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Realm of Dreams by AdamBurn Realm of Dreams by AdamBurn
A print of this painting can be bought here [link]

In dreams anything is possible, what appears to be so real and natural in a dream seems so surreal and unnatural in the real world. A lone dreamer stares up at a huge winged giant carrying a giant artefact on his shoulders which is attached to him with huge golden chains, a beam of light guides the giant and his burden to their destination, but what destination? And what purpose does this giant structure serve in this dreamscape? As the giant walks it creates ripples of the environments surface, like standing on water, the ripples glow a fantastic cyan and emit strange glowing particles. The dreamer looks down to see the same effect where they are standing. This all feels so right, no fear, no shock just comfort, a sense that all is well. This land is perfect. This land is home.

My entry to the CGSociety challenge themed Dreamscape, the past few challenges I haven't really been interested in, the last one I entered was Secret Agent which I had great fun participating in.
This time I threw myself even further out of my comfort zone and painted something very different from my usual stuff but I have really enjoyed it. Inspired by Greek, Aztec, and Roman statues and myths I combined an odd giant similar to Atlas, only winged and carrying a huge golden structure coated with Aztec decorations. An odd sight yet this is a Dream. The POV is also an odd one, its looking up as though through water, you can see the "surface" as the giant steps onto it, as well as the dreamer. I got this idea of a solid water surface after watching Final Fantasy Spirits Within a while ago.

Lots of great images being done for the contest so far, I'd be happy if it just gets into the runner up section hehe.

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snufkin734 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
DanPilla Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TomHengst Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
rockefeller center ? :D
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Used as reference yus, due to the sculptures height you can get some cool perspective shots of it and was agreat help in getting the anatomy right :ahoy:
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heh, Wow. This is really amazing.
I'm a little struck, just by its complexity and your short story about it.
Very Nice.
tarnvogL Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this could be the savior of DevilMayCry 4 -> [link]
thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this piece, that was an unusually quiet contest, sadly. but this has an amazing perspective. well done!!.
tarnvogL Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of the endboxx of DevilMayCry 4 :P [link]

nice work
neutronton Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome perspective, really nice!
CSWoelf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I love this. Talk about keying the imagination.
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