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Guard Post by Keithwormwood Guard Post by Keithwormwood
Two guards posted along the rim of a floating island. A religious cult has built a temple and surrounding dwellings on this island, and they float across the continent indoctrinating and spiriting away new followers. Of course, the more established religions on land encourage all to resist the new cult and attacks on the island are common. These guards especially have to look out for fires being set in the path of the island. It floats and steers very slowly with the use of huge lode stones. Peasants on the ground are taught by the churches to set forest fires in the islands path to suffocate the inhabitants.
These guards use very rare and expensive cartridge rifles (plundered, the industry of cartridge ammunition is long forgotten) to pick off scouts or shepards who appear to be hurrying to warn towns of the island's advance. The cultists undergo a series of skin bleachings so that they begin to resemble dolls or puppets. The female is the example of successful treatments, and the figure on the tree is covered up due to severely disfiguring mistakes made in the process.

Animator's blue colerase pencil and Photoshop. Prints available here [link]
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BuuckPhotography Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is simply fantastic!
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GauntKoshka May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much
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:iconangel-courtesan:
Amazing. I'd like to write something more constructive, but it's just so beautiful. Love the lines.
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neogynotaler Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your work makes me think of EXALTED. This inspires a great Yozi-cult in my head...
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anjaleck Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave:

I would like to let you know that I've featured your incredible art :winner: in my journal. :pointr: [link] :pointl:
Hugs,
Anj
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Keithwormwood May 3, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
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anjaleck May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconvicing0034::iconvicing005::iconvicing006:
Hugs,
Anj
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:iconvalvado:
Its F..ing awesome Love it
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:iconbobbishe:
What do you suppose would happen if they ran into a town or something that had figured out cartridge rifles? And had beenanufacturing sniper rifles? Or hell, even those breachloading flintlocks from the island in the sea of time seiries? Hmmmm....
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gruaige-doiteain Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
agree w/ ink42, sooo creepy sooo cool. love ur storytelling, that's what really makes me appreciate ur art.
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