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Going a little more dark this time, this one was tons of fun actually. I was listening to this while making it [link]
and it really worked well inspiring me. I came to realize I LOVE doing dark gritty middle ages type stuff. Hope you guys like it, took
about 10-12 hours.


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Given 2012-08-01
The Dark Ages by *JonasDeRo ( Suggested by DorianHarper and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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Penguinsandles Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
LocalViewer52 1 day ago
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you

I'm so sorry
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ThatsNotMyName1142 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
This is amazing and I'm in love with it.
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alithking Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
My favorite, great art work.
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blackvoiceinyour Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Can i use it for my story on wattpad, when I write your name of Deviantart or your name of your webside under the picture. I think it's fantastic, and it's the place in my mind, that I exactly think, when i write my story. Please! It will be fantastic! When not, it's okay too. And sorry for my bad English ;D
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wombatv2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
My sweet hedgehog ! masterpiece !
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3DProArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconutesmile:
UteSmile Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello I just love all your artworks a lot, I used this as background for my work, hope it is OK for you!?! Love 
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NethanielShade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Your crediting link in the description is... Incomplete? Broken? Either way I don't think it's really adequate credit, you should probably fix it. Just my $0.2.
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UteSmile Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry - Hope that this link is OK!?! Waaaah! 

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AidaLundquist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Amazing picture! 
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wraithsith Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
According to Peter S. Wells, a professor of anthropology at the university of minnesota, who is widely acknowledged as one of the world's experts in the archaeology of the Roman and post-roman eras, in his book Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered , The "Dark ages" were not dark at all. Although lacking writing( though even that's a sketchy assumption due to the dozens of monestaries in Hibernia( modern Scotland, Ireland, and Wales), and the fact that such a small fraction of the Roman people were actually literate.), there was still technological progress( in the form of the moldboard plow(which made agriculture even more productive than what it was during the Roman era), the viking longboat, and gothic architecture( the lightest way to build such a tall structure, making some of the tallest buildings in the world during that time period.), and the cities did not get abandoned in a large-scale, based on archaelogical evidence Rome still had 1 million people even after the Roman empire officially "fell". Charlegmagne's empire was formidable enough to be acknowledged by the muslim world( whom we conventionally considered to be technologically superior during this time period.), with the Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid, who was based in Baghdad dispatching an ambassador named Ibrahim Ibn al-Aghlab with the diplomatic gift of an elephant.) People were actually living better in the dark-ages than during roman-times if you judge it by their heights and nutrition-level.   
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NethanielShade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
I'm no history nut, but I always assumed they were called the Dark Ages because of the Black Plague at the time?
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wraithsith Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
the black plague came during the medieval time period not during the dark ages.
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Fidler1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
The hanged man is very eerie... especially with the unusual position he's hung, almost as though he's crucified. I just love the architecture of the buildings, too.
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Rowye Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015   Digital Artist
Featured in my journal here: Digital Paintings All Time Favs Feature II
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tropenamer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Wonderful! Looks like something out of Dark Souls!
Love it!
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Wulfhere Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Very evocative.  I'd like to show my players this picture when running a game of Pathfinder.
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Magpie10011 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Love this!
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Kaonashi-Nanashi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love this piece. It really helps to inspire me with grubby little villages in the backwoods of a fantasy world. 
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KnightMareLuna389 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
This looks both creepy and amazing.
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ScytheOfTheDead Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I like the dark atmosphere that you have created and the vibe that it emanates.
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thekingfisher1208 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
very nice, atmospheric 
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Michelangelofthedark Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
This is how they treat you when your different when you wish to change things from perspective to a fair and balanced way. how they want you to hang your head in shame for what you wish to dø
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Malina1818 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work *-* im in love! :-)
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Doppelhandtuchstange Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
reminds me a lot of bloodborne <3
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eperlekvar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
looks awesome!
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EnchantingTales Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning!
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GabrielSiegl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey great- Looks like this was used as a concept artwork for Bloodborne.
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katiriot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
wow awesome job
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AnimeDovahkin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love how you were able to capture the dark atmosphere so well, the hanging corpse was a nice touch.  Congratulations on the Daily Deviation, you deserved it!  
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HELIXBLOODSTREAM Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bloodborne art style. Epic
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:iconinka22:
inka22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Very atmospheric... Makes you feel part of it
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svoy312 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg, amazing work!
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duzetdaram Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
This awesome artwork has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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Schneezahn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   General Artist
Masterpiece :O !
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Snoopy5hadow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
amazing
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Gamer5444 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spooky!
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mimzys Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, I use your photo for some book contest. Tnx! :) fav.me/d842lyy
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spooky, creepy, ....... masterpiece!
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:iconmlet55:
mlet55 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Writer
Not a criticism In fact I wished your thoughts

In the distance I see integration but as we look near we see disintegration
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gratteloup Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I behold, nothing has changed in our streets.. Very well done, love it!
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Lafay Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible!
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SilverWolf738 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Cool!
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:iconsoymilkman:
soymilkman Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014
Love the Thief-esque atmosphere. Great work.
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freeman952 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
great
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Espiransa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist
WoW La la la la And why do I want to take a walk there? Cool!
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:iconthechossenone095:
Awesome ,love the rain effect and sence of loneliness.
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!
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Inilein Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply awesome!
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