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Wow. A Sci-fi drawing! I never draw Sci-fi. ^__^
This drawing was inspired by the beautiful song "Lux Aeterna" by Clint Mansell. However, when I listened to this song, instead of 'seeing' Light I saw only horrible darkness. So, I named the drawing Tenebra Aeterna.
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Given 2009-08-08
Tenebra Aeterna by *arkoniel - I can hear the screams, that's how powerful this artwork is. ( Featured by OneFreeInternet )
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DanteInferous Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Wonderful :) you should listen to the song "Behold the Darkness" , by Medwyn Goodall, to me it seems like Lux Aeterna's opposite. Lux Aeterna has a sense of hope and peace, though I do see how you could see darkness in it as well. Behold The Darkness has an eerie, dark, morbid sense to it, it can be very inspiring.
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fmalchemist1993 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I luv that song!
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LaAngel7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect work! I loved!
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Yzabel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I so agree with your inspiration here; that music feels like darkness to me too, and I think you illustrated this quite well.
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the feature. I am honored. :)
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Lillian9 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I have to agree with the other commenters: amazing. Wow. Very beautiful.
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AlysaTaladay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the motion, drama, and overall impact of this one!
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ohshietazombie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
this is amazing. i felt his pain, the moment i saw this. a lot of emotion. i love it :)
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Spencers13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This image is incredibly inspiring to me. So much so that it brings tears to my eyes. I'm so glad this had a DD! It deserves it! :clap: :clap:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I am happy you like this old little piece. :) Thank you also for your kind words on the DD. I was honored.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I was sorting thru my old mess of a favorites folder again..... You've earned a rare honor---this drawing is one of the few on DA that truly stand out in my memory, thus it goes in the "old faves of all time" folder. :D

Looking at this again....I realized I'd always assumed that he was a prisoner of some sort, and that someone else had done this horrible thing to him. Now, suddenly, I realized his hands were free. :O_o:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for your wonderful compliment as well as the honor. I am very happy to hear that this old piece is still to your liking.

Yes, his hands are free, so I personally saw this as self-inflicted...either because of too much trust in machines, or because he was experiment with things best left alone. I haven't truly devised a backstory for this.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Nearly two years later.... It's still at the top of said folder. ;)
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lLyons Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
It's strangely beautiful, though I can feel a real deep sympathy for him. Love it. =)
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Jyuune-chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
wow!!! O.O
I love this artwork....
We can feel his pain!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your comments on my paintings. I am glad you like my works.
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Jyuune-chan Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
You're welcome.
How can I dislike your job?!
They are too beautiful!!!:heart::heart:
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jojo7393 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your work is like really amazing
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you like it.
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DramiraSK Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I dont even have anything worth saying but WOW I love it!! This is so different and cool.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am glad you like it. :D
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RiuzakiSefiroso Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Digital Artist
stunnin!
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wulfpup12 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
-shivers-
wow... just... wow.
terrifying and beautiful at the same time... wouldn't want to be in this man's shoes... :+favlove:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much! Glad you like it. :)
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LilithGiroyami Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Wooow! I really love it! Amazing *O*
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EiaChan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Luv this one...:iconirapeitplz:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Thanks a lot. Glad you like this piece.
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Beautifully done!! :D
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am glad you like it. :)
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
You're very welcome. :D
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Isifleyra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
It remember me "Matrix"...very nice =)

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Isifleyra :rose:
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rammsteinchen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. You brought the feeling to life :D I love it!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
You're featured in my journal [link]
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature. I am glad you like my painting. :)
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
A pleassure :iconkittydividerplz::iconkittydividerrbowplz:
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verified-x Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
so this is what i'm talking about.....nice lighting effects especially in the teeth part....how you have retained the translucency...man...awesome..got no words to describe....you have become my inspiration now
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cyberarts1st Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! Simply amazing! :)
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wolfenphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Awesome... Your style is simply fantastic. I have to fave!
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DeathlyDee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
lovely. there's motion and movement and expression. 8D
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Chenyi87 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I love this ! just love!
no other reason~!
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topaz-luver2006 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
I absolutely love this!! <33
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hixdei-love Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
FETURED
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Fiskus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
This is absolutely badass! :lol:

...especially because it reminds me of DBZ :la:
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elyseelric Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
this is really beautiful! I love how your brush strokes really makes the picture pop. Its so dark and so beautiful all in one picture! And congrats on getting this picture a DD! :3
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MadMeeper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
Oi, I love that song! I've basically got it memorized. xD I can totally see this picture matching that tune~ :+fav:
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SarcasticPygmy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
It's varmell
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EagerLee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Holy F this is wicked, I'm watching you cause of this
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliment and the watch! Glad you like it. ^__^
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