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The Dark Tower by VonStreff The Dark Tower by VonStreff
The Dark Tower... a monolith of dark grey stone in a vast field of roses called Can'Ka No Rey. Standing at the end of the world, the Dark Tower embodies creation, symbolizes order, and keeps all the worlds in balance. Roland always dreams of arriving at the Tower at sunset... a field of blood, a field of roses... And he will call out the names of those fallen comrades whom he loved.

About 3.5 to 4 hours of work, the entire composition for this piece just entered my mind one day... and I think I successfully managed to convey it to 'canvas'.

Here's the final video: youtu.be/GVc9Wxrut6k


Art page: www.facebook.com/StevenRaaymak…
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:iconkevojy:
kevojy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Fantastic. Love the petals fluttering by; ka like a wind. 
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Such an amazing series :)
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Auxuris Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dark but enticing pretty sums it up c;
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D Yep!
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Tenshidream Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Interresting landscape
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, a beautiful but eerie one, from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
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Tenshidream Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
èoé I definitely should read some Stephen King then.... It's on my list, I have SOOOOOO many things to read x)
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ZanTanoth Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the fish-eye perspective and the field of red roses.
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That perspective was an adventure for me! :) Thanks so much, lovely comment.
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:iconzantanoth:
ZanTanoth Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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LittleMsMacabre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE your Dark Tower art! Real impressive!
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so so much! I hope to paint all of the series again in a few months, and make it 100% better! :D Thanks again!

Head over to my art and novel pages if you're keen to add a like or a few comments :D

FB Art: www.facebook.com/StevenRaaymak…
FB Novel: www.facebook.com/angelusnovel
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LittleMsMacabre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, no problem! I'm gonna keep an eye out for your "new" stuff, especially since I think you're old stuff is awesome!

You're welcome, and I sure will! :D
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Jo-ke Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT !!!!!!!!
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, a Dark Tower fan! :D
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Jo-ke Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally, it's my "Bible" :D
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blondon200 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope to see you all at The Clearing At The End Of The Path! Long days and pleasant nights! *taps throat three times*
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankee-sai, may you have twice the number, and may we surely meet and climb the Tower together.
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
a field of :iconroseplz:
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :) So epic in the book
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:iconstuff-i-do:
stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
oh i havent read the book ^^; though i would love to now that i see this. 

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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, the books are quite violent, but there are some beautiful scenes, such as this one.
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
great then ^^
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dIstaIned-lumInosIty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He invented a whole new genre, in my opinion. An amazing mix of Western, Fantasy, and Horror.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it was a very interesting series indeed.
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Kiro-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure beauty! Best books I ever did read and they sound even more epic as Audio books! I strongly urge everyone who has Audible to buy em again and download em! You wont regret it! Sai you have my thanky.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankee-sai. Your compliments give me great pleasure, so they do. ;P
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Kiro-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD It made me happiest to see the art Ye bugger!
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Schkan Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that from Stephen King ? I haven't read "La Tour Sombre".
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, his best work in my humble opinion. It's more fantasy than horror. :) Quite a long series though.
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Schkan Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that is why I don't want to read it for now : too big book. And too many others to read !
And after reading "Shining" and "It", I'm a little afraid of Stephen King =P
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JustinSpyresArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Very simple, yet very effective. I definitely get a sweeping movement sensation that I love. Far better than a lot of the field of roses interpretations.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks! :D It's awesome that you like it so much!
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Ferdicai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome! These days I`m reading the last book
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Enjoy, tell me what you thought of the ending when you get there, gunslinger.
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:iconkuzy62:
kuzy62 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent!!
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! :)
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ANGUSROCK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Man, you're amazing. This is PERFECT.
I'm still stunned btw....

(in case you didn't notice)
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank! :) Means a lot to me!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional
richly expressive
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :) :)
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Demi-Elf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
And here I am looking at this again.. even though it's on the wall in my room now so I see it all the time. :) Just so beautiful!
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :) Means a lot to me.
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! :hug: You're very very sweet.
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ANGUSROCK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
All of your Dark Tower Wallpapers are trully amazing...I have all of them
Thankee-sai.

Please, do more!!
(Under the Castle Discordia for example or Lud's City)
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you! :) Yeah, I'd love to paint under Discordia as well as parts of Wind through the Keyhole! :) Umm, I attempted to paint Lud here: [link]
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ANGUSROCK Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Oh, yes..."Wind" has a lot of beatiful places to draw. It's a really good book, and the connection between "Wizard" and "Wolves" it's a very nice complement.

(Your works in Lud are wonderful, the bridge & the city, and obviously the town of Tull, and....all of your works are excellent.)
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed. :) When I have a spare moment, the stark-blast and the dragon in the swamp would be incredible to paint!! Love Wind Through the Keyhole, magical..
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KennieKongLee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconvonstreff:
VonStreff Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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