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All Legends grow pale


So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.


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Love it

I love this it has so much texture in it and so much of a story to be told the gold parts of this axe need shine as well as other little details here and there some lighting and shadowing effects could really push some of those effects including some sparkle on the gold parts but anyways this was a nice job indeed you did here very well done and very well detailed so props to you on such a beautiful creation and story here

Some shine and sparkle on the gold points and other nifty details


Hi, love this illustration, very inspiring!!! I was wondering what materials you used for it as i'm finding it quite hard to work out. Great work again and thoroughly deserving of the prize. :)

DanFromBavaria responds:

Hey, thanks a bunch!
I used black waterproof ink for the outlines, with a simple age old wooden quill with a very narrow nib. The colors are old Schminke Watercolors from Germany. Produced, I suspect, in a time when there was still a huge wall cutting through the country. But they're quality. Still as useable as ever.

I would first want to congratulate you. I also have a question. Did you base this town off any real places? If so, which places? The reason for this is because I had like to make a graphic novel based on it, for fun of course since I'm too young to publish. Anyway, I would like to say that the lines in this piece are so precise to me, I thought this was a digital art piece at first! Beautiful piece!

DanFromBavaria responds:

Thanks a lot, lovely to hear :)
Usually I do look at inspiration from Photos when drawing, but in this case all but the Axe came purely from spontaneous imagination. At first I wanted it to look sorta Favela-ish, then I mixed in a bit of alpine architecture and well, just whatever my mind spewed out at the moment

Even with the sharp edge of a giant axe handle hovering over the roof life moves on huh. :) Feels a bit unsafe! Also feels like there'd be an interesting story behind this! But like the inhabitants in the picture, the stories of bygone times are forgotten, old realities become myth, and civilization rises around the remnants of old.. it's an intriguing piece that way, pompous and pleasant at the same time, the skeleton hand rising grand over the rooftops, in a way showing that the living rise over the dead; all that goes is reclaimed by the living, like the roots of a tree feeding on fargone ashes. Inspiring piece!


is that Jazza's axe?

DanFromBavaria responds:

Yup, this was my entry for his challenge of the month

Credits & Info

4.69 / 5.00

Jan 19, 2017
5:52 PM EST
File Info
5170 x 2780 px
9.1 MB

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