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The Tanhauser Gate by TK769 The Tanhauser Gate by TK769
"I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate"

It's the romance of Roy Batty's soliloquy that conjures up for me a far off exoctic place in the cosmos. I imangined the gate to be of ancient origin, built eons ago by a space faring civilisation. I imagined the c-beams to be interstellar arc lights of unknown origin and were intentionally incorporated to help give the gate an ominous yet mysterious feel. We see Roy in the lower forground looking out in awe at this feat of wonder .
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We sci-fi writers try our best to capture the grandeur of the unknown. Our tools are infinite combination of words that, wit a bit of luck and a lot of work, can be shaped into a phrase that inspire visions, like Batty's "Tears in the rain" solliloquy. The same can be said about drawing and painting. A single image can explode in a million ideas, memories and feelings.
But having both things at the same time? That's Art at its best.
The character of Batty experienced in his short lifetime a million wonders. What are the Tannhauser Gates. A promise of ultimate redemption like Wagner's opera? An alien world? A mean of intellestelar travel?
We don't need to know. We need to feel it. To see it in Roy's eyes, to experience the wonder of wonders.
Keeping the mistery enhances our perception of the work. We are again like a child: frightened and delighted at the same time.
Like Roy Batty.
Until now we had only the words. Now we have an image that absorbs it and complete the vision,
Art at its best.
Thank you for this amazing image.
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...all those moments...
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...lost like tears in the rain...
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TK769 Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What sweet words from a replicant so misunderstood.
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...roy's story needs to be told...thank you!..
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TK769 Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome.

Regards,

M
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:iconpadawanmage:
Beautiful image, especially given how much, and little, Batty gives in the short speech.
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TK769 Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.

I was kinda composing it from an emotional side, to try and capture that awsome spectacle of wonder that Batty had left to give.

Regards,

M
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joulester Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bladerunner is one of my favourite films. I especially liked the ending. This image took my breath away. It brings a whole lot more dimension and depth to Roy Batty's soliloquy - the sheer imagination of this is just truly amazing. I have been searching for a meaning or some sort of imagery to Roy's description of the things he has seen, and it is extremely interesting and refreshing to see your creative interpretation of it (ancient origin! I love it), not to mention the skills involved in the execution. Lots of emotion and mystery here, despite my queries answered, but it feels just, just right! Great work!
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TK769 Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is some compliment my friend, thank you. I feel like a lot of BR fans in touch emotionally with Roys last words and wanted to capture that very essesnce of longing, nostalgia.

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M
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MichaelAtaraxia Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, absolutely stunning.
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