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Earthsea: Coming Home by Starsong-Studio Earthsea: Coming Home by Starsong-Studio
I finished it!!!!! :happy dance:

It's been a looooong time coming - number 13 in the Earthsea - ahem, "Fantastic Journeys" series. I started this image before I had the exhibition in August 2010, so it's taken me about two years (on and off, of course).

Realizing that I had no images representing Gont, Ged's home island, I thought I ought to do something about it. This is the very last scene of "The Farthest Shore" - picked up again in "Tehanu". Ged, having lost his wizarding power when he fixed the gap in the Underworld where magic was leaking out of the world, gets a ride on the dragon Kalessin's back, who deposits him back on Gont, near Re Albi where he was a wizarding apprentice to old Ogion - and right at the feet of Tenar, whom he left with Ogion all those years back.

This is only hinted at in "The Farthest Shore", but one of the central scenes in "Tehanu", so I guess this makes this illustration the only one I've done for "Tehanu", which is my favorite book in the series -- but just for convenience's sake, and since it is unlikely I will be doing more, I'll group it under "The Farthest Shore".

I now officially have enough images for that calendar I was planning to make, all those years back ... there is one more painting in the works, another one of Gont, from the beginning of "A Wizard of Earthsea" this time -- so they'll bracket the series nicely.

I have another exhibition coming up at the end of the year - at the new Events Centre in Carterton - so that'll provide the needed kick in the behind to finish that last painting, too!

Oil on canvas

Earthsea, and all character, place and dragon names therein, belong to Ursula K Le Guin and her legal representatives. The visual interpretation thereof, however, entirely belongs to myself.
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:iconthe-autumnwind:
The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the sky and all the swirls
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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AlexandraWood Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist
*frodo-lives says "Trying to find the right balance between stylized, and cloud-looking." - and you've got it!
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow: :)
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fleebites Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful . . . Those clouds look so soft I want to take a nap in them. The thing looks so dreamy. . . Tis lovely!
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Very nice. I like the colors.
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You're welcome.
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MayamitY Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I love the clouds! :la:
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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doubtingthomas Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist
The roiling clouds are amazing, they're like little shells. :D They look like you could run a handful of them through your fingers.
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
That would be nice! Running clouds through your fingers.

Glad you like it! :)
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Beefsoup Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The clouds are great!
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:iconstarsong-studio:
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I put a lot of work in those clouds! Trying to find the right balance between stylized, and cloud-looking. :)
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taiararaiat Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!!!
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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taiararaiat Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUPERB WORK :)
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
:aww: thank you!
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconburnzs:
Burnzs Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's freakin cool
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) There is a whole series of them. Check them out in my gallery! :)
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Burnzs Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sure thing! :highfive:
will do
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