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Anca Raluca Sandu

"Spectral - Their small, spacious realm" by Anca Raluca Sandu

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What was more to say? In their realm, it was hard to distinguish royalties from others... They all worked the fields, otherwise, they would starve. The area was poor, and their specific nation did not value precious materials. They rather held on to moral values. Their clothes were decent, their living, their homes, all was decent. Yet, it was not enough.

Only their leader, their king was a bit different. His golden mask was the only yellow thing to spread another color than the blue-greenish hues that went all around, from black to white. And not even the king could endure too long times of loneliness, that was why he would live simply, in the only village they had, and the great palace in the distance was no more than a gigantic, beautiful carved rock...

Oh... their special castle - imposing because of form, yet with a perfectly empty inside of valuable things -  was the only monument they had ever built, with no apparent reason, since they had no reason why to bother the palace and its empty halls of a "spectral" color were only walked - rarely - by the king... 


[so totally related to the original *Looking beyond*; the character was supposed to be perfectly the same]


More about the specter nature can be found in the first picture of the series.

Landscape from the special realm of Spectral, where the specters dwelled in a rather poor but pleasing condition, with their traditions, their only castle-monument and the vague king which's mask was the only thing that had another hue than blue-greenish.

A possible "Portal" to the place could be the blue-greenish lake which is mention in the pictures: *Before the Great Wars* and  *Black castle, royal rain and lake*. And a better view of the sky can be found in * The very distance they felt*.



! Please try a  "Full size" version even if the differences are small !

22 Jul 2008:-) Diane Grandamelf Reed
This is, in the words of one of my sons, Totally Awesome! I myself love this style of painting and the use of the single spot of yellow gold in the headpiece adds drama to the the blues and greens!2

:-) Anca Raluca Sandu replies: "Thank you, it’s been long since I got a such a wonderful comment. I do like to paint. Well, the last painting is a mess, but I can usually do rather good stuff. Well, it’s better after I work it on computer (some parts just need this, like the fire or sky, for example), but still... As for the color contrast, this is a strong idea I have still used in some of my new specter pictures. I don’t know why exactly such a combination. I guess the blue-greenish hue is simply special, I don’t know, maybe because of the distance or loneliness it suggest, and sometimes I just find masked characters better fit in certain landscapes or stories."
I always loved the spectra

:-) Anca Raluca Sandu replies: "Yes, I remember.
Thanks for being a fan.
Though I have not drawn specters in a while, the color scheme is very important for me and continues to survive through many pictures revolving around the "Halls" concept... there are still many flowing shapes with this greenish-blue hue in my pictures, except they are not the specter nation any longer."
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'Spectral - Their small, spacious realm':
 • Created by: :-) Anca Raluca Sandu
 • Copyright: ©Anca Raluca Sandu. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Away, Beyond, Blue, Castle, Chill, Closer, Cold, Depressing, Distance, Far, Gold, Green, King, Large, Lonely, Looking, Mask, Monument, Realm, Sad, Space, Specter, Spectral, Sun, Than
 • Categories: Dream Imagery, Humourous or Cute Things, Self made up Fantasy/SciFi Animals
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Watercolour, Computer-coloured Picture, Computer Program, Other Computer Paint Program
 • Views: 895
 • Resolution: 800x691

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