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Wayfarer by taenaron Wayfarer by taenaron
Wayfarer

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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geraardsbergen Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
love this one!!!!!!!!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconpaganizondafroadster:
PaganiZondaFroadster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
epicccccccc
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:iconkillythirsk:
killythirsk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the spark of the star...u can draw a constellation perhaps ? like serpentarius ? the 13rd zodiak ?
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BenBasterd Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
What you do with lighting is master's work.
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
That's GORGEOUS!!!! :D
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:iconcchomikk:
cchomikk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
grausam, aber die Sache, die ich hier fur das Beste finde, ist Schnee - wirklich dynamisch :)
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:iconesk6a:
esk6a Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice....the atmosphere is incredible!
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:iconfuzzydragon:
FuzzyDragon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
OMG wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow I could never wrap my mind around drawing in such detail if im not careful I might jump into my screen and make snow angels!
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:iconkaethor:
kaethor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow! :clap:
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:iconkiyamm:
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
What a mind-tickling work. Gorgeous!

Thank you so much for adding your work to Digital Delicacies! :love:
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:iconyondercat:
Yondercat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
so awesome!
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:iconangelhaveninfinite:
angelhaveninfinite Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
nothing less than beautiful!
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
AWESOME job!!!! :D The athmosphere is great!!!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconrabbiten:
rabbiten Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you've been featured here [link] :D
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Looks like a cross between something from Ratchet and Clank and Lost planet. I wish Hoth from Star Wars looked this cool in the movie.
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greenmood28 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
this is amazing picture!! :D
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:iconarchann:
archanN Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
incredible.. wow, beautiful! :heart:
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Digital Artist
:) thanks man!
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:iconyavier:
Yavier Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Nice depth!
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Digital Artist
thx ;)
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Beautiful, thank you for this jewel :)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Digital Artist
no, thank you!
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:iconmadwomans:
madwomans Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Everything you post is amazing. Good job.
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Digital Artist
:)
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   Photographer
Very dynamic picture:) Can believe how well a simple thing as snow works in piece.
Absolute fav
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks mate ;)
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:iconaustinguidry:
austinguidry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
holy Sh*t, this is awesome, one of my favorites of of all the time i've been following you!
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Dave-Mastor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I love the look of the landscape and the contrasting colors. Really fantastic work here.

Also a very fitting song for this is playing on my MP3 player as I look at this; right at the 6 minute mark of the 'Winter Contingency' suite from the Halo: Reach soundtrack. Fitting for both the name, and the actual music playing. :D
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Digital Artist
hehe cool ;) thank you!
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:iconptoiemy:
PtoIemy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Beautiful, as always. :nod:
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:iconbog1:
Bog1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
cool. the guy in the snow reminds me of where i am right now, in -17 degree weather with blowing snow. Popsicle
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:iconvalery-medved:
valery-medved Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
awesome
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:iconjosephacheng:
josephacheng Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ever seen the game "Lost Planet"?

My exact same thought...
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:iconscorpidilion:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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Stev3-Design Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
wallpaper?
würd es gern als wallpaper haben :D
echt geiles werk :)
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:iconmorncreek:
Morncreek Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the colors used in the image. They complement each other and enhance the feel overall. Strangely, I think would prefer the person not be in the picture at all...
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Whazizname Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   General Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

:)
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milo13200 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really beautiful work! a really immersive mood!
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:iconds4orty2wo:
DS4orty2wo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
magnificent as always
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signuspl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
man.. I love it. great work!
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Firstb1ood Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
holy $#!+ this is intense
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:iconliese-lotje:
liese-lotje Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
sometimes I have this moment when another one of your creations appear, and i'm like, forget this, again?! ALL off your works are awesome, these are just the same awesomeness... and ultimately I than seem to just don't watch it. :P But then one of these comes a long, and is just too freaking pretty to ignore, and yes, I end up favouring one of your pieces AGAIN. :P

dude, you're filling up my favourite page, it is almost getting crowded ;)

if only there were a button that would let me favourite your entire gallery....
Would be much easier ;)
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:iconmarklar:
marklar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular
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Gojira2006 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Two moons - fabulously realized . . . ! The lighting is eerie & perfect . . . !
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Gorgeous and spectacular ! :omfg:
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:iconbergone:
BergOne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
This is unbelivably inspiering.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing...
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