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Listen to your heart by phantastes Listen to your heart by phantastes
A long, long time ago, in the Valley of Hope, surrounded by tranquil forest and on this very spot where you're standing, a mother whispered her last parting words...

I've always been inspired by the opening scenes of Steven Spielberg's Land Before Time, that set the series going. We all miss the ones we love, whether a mother, a child or a friend but they will always be with us. The touch, the scent, the words will always be part of us, for we are part of this Great Circle of Life. Please take care of this Earth - its our only home.

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Song for inspiration - If we hold on together
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Danger-My-Ally Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
love it
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phantastes Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
THanK YoU :sun:
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L-mon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
wonderful *o*
this pic is amazing >w<
Sad, but beautiful
The scenne is great x3
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Thanks so much! :hug: :sun:
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L-mon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
welcome x3
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shikohin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
wow .. just wow awesome work
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like my dedication to departed loved ones :hug: :D
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shikohin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
it's such a stunning picture with so many details .. gawd well your gallery has a loooooooot of that stuff *falls over*
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I feel most people working in digital tend to overwork their pieces, till the point that they don't know when to stop, just like me :XD:
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shikohin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
that brings me to a question ... when do you stop? I mean .. like after 6 years of constantly working on something? or when you get bored? or? or?
have I said ... goooooooooosh so many detail o.o ... sry I had to repeat that ... it's like .. you can stare so long at it and find tiny "new" things in there
man I wish I had that patience
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phantastes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Actually since we are always learning something new as in life, we don't stop but only to come back and 'complete' it in another time. It's really not the painting process but the emotional reward that I value most. Glad you like my gallery :D
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shikohin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
been sitting infront of your reply for a long loooong time .. and seriously I don't have a clue off anything .. intelligent to answer .. somehow .. it touches me, and I don't know why
btw .. gosh seriously your gallery is awesome!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
:#1: :thanks: :thumbsup: :hug:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty dramatic landscape there, the dark lighting is unusual for such a scene but it adds a lot of mood here on this dull and sad day in paradise :raincloud: well done!
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
I think its a tad too dark though it was my actual intention to go with the little drama. I may lighten things up later. Thanks, Matthew, for that balanced comment! :D
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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
This is a very good job. :heart:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :hug:
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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Yourwelcome. :aww:
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fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Lovely! :heart:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
:thanks: :hug: :sun:
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fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
:blowkiss:
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dmaland Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh. So nice and tranquil. The darkness makes it a bit mysterious, too.
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
:aww: Thanks, Daniel! The darkness was intentional, though I lost some details that I've painted earlier, I really don't mind. So glad you like it :)
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Pygar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi

Just to let you know that your lovely work is featured here! [link] :heart:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Great big thanks, my friend! :D
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martoo1973 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Totally beautiful :clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I dedicate this to all who've loss their loved one, but esp. to you, Julia on your recent loss. Its the least I could do. All that I want to say is alreadi written on my comment above. :hug:
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martoo1973 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Thank you so much... I'm deeply touched by your kindness !!! :hug:
I still need some time to really understand what happened, but you and a few other beloved friends really helped me a lot already. Thank you so much :hug:
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aphostol Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Splendid work :clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Thanks so much!! :D
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Lovely magical creation Desmond :)
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Thank you, Karla! :bow: :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
A wonderful land , magical and peaceful ! :love: Perfect work Desmond !:peace:
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Thanks so much, my good friend! :hug: :sun:
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Silaynne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Oh, it's so lovely. And I like the description and agree with it... and I really like this pic :aww:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
:) I'm glad you do, and you're very kind! Thank you :hug:
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Silaynne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
And you're very welcome, you make beautiful art :hug:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What a stunning work my dear ! :love: :clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Thank you, sweet Momotte! :hug:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome ! :hug:
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Awesome work! :clap:
You did a wonderful job on the dinosaurs as well as the prehistoric background...wonderful :love:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Thanks, Shelley, I'm glad you like them! :D :hug:
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Deeply thought provoking and it inspires one to really think...what will future generations have to reflect upon? This world is ours however temporary we are here, the scene is beautiful so green and lush as it once was...what will we leave behind? Truly beautiful submission and your work is always amazing as your thoughts.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like this small tribute to a mother's legacy my sweet friend! :hug: :sun:
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
You are welcome it was very moving.
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello my friend. I admire your majestic landscape composition out of a prehistoric time before yet the crown of the creation, that person, in whom nature came. All harvest has a powerful majestic character. The vegetation in the valley is luxurious
and tropical, and I like especially the majestic Cathedralrocks with the very high waterfall. And also here a quiet Colorbalance is created with the green blue color.
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thanks for this wonderful description, dear Andre! :hug: :sun: Its a small contribution to the place that once were, and an environmental message. I wasn't hoping for anything more than that, but thank you all the same for this lovely comment!
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Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Beautiful :clap: x
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thanks so much, my friend! :hug: :sun:
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Gorgeous, Des! :clap:
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