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Sanctum of Heroes by JoshEiten Sanctum of Heroes by JoshEiten
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Thewilkie47 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
ah i can finally retire a few characters.....thank you for this image!
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Harodotus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I really love this, it's excellent work.  The muted color scheme and hazy appearance really goes a long way to invoke the emotional feeling of this piece.

There are many subtleties that I really enjoy in it, including:
- The itinerant facelessness of the Hero Statues, like the Heros they represent - they loose individual identity with time and distance
- There appears to be a message in that most of the statues face away towards the viewer and not just defending the Sanctum
- This is not a groomed shrine, it appears to be a place set apart and isolated to take care of itself - again reflecting the inherent loneliness of being a Hero
- I like that there appears to be Scholars or  speakers among the Heros, for not all Heroic deeds are done with sword or spear
- Thinking on the flow of water from the waterfalls, the main flow of the river has to pass by to the right, symbolically reflecting that Heros alone can only stem part of the tide and that even then, some passes through
- I like that it is a "Sanctum of Heros" and not the more obvious "Hall of Heros". It is a place to reflect and perhaps be inspired and not a shrine or some more practical place where they gather or live.

But what I love most about this piece is how it makes me feel and the thoughts it inspires in me.

Like all good art, the mind of the viewer colors the interpretation of the piece as much as the hand of the artist guides the eye.

Excellent work, you've really drawn me in and captured my imagination.
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DustinProvost Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. Excellent, love it! :D
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
:D
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lemus79 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
EXCELLENT COLOR COMPOSITION, CONGRATULATIONS!
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
THANKS
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dunthos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Awesome art work! It gets you lost into this heroic place, like a little lost in candy shop. I can imagine my character coming out of a tunnel/entrance leading to this valley, marveling at this sanctum.
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
<3
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tonare Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're art has been featured: tonare.deviantart.com/journal/


Good job!
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thanks!
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WIW6Zz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a promise. At some point in time The Idea I got from this work will go into the gears of Art & Game creation. (curtsey)
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
;)
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DjTherapy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Heroic fantasy art at it's finest.
This really gets the imagination flowing.
Great setting for a Dungeon crawl...
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I'd love to dungeon crawl here. Thanks!
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WelbiChu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
beautiful
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thank you
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WelbiChu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
you are welcome
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flow-hamen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Monu-mental!
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
:)
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SonofZion-JLM Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
thanks!
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SonofZion-JLM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem.
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EnaiSiaion Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Woah. o_O
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
:D
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OrlandoJR Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Simply Marvelous, How long dose each piece take for you to render?
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Depends on the piece. Usually between 3 and 15 hours. This one was probably about 10 hours or so... 
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Waterborn77 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really nice work Josh!
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks!
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SoraPally Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
W.O.W.
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
:D
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EofAlien Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Temple of Wonder. Magnificent.
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:iconjosheiten:
JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thank you!
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bloodking30 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a place for warriors of all times
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
indeed :3
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bloodking30 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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JasperHolland Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it, great atmosphere.
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thank you!
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Anchaing Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
So many details! Love it!
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
:D
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Skogflickan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
That's really beautiful! I like the misty waterfalls in the back.
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thank you!
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Donny89 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Amazing as always. You are so talented. I'd love to get lost in your imagination.
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
That's really kind of you! Thanks!
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makotoC Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning!
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
:D THank you
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Cthemanica Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This is incredible. The tones and colours all work well together. It looks really quiet and sombre with the addition of all the mist - almost lonely. Similar to a grave, in my opinion. The dark shadows really draw out the main tower and the use of statues gives the composition a lot of depth. Have you tried adding a little more room to the top of the piece? The building looks a little squashed vertically and might benefit from that addition. If you don't want to try that out, then don't - this looks really good as it is.
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate it :)
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tonare Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice depth.
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JoshEiten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Much appreciated
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