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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.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
14 out of 14 deviants thought this was fair.

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You are visualizing perfectly the Words that Rutger Hauer used to explain why every single Life is so important.

Why every single Second of Existence is so important.

Why Human Life is so important.

That no one can take from you what you experienced. What you have seen. What you have heard.

Our Memories define us. What we are.

As Humans, we are doing all we can to defend our Identity.

That Replicant understood that all and he wanted to transmit that Information before he died.

With that he proved that he - even artificial - was a human Being.

Your Work is extraordinaire. You took the Chance of the Moment to visualize what was on your Mind. You became a Witness of your own Mind in an outstanding Manner.

That is what Art is : A Witness of the Evolution of Humankind.

You catched that.
What do you think?
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2 out of 2 deviants thought this was fair.

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Ezekielepharcelis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you for translating those Sentences into Art ! 
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!

M
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ANT-LIFE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
...all those moments...
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ANT-LIFE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
...lost like tears in the rain...
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What sweet words from a replicant so misunderstood.
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ANT-LIFE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
...roy's story needs to be told...thank you!..
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome.

Regards,

M
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Beautiful image, especially given how much, and little, Batty gives in the short speech.
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TK769 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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.

Regards,

M
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, absolutely stunning.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend.

M
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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fredblhd Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Beautiful! Thank you for the leap of imagination.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. Oh and thank you.

M
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IhaveSOmuchtolearn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
First post on this site.
This is the image that caused me to join this site.
Magnificent .
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TK769 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im flattered by your comment. Thank you, and happy holidays by the way. You will find some spectacular artwork on DA...enjoy.

Regards,

M
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I love is how that speech was improvised by Rutger Hauer -- particularly the "like tears in rain" line.

You've come up with quite a nice interpretation here. Good stuff. :)
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TK769 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know wasnt that amazing, boy he was the right actor for the part, that is some heart felt awesome stuff. However it was also down to David Peoples imput as well.

Thank ypu for your feedback.

Regards,

M
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow. I really dig this. There's an epic scale, and you've managed to not fall into the trap of piling on detail that wouldn't be visible at this distance.

PS: thanks for the kind words on my own work

Pete
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TK769 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pete, you are more than welcome, your work is a great inspiration to me and i am sure hundreds of others.

thanks for your constructive comment on the piece above, glad you like it.

Regards,

M
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GreyPWalker Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
freakin beautiful.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend.

regards,

M
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JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
For years I pondered at what the place would actually look like when Roy said these words about the “Tanhauser Gate” and now this great image has aided me. Wonderful work!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its nice to get compliments that this image answers peoples thoughts on what they would possibly visualise Tenhauser gate to look like, even though its only a concept, its a big compliment!

Thank you very much.

Regards,

M
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is great, I recall our convo on [link] about your inspiration for Galactic Gateway and you made a sequel! Too cool, I had a feeling Tanhauser was an ancient structure as well, similar to the huge Forerunner architecture in the Halo franchise.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I do recall our conversation my friend. And what an interesting and insightful one it was. Good to hear from you again. I have another one on the go based on the above architecture. It probably wont be as impacting as the response to this one is astronomical. What took me 5 hours tops to compose has snowballed into a sensation on this site. I am taken back and grateful.

Thanks for your comments.

Regards,

M
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You're welcome, you too. I learned you can never tell what your fellow dA audience will respond to, which always makes it a surprise. This one has a great concept so its easy to see. I'm interested to see what you'll come up with next, whether it be narrative or technical about the TG.
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Veloxsica Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, brilliant work. Definitely has the same feel as the film
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.

regards,

M
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting concept.Like most peopel I've always imagined the Tanhauser gate to be some sort of space based portal or wormhole. Your literal interpretation is absolutely wonderful. Great work my friend.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Again I am attempting to capture the emotional essence of roy batty's soliloquy at the end of his life. I felt if you kept a certain myth to the image it still portains that mystery and awe which is what this piece is about.

regards my friend.

M
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brynjones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
nice mood
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.

Regards,

M
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I always interpreted it as flashes of particle weapons at an Einstein-Rosen stargate in space.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats a cool idea. I was attempting to capture that sence of awe and mystery, remember Roy is depicting a very emotional account of the things he has seen at the end of his life and we as the viewer and listener are in awe and wonder. I wanted to capture an essence of that in this piece.

Regards,

M
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool I've always pictured the Tanhauser gate to be the name of a famous space battle the equivalent of Trafalgar or Thermopylae and C-beams were the Highpower-laser beams between two opposing fleets and roy as a pilot in the battle... I really like this view of it as a place and a literal gate.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to add to the point, correction..."Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion" yes that sounds military to me. So I understand your point as well. I likeyour idea that it was similar to the Battle of Trafalgar or Thermopylae. interesting vision.
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its interesting because I havent read any evidence to the reason behind David Peoples screenwrite of Roy's discription of these far off exoctic places, so whether it's military remains uncertain. I interpreted the image as Roy's nostalgic recollection. Its both a joyous and a sad moment in his last few minutes of his life, so i wanted to capture that awsome spectacle he describes.

Regards,

M
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I think it was left purposely vauge and open to interpretation to add to the sense of mystery and wonder at the awe-inspiring things he had seen in his short life.
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Trainorstudio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Well done!!!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.

Regards,

M
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KRO55OFKONFU5ION Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
So that's what it looked like. Amazing!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is a big complement! Thank you very much!

Regards,

M
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't give Ridley anymore ideas for dreadful films based on his masterpieces...

This is epic and the depiction of Roy is joy! Magnificent!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! Well lets hope he doesnt ruin BR 2. I truly believe we went through the best of Sci-fi movies between 1977-1984. It was how Directors, Crew and Actors went through developmental hells but came up with the goods. These days its too easy to rely heavily on CGI.

Regards my friend.

M
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
" truly believe we went through the best of Sci-fi movies between 1977-1984. It was how Directors, Crew and Actors went through developmental hells but came up with the goods. "

*Nods like an oil derek*

"These days its too easy to rely heavily on CGI."

*Nods like an oil derek again*

I read a sequel to the film - F***ing shit! AVOID!!!

And look at Prometheus to see the point!

Again wonderful image and Roy's minimal portrait has explosive impact here.

C'EST BON!! A pleasure sir :D
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