E.O.W Round 25: VOTING THREAD
Deadline For Voting: Monday 26th June
Please vote for your personal favourite artwork from this round. Please remember that your vote should reflect an equal weight of aesthetic impact, adherance to the brief, and idea development.
Your votes will be public.
Please help strengthen the activity by leaving criticism for the artist you vote for, and for any other artworks you can manage!
"20 Years without war!" says the speaker: "This should also have played a role, that humanity can enter space for few bucks." Another voice answers. "Yah, you r right, today is a great day, the star of the first tourist-class spaceship will start in a few seconds!"
I looked from the monitor to the TV, a large spaceship which was designed in an oldschool style spitted spoke and the red lights began to blink. A countdown began.
So this is heavens gate, i thought giggling.
The last task for the dead souls wandering the earth is to find heavens gate. Upon entering the gate all knowledge and the purpose of life is acquired. In life ignorance is bliss but in death complete knowledge of the universe brings about the highest form of serenity.
To find yourself at the Barrow Gate means you have lived your life to the full and pleased the gods. Your reward awaits you.
After a cataclysmic event certainly caused by human behaviours, all the life seems to have left the city. But there is still shadows which are waiting to take their last path, grumbling their bitterness and judging their ow, mistakes. If you listen carefully you can hear in a last sad breathe: "if only, we had..."
Millions of souls make the pilgrimage to Heaven's Gate, Nevada. God opens the gates to heaven once a year and He brings the faithful with him to heaven. Upon entering the light, the blasphemers and unrepentant sinners are instantly vaporized.
The Seven Portals to the Seven Heavans.
In a mountain range that exists on the edge of the physical plane, where the spiritual touches the tangible universe, stand the gates to the heavans. Seven portals, each a doorway to the realms of the Gods, are said to be the beginning of the soul's final journey. All who wish to be one with the Highest must pass thru a portal, and each portal is meant for different types of beings. A human who is passing on, finding favor with the Ancient Ones, will pass thru "Semilode enlu Gatifee - The Portal of the Third". Seen here to the lower right, The Portal of the Third is decorated with a pattern representing The Prayer Rugs of the Watchers, who keep the portals safe and hidden from the eyes of the Fallen.
The Gachlican Monks have developed a way to induce portal expansion with highly focussed particle cannons. They've named this phenomena 'opening Heaven's gate', as it leads to an alternate dimension completely untouched by human and alien lifeforms. The monks now offer a tour service to likeminded people, enabling them to experience the wonders of this destination. The cross-dimensional shuttle is loaded, and for no longer than 10 hours the patrons pass through a summoned portal and dock in 'Heaven'. When the alotted time expires, the command centre will reopen the gate.
This seems to have negligible affect on the environment of both worlds, and strict guidelines have been set up to maintain this situation.
Following the road of burning embers to the land of fire, is the only path to The Gates of Heaven. This is a journey of the body and mind. where the weak will pray for an quick death but if you can endure the quest. The rewards are unimaginable.
A dig site in the syrian desert revealed an enormous monolith, made of unusual alloys. After months of research small areas of writing were deciphered to reveal that this was refered to heaven's gate by whoever constructed it. Further reading told of a connection between it and the cygnus x-1 black hole. It has been theorised that such dense material would be necessary in creating a stable shield against radiation types, that could be emitted from a black hole.
High on top of the hill lies pathway to heaven; where the winds will guide you to the heaven.
Gateway for soul filtration, pure souls travel high, dark souls travel low, your destination is predetermined, face the light and enjoy the ride.
above the clouds, they found a mighty wall, which had a hole....to heaven
"Those sons of bitches, first they ravaged the earth with their greed for power. Then they found the last hole in the ground with anything decent to drink and built their towers on it. They even had the audacity to call the place Heaven.. "
"Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever". As the honored and noble warriors sail into the great sea, eventually they come to the a place where the waters are calm and they see a new beginning...
When the humans have all but whiped themselves out, the gates of heaven will open, and the earth will once again be reclaimed by the armies of heaven who once ruled this very place.
The USI "Iru Loko" ist the most secure and most known prison of Stedtfeld Systems and is located on Iru II-A on an island, underground and most of the building under sea level. Here the most savage beast and the most dangarous beeings are kept, far away from the puplic society, the USI is the only building on the planet. Built from an alloy only known to some scientists who invented it, the only way to enter or exit is the tower that arises overground for about 100 metres. No prisoner or beast ever escaped, no one ever left dead and also because the tower is the only source of daylight it is called "The Heavens Gate" by prisoners and keepers.
ha!..Didn't think you'd post it....;P..and you didn't
Yay voting! My vote goes to speculart. Very moody and not really what i expected. But really nicely done!
Wow what a difficult Vote, i'm still undecided, but speculart is certainly one of the top three... *sweat* [retoric]can I vote more than once?[/retoric]
Voted for bumskee - something about the subject matter is just so phenomenal. I get a really strong sense of fate, and love how nature melds around the 'gateway'. Simple yet effective. The colour choice is very effective for a pathway to heaven.
speculart, Mr. Blonde, J.Mac, yAdam, Spyro, Stewart One!
Spyro gets my vote. I love the colors, textures, and depth. The light from the sun against the dark sky is killer.
Voted for bumskee's, speculart's looked a little too dark and scary for heavens gate to me.
Wow lots of really nice art,
~ Bumskee, Cognition.sb, Speculart, J.Mac, spyroteknik, and stewart one all did very nice work and deserve recognition
But I ended up voting for Tom Garden because his piece really stood out to me, I really liked the feel of it. It seemed really creative and interesting and had what I felt was a more 'heavenly' atmosphere than the others - Nice work Tom!
finally i thought this day would never come.... heh
Bumskee got mine for colour, and composition. my mane crit for this one is the path you designed could use more work, it helps make it have space but it also is weak in its design and cause it to flatten alittle bit.
Cognition.sb, Speculart, spyroteknik, and stewartone are up there in my opinion as well. everyone did a great job i really enjoyed this.
Wow. Great topic and sweet work from everyone. Had to go with MrBlonde's tho. Its got great mix of emotion, action, and the fact that the gate is etheral than physical. Awesome shot!
very glorious all around
Critiques and overpaints of my work are both welcome and encouraged, as I am fairly new to the art of sketching.
visit my sketchbook http://http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=63709
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I voted for yAdam because I really liked his style and consistent brush strokes. Where you inspired by Half Life by any chance?
cracking entries all round guys, i voted for ferak seg, storytelling in it was great, but was a tough choice indeed
Bumskee for me. Tough one but I just love the serenity in it.
it was a hards tossup between bum and blondie... but ill give it to bumskee in the end cos of a few little juicy details i cant go past. Nice work to everyone.
Hey BeamUs, thanks. I think I might have been slightly infuenced by hl2 (the bottom bit of the gate actually looks like a direct copy of those barrier things ) but I had been playing metroid prime 2 the day I did it and I was just trying to design something that could have been in a similar universe...
Voted for bumskee....
Dude, I have to disagree. The gentle, naturalistic concept is spot on IMO for the gateway to heaven. To be honest, Bumskee's piece screams concept, WAY over technical accuracy. If you can't feel the emotion from his piece, you really are missing out.Originally Posted by Lohan
Sorry to sound like such a fan-boy Bumskee, but honestly man, i love that image.
the whole Barrow thing is cool. and the gate to heaven being not altogether a good thing..(Faerie etc.) besides its shiny, and I do like shiny ;P