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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]


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 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant skill, composition, atmosphere, history. It's perfect.
EclipsE-GiaN-GO Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student General Artist
All thumbs up!!

dtrammell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very, very nice.
Ahrum-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ScrawnyPaleMan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
wow. i love it
Chenn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing.. dream you had (:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
The style of the drawings suits the story perfectly.

The comments and the page make a very satisfying whole.
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner 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! :)
Free-Will Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, this is a really great concept! i like the tip of the iceberg vibe.
PropaGandhi101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
i love the story and the illustration
you must have epic dreams!
dracothrope Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
My only crit would be to keep the kind of ripples you're using on the water constant between images; the ripple effects isn't as nice as what you've used in the top two right images, as simple as those are.

The statue is super effective! More particles in the water would be nice. What are the statue's pink splatters supposed to be? They seem quite bright in comparison to everything else.

Lastly, what's keeping some of those very tall spires floating? Are they attached all the way down? Is the lake/body of water still enough that the water wouldn't have knocked them down? Maybe some spires that are broken part-way down the left hand image would make the ones still standing more believable?

I love the single figure in the boat, though. Great somber, isolated feeling there. :D

These are going to be great, as per always!
makisstyle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
ideas based on dreams seem to be some of the best
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