Cyclamen, Michael Raaflaub (2D)

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Old 05 May 2009   #1
Cyclamen, Michael Raaflaub (2D)

Title: Cyclamen
Name: Michael Raaflaub
Country: Switzerland
Software: Photoshop

My Dominance War IV entry for the CGSociety team.


Since the Norms were pushed back entirely to their cities, they reinitiated an old nature magic. It enables them to eliminate their foes already far in the heartland. Since this magic demands the sacrifice of a newborn human being, it was forbidden ages ago and disappeared into oblivion. Only the great despair that came with the beginning of the Fourth Dominance War gave reason to revive the disputed magic.


Race: Norm

Class: Clericon

Right after birth, the newborn child must be poisoned with a cyclamen and left in a magical stone circle on a hill in the heartland.
After some months, nature takes posession of the child and grants him tremendous power – the power of nature and life. Part animal, part human, part plant, the cyclamen grows out of the soil.
A single glance is enough to transform the life energy of the attacker into nature’s energy.


Old 05 May 2009   #2
Very nice Job !
( I'm not sure if the moose like antlers are adding value )
Old 05 May 2009   #3
Beautiful, rich work Michael, and deserves a lot more attention. You've captured a real sense of magic here. Phil

A Daily Forest
Old 05 May 2009   #4
Beautiful work!
Personally I would have pushed those bleuish/turqouisish colors a little bit further to contrats even more with the overall geen/brown colors.
There's really a great magical feeling in the pic!!!
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Old 05 May 2009   #5
looks cool, I like the colors
Old 05 May 2009   #6
beautifull work michael,
love the story behind it, you nailed it!!!

keep up the good work

.: little whiny drama queen :.

Old 05 May 2009   #7
Save image. Beautiful work
Old 05 May 2009   #8
I love the sky on this one. It almost looks like you are underwater. Great atmosphere and mood. Great work!
Old 05 May 2009   #9
Seriously..Looks so woww..and the concept is just great.
- Prithvi Chandra -
"I intend to live forever. So far, so good."
Old 06 June 2009   #10
Absolutely incredible! From the beautiful backstory to the gorgeous painting, I love all of it.
Old 06 June 2009   #11
GREAT work!!
Best regards, Selwy
Old 06 June 2009   #12
wow, very inspiring! thank you for sharing!
Old 06 June 2009   #13
This is really awesome! Very inspiring indeed! Nice imagination you have
Мy english is terrible, im sorry for that!
Old 06 June 2009   #14
Wow killer work Michael.....i love it!!!
Old 06 June 2009   #15
great image. best picture i have seen lately. love the concept, love the atmosphere! so very fresh and inspiring... deserved frontpage ;-)
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