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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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Given 2002-03-10
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 )
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u3pvip Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Downloaded and used as phone wallpaper. :D
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Neyjour Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been :+favlove: featured :+favlove: here: [link]
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Caffeine-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   Photographer
very nice
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kestal Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Hell, who would have thought, that someone would paint Ingress :).
Outstanding! And good thing, that someone wants to paint things from P:T
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SwallowYourPride Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
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 :)
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mazuuurk Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
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.
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overlook Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
magnificent
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eQuasarus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2004   Writer
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.

eQuasarus
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my2k Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004
wow, great picture...great story. So the kid was the key then? neat.
Very well done, looks so...real.
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Alturas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
very, very nice. Planescape: Torment is one of my favorite games ever. very well done :D
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DeliriousDreams Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004  Professional Writer
This piece has "act of god" written all over it. I like the colours, and I love the smopoth texture of it. It has great detail, but I feel kind of wistful looking at it. It's a great piece anyway! Great work!
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b33lz3bub Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
oh my god this is simply amazing
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absolutehalo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2003
Brilliant.

-absolute halo-
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ncode Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2003
:o Spectacular landscape, and a fantastic atmosphere ! Wow, definetely :+favlove: !! This looks like it really came out of a fairytale! *drools*
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talae Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2003   Photographer
Beautiful... Simply beautiful...
I especially like the "portal", it reminds me of a spider's web, sort of.
I'll take a look at your gallery !
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nuttyspam Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003   Photographer
Gorgeous. Amazingly beautiful. Great colors and detail. I like the panoramic view, as well. Very well done.
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chaoticreality Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2003
love that light
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gensanity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
could you please make a print of this available?
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apoch Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
Amazing! I love your story telling for this piece also! Great job!

Fantastic paint job here too! Very fantasy! Lovin it!

:+favlove:
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silentpsychosis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2003   Photographer
wow this is amazing!!!! I love the colors, the feel to it, it's all amazing!!! keep up the great work!
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jeezus- Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2003
wow... that's lovely
the colors.. and detail put into this is truly astounding
-jc
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olddragon Featured By Owner May 4, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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methais Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2003
Best i've seen yet!
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cheesewizard Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003
nice, i love the girl in the picture and the wind, i love it
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jody-mits Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2003
wow great feeling... love the lighting and the hair and dress... very good job here :) (Smile)
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lord-zany Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2003
kicks so much ass. I dont understand how i havent commented earlier. O_o
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fiktishus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2003   Interface Designer
=-P~

I Like A Lot!

I am currently reading a novel 'On the Edge of Darkness'.

ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS...WHERE PAST AND PRESENT COLLIDE...
This is a well written, compelling story of a love that intersects the past, as well as the present. An excellent piece of paranormal fiction, it keeps the reader riveted to the pages.
The story begins in the nineteen thirties, when a fourteen year old boy named Adam, while traipsing in the isolated crags of the Scottish highlands near an ancient Celtic stone, meets a girl named Brid whom he mistakes for a gypsy, due to her wild, long hair, and her exotic style of dress. Unbeknownst to him, a portal in time has opened, allowing Adam and Brid, who is actually a Druid from the sixth century, to cross back and forth in time. Adam, however, does not realize that he is actually travelling back and forth in time, while Brid is not only fully aware of what is happening, but is doing so in contravention of what her uncle, a high priest to the Druids, and her training have taught her.

Over time, she becomes obsessive about Adam, who is her first love, while Adam, as he grows up, moves on with his life. In leaving the heartsick Brid behind and consigning her to his memories, he takes his life in a seemingly new direction.

Brid, on the other hand, forsaking the teachings of her people and incurring the wrath of her powerful uncle and a sure sentence of death, is dead serious about Adam, and she goes through the time portal in search of him. Adam, who has by now left home to go to medical school, is unaware of her obsession and of the lifelong quest now set in motion.

Over the years, Adam makes new friends, becomes a doctor, gets married, and has a family, but Brid, trapped in the wrong time, begins to haunt them all, as she searches for Adam. Her obsession with him finally turns deadly, and the body count begins, as she seeks to tear him asunder from all whom he holds dear.

It is only fifty years into the nightmare that this obsessive love is finally put to rest. How this happens, and at what cost, will keep the reader turning the pages of this well written and imaginative novel.

...just that your piccie reminded me totally of this book.
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ahsanpervaiz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
Nice Imagination.
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blen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2003   Interface Designer
ultimate w00tage
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the above post.
I especially like tihe dress beeing blown away by the wind from the portal...kewl efects
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isz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2003
stupendous!
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charredspear Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2003
first of all +fav,

now on to commenting,

great pic, I'll have to try out the game, and overall well represented by the descripion.


sometimes the greatest stories told in life are the ones told with extreame simplicity. :wink:
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mp3d Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2002
incredible, emotive and beautiful. +fav
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zoom Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2002
like everybody +favs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mar-ius Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2002
sweet.. i really like this... g00d j0b.. +fav
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houk Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2002
Wow! Awesome work! fav+
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valifreak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2002
very nice piece of work. congrats
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asylumseaker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2002
This is awsome. ever read any books by raymond e feist? he writes great fantasy stuff. i wanna see some art based around that. ciao dude
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yaminur Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2002
im looking for a scene from a game/book/movie to paint for too! just like this one... ;D

great pic, great concept! +fav
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mekka Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2002
this is very beautiful . i think you should have gone into better detail in the outer darker regions of the piece, then they would have complimented the inner piece and the brightness a lot better ...over all this is awesome:) (Smile)
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lordmarcus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2002   Writer
wow, thats so amazing. the colours are awsome
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wolverine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2002
I just love it... my Fav of the day... :) (Smile)
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404error Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002
Simply incredible. Love the landscape...the character could use a little work as u said..but definitely looks better with her than without. +fav.
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toram Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2002   Photographer
Great picture. This would excellent as a print.

Again very good work.
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codemonkeyx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2002
I would love to get a print of this!!

Great work!!
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darkrage Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
wow.. this is incredible. +fav
i really dunno what to say, awesome work :) (Smile)
what game is that tho, sounds interesting
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massikka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2002
beutiful colours and efects :) (Smile)
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andymale Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2002   Writer
WOW ! +fav !
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RuudPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2002  Professional Photographer
Nice. I like the impressionistic effects, and the lighting and shadows.. Especially like the way the hair and dress get caught in the wind. Great effects..

+fav +favlove DA Prints

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lordworm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2002
forget bout that software Q! I thought I was browsing the 3dimensional pictures, but then noticed that this one was under Games :P (Lick)
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