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Tir-Na Nog'th by Iardacil Tir-Na Nog'th by Iardacil
"When the moon rose and the apparition of Amber came faintly into the heavens, stars showing through it, pale halo about its towers, tiny flecks of movement upon its walls, I waited ... waited on the highest crop of Kolvir, there where the three steps are fashioned, roughly, out of the stone...

When the moonlight touched them, the outline of the entire stairway began to take shape, spanning the great gulf to the point above the sea the vision city held. When the moonlight fell full upon it, the stair had taken as much of substance as it would ever possess, and I set my foot on the stone.

...If I looked too hard at any portion of the stair, it lost its shimmering opacity and I saw the ocean far below as through a translucent lens...


This is my entry for :iconpersephonestock: Bring Literature to Life Contest.
Edit: got second place :D

Details: [link]

Hope the print is coming soon

When I first heard about that contest, I knew - I have to take part as I had never seen a contest with more intriguing theme - literature. Books are so important for me and there are so many of them... the theme just let so much freedom and for long I have wanted to make some great stories written by fantastic authors into my manip and now there was more than a reason. The first problem I got was that there are so many stunning books and I had to chose one. The final decision was Roger Zelanzy's Amber's serie. It is a stunning five book serie, story filled with fantasy, adventure, intrigue and nine prince and three princesses, fight for power, magic and colorful characters.

In all of those stunning scenese, adventures, I chose to create Tir-Na Nog'th - it is a ghost city, existing only in moonlight, mirror of real Amber. In there, the mirror of real Pattern ( a place of great magic and when you manage to walk on pattern and make it into the middle - you can control power more greater than imagines) exist.. and as those who have been there - there are ghost, visions - from past and from future. But at the end - all things heard there and saw.. there can be never sure what is what. Time flows very differently there.

First scene I had mind with Tir-Na Nog'th was a Random (one of the princes, my favorite in some way has he was most calm and most sensible of them) sitting on the throne on the ghost tower, with his granddaughter Dara beside her and Corwin (main prince) coming to visit the city and seeing them. Then I decided that I would like more to great the city itself too. That's why I decided to "built" the whole castle on the slopes of Kolvir. And I still wanted to all Dara even if on the books, she was far from a character I would like but there is something on her... the magic.. the unknown, something chaotic, innocent but still very treacherous and sneaky. (Who have read know)

So this is my vision of Tir-Na Nog'th and Dara and her tempting look to ask to follow her into the stairs what would take the city but the sky like this, when moon is going to hide every minute behind the clouds, it is almost like suicide as when the moonlight is gone, the city won't be too and the living one there, is going to fall...

I just checked the first saving of this work and it is more than a month ago :S this one took really uncountable hours. I started with blank black background and one by one start building things. I remember many nights when my dad came and asked what I am doing and I told like from one - creating infrastructure - like bridges =P and then giving water for waterfall and those things :) I remember many moments when I felt - I chose too big cake this time. I am not able to do it. Then I just stopped and next day, started over again. And I did this - I draw the hair. I am quite happy. Like many things in manips.. many times I try and not succeed and then on one moment I just do it and I can.

I just hope you like it and you can understand the magic of this work and the importance - for me, it has been the way to not deal with the pain inside me. I am never good when I have to deal with people's leaving, this time eternally. Working, and drowning myself into art has been my way to cope with things for seven months now.

But with this, I do not only want to be sad. I want to dedicate this for wonderful artist here who have been get year older lately. Sorry that I did not made something for you all personally but if a work takes more than 24 hours (this one defenetly took much more) I just have limited hours to spend.

For :iconmayahs: :iconguere: :iconwickedelphaba: :iconshadowelve: :iconrandomstarlight: :iconicy-imaginary:
Happy Birthday to you all :hug:

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All the clubs at my journal have permission to show my art :)
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:iconq-continuum:
Q-Continuum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wunderbar!

Didn't know there were any Amber fans left!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
:D I love those books and re-read them now and then :D
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reflibman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I haven't been here (deviantart) for years, but I saw your image and had to post. Wonderful!
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theFrey1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Deirdre?

Quite well done.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Thanks
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Lucik-chan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I fancy Tir-na Nog´ht analogous to your picture :) Well done!

Sorry for my bad english but i must comment your excellent work :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
:)
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albion432 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Great job, congratulations on 2nd place, you deserved 1st!
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
:)
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ArwenGernak Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
You're featured here : [link]
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thank you so much
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CristaliaART Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It is great! You've done it wonderfully! I love that book and this your interpretation of Tir-Na Nog'th is really great!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
it is :D
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:iconpaperclipsandstaples:
Wow that's pretty
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
thanks
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LeahVincent Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An Amber fan... I love the Zelazny series!!
She looks a lot like I imagined Diedre to look but the image itself is just absolutely amazing!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
:D
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:icondietrich-march:
Dietrich-March Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Very evocative. :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
:D
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Silent-Watchman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008   Photographer
I am stunned!!
Awesome work!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
glad you like it
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:iconbulldoge:
bulldoge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
YOUR art works are so Beautiful, I cant Imagine the depth of your vivid Imagination .
In short its amazine
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
I am honored
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:iconbulldoge:
bulldoge Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
you welcome
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:iconbulldoge:
bulldoge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
YOUR art works are so Beautiful, I cant Imagine the depth of your vivid Imagination .
In short its amazine
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
More than Amazing...
Excellent work!
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
thanks
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Youre very welcome!
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tearsoftheangels Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
That's beautiful!!!
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
thanks
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:icontearsoftheangels:
tearsoftheangels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
you're welcome!!
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clouseth Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
your works are always amazing!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
thanks
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nightbebe Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Writer
I know about Tir-Na-Og, it's the Irish place where people go to die in a peaceful harmony... When it's their time, sort of like the Christian version of Heaven, except that it's the home of the Feys, or as some people spell it "Fae"... Aaaanyway, going off from history, I really like this one, it has the mysteriousness that I love about, and just the facial detail on the girl is brill.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
Yes.. Tir-Na-Og is that but this work is about Tir-Na Nog'th... it is from a book
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:iconnightbebe:
nightbebe Featured By Owner May 6, 2008   Writer
I like it... It sounds like an interesting book...
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
it is :D
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SnowDiamonds Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
:clap:
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December-Rainfall Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Whoa. That's a LOT of furkin' detail and whatnot. *imitates McDonalds song* Bada ba ba ba, I'm lovin' it! XDD
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
:D
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
So soft and feminine... just lovel :clap: :wow: :heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
:D thanks
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
your welcome :heart:
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alienation Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god! Amber! I love those books!
When I saw Tir-Na-Nog'th I wondered if it was Amber xD I'm glad someone else appreciates those wonderful books. Great work!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Those book are amazing, I agree :D
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alienation Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ladYperfumE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
that's so wonderfull :O i'm jeallous
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
thanks
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lottaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Awesome!
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
thanks
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