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Stone castle archipelago by CassiopeiaArt Stone castle archipelago by CassiopeiaArt
One of my latest attempts at trying out more concept art. This is actually painted from scratch from my imagination, but the background is a sky photograph of mine so i put it as mixed media to be technically correct :)

I'm thinking here a world completely covered in water with some tree shaped rocky islands covering this planet. On each island life has evolved and the more advanced creatures started building towers on each island to communicate with the other island groups. Since there is so much water i also envisioned that they would move around the islands in some kind of light, sail boat type vessels.



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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing Fantasy Piece.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :rose:
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
A very interesting concept beautifully presented. The mist and water suggest mystery. The nearest castle stands out with the foliage covering it. Good clarity as well.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for such nice comment :heart:
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DronDesign Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Its awesowe ! Like fairytale :) I like it so much! :D
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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sygardner Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is simply ace! The detail is beautiful :)
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks so much :D
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NRE86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Stunning piece.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:
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Ilcudi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Beautiful work.
The name of this world is Lunaris. This is due to the huge influence that tides and moons have on the life of its dwellers. When "Lu" and "Nar" ( the two moons) meet in the sky once every ten years, huge tidal waves lay waste all over, crushing against the islands like tsunamis. Instead when both moons are very far, the sea is so low than many Islands are connected by land bridges: this is called the "Lunar Fest", a time when pilgrims travel a lot and peace is struck between the various Island kingdoms.
Each little Isle Kingdom has a small town which is built on top of the Island, to be far from the tides and to be able to communicate with the other Kingdoms. The tallest building is always a Light-Temple, a tall slender building where the Light-beares,the prieststess of these Islands, live. At night when only the Lu and Nar brighten the sky, the Lightbeares chant and light up their halls in the Ligh-Temples, on top of the Islands... this is called the "Chant of Stars on Earth" since the sea of Lunaris lights up with with flickering lights that resemble a starry sky.
The temple lights can be used to communicate and this is called the "Light Speech".
The Kings of Lunaris are the "Mariners". They are so called since they are chosen for their skills as seafarers and for their strenght as warriors.
The Mariners are always busy fighting other Islands because of fickle reasons: the Lunarians are very proud people. But when the tide is high and the night is at it blackest, all the Mariner Kings ally to fight against "the Dark Ones". These are huge dark water snakes that prey on ships and slither into the islands at night to feast on children.
The Lightbearers say that white is a holy colour to the goods and it protects against the Dark Ones; for this reason doorsteps and boats are always painted in white...
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, what a lovely story about this place, i really really love it! And feel so honoured it inspired you to write this... :faint: Thank you for your kindness and for sharing such a great piece of text-art :D :hug:
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Ilcudi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thank you for inspiring me with your beautiful art :)
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TheKonArtiste Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Beautiful and intricate. :D I love it.
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :love:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Looks spectacular!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Welcome!
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Absolutely beautiful...
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Your welcome :hug:
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BunbunDango Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful, and the story that goes along with it is very interesting! Altogether, it's all just... amazing!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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BunbunDango Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Apsara-Silverwing Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Beautiful and imaginative! As for a name for the world... You could call it 'Spire' or 'Reach' (as in the way they reach out to each other).
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I like Spire a lot, also that an Age in myst is called that is a bonus :lol: Thank you :heart:
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Apsara-Silverwing Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Glad I could be of some help!
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work Cathrine! :clap:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dear :hug:
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This excellent artwork is featured in my journal. [link]
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:boogie: Thank you so much :blowkiss:
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~~~~~~ :sun: ~~~~~

My pleasure. ___ :relax: __
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is magical and beautiful. :love:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Tash :hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful artwork ~ you are so talented! :love: Coco
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much :hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, dear! :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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feainne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I can't help but love this scenery, very imaginative and inspirational :clap: The mood is superbly created and the towers are also painted very skilfully, look awesome :love:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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feainne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure :huggle:
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laughingpineapple Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Beautiful! Pretty pretty towers.
The description reminds me of a certain Also during the night, I catch glimmers of light from the horizon which I have not been able to discover if it is created by some natural phenomenon or by additional people on far off islands or rocks. I should very much like to discover which -I rather suspect it is additional people... :)
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! And for the connection to myst as well! Was it Savedro who said that, I can't remember? :confused: :hug:
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laughingpineapple Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Atrus, in Myst 1's Stoneship journal! :)
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah yes of course!!! I'm bad at remembering things.. :lol:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Beautiful and very magic!
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Tack snälla :hug:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Varsågo' :iconphobos-deimos:
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Eteria-Stockphoto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Sååå vacker gumman! :heart: Älskar dina världar och dina fantastiska tankar omkring dem, det ger mig så mycket inspiration! :hug:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Tack underbara du :hug: Och jag gillar din avatarbild :love:
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Eteria-Stockphoto Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Hihi ja äntligen fick jag till någon! :D
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