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ingress folly by darkhalo ingress folly by darkhalo
This comes from a little story in the (awesome) pc game Planescape:Torment. In the game there are these portals that get activated by having a "key" at a specific place. The key can be anything from possessing a physical object, to thinking a specific thought, or humming a tune, etc. So there's this crazy lady running around in the streets, and when you finally stop her and calm her down, she explains that as a girl she was playing in a field where two trees crossed each other, and happened to accidentally activate a portal between them. Out of curiosity, she entered, and ended up in a city. She tried to find her way back, but the portals aren't always two-way, and ended up traveling through a bunch of portals that led to different places. The last portal that she went through, however, was so frightening and disturbing that she never wanted to enter a portal again. They mentioned something about her teeth constantly shifting around in her gums as well, I guess which happened at the last plane she entered. So for the past thirty years she hadn't even crossed under a single archway (I guess the last portal she came from was under an archway). So anyway, you help her out by talking to some experienced planes traveler and he finds the way back to the portal with the two crossing trees.

Sorry for my crappy storytelling ability, it was told with much more grace and impact in the actual game. But anyway, that was my inspiration for this.

I'm pretty happy with how the landscape came out, but I just couldn't seem to get Ingress' pose, skintones, or dress right.. even the hair I'm not too happy with. But, I got tired of messing around with it so I decided to just leave it like this :b
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Well holy crap! I wasn't sure how cool this would be until I zoomed in and immediately hit the "Daily Deviation" button repeatedly. ingress folly by darkhalo is, by far, the most original and beautiful creation in a while. IMO :) (Selected by $matteo) ( Featured by matteo )
Downloaded and used as phone wallpaper. :D
Neyjour Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been :+favlove: featured :+favlove: here: [link]
Caffeine-Romance Jun 11, 2008   Photographer
very nice
Hell, who would have thought, that someone would paint Ingress :).
Outstanding! And good thing, that someone wants to paint things from P:T
Tormen : The best game ever!,, And i really like this work !! damn I remember that girl in the game ;) when you help her you can get her teeth and can give it to morte :)
This would be a great pic even if Planescape Torment wasn't one of my favourite games. Since it is it makes it even better and I have an addition to my favourites, thank you.
the piece is beautiful, inspiring even. i know that others may have asked, but is there anyway you could make this piece into a print?

i've been waiting on about three that aren't prints and this one is at the top of the list. i want this in my living room hanging above the tv simply because this is my favorite piece on deviant art by far. there are a few i've got but it seems like i've been waiting forever to get this piece and i think that unless i beg, on my knees, that i'll continue to wait forever.

anyway, enough begging. even though i've never made a comment this piece is beautiful and i praise you as a artist.

wow, great picture...great story. So the kid was the key then? neat.
Very well done, looks so...real.
very, very nice. Planescape: Torment is one of my favorite games ever. very well done :D
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