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Rhymes And Reasons by jerry8448 Rhymes And Reasons by jerry8448
~o~ Rhymes And Reasons ~o~

[...]
Though the cities start to crumble
And the towers fall around us
The sun is slowly fading
And its colder than the sea
It is written from the desert
To the mountains they shall lead us
By the hand and by the heart
They will comfort you and me
In their innocence and trusting
They will teach us to be free
For the children and the flowers
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day
[...]

This weekend I was listening to some old John Denver CDs I hadn't heard for a while. "Rhymes And Reasons" is kind of sad but beautiful nonetheless and one of my all time favourite songs... I guess you could call this a tribute, though a very personal interpretation.

BTW, there's a Work-In-Progress-Version of this in my scraps-section, if your interested.

Done with Photoshop CS2 + Aiptek 12000u. Reference used for the car and the skull.

Full view is a must!

~Jerry :)

-edit 04/07/09-
changed girl, changed skyline, changed lighting, added more details

For a comparison: [link]
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Deviant7521 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Was würde das Umweltamt Jena sagen: "Ich sehe nur Krieg in diesem Bild!"
Also ich finde es top! Mag solches Genre.
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YA-YA2001 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The picture really sums up the lyrics quite well. I like that song too.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Branch91 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
wowwww! fantastic idea!
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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tigerribs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is breathtaking! I'm stunned this hasn't been made a DD yet! :omfg:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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ThorneRosewood Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is amazing.
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Everch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exceptionally beautiful, but also very sad. It must be a while after a terrible war that killed everyone on both sides. That white flag either came to late or was simply not accepted by the opposing army. All that remains are ruins... and the girl with special powers. She knows that, while she can’t undo what’s been done, she can still fix and save what’s left. She could be going to look for any survivors that she could help. Beside the girl, there are other little bits of hopefulness, such as the shining sun and the birds that somehow managed to survive. The only criticism I have is that some of the shadows in the foreground are pointing different ways, but that could just be your artistic decision to have them leading out from the center to draw the eye towards the girl and city beyond.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shadows are leading out from the center, because that's where the sun is. I realize it's hard to tell though and it really isn't perfect^^ Thanks for the comment :)
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Equista Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Your pictures are truly stunning. Especially the pictures like this one, that have this dark feeling, and then a little detail of hope and happiness. Like in this picture. When I see the environment, the destroyed world, I get really sad, but then, when I see the little girl and the life that starts growing where she’s been … it feels me with such a strong feeling (: Thank you for making this beautiful piece of art. I hope that I one day will see this picture as a print (:

(By the way, I'm sorry for my bad English, I hope you can understand at least a bit of what I'm writing ^^)
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) This is one of my personal favourites too, though it was never as popular as some of my other pictures.

Your English is fine btw ;)
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Eleatta Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I love your work!
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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akamelya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Excellent! I think that your best work (for now) :)

:clap: :love:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) This is one of my personal favorites as well, though it was never as successful as some of my other pictures.
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akamelya Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I agree. sometimes impossible to understand that "what is more fine work?" We would like to see similar...
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sindarelf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
why is it not possible to fav it three times? :S
I absolutely love this one <3 (as most of your art xD)
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XtraxX Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
wow sehr schön... das bild gibt einem iw zu denken^^ +fav
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :)
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XtraxX Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
kein ding :)
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calleena Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I love how you made the sky and all these burning buildings, really a great atmosphere
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Celestial-Gold Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the concept, adore the art :)
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great concept!
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Astarlen Featured By Owner May 16, 2009   Photographer
good job :)
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Stunning work! I love the atmosphere. :heart:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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hugznstuff Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Wow! Stunning piece of work!
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Teriandius Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
thats is... interesting (good too )
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Iribel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Absolutely lovely and at the same time conceptual piece of art. :) :rose: Beautifully made details and great color choices - I enjoy this a lot.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do :hug:
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feainne Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always adore your works' ideas. They're really original.
I like very much this one. The tones and composition are wonderful. It's at the same point scary (the vision of such world) and hopeful (the grass and renewing nature). Simply breathtaking :clap:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you like 'em ;)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Fantastic work...
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Cinquefoil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
:clap: This is awesome! Well done. (=
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Astarlen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   Photographer
whoa, i love the trail of grass in her wake.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you do :D
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
a lovely idea! beautifully done! :clap:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
:love: :clap: Wonderful painting :clap:
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orochi-rob Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
omg!! jerry!, this is awesomeee, I really love the way that you paint, the concept its amazing!! congrats bro!
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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cuteswan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
It's a fantastic composition along with beautiful eerie artwork. The framing of her with the close and very far elements centers her perfectly with all of the devastation. The colors and tones are impressive too. It's poignant and a bit heartbreaking, but good.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sort of melancholic mood is pretty much what I was going for, so thank you :)
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Tajaky Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
*Vollkommen sprachlos* O__O
Es ist wunderschön!! Einfach unglaublich! :wow:
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^
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verod Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Nice work!
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