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Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic by Ryer-Ord-Star Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic by Ryer-Ord-Star
This piece was created for the Art Order Inspiration challenge.
Inspirations are classical paintings by my favourite artists (Mucha, Klimt, Waterhouse, Herbert Draper, Bouguereau, Frazetta) as well as greek sculpture and a visit to the MET where I saw amazing MesoAmerican art.

Medium is Ballpoint pen on Moleskine with 22K Gold Leaf applique. Some digital retouching.
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Given 2015-06-07
Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic by Ryer-Ord-Star

Beautifully composed and detailed. The use of gold leaf really enhances the overall impact. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by MidnightExigent )
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Hot68White Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Top Speed Waving Icon Heart Heart Heart 
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think, thematically at least, there's a bit of William Blake in this, too.
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This is so beautiful and detailed.
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V3raD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please make this available as a print.
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PatinaMint Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Breathtaking...i love the Jugendstil influence 
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Umanatar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Fantastic!
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Amazing work !! Congratulations on the DD, well deserved !!!
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xAquoticXWolfx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Olympia's
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bullshitman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
I really mean it when I say this is an absolute pleasure to look at. It has that majestic vibe that is so wonderful to look at. You must have felt great when you completed this one :)
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Ensomniac Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazing, congratulations!
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colinbush Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Woah. Modern dore. Love the caduceus.
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ArtziFox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I would love to feature you in my blog lebenskunstlers.weebly.com/
I find your piece fantastic and would love to write a short piece about you if you're willing :) (Smile) Thank you let me know
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wife-of-foxy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Amazing<3
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ViiShaver Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome *.*
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LucidDelirium314 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
I love the greyscale with the gold its so majestic in its beauty... magnificant piece my friend!
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cloverpatch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
good blend of fin de siecle, Egyptian and even Frazetta. Well done!
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing work!
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AmoraLicious Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.. I love the gold in this
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Aquanomarine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful work Satisfied 
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Rhi-R Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
This is absolutely gorgeous - a feast for the eyes. I love the Klimt-inspired gold trickling down; it really lifts the whole scene. :+fav:
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Borninbread Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
And man being man, he forgets what he learned (namely about a happy fellow named Icarus) and paints the sidewalk
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ZEN161 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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ashelikescake Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
This is beautiful
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Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
vey cool I love the concept.
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Darsy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's just beautiful.......!!
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BlutValkyrie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
great work
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HelenaQuintanilla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Bravo 
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WilliamFenholt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome. :D
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neokaj Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
pen?? my goodness, what a artwork :clap:
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HoneyandBrush Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Damn, this is phenomenal. It really looks a lot like classic art. And in pen? What?!
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dandagear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Stunning!
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batracostomus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Your work is splendid. 
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ArtsyBlueWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Bruh......................Ika Musume (Sparkle Eyes) [V1] 
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StopAtTheEdge Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing technique! Your style is great and love the details. Specially the transparence of the fin.
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my-immortals Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mesmerizing piece!! Congratulations!!
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Avvoula Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
I can definitely see the influence of Klimt, mesoamerican art and greek sculpture, and it's a great mix. This is a really impressive piece, but what really surprised me was the fact that this is ballpoint pen on moleskine.. I thought it was a painting!
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Turing-Tech-Geek Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Wow, this is a beautiful piece.  
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EveningHarmonica Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Epic and elegant at the same time! 
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TakingLiberty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
This is glorious. 
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thx11thirtylate Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!!
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Liembel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Majestic O.O
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BoBoncheva Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
this is simply amazing ^^
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :wow:
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A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Can science save Man where magic failed? I sincerely want to know.

Adding to my Angel's gallery +fav 
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Gatcha Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! I love the theme and the way it has been executed!
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isQariot Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Awesome coloration.
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grisador Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Amazing Artwork ! :O
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful Work :heart:
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Vosa-art Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No coment! Clap Clap Clap  Thumbs Up 
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