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Eternal Guardian by VonStreff Eternal Guardian by VonStreff
About five hours or so. Inspired heavily by Shadow of the Colossus and Lord of the Rings, the epic feel was what I was going for. Why couldn't we have a space between the 'statue' and the mountain? It's fantasy after all! Take a sec to 'like' my fb page: [link]

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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!
Even with modern technology and resources, it took us decades to complete Mt. Rushmore. How much longer must it have taken a medieval society to carve a statue like that out of a mountain? Wrap you mind around that one
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha well, modern technology still marvels at the Pantheon, Pyramids, cathedrals and other old structures. :) That comment was awesome though lol
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ZeroSwordsMaster Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see the SoTC influence in this picture :D
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Glad I got that feel across.
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ausghost Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
That's truly amazing. No words can express.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :) You're epic.
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ausghost Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
<3
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
I like the space you put between the statue and the mountain. Gives is more of a real giant feel!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My thoughts exactly! Thanks! :) :)
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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KageusRageus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of the Argonath but has a very unique feel to it! Great work :D
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, definite inspiration. :) Thank you, very kind comment.
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AssassinMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This is one of your greater epic one!
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Yeah, I think so too. Thank you very much.
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Ren-ail Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks.. :)
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MetarsusDemented Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
Those birds are off to go crap on that massive statue.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that destroyed any poetry which I had in mind when I painted it! ;P Hahaha!
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SARGY001 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your back, lovely scene my friend, well done. I have left a space in my latest, the golden rule doesn't always apply .
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks, yep.
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blairj Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This is absolutely amazing!
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ChibiBatGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I love the scale and atmosphere.:B
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That's what I was aiming for. :)
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ChibiBatGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Bull's Eye! xD
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, thanks! :) Means so much to me!!
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ChibiBatGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Hey, no problem. :B
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ehecod Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like it otherwise, but some of the figures and colors in the over-all image are just a tad off. But my biggest concern is the lines that surround the 'giant. Makes it look like, more cartoony. I don't know if that was what you were aiming for, but well, it just looks weird like that ('cus, things in real life don't have those). There are quite a few other flaws in this image too, but I'd rather not tear you completely down, haha. But other than that, it's not bad! (:
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, my anatomy is hellish. :) Nice points, I'll keep them in mind for my next piece. Thanks! And no, shoot me down, please.
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got that Lord of the Rings vibe the second I saw it :) Awesome.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) Yeah, gotta love dem big statues.
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
I guess you would know since you have them over there! I'm kidding! I'm kidding! I know the Argonath are CGI! A pity, really ;)
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, in my dreams. :) Haha!
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DuchessAwwzzome Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful.... :icontearyguyplz:
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :) lol That face.
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DuchessAwwzzome Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD lol :icontearyguyplz:
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nucularman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really great :)
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Very kind of you.
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) :)
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