The forbidden ruins by mattbradbury

The forbidden ruins

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Added: Apr 11, 2005
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She would often come and gaze at the ruins. Thinking of the storys told by the elders and dream of what once was.

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Guest's picture

this image reminded me of the short story called "by the waters of babylon" by stephen v. benet

mattbradbury's picture

LOL!! I know the feeling!

j-art's picture

Yes there’s always hope – you illustrated it in a beautiful way! Btw. I like the shadows on her very much, looks very realistic – All in all a really great storytelling piece of art, as always excellent executed…

(Why did I miss this??????, well seems I become old Wink

senna's picture

Very impressive!
All on the screen are beautiful.
I respect you. ^^

mermalior's picture

Great picture! I like the composition, and your technic is also admirable...

mattbradbury's picture

Thanks Simon, Always a pleasure to hear your thoughts.

mattbradbury's picture

Thankyou, I'd love to do something like that one day!

Guest's picture

Impressive, I like a picture with good ambience that tells a story. I particularly like ones with old ruins that give a sense of history, where you can imagine being there and exploring. Great job.

mattbradbury's picture

Thankyou Rita for your comments, as you know you gave me the inspiration for this piece. I didn't explain what I was trying to do very well in my previous reply this is why I've changed it. I wanted there to be a subtle message of hope for the future after the devastation of the past, for the viewer to have the feeling that life decades after the war was much more spiritual and close to nature and although our technology had been lost, maybe the ancestors of the survivors would be free to evolve socially in a way that the past had stiffled. I hope this makes sense.

Guest's picture

Reminds me of Gene Woulfe, 'The Shadow of the Torturer' series. You'd be great to illustrate that.

rita's picture

Wonderful done, Matthew.

Art at its best.