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#1 Imperial Arts

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:47 AM

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#2 voidgazing

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

Is that... Raistlin?
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

View Postvoidgazing, on 12 March 2019 - 06:00 PM, said:

Is that... Raistlin?

Yep.

At the climax of the Dragonlance Legends trilogy, Raistlin learns the dangers of hero-worship as he falls into the same trap as his predecessor (his sleeves have runes showing the words "Fistan Dantilus"), who is actually just himself caught in a bizarre time loop. He abandons the mortal world and enters the Abyss, saving his brother and the rest of the world from the queen of darkness. She appears as a temptress, surrounded by the five animated dragon statues of the portal into the abyss.

Dragonlance novels are like a collection of dramatic and intriguing elements from fantasy fiction, but with the whole thing repackaged to highlight the moral elements. Loyalty, chastity, and discipline are major themes. I read these novels to my children when they were younger.

I made a version of this picture a few years ago while living in a condemned house, and the paint quality was not so great. Now that I feel a little more comfortable, I gave the same concept another go. For all the pictures of the Portal and Takhisis out there, I did not find any that had the kind of drama and story elements that I wanted to see, so I made one to fill the void.

Why are the floor tiles the Enochian Watchtower of Earth? Because it looks better than dirt.

Edited by Imperial Arts, 12 March 2019 - 09:41 PM.

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#4 Curious Cat

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:12 PM

Cool picture.





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