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The Last Song of Tristan by deskridge The Last Song of Tristan by deskridge
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Though he was one of the Knights of the Round Table, Tristan's most notable tale involves neither Arthur nor Camelot. Rather, it is the story of his affair with Iseult (a.k.a. Isolde), the wife of his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall. Some historians actually believe that the legend of Tristan and Iseult might actually have preceded and been the basis for the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot love triangle story.

Basically, the story goes that Tristan is the nephew and champion of King Mark. As part of a truce with King Anguish of Ireland, Mark is betrothed with Iseult, Anguish’s daughter. He sends Tristan across the sea to fetch her. On the way, the couple consumes a love potion and fall for one another. Iseult still marries mark, but she and Tristan carry on a secret affair for several years.

The story has two endings: one where Tristan dies of grief, the other where King Mark sneaks up behind Tristan and runs him through with a spear as he plays a harp for Iseult. I have depicted the latter.

Note: this image uses purchased content. The characters were posed in Poser 6, then imported into Vue 9 where the rest of the scene was created. Final rendering was done in Vue and took about 6 hours on an Intel I5 with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done using GIMP.
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:iconmiuku-chan:
Miuku-chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
aww
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Digital Artist
:)
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Sazariel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
6Hours to render, But the end result was very much worth the wait! Wonderful story telling with his image! :clap:
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wolandepiphanius Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the version by Gottfried von Strassborg (I think it was him). And this is the image I have of this tale. Very nice.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Great composition and setup to tell the story here.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Selkieblues Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely story and very interesting information regarding Isolde and Tristan, it is a subject l enjoy. The lighting is beautiful and the expressions of the couple are so wistful. Mark creeping up in shadow and without colour gives him a nice intention of purpose as does his wronged expression.. beautiful scene
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
that is very pretty!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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:iconevoluzione:
evoluzione Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully rendered! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job Daniel, the scene is telling the story as you do. I love the posing and expressions, and you really executed this piece so nicely.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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TheBigB Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Fantastic work, even the poser people look great. I almost never use Poser people in Vue they always look like poooooooooo...
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Od1nsWrath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Nicley composed as always.
Do you build your own meshes or do you strictly use prefabs?
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!

I do both. Building meshes from scratch though is VERY time consuming, so there are much fewer works in my gallery featuring them. The last series was my dodo bird series. I'm currently working on an arctocyon model, but it will probably be months before I publish any works featuring it.
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Od1nsWrath Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I know how that goes. Keep em coming, I'm new to 3d and your work is inspiring.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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adorety Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent depiction. So sad. So much love seems to end up with someone pierced through the heart.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheArt0fMe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Very well done!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheArt0fMe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
You're welcome!
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AusraKel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome ! It's really beautiful!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful scene and awesome story/history lesson. I believe that most artworks have a story behind them (I know that mine do) and it is fun to read about them. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read a book long time ago. :)
And watched the movie ( with James Franco as Tristan ) :heart:
Love the image! great work! :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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alexandrelobo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! I love that story and you have perfectly captured the heart of it with your image! I'm really enjoying the Character images you have been creating. You have such a good eye for composition and atmosphere they seem very true to life! Wonderful job! Yea! :iconpounceglomp:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :iconrobotkissplz:
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have that movie, and I really love what you did here! :iconthumbsupplz::iconfavplz:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :iconlotsofheartsplz:
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Anim8her Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautifully crafted scene, Daniel - really brings the story to life! :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sallymalene Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work, my friend! :hug:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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K-raven Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so splendid composition and nice poses
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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