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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

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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.
YA-YA2001 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Amazing! The picture really sums up the lyrics quite well. I like that song too.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
Branch91 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
wowwww! fantastic idea!
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
ThorneRosewood Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is amazing.
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.
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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