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The Great Tower of Skye by EthalenSkye The Great Tower of Skye by EthalenSkye
Pt I. of the Lanthrish Locales.
Pt. II "Palinroe" [link]
Pt. III "Aleth Hult" [link]
This is the abode of the Skye Monarchy. Long ago, the world was cast into darkness, as the heavens were silent. In that time, great trees called the Buinnen died. Over time, the massive trunks turned to stone. During the reign of Emperor Tralysaad VI, ages later, this stone tree was discovered near the Nadas Cluvagge (Cliffs of NadasEl) as the emperor travelled through lanthranolund - his newly claimed province. The emperor had enslaved dwarves from the realm of Noromnak and brought them to Lanthranolund to create a tower for his dwelling in the land. The day came when the Lanthrish rose up under one Ethalen Skye, and overthrew Tralysaad. As a show of gratitude, the dwarves refurbished the tower for the new Lanthrish King. Niches were carved out to hold statues of future kings. The lion of the west and the panstag of the east were made symbols of the country. Ethalen hailed from West Lanthranolund and was thus the First Lion of the West. Comyn Anerroth, the throne city of Lanthranolund grew up around the tower. Over the years, facades and towers were added . Even complex drainage systems and chimney works along with a monstrous horn was mounted at the top which blared through the roaring mouths of brass/bronze lions. Gutters and gargoyles of copper and stone carried water away from the front of the tower to drop down the sides to a canal below, carrying water to systems in the main city. The builings in the foreground are special housings within walls separating the tower from Comyn Anerroth.
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Digital Artist
This Is Impressive.
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA!
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Oh? Do you like the tower? :)
You should see the inside!
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow o__O Did you illustrate the rooms and everything, too?
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Well, in my head. ;) I've been considering doing a cross-section of the tower so that you can see what all is in there!
It's on my list. :D
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo that sounds great! You're so awesome witht he details, I'm sure you'll make it epic. ^0^
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
:aww: Well,thank you kindly!
I will certainly try to make it epic! I've already started sketches, so stay tuned! ;)
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo okay! I shalt +watch you. ^_^
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
1000 :hug:s!!!
I'm hoping you'll like what you see! :D
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StevenVnDoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Oh, wow this is awesome! The detail is amazing!!! How long did this piece take to finish?!?
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Thank you very much, Alezander! :)
About 8 hours of work went into this. It seems most of my completed works average between 8 & 10 hours.
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StevenVnDoom Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
WOW!!
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MissStark Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O
The massive scale, the detail...

I'm floored.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Would that not be so very cool to see?!
Thank you! :D
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Chaosty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
yeaaah i love these kinds of drawings i try them myself sometimes if i got the time but yours is awesome , everything fits and very nice achritecture^^

looks good keep the good work on ;) :+fav:
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Thank you very much for the very nice compliment! :D
And thank you for the :+fav:!
I'm working on keeping up the good work.
You have some great work yourself! I'll have to stop in again. :nod:
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Chaosty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
nothing you have to thank for ;) it is a really great picture^^
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007   General Artist
:clap: how totally cool :clap:
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
And thank you for the :+fav: :D
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Thank you! :bow: Thank you very much! :bow:
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graemeb Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
The trees still live, they are over at my gallery.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Ah! Yes! I remember visiting you a while back! It was a deviation of one of your trees that grasped me! Very cool! :nod: Thank you for dropping in, and for the :+fav:! I truly appreciate it! I'm going back to your :gallery: :D
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creeps2002 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
That is amazing!! I love all the detail!! :D How long did it take you? If I attempted something like that I would still not be finished even if I started when I was two!! :P It is awesome! - What book is it from? (if it is from one at all ;p)
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Thank you! This took me appx 10 hrs. . . . This is from a book I'm currently writing- it's slow going. A lot of the stuff in my gallery pertains to my story. Running title right now: "Legacy of Skye"
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creeps2002 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Cool :P
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GhostinReveries Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
That's really impressive. I guess you spent a lot of time to do it! All these details are very beautiful. You have a lot of talent. :)
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Thank you very much, Julie! :D I love details! There's a Part Deux coming. Be on the lookout! :D
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GhostinReveries Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
I'll add you to see that! (and the rest of your work!)
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Eternal thanks to thee, newest friend! :D
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GhostinReveries Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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frog648 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Great work.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Thank you very much, good sir! :)
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clwoods Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Incredible, stunning. What more can I say! :clap: :clap: :clap: :)
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Thank you so much! :bow: :)
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clwoods Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
You are very welcome! :heart: :hug: :)
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lynx-the-ranger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooo, nice details! I especially love the addition of the birds flying around the tower.
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No-no-no Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Brilliant! Fav for you for being so detalic.
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   General Artist
Truly an amazing drawing! Great perspective and detail! what a job!!! Love it! :)
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johannachambers Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Mind-boggling detail! This is so cool! Interesting story, too!
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
Thank you very much! :D
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Cool piece. Great detail.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Thank you kindly! :)
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aautio Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Wow.. great concept and brilliant execution -- truly an intimidating structure! :)
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Thank you! This is the last stand site if Comyn Anroth were to be overrun! And this tower is loaded with defences!
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aautio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
It definitely looks like a formidable bastion of defense to be sure.. :nod: Great work!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very rich details, and great atmosphere. It looks lovely.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
This is one of my favourites! I had the vague image in my head and each bit of the picture was born as I drew - finally complete! Thank you for the compliment! :D
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool.. its like a fantasy version of the New Babel Tower at the heart of Metropolis.... Nice work
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Thank you! This is one of my favorites!
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