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Fall to Ruin by sonne22 Fall to Ruin by sonne22
The trees are not mourning over their own deaths, they are mourning over yours. Do not kill which keeps you alive. After the death of the earth, there can never be a rebirth.


8 hours.

i don't think anyone has noticed yet, or atleast no one has mentioned it, but there are buildings such as skyscrapers and smoke stacks in the background.

im sorry this took so long, its just that this painting never really seemed to attach itself to me like all my others, so i never really wanted to go back to it. but im glad it's done, my dad likes it :P

EDIT: i just HAD to remove those dust spots.

Please visit my website

:iconalphaosiris: this is the greatest christmas present EVER! :hug: Thank you everyone for all the nice comments! :kiss: My heart of stone has melted...bah humbug
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Given 2004-12-22
there is something in the trees in Fall to Ruin * by ~sonne22 that draws me closer everyttime i glance at it. they show an expression, individual from one another. as the description suggests, they are crying, and i think it shows through well. take a look. ( Featured by BronzeRocket )
Orfim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
this is awesome
i love the detail of it and the background
well done :+fav:
ladyinblack88 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Very nice picture! I like the colors you choose :)
brokenbird13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
awesome! i love the symbalism! very thought provoking! i love the texture and the affect of the colouring!
NatureOrb Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Student
it's so damn sad, and beautifully made... it's so horrible what the world has done.
SilverWynd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very powerful and very cool, I love the message and the way it was portrayed, great use of color
Hells-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Writer

My name is Sarah and I am writing a book for the Writers festival in New Castle in September.

I would love it if you could draw me a landscape. it is in the middle of a wild overgrown forest and it is a picture of a clearing. in this clearing is a swing, supported by old dis coloured ropes, a patch of purple flowers and a door, surrounded by rubble. this door must be olden looking but very beautiful (in a run down sort of way) with vines creaping on it. then it is just trees all around. i have a drewing that will signify where everything is placed and the rest is up to you...

could you please do this for me??

I will be making no profit from this but it would helfp my story and if i do get it published (which i doubt) it will not be for a long time and i can get incontact with you later.

this can be a donation drawing or something that (if the book makes it past the publishers) is profitable, your choice.

But i would LOVE IT if you could do this for me! Just reply to my DeviantART account or e-mail me on with your answer...

Thank you for your time.

rosaliekay Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
i am comepletely in love with this...
viyolist Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Filmographer
so nice.
obviously not newly submitted, but new for me.:)
plus i did notice the background, it is well-thought i think.
blackthornart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
:wow: colors are beautful!
love the concept you used, between life and death....
eipzaze Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007   Traditional Artist
i like how you put the buildings in the background....
makes me want to recycle.
love the painting:)
ozric1971 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
very good.... see my oil paintings gallery, if you like
littlelotti Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
I'd love to see a book illustrated by you
picmin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Wow... I love the different feels and emotions you added in there simply by changing the colors... (well MOSTLY by changing the colors ;) ) Great work!
einahpets Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Love the colors
freakofnight Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
the colouring is really wonderful :)
good work~
DracoHeart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
The way I see it is that you trying to say that people have killed off so much of the world already (hence that all of the life in the right is dead) ,and that we will continue to till there is no life left (all the greenery in the middle is all slowly dieing because we continue to build are cities) I like it a lot I think it’s a good use of colour and symbolism. Im looking forward to see more of your work
spanishrubi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Congrats on the :+fav: !

:D I like it.

kertenkelebekkk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
wow... i impressed :+fav:
notforthisworld Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Photographer
Amazing piece:+fav:
emptymaracas Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
cielabella Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
very beautiful =) congrats!
trance-de-anima Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
With death come life~

I love this, but i dont agree. Death is Life. Life is Death. To sides of a coin. Just as important and as beautiful as each other.

Death is nature. Nature does not mourn.
andydeek Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
wow thats stunning :clap:
zarinabzv Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Student
ah wow, love the transition. the sky looks amazing - i like that you have the texture and that the brushstrokes are visible. like the hints of color on the right. oh, and the values on the right side are really good too. :w00t:
Goodness, this is just beautiful:)
Jarmen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
why this work in abstract category?
EndThoughts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
love it.
lilblueyes52 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Izabella Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Student Digital Artist
"Do not kill which keeps you alive."
but we kill plants so we can eat them to survive?
marq4porsche Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Its really thought envoking.
marq4porsche Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I like it, and I don't even paint. But it looks really nice.
my-dearest-friend Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
its very strong for some reason, very clearly expressed. oh, and i love the color.
assimilated Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful painting.
AyianaFairy Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
Too Awesome, i love it
Elficus Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Student
very very awesome , but I dont get is that an abstract painting
Zethara Featured By Owner May 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Awesome expression and very impressive talent! I noticed the buildings... =)
hinIthil Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
Wow...that is a wonderful concept, which you pulled off spectacularly. Amazing.
Steinherz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
wholly smokes!!
never knew you got this!!
cool cool cool!! UBBER COOL! :D
anyhoo, yeah, i really like the color, stands out, and the scenery is beautiful...
im rather behind on my deviation commenting kinda in the dark:XD:
homesong Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005
This reminds me so much of Fern Gully. :)
charblot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
wow, this picture is absoloutly amazing i love the colours and the simplicity of your idea, it is v. good. i've been looking at all your work and it is great, i wish i could work on my painting and abract work more but school,work and coursework unfortunatly dictates my life. anyhoo u have got some amazing work
staralur03 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
nice use of color and i love the concept.
i love it thw way it sepprates from dark to light it's wonderful
i painted somthing simalir a couple months ago!!!
DeadCamper Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005   Traditional Artist
Why is this painting in the abstract section?
It wouldn't even qualify as "surreal".
limepeel13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005
Woah...this is really cool. Interesting transition effect and nice colors. :+fav:
northmusic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
This is by far my favorite piece yet. It Probably will be for a long time. I absolutely love it! Very Very good job.
XElYX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
oh wow :D
ConH Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
The trees to the right seem like they are dancing in pain... how lovely. I'm drawn to city fire.
The concept is just magnificent. :nod: amazing use of colors too :thumbsup:
oh and i like the Xs and that bit of blood on the stumps in the bottom right corner.. unifies the piece
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005   General Artist
sonne22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
^_^ thank you
SAN2098 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005   Traditional Artist
im not really into the whole kissass coment thing, but you painting really spoke to me (it said "kiss my ass")... exellent expression of the subject!! i luv the backgrnd especially...yeah, so well done!
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