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The Lost Temple by Galhad The Lost Temple by Galhad
I was inspired by the Jungle Books by R. Kipling:
"You could still trace the stone causeways that led up to the ruined gates where the last splinters of wood hung to the worn, rusted hinges. Trees had grown into and out of the walls; the battlements were tumbled down and decayed, and wild creepers hung out of the windows of the towers on the walls in bushy hanging clumps.
A great roofless palace crowned the hill, and the marble of the courtyards and the fountains was split, and stained with red and green, and the very cobblestones in the courtyard where the king's elephants used to live had been thrust up and apart by grasses and young trees. From the palace you could see the rows and rows of roofless houses that made up the city looking like empty honeycombs filled with blackness; the shapeless block of stone that had been an idol in the square where four roads met; the pits and dimples at street corners where the public wells once stood, and the shattered domes of temples with wild figs sprouting on their sides."

I made this illustration the International Contest:
"Arrival and Departures" [link]
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Given 2009-03-06
The Lost Temple by *Galhad exhibits dexterous composition, displaying an adept sense of design through perfect balance of space and highly engrossing details. Bright, contrasting pigments serve to accentuate dimensionality, as well as to tell a story. An excellent paradigm in the illustrative genre. ( Suggested by blackzer0 and Featured by snowmask )
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Degomatt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
This may sound weird, but this looks like it could be from the comic book series Fables.  Love it!
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Sardae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! This is so stunning! I admire this art style so much, it's so beautiful, everything about it! It flows with creativity and a great story awaits it.
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Thank you very much for the kind comment!
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AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Una vera meraviglia!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Grazie! sono lieto ti piaccia e mi lusinga che questo commento arrivi da un'artista della tua caratura!
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BORSALINA-2ART Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
anche il tuo genere mi piace molto !!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Grazie!
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SimonaLazzaro Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bellissimo!!!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
:bow: sono lieto ti piaccia!
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Capodoglio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! :wow: E' fantastico! :D
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Grazie! troppo gentile
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IlaFlute Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
E' bellissimo :clap:
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Galhad Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
grazie!!
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IlaFlute Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Non c'è di chè ^^
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True-True Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student
wow! veramente bello, gli alberi ricordano un po' Toppi :D complimenti
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Galhad Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
:bow: Troppo gentile, davvero!
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Kaos-Nest Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Che bell'impatto visivo!
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Grazie! troppo gentile!
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Jessydrish Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student
*smiles. I have not been on in a long time, and now I use an new name. But, I have missed your art. You have great style. I love your lines and the use of color. I mean how you don't always use so much of it. Color as meaning, I use this in my own work. Some of your layouts has even inspired me as I've gone back to school to get my Ba in Graphic Design. Anyway, very nice work as always. *smiles. I hope all goes well for you. -Jessy
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Galhad Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I'm glad you like my art! good luck for the BA! sometime I regret of having studies very different subjects instead of art. I'm actually a professor in plant science at Bologna University
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Jessydrish Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student
After I get my Ba, I'm kinda thinking of getting my Masters in Creative Writing. I really want to write and draw most of not all my own pictures. I still have confidence issues though sadly! *smiles. Plant science sounds interesting though. It's kinda funny out our interests and what we end up doing in life can really seem like opposites. *smiles.
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Galhad Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I actually always thought to become a scientist... art is a a pastime that complete my interests! good luck for the Ba and Ma. I think the Ma on creative writing is an excellent idea!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Molto originale e ricco. Un disegno da guardare e riguardare alla scoperta di ogni piccolo tesoro :D
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
troppo gentile! grazie
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Miss-Sage Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is really really cool. I like it because this is very similar to my art! But I never would have thought of organizing it like that! I like it!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you for the comment! I hope it will inspire you!
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Sole-Reverie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful! It looks like a page from a storybook. The colorful birds and the swirling smoke are really eye catching and I really like how the temple is hidden amongst the trees; becoming part of the forest overtime. Lovely!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you so much for the deep comment!!
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Abby-Someone Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
:bow:
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be-who-you-are Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
i love this! the layout and white space work brilliantly!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you!!
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little-cruel-thing Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, beautiful...
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I'm glad you like it!
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning framing and deisgn!
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
too kind, indeed!!
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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WedgeFactor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's beautiful, the splashes of colour are wonderful, and the details you've put into it are very obvious.
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you so much!
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PurePyaar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
This is awesome =) I love the detail
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you a lot!!
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loginithenotsogreat Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Wow! This is really cool! You have an amazing talent for art.
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
:bow:
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Jenzay Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
This illustration is gorgeous! The composition, detailing, textures, and limited colour palette really evoke an old storybook feel.
Great job and congratulations on the DD!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank for the very nice comment!!
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showjumpergirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa... Such a great piece! Really wonderful work :love:
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
you're to kind! thanks!
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Lelpel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Stunning! really stunning!
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Galhad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you!
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RollingCherry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Ha uno sviluppo davvero intrigante.

Forse mi infastidiscono un poco i due esploratori con lo zainetto, che spengono un pochino l' atmosfera,
per il resto, complimenti :)
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