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The Anchoress of The Mountain by Dystoper The Anchoress of The Mountain by Dystoper
I painted this after reading about Anchorites. Anchorites are worshippers who would entomb themselves in a section of a church as a sign of their devotion. They would be ritualistically interred as if they had died.

I mixed these ideas with the idea of a mountain being a sacred place - and of the anchorite being truly dead.
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Dobermann7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really beautiful...
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SveteG Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
good job, an interesting scary image, well done :)
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Indiron Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful work, totally deserves more exposure.
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent work mate,it gives the viewer the badass coldwinter mood!great composition and very fine details!lovely how you add the highlights on this piece!for sure another great work,cheers
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw - cheers Soulcollector - really nice of you to make such a cool comment. Glad you like it ;)
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
powerful
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers Stef! :D
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature [link] :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks heaps Mona - that's very awesome of you mate! :D
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Your work is beautiful
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers Mona - always great to hear from you :)
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Kryzilla Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love the concept and the story behind it well done. its very powerful
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks heaps bro! Very nice of you to say :D
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shadowvaen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful--the whole concept is beautiful, but your talent makes it even more so!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey bro - thanks so much! That's really awesome of you to say - I did a mad little dance of joy when reading that :D
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shadowvaen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Aww! :highfive:
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ace!! Really well done!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou very much mate! :D
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robertfeateckbert Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Wonderful! :-D
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps pal! :D
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robertfeateckbert Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
until we have no beer dude! ;-)
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Egghunter Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Interesting. I like the structure work of the male Anchorite.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ta heaps Egghunter! :D
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Egghunter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
The pleasure is mine! :)
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful:)
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps Annathelle! :D
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha:D
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I found this very evocative, and it made me very curious to read your explanation. It has a heavy feel of mythology in it- perhaps because the figures are statue-like in design and treatment. Nice job!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers very much Nightserpent - love your work mate ;)
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
thank you, too! :)
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Latroma Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Conceptually interesting. I haven't seen the concept treated in quite this way in a long time.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps Latroma! :D
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ZombiRam Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
already beautiful ,great work :)
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks heaps Zombiram - you're always so kind :)
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ZombiRam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :D
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the concept is nice,. i like the idea of sacred mountain too.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks as always Nomansnodead - always lovely to hear from you :D
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Takanuvia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   General Artist
Wow... just wow. This is brilliant both in terms of concept and execution.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps Takanuvuia - you're way too kind :hug:
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
:clap: really cool work
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps mate! Very cool of you to say :D
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This is BEAUTIFUL!!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh my dearest DiamonEyes - always lovely to hear from you and your sexy avatars. Thanks heaps! :hug:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Godammit - I should have known better than to feed you after midnight.. :shakefist:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
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