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The Isle of Non by EranFolio The Isle of Non by EranFolio
Quick concept art. Concept based on a dream I once had.

Statue pose courtesy of: [link]

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There once was an island, whose people invested everything into building a grand castle fortress. Every wall was a hundred feet high, sheer and impenetrable; its towers seemed to touch the clouds. Stonemasons and sculpters had been hired from the mainland, to adorn banisters and buttresses with fanciful creatures and historical accounts of the island's past. For a time, they were mighty. But in building their fortress, they had used up every stone, every tree, and every shore of clay, until their island was diminished, and the sea rose to swallow the foundations of all they had built.
Left with nothing but their walls of stone, they began to remove blocks from the highest towers to reinforce the foundation, watching them sink one at a time below the sea's surface. Soon, the castle was no longer grand, and their offerings of stone only tumbled into the water's depths, doing nothing to hold back the rising tide.
Those with sense departed in boats, but the proudest remained as stewards, waiting for the waters to recede or swallow them whole. They were never heard from again, and all that now remains of the fortress reaches brokenly for the sky, only its highest towers visible above the waves. Looking down from above, the shadows of crumbling spires can be seen in the green light of the deep.
They say that once a night, you can still see the light of the last steward's lantern descending its steps, making offerings of stone to the depths, one block at a time.
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Tabon Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant skill, composition, atmosphere, history. It's perfect.
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EclipsE-GiaN-GO Mar 31, 2010  Student General Artist
All thumbs up!!


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dtrammell Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very, very nice.
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Ahrum-Stock Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Captivating.
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Chenn Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing.. dream you had (:
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:iconalecbell:
The style of the drawings suits the story perfectly.

The comments and the page make a very satisfying whole.
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Cacodaemonia Jan 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing! I really love the concept, as well as the sketches themselves. Something about the flimsy, jagged appearance of the tower remains, combined with the story, makes me shiver! :)
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Free-Will Jan 21, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, this is a really great concept! i like the tip of the iceberg vibe.
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:iconpropagandhi101:
i love the story and the illustration
you must have epic dreams!
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