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Uploaded: 10/30/11 1:44 PM GMT
Welcome to the Tree of Knowledge
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A modern-ish take on an old story. Sorry girls, you are still the bad guys. Comments and critiques welcome. VUE 9 and Pixelmator

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::casechaser
10/30/11 2:00 PM GMT
Will she enter into his world, laying and waiting for her behind the doorway, and become part of his "tree of knowledge?" Or. quite possibly, part of the on going family tree.

The tree, itself is full of branches and leaves. If she enters the doorway, there will be plenty of room for her.

The path to the tree is well lit. The light posts only go from the doorway to the tree. Once entered, this is the only path to follow.

If she is the "one," I hope her answer is yes.

I think I also detect the Big Dipper in the sky. I am not sure if it is the Dipper and what role in your composition it may play.

p.s. I also noticed that there is a single light above their heads in the doorway and only "couples" lights beyond. I think this was done on purpose to further illustrate the union of the two and is part of the family tree theme.
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.koca
10/30/11 2:13 PM GMT
Yes, I was right, it's possible to create fantastic work with trees if you know how. And you know it, you don't need the tree of knowledge. LOL Great job!
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::Ed1958
10/30/11 3:10 PM GMT
A Master work Chris.
Ed.
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::lilu103
10/30/11 3:23 PM GMT
Deep. Very clever, well thought out and executed. Impressive work. I love the foggy atmosphere. I am 'tempted' to vote for this one ;) Even if I am a girl lol!
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::twinkel
10/30/11 3:34 PM GMT
Instant fav for me.

Amd why are we..the girls...always the bad guys? Guys can be bad aswell!!

But anyways love your work here, the atmosphere, the lampposts, the tree and than the ground where it all stands on, it all match together to make it a perfect story that the guy is telling her that this is the last time that she sees him.

There end of story...lol...
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Carpe Diem!
Logun7
10/30/11 4:11 PM GMT
Outstanding job! Best of luck to you in the contest:) You know guys like their women to be just a tad bad lol!
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The most precious jewel you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children♥
.Jhihmoac
10/30/11 7:32 PM GMT
Nice theme here! BOL in the contest...
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::solita17
10/30/11 10:37 PM GMT
One of the best 'puter landscapes I've seen... I'm a sucker for fog and trees and lampposts and portals to different realities, and yeah....

Although.... she didn't sit on him and force the apple down his throat... ;-)
mary
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." -- Katharine Hepburn
.blithe16
10/31/11 12:58 AM GMT
how can a girl be a bad guy? as to say females cannot be males, the tree of life is a story told from various writers, theologians and artists of the sort, although i am not sure which story you refer to involving women as the antagonist; your creation does lead me to inquire whether she will allow him to make his journey or go through the doors. i do enjoy the development, the lights like the ones ide see in a manhattan park, a mansion's or opera door and the iconic tree-- nicely done
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how can one use letters, words or prose against its own institution? is it not to say that this accepted alphabet can portray intolerable thoughts against itself; the reflection of these words represent the meaning of ones mindless inquiry, generalizing became this text. . .read the marks behind a letter of assurance/ freedom is jailed within. . ." _ EaB
.Akeraios
10/31/11 2:27 AM GMT
Adam was more to blame because he wasn't deceived. And you left out the snake ...
I thought this was yours from the thumbnail. I like it even though I don't usually care for black and white.
You've gotten something odd going on at the top and right side of the tree - like it's crumbling?
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"In the beginning, there was nothing. Then God said, "Let there be light". And there was still nothing but you could see it." -- Groucho Marx
.Sinestro
10/31/11 3:09 AM GMT
Nice symmetry and Symbolism... I'm enjoying the Added textures, as Well...
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+animaniactoo
10/31/11 4:52 AM GMT
Quick driveby on my way to dreamland.

On the discussion thread for this topic, you were talking about having base models, so is this a tree that you previously had a base model for? How long did it take you to render? If you did have the base model, how long would it have taken you if you didn't?

And - I'm always a fan of the floating doorway, but here I think the story would connect that much more for me if there were a different scene showing through the open doorway. Leading out of one "place" and into the other. Floating in this plane, grounded in the next?
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One man sees things and says
.J_E_F
11/02/11 9:37 PM GMT
A modern spin on the Chronicles of Narnia (and the lantern wastes)?

Excellent creation nonetheless.

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:)
.Flmngseabass
11/07/11 11:55 PM GMT
Outstanding presentation Chris!!! Very creative and artistic. This is a remarkable image and I tip my hat to you!!!
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BB
.Roseman_Stan
11/12/11 12:43 AM GMT
Excellent work and contest entry. As usual, well thought out and composed. Nice!
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"If I should leave this path of life today, I would carry the vision of Gods' rose blooms with me as I go......" -- Stan V. Griep

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