You can also call this "Weltschmerz Wings, considering the mass flying plant wings visible in the artwork.
"Weltschmerz (from the German, meaning world-pain or world-weariness, pronounced [ˈvɛltʃmɛɐ̯ts]) is a term coined by the German author Jean Paul and denotes the kind of feeling experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind. This kind of pessimistic world view was widespread among several romantic authors such as Lord Byron, Giacomo Leopardi, François-René de Chateaubriand, Alfred de Musset, Nikolaus Lenau, Herman Hesse, and Heinrich Heine. It is also used to denote the feeling of sadness when thinking about the evils of the world—compare empathy, theodicy.
The modern meaning of Weltschmerz in the German language is the psychological pain caused by sadness that can occur when realizing that someone's own weaknesses are caused by the inappropriateness and cruelty of the world and (physical and social) circumstances. Weltschmerz in this meaning can cause depression, resignation and escapism, and can become a mental problem (compare to Hikikomori). The modern meaning should also be compared with the concept of anomie, or a kind of alienation, that Émile Durkheim wrote about in his sociological treatise Suicide"
Strange feeling, isn't it? This artwork was developed (and in "development hell") since November 2009 as an inspiring idea taken from the spiritual style of "Pocahontas" if you can interpret and compare well. Two worlds reaching to the top of the tree into a new light...what will the spirit of the forest find?
Lastly, I could not continue the patience to finish the vines as it could've been in the prototype (in my scraps), but regardless, I wanted to get this over with and finish it off tonight as of May 27, 2011 (May 28 in sooner time zones). Yeah...1.5 years of procrastination. x,_,x
Anyway, enjoy this nice, somewhat unpolished artwork!
Critical Note: 95% of this was done in ArtRage 2.5.20 Deluxe
♪Listen with your Heart♪ *echoes*
6 years, 10 months ago
31 Oct 2011 16:33 CET
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