Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 3168 × 4086



Details

Submitted on
August 6, 2010
Image Size
4.9 MB
Resolution
3168×4086
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
203
Favourites
3 (who?)
Comments
3
Downloads
13

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2010, 7:35:21 PM
×
Gods, monsters, men and me by oldsoulmasquer Gods, monsters, men and me by oldsoulmasquer
.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Nice light and setting. Good work.
Dragon, Gandalf and Apollo?
Reply
:iconoldsoulmasquer:
yeah, I wanted a "god, monster, and man" but wanted them to say something about me. Apollo is for love of youth, (love of) beauty, music, and prophecy. Gandalf is for the never-ending belief that things will turn out as they must, even if that means the worst for us. I love in the movie Return of the King when Gandalf is just sitting in a back alley as the knights ride out, because there is nothing else he can do. The Dragon... well... when my "family" or friends are attacked, rest assured I am the most vengeful of souls.
Reply
:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Then it is indeed a good selection. And a good representation of ideals in life. Although Apollo could be interpretated in many ways (he was god of many things, youth, music,art, healing, prophecy, but also sickness, distruction, fear...), if you know what you see in him, it could be a very good guideline.
An interesting interpretation of Gandalf. I always saw him like someone knowing just a little more than other people, but that "little" gave him the strenght and responsability to act when needed and where needed. He has also a very interesting origin, briefly described by Tolkien in "Silmarillion". He wasn't human, but also he wasn't elf or any other folk mentioned in the movie. But indeed the same origin as Saruman and maybe even the same as Sauron, the servant of the dark Morgoth, the only dark god. But Tolkien never clariefied that.
But your interpretation of Gandalf is indeed right, he was wise enaugh to believe in the definied ending of things.
Again, a good selection and thoughts. :)
Reply
Add a Comment: