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A Time Long Past: Reworked by pallanoph A Time Long Past: Reworked by pallanoph
Prints are available in my Etsy store only. Check them out here! [link] :dance:

EDIT: 11/17/09

I reworked this... significantly. I have never before done such a thing with a piece... bear in mind that the painting was originally "finished" in June of 2008. I looked at it again recently, after having dug it out of the closet and thought it looked like it needed some serious work... So I decided that I would do just that. :D

Granted, I'm sure it's still off. It will likely always be off. Either way I'm more pleased with the overall effect it has now. If you're curious to see before and after details, here they are. [link]

(On a more negative note, due to the nature of this piece, Photomerge was refusing to cooperate. I had to piece a few sections of this by hand... :cries:)

Artwork (C) April Schumacher
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This image was completed for my website's homepage. Mixed media on hot press Fabriano. Irish elk (Megaloceros) simply fading into nothingness; the leaves seem to carry him off... or something. I leave that up to you;)
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
paintingmyheartred Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
*diessssssss this is flippin gorgeous :dygel: and uber epic.
Vantsu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's beautiful! A really original idea, too :)
tsubame-33 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent! I love the way he seems to break up into leaves, or is maybe formed by them, before being tossed back into the wind....

amazing concept, and even better execution!
Tochibi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Eleirinio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
That's cool. 8D I like how it fades away.
You must have so much patience to draw that many leaves. xD The most leaves I have ever drawn individually was 52, and I never finished that piece. > w>;
Maritse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg it's amazing! You are SO good and you'r gallery is beautiful!:faint: :)
ArgosArt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So mystical...
pianupaolo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ok ...... this e. ..... simply amazing!
while being very detailed and balanced in the space remains light and has a powerful poetic force
this is my opinion as an apprentice illustrator ^^
The-Bails Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
this is FANTAASTIC!! you did such a wonderful job!!
MaiaBlackWolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So simple, but complicated at the same time. <3
TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if only the Dire Elk were still alive, i could have their head as a trphy on my wall...=P
Petirrojoazul Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Isn't this idea Ryan Mclennan's idea? The famous artist.
KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   Digital Artist

I've given you a feature in my journal [link]
Marmot-of-Doom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my wallpaper now!
Ishaway Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing... I love the dissolving effect...
just... so pretty. o3o
Pachycrocuta Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
That's really striking and beautiful - the semi-open area of the leaves working as this really neat transition to having the solid chunks of figure.
Losing-a-war Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
ArgenteusRaven Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Awesome pic.^^
MoNaRkA Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Brilliantly done.
Really, I love it.
I can only dream of coming close to works as great as yours.

Fyuvix Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful concept! I love the textures and detail! You have such GORGEOUS work here.
Irrelewantny Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
OMG, it is extraordinary :D You have great talent :D Congratulations :D
Namingway Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Irish elk, right? Man I wish they were still around. They were so freakin' cool.
Azelah Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Very cool!
Glasmagie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love it, the idea, the way you made it, and I hope you will forgive me, what I have to say. But one thing is bothering me. The head of the deer is much to small.
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow... I'm in awe!
SpaceJelly Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breath taking.
KingdomHeartsGirl11 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Photographer
Brilliant work! I love how detailed it is! And the expression, he looks kind of worried. All in all, bloodly brilliant!
TSslash Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Stunning, elegant, mesmerizing. You have managed to create a deep sense of calm and peace with but a few tools. Each leaf is worth taking in, each strand of hair containing its own beauty. I am astounded by the depth and aura of tranquility that one is left with.
pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, thank you very much! :blushes: I'm glad I could convey that sense. :)
TSslash Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It was my pleasure. I look forward to seeing stunning pieces like this one.
skillcrane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Beautiful work.
Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Incredible concept and image. You reworked it very nicely. Keep up the good work.
00AJL00 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
wow thats really, really cool.. you draw fantasticly well!
Sejafin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Still amazing!
PepperM Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
It looks incredible,kinda sad though..
Dinoman33 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
OMG!!! Amazing...
RoseofBelfast Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Absolutely stunning! Well done!!
wapiti1986 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
Irish elk are awesome!!!
Jumei Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This.... is so incredibly beautiful :heart: I can't describe the beauty of this. All I can do is stare and it and give it a fav :)

pallanoph Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, thank you very much! :blushes: Means quite a bit coming from someone as talented as yourself!
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh...My favorite kind of deer! (Why must the cooolest creatures be extinct? :'( ) I drew one of them, but mine is nothing compared to yours.
pallanoph Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel the same... those things must have been stunning!

They're definitely not easy to draw. Especially since all there is to reference is artists' reinterpretations and looking at modern deer! Just not the same!
SilentRavyn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Megaloceros is one of my absolute favorite critters! I also love how he is dissolving into the leaves. Favorited =)
SiSero Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i LOVE your work! you're most certainly a talented artist :) :heart: can i give a little critique or advice? i adore how you painted the buck (that's what he's called, no? ) but i'm unsure if the leaves work well with him. you see, he's so realistic and soft while the leaves look cartoon-like because they have very little color and have a very black out line. my suggestion, that is if you care to put more time into this lovely piece, is perhaps to use some gauche over the leaves? paint over the leaves entirely hiding their outlines? i feel that would work in this pieces benefit for SURE!! it's such a gorgeous piece, but the effect was...diluted if you will by the inked leaves ; __ ;

still a beautifully painted piece!! *admires some more*
greendragon22 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, that's really cool.
anangelruns Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
this is perfect
Saimain Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! Very ethereal and original. ^__^
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