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Magic is dead by akreon Magic is dead by akreon
So I decided to redo one of my old works way from '08

You can still find it here:

...but it's bleh, so I don't recommend ;)

Painter11 and PSCS3
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Critique by HeartofIcewind Feb 27, 2010, 11:30:34 AM
Wow! How you've improved It's so vivid, and beautiful.The background is as impressive as always, I especially love the grass. The lighting is very neat, it's almost spooky, and misty. Gives me chills.The anatomy is very impressive, and I can't really complain about this piece. However, I would suggest only a bit more shading on the neck of the unicorn. Then again, you may just be trying to make it look bright in contrast to the light. The only thing conflicting about this is the darkness of the imp on the same side. Though it may just be the unicorn. I particularly like the background, the dark hues make it rather mystical with the lighting. Like they're deep in a dying forest. Over all, exceptional piece of work here. What a marvelous improvement. :thumbsup:
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First, I will say that this is VERY well done! The light that hits the webs is ever so splendid!

Although... the thing that makes me think about this picture is the unicorn, it's head needs to be more defined, as does it's neck, it seems a little blurred and not as storng and graceful as I know you could've made it.

The technique on the background is lovley, but like the unicron, it could have more definition to it.


This picture has a rather high impact, magic is somewhat dieng amoungst children and adults, it's horrible to see it all float away like a speckle of dust...

Well thats all I gotta' say for now ;), hope it comes in handy!
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Pawnee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I would consider buying this if it were a print.
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:iconflameguard42:
flameguard42 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I would like you to listen to a song called The Moon Will Rise by Ghost Mice. It conveys much more eloquently than I could that, well, our magic can never die.
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TheHOTChocolate911 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sad ; -;
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Fallenflame13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
this one makes me want to cry! It's very well done. And I love the feel yet hate the sadness... :) I like when I can feel the sorrow from artwork.
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NejiKitty Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can I just stare at this for 5 hours?
Thanks :'D




XD it's seriously so beautiful. Amazing.
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Esteban8723 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This is amazing, i really like your work!
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:iconrainytown:
rainytown Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, what an impressive dramatic scene. I love the depth and the lighting!
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DoomGalleon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   General Artist
We have science and technology to thank for that
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:iconlain3y:
Lain3y Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty~ @u@
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:iconitarox:
Itarox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Beautiful !!! : )
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:iconliixx:
Liixx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is so beautiful, I'm truly amazed.
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:iconlain3y:
Lain3y Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is so neat!
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:iconseraphrim:
Seraphrim Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconhermise:
Hermise Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
No, it's not dead! Just sleeping...
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:icondarklord75253:
DarkLord75253 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
...not dead... dormant.
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:iconkiarakarai:
kiarakarai Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
You are incredible! and this image is the best for me. :)
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
oh man this is such a sad concept. you've done an incredible job, i really enjoy your paintings
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:iconouraion:
ouraion Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Wow this amazing!
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:iconvengenceofgaia:
VengenceOfGaia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This is so beautiful and sad.
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:iconhita:
hita Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
very touching
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:iconiknowwhatyouare:
IknowwhatYOUare Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG THIS IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I dont know why I havent seen it before hahaha
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconmochamuffin:
MochaMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! You've improved a lot! congrats.
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:iconairyuna:
Airyuna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Magic is dead, long live magic. ;)

Poor them, still. ;_;
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LesserPandaBear Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with Takenawayforever in that the unicorn's head could possibly have done with more definition but I must say, I think the background is just right the way it is... The whole thing is beautiful
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shantetoo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
love this. rich image.
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mcbrayer77 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
this is pretty rad !! <3<3
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this alot. Btw i wanted to say i admire your skills. I noticed your art from reading OFF-WHITE and i must say i am a big fan of the comic, as well as your art.
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animetoonz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Makes me think of Pan's Labyrinth.
Very nice job. :)
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free-smiling Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I think the redo looks better than the old work. The light looks more magic and really like a forgotten world. I think its true that not just the farytails but also the phatasy itselfs is dieing. so keep up the great work with a lot of picutres wich improve the phantasy just by looking at them :)
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monkey-mind Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
...just sleeping for a while :)
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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paintinggael Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is very effective in its sorrow. I could feel it from the moment I looked at it. I think the hopeless expression left on the faun's face really says it all.
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
From one angle, it looks like the horse's head is a dog head pointing to the right while horn sprouts out its cheek. Weird.

Still, very cool. Very cool picture.
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Sanguivoriphobia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. :heart:
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Lalupi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
So sad... :(
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BlueHorse17 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
The spider-webs add a great affect!
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KeiraShra Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
To jest tak niesamowicie piękne i smutne zarazem, że aż brakuje mi słów by to opisać... Jednocześnie działa tak na wyobraźnie w ten sam sposób co najlepsze książki...
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phantomthief713 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
So very sadly true.
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pauladaruk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Interesting and unusual idea. Great colours. Well done!
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:iconunenvied:
Unenvied Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
this piece is absolutely beautiful! it's so true, and that's part of the reason why it makes me so sad :(
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randuvel666 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
it's very nice painting without the horse,instead jezus death and rotting
super
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:iconakreon:
akreon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I see what you did there. :iconimhappyplz:
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randuvel666 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
and...
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:icondanielah:
Danielah Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist
wow.. really beautiful.. but so sad :(
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Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
This is phenomenal.
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Merkahia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Amazing, love the concept and how did you used it =D
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:iconkittysdead:
Kittysdead Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
stunning
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Azuresky713 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
i really love this, very cool :D
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Braja69 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very AWESOME!
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