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Asvodel by owen-c Asvodel by owen-c
Some of us traveled in search of the truth found within books, others to the call of a distant memory of a secret garden deep within a forest, a golden thread of melody, the crescent moon of a woman's face glimpsed in profile; somehow we have all found ourselves in the City of Asvodel. We are transfixed by its great edifices of steel and concrete; they are pillars we have constructed, to confine the boundless sky. In Asvodel, it is forever yesterday; we of the City are always running to catch up with the flow of time, to complete endless backlogs of appointments, of projects, of bureaucratic procedures, in the hopes that we may finally reach today, the present in which all is possible, the bridge to the tomorrow which lies on the empyrean. Caught in this flow of time, we forget the dreams which led us to this City, and find ourselves shells of men, like the great towers of the City when they wait each night for people to again inhabit them. It is only on rare days that we catch a glimpse of the dreams which led us to the City, in a gleam of sunlight reflected from a high window, in the wink of a naiad in an entranceway frieze, in a face in the crowd which has already passed us by.

- A.S. Lytton, Sign of the Hourglass, Clepsydra Press, 207 NAC.


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Another in an Art Deco series. I'm trying to capture another cityscape though I find that I have less patience for such things. Done between various work and projects; trying to make more time for such things. I do like the way that it came out though.

The plane seen in the distance is not my model
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fodc Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Very cool. Imagine the magnitude of the whole city. Would love to see that.

The angle's shadow a bit distracting though.
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owen-c Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'd love to see that too... perhaps one day I will be able to develop again more ambitious works in my free time.
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VJD-Communication Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Cool-as image and I like your use of light and shadows. :excited:

:+fav: :XD:
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DeliriumBlacktis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student General Artist
the building with the green roof looks like the Frontenac castle(or do english people say Chateau Frontenac too?) am I wrong?
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owen-c Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting, I haven't heard of that building but I see the resemblance in roofs now that I look it up.
It is actually the Fisher building in Detroit.
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DeliriumBlacktis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, well, now I see this Building I can say without a doubt that there's Only the top of this building who looks like the castle XD
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nathan-from-Fug Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
we call it (or at least me) the chateau de frontenac, same as the french
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DeliriumBlacktis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for this Info ^-^
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Marotto Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this volume light/ fog you put in your works. Its looks very good!
Great job!
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owen-c Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, this was an experiment with adding a lot of fog for an airy effect...
As opposed to just usual fog and the token anime "the rays of light effect" that I feel obligated to put into lots of things.
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