearby celestial bodies are well done. They each have their own rather subtle details and entice the eye to explore every single part of their almost phantom like hemispheres for signs of life and mysteries. This style gives the entire area a feeling of being closed off from the rest of the universe, as if the subject is walking through an area that he is doomed to repeat over and over throughout his mysterious journey.

The snow falling is a nice touch to the entire piece which ads more the feeling of isolation and loneliness that the subject must be feeling. The faint person in the background could be a representation of what one feels like as they make their way through the world like this, as if everywhere they go it feels like they are leaving behind shadows of their former selves, until nothing is left but a cold, emotionless figure who's only goal is to move from one place to the next.

I must say, thinking about the story behind the piece does add more to it, however there are still some things that could be fixed about it. For one, the atmosphere seems a bit pixelated and fuzzy in some places. Its almost as if it was stretched at the last moment. The whole appearance of the piece feels as though it could be a bit clearer or sharper in appearance but instead it just has this fuzzy haze about it. Whether this was intentional or not, it needs a bit of refinement.

Adding this to the many outstanding pieces to `taenaron's repertoire, gives us more to look at while at the same times gives him something else in his craft to refine. Nice work either way man. :clap:
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Katzenfrau2035 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's curious but I feel like i have been there before! very nice place!
Mararda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I have featured this incredibly powerful work here:
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
wow beutiful
RebelliousRehan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
GregLakowske Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome looking
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
extremely beautiful and wonderful concept!:faint: 100/10 stars!;)
LightDrop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Sagenhaft! :faint:

c u
sewerman92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I love it !
ShadeIsaac Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Just love it!
olulo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome concept. great work!
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