Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Genius Loci: Hall of Voices by Ranarh Genius Loci: Hall of Voices by Ranarh
"On either side near the great dark, one can hear the Holy Spirit louder than most. Some of the listeners become voices, advising and counseling all of us. The voices are the ones who protect us from the genius loci, who keep the balance, and listen to the thoughts of the world. Their greatest hall is in Clom Vah; it is guarded by dryads, they say."
— Amri Killanan, to her grandchildren

Finally another finished illustration for my fantasy setting Genius Loci. The voices are either small children or elders, others are near death due to sickness; except for elves, who can hear the Spirit all their lives if they listen.
The guarding statues are called the sitting dryads; interesting, as dryads have neither legs nor do they sit. It is said that during the Splinter War, they walked there, sat, and never moved again.

Genius Loci is a world where spirits and ghosts walk among the people, where legendary creatures cause the rise or fall of empires, and where the races share unique cultures. Its mystical landscapes are soaked with magic and populated with riddles and legends.
Visit my Website to see more of its wonders, and learn about the development, tips and tricks - and some secrets as well - in my Blog.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
You're welcome.
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thanks a lot.
Reply
:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Beautiful work. Very well done.
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thank you very much! :thanks:
Reply
:iconmanueltellur:
ManuelTellur Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! :-)
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconrummaker0:
RUMMAKER0 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
Reply
:iconreaverpan:
ReaverPan Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
:bow: :blush:
Thanks!
Reply
:iconreaverpan:
ReaverPan Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm speechless, that's how good it is. nuff said
Reply
:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
It is. Tom Kidd is my personal most favorite illustrator forever.
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I've had a look at it online, it looks very interesting.
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks a lot!
Reply
:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Great pic!
Reply
:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Have you seen Gnemo it's absolutely incredible.
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks a lot. I like his work, too :)
Reply
:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
This so awesome. Reminds me of Tom Kidd's work.
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Thanks :bow:
Reply
:iconnacho24:
Nacho24 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
How much magnificence *_*
Reply
:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'r very wellcome :D glad I got to see it
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you very much :thanks:
Reply
:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh,this is grand
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
One of my favourites. Thanks!
Reply
:icontrish05:
trish05 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Incredible work!
Reply
:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
you're absolutely welcome :)
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you very much :)
Reply
:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
a very beautiful and impressive piece! :clap: :+fav:
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
;)
Reply
:iconpuritaniar:
Puritaniar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thanks a lot. :)
Reply
:iconspace-commander:
space-commander Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This image is quite beautiful. It comes across as mysterious yet somehow familiar in a surrealist kind of way. The flock of birds gives it a really nice calming affect as well :)
Reply
:iconspellprints:
Spellprints Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
cool! Every time I take a look at it I discover something new :)
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Thanks a lot. It is one of my favourite pieces too.
Reply
:iconspellprints:
Spellprints Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
woah, how inspiring is THAT ????? omg ...
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
:bow: :thanks:
Reply
:iconspacegryphon:
Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Ne, wieso? aber knapp daneben ;)

Und danke für das Lob! :thanks:
Reply
:iconsaphirajk:
SaphiraJK Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
... unglaublich toll ... :faint: *___* ... du kommst nicht zufällig aus hamburg? xD
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
:D
Thanks!
Reply
:iconbubo-wingspan:
bubo-wingspan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
LOL, I saw this picture and thought to myself "AMAZING". Then as i scrolled up to click the favorite button i noticed it was already in my favourites.
Reply
:icondameodessastock:
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
:love::iconyesyesyesplz:
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thank you very much. This particular part of the world is among my favourites.
Reply
:icondameodessastock:
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is amazingly breathtaking :wow:
The "pillars" are really mesmerizing, such tiny and beautiful details! And the shading is perfect!
Reply
:iconlupusdream:
LupusDream Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thank you
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Two custom brushes of my own design (they are hard edged but set to jitter on practically everything - angle, scattering, but most importantly color). I tend to set my brushes for leaves on an opacity of about 40% going up to 70% for the highlights were sunrays hit the leaves.
Reply
:iconlupusdream:
LupusDream Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello sorry to bother but what brush did you use for the leaves??
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
AWESOME! Thanks a lot :dance:
Reply
:iconputyourbravefaceon:
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of April 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 24 - April 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Thanks a lot! :D
Reply
:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 1200 × 713




Details

Submitted on
April 24, 2012
Image Size
99.1 KB
Resolution
1200×713
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,051 (3 today)
Favourites
728 (who?)
Comments
95
Downloads
247
×