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It's been a while since I painted a more complicated illustration for my fantasy world Rabérion (former called CaeLon).
I've done this picture for the daf calendar 2007 project on www.digitalartforum.de, so there was this close deadline and an exciting way to the finished picture. Many thoughts, many ideas.

This illustration depicts the game of two gods - Raa and Kaa, the gods of death and life. Every year they meet in Raas realm of death for one day and gamble for the souls of immortals, who can die by sword, too! (Kaas white token has to reach the end of the labyrinth without meeting the black tokens of Raa if he doesn't want to lose that soul)

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Given 2007-07-10
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VillesVill Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Hello Aeyolscaer I was looking at your work and was wondering would you be willing to allow a group of mine to write a story based off your picture here? The group is called Writer's Challenge: writers-challenge.deviantart.c…
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hello VillesVill, thank you for asking. I like your idea of the writers challenge group, but about this I have to disappoint you, because I'm working myself on a larger story about this picture for quite a while. It would really feel strange to know that there are stories by others about my idea "published first".
I hope you understand that and I wish you the best luck for finding another acceptable inspiration for your story. And have fun with writing!
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VillesVill Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
That is more then find with us if you want to reserve the right to publish a story for your own content. Also thanks for the luck as we have found two other candidates that accepted (When looking for pictures I like using the shot gun method as it is almost guarantee to find something and maybe a few extra pictures for later usage.) Oh one more note if you like the idea enough you are more then welcome to join the group if you want.
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
a bright colored lizard isn't to reassuring
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thelastofthemall Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Beautiful!
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silvershadic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Finshed the riffing with a link to your picture!
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Weeeee! Thanks for sharing. :D
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silvershadic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This piece has inspired me to write a song :D
"Killing games"
I love it here on DA, so many great inspirations.
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow :D Do you also make music and make your songs "real" or are you "just" writing them down for now?
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silvershadic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Yes and No. I'm in a band, we're just getting started. I had a riff that I couldn't find a name for, and sure enough while browsing I found you're masterpiece here. So I wrote out the lyrics, and finished the riffing. The band'll eventually record it, but since we're just starting out, and we're just a bunch of goody high-schoolers, we're missing a lot of equipment (mainly, the drumset, my instrument D:).
BUT I did finish the lyrics, if you'd like I could send them to you.
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, then have fun and good luck with your band! :) You could try a djembe for a start. :D Of course I´d like to read your lyrics. There is a big and still growing story behind this picture and I´m curious in which way it has inspired you. :)
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silvershadic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I'll PM them to you then. I'm actually very interested in the story behind this, I jumped to writing so quickly that I didn't look at the rest of your art XD.
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like I´ve got to translate the story someday. :D (it´s only written in German yet).
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silvershadic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Yeah, I'd google translate it but that butchers the language XD
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
we just lost the game.
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Deichan666 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the vines appear to have snake heads
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I hope you don't mind if I share your pic on my Horror page.. I of course will credit you for it?
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem when you credit me. :)
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thank you :)
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ADiN4Brawl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I lost
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Bellairs Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I JUST LOST THE F***ING GAME
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Meye95 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
interesting and very strange
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AshenLights Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is an awesome concept! I really love the colour contrast between Raa and Kaa. And there's so much detail! ^_^ Like the skull-snakes and the faces in the fog (which kinda creeped me out :P) Wonderful composition too!
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Mourlie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student General Artist
i lost the game. :'D
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, hopefully not! :)
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PottedTentacle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   General Artist
(this is so cool it has stolen my power of speech)
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Tom-Crom Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thats Awesome. 'Nuff said.
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NekoMimi15 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Completely awesome!

Incidentally, I just lost The Game...
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KellyCutie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
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dragonladydarron14 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
this is absolutely amazing! 2567843X better than anything i could do! (the number's just an estimate, but u know...)
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MightyDork Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student General Artist
DUDE! THIS IS PURE AWESOMENESS X3
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witchhunterrobin9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009   Interface Designer
I love the faces in the clouds. they're so subtle :P
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Oh you have an own fantasy world in developing? Nice. I too been in Worldbuilding. Do you know the german Weltenbastler Homepage and Forum?
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, since 2001, I think. :D Haven't seen you there for a while, but since I'm not that active there anymore maybe it´s up to me. ;)
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
yeah for me the same...
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MAD-Uninc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Fine line between fantasy and surrealism here...Amazing work!
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! That´s what I wanted to achieve. :)
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UrbanStreet Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Bwhahaha
Now this is my favourit over all of my Favourites !!
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
weeee.... thanks! :)
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NevLou Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Ich könnte mir gut vorstellen, dass das lebene Spielfiguren sind. Ein kleiner Schlund/Vulkan, in dem die Verlierer-Figuren reingeschmissen werden, hätte auch was^^

Diese Raben-Gestalt erinnert mich an eine Rasse namens Mordrak aus der Buchreihe Ulldart.

Haben diese beiden Götter auch noch ihre eigenen Welten oder Dimensionen? Würde mich tierisch interessieren, wie die aussehen täten.
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Lebende Spielfiguren, auch nett, hehe... wäre dann allerdings schon wieder ein anderes Konzept. :)
Ulldart hab ich leider nie gelesen :( Aber die Idee von solchen halb-humanoiden Vogelwesen ist ja leider nicht neu, wie ich auch schon festgestellt habe. Okay, kommt ja auch in der irdischen Mythologie vor. *g* Die beiden Götter gehören beide "nur" zu meiner Welt CaeLon, die leider seit einiger Zeit nicht zum Lesen verfügbar ist, aber ich arbeite daran, sie wieder online zu bringen. :) Mein Weltenprinzip würde es allerdings schon ermöglichen, dass diese Götter nicht nur auf diese eine Welt Einfluss haben, sondern vielleicht auch auf andere, die am selben Weltenbaum wachsen. :)
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NevLou Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Ich mag die Idee dahinter. Die Umsetzung der Charaktere und der Umgebung ist auch super. Wirkt wie eine surreale Zwischenwelt. Was spielen die da, eine Art göttliches Monopoly? ^^
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Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Danke schön! :) Hm, Monopoly... muss ich mal drüber nachdenken. Ich weiß nicht genau ob man das Spiel mit einem existierenden Brettspiel vergleichen kann. :)
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swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
nice!!!
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional Artist
I love the contrast and concept! Deep and Dark! Keep it up! :D
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FireFoxgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Oh it's so cool! I wanna learn more about ur fantasy world!
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RodrixXx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
... Preciso mesmo falar algo...
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