The Last Stand by elneskog

The Last Stand

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Added: Sep 22, 2003
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10 x 23 cm (graphite, oil & digitally graded)

"When the storm breaks, each man acts in
accordance with his own nature. Some are
numb with terror, some flee, some hide,
and some spread their wings like eagles
and soar on the wind..." - Dr. John Dee

An early attempt at the fantasy-genre, from 2003. At that time, it felt obvious that I should limit this first attempt with a shadow-light play. I remember the cheer joy I felt while I was working on this. At times, the excitement had me almost falling off the chair. Happy with the final result, this became my doorstep into the world of fantasy art.

The motif itself, isnt anything special. Just the old cliché with the protagonist facing the impossible odds (maybe I should have made the opposing force more obvious for the viewer too see). Lesson learned.

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elneskog's picture

hmm..good question...dont know anyone like that really, but I wish I did =) and thank you for your words, most kind.

Guest's picture

out of curiosity, do u kno someone like that? it is very interesting tho that most people who become legends are usually somewhat crazy - they seem to live in a different world from everyone else. i luv how ur art tells a story, a history.

elneskog's picture

tackar Esther! =)

songgryphon's picture

Inget mer att säga. Alla som har skrivit har sagt allt som behövs skriva: skitbra!

elneskog's picture

Oh thank you Uwe Jarling. I agree with you on that, this i the piece that im most happy with, maybe I think the colors are to "strong"...but whats done is done =)

Guest's picture

rather powerful picture you have here- i absolutely love the colors (cliche, i know, but...) and the the contrasts and the hints of wind and war and the whole legend thing. makes me shivery. i like Smile. -jez

j-art's picture

wow this is a fantastic work - great mood - love the coloures

elneskog's picture

wow..tackar för dom orden murvelkotten! =)

Guest's picture

fy fan alltså den här var ju extremt snygg!!!!

elneskog's picture

thankx Lipták! yeah well...shadows and dust.....=P

mermalior's picture

good shadow-light play

elneskog's picture

*me takes a bow* thankx so much Kara...Im happy that you like it!

elneskog's picture

thank you Mark for the kind words, great to hear that the hard work with it, really made it all worth it.

elneskog's picture

tackar tackar....jo..dom säger jue det =)

Guest's picture

Cool bild.
Gilla bergen i bakgrunden....
Du kan ju fan måla!

Guest's picture

Absolutely amazing. The atmospheric detail and the emotion is superb.

Guest's picture

I love it! Wonderful use of color.

elneskog's picture

you are very right Strongliquid! im on the top of the fokkin´ moon, ans soon i will reach mars I think. heh...thankx!

elneskog's picture

ahh..thank you mister Kebab! =)

Guest's picture

Schiiiitgrymme bild.. //Kebabtarzan =)

Guest's picture

cant raise youre ego any more now i suppose...
everyone else already rasied you to the sky for your art.
good work!

/Strongliquid

elneskog's picture

true that!....true that... . . . .

Guest's picture

I think you have a fair idea of what I think about your art East, even if I only bitch here. /Alky

elneskog's picture

tjo Shin-mannen!! heh..jofan, här går det undan vettu...även fast denna är nog den man setat längst med asså. Men sätt igång och öka takten du med för fan! see ya at the finish-line!!

elneskog's picture

yay thankx!! oh yes im working hard as only a fooker like I can HARRRRR....haha...thankx!

Guest's picture

ey för fan mannen, du gör för mycket konst fan, jag ska oxå hinna med fan, fan. Shinobi

Guest's picture

You've a lot of painting skills!
Keep up the good work!

elneskog's picture

thank you Marisa for that nice comment, always fun with "extra" stuff in a comment. Yeah my use of silouettes is because that i sux at drawing people =P thats why i only do silhouettes for the time being! im practice every day with sketching people....and damn.. I hate hands...HATE THEM!!! *chopp off all hands* heh..maybe not! well..must thank you again Marisa.

elneskog's picture

haha..charming as usual! well who knows...gimme a million and I will paint one for ya!! =))

elneskog's picture

with or without extra cheese? =P

Art at its best.