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Longing the Dark Tower by andyfactor Longing the Dark Tower by andyfactor
My first ever matte painting. Inspired by Stephen King's - The Dark Tower series.
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StonyComet Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  New Deviant
Really like how you can see the sun coming through the clouds.
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corwin05 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful piece of illustration for this awesome saga !
i've just seen your image used here :
movieweb.com/dark-tower-movie-…
i guess it will be used a lot in the days and month to come...
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah iv'e seen it used all over the internet for years. Someone even posted a photo of a cooler they had painted it onto once. So random.
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takeude Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Hi Andy!
This is magnificent! 
I've made a song inspired in the Dark Tower Series. Would you mind if i use this image to ilustrate it on youtube? With a link back of course, and your credits.
Thank you!
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course go for it! I'd love to hear the music when it's released. :)
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takeude Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015
Thank you very much!
The music its finally done. I want to send you the mp3. =D
Can you tell me your email so i can do it?
By the way, i want to release the music on some other plataforms too, not just youtube.  Would you mind if your image illustrate it? I would write the name of the song somewhere on it if you authorize. Something like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3UXdJ…
Always with your credits and a link back to this page or some other that you may prefer. We can talk about that on the email if you like. 

A big thank you!
Long days and pleasent nights!
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you can continue using the image with this song on other video platforms. Credit is welcome. I don't want to give out my email but be sure to post the youtube link here when you upload the song!
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emithorss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
I sent you a note, but I'm putting out a comment too. First of all. This is the best picture I've seen that been inspired by The Dark Tower series. It's gorgeous! My question to you is: Is it possible to buy it in a bigger format? I see you sell it in a 12x18 format, but I want it for the main peace in my livingroom. Again. It's a unbelievable picture.
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I lost the original when a hard drive of mine failed a couple years back. The image on this site is literally the only copy that exists now. I'm sorry about that - but thankyou so much for the kind words nevertheless. 
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emithorss Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Aaw, that's too bad. I really wanted to buy the picture from the artist. Do you mind if I try to print this copy up at a professional photo store? If not, thank you anyways. If it is OK, how much do you think I can scale it up before it get to unfocused?
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah go for it. I'd check with the printer in regards to the result of scaling up the print - different printing methods and papers may make for different quality images. 
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IlBiancoNeve Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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slinger71 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite character ever.
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zStars Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This is gorgeous. Would you mind if I used it as part of a design for a book tribute page on another site (with full credit and a link back, of course)?
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah no problem!
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zStars Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
If you're curious, I've got it put all together! It's actually a virtual pet site, so ignore the fact that Roland is now a cute little cartoon wolf--the site does not accept humanoid art. Haha. subeta.net/pets/The+Gunslinger
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zStars Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Thanks so much! Such a striking piece :)
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KittyPony-Drawings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is totally awesome!
I'm still reading the waste lands but I really love the story!
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ZnShane Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
This is absolutely amazingly beautiful!!  
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Ferdicai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome =)
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ANGUSROCK Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
This is perfect.
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crundell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Did they have to ask for your permission to use it in their journals?
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha.. I did opt out of the various licences when I originally uploaded, but that doesn't seem to deter people. It's okay though in this case as it really was just a school project. I'll likely add watermark to future uploads.
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JokenxD Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ka is a wheel :)
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baradaofeld Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hi, I understand this is your original work? May I have permission to use this as the basis for a custom playmat to play Magic The Gathering upon>
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! What deck do you play?
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baradaofeld Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I'll have to send you a copy of the image I came up with for the playmat when it's complete. It has a Ka emblem with the quote "...other worlds than these." across the top. Very excited.

Thanks so much for the use of your piece. From one gunslinger to the next, if you will.
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah please do. no problem.
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baradaofeld Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Well currently I'm playing a B/R Zombie deck. Pretty strong in the current Standard meta-game, but we'll see how it does after Gatecrash, haha. I also play Bant Auras from time to time. Am I speaking with a fellow Planeswalker?
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to play IRL but it can get so expensive and the deck building gets overwhelming to me. I just play Duels Of The Planeswalkers casually now to get my fix.
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stevermusic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Everyone seems to have already said it, but this is perfect - I've trawled the internet every now and then for the last few years for Dark Tower related pics, and this is the best depiction I have found. Originally found it on google images in the summer; it has been my desktop wallpaper several times since! I actually interpreted this as a vision from the 1st book, with the Tower being present in a dreamy sense... Have you done any other Dark Tower inspired work?
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. It's funny you should say that actually. After randomly and shockingly spotting it as a friends desktop wallpaper, I also did a Google image search and discovered it was all over the internet being used on journalistic pages and blogs internationally! In answer to your question: Yes. I do have a few plans rolling around in my head. There is a fairly ambitious 3D animation idea Iv'e had for a while, as well as some more digital painting of Roland. Anything I do will be uploaded here.
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frogga8982 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
This is incredible and inspiring, love it
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lizzi1620 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
amazing
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! You've captured the feel of the books perfectly. :)
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skellington26 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Amazing work!
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armac217 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.
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JamesLeeStone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Hile, gunslinger. You've not forgotten the face of your father.
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asesinatodecuervos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
only a word... wow
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JamesSnaith Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Amazing work... you've really captured the feel of the books
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okpokalypse Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Awesome work!

Would like to know if I may have permission to resize this image and use it as a facebook cover photo - with credit due of course :).
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no worries
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MsMissy87 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
omg i love that book
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ShadowCatGamer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You PAINTED this? EPIC DUDE!! It's beautiful!
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andyfactor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, but I should point out that this wasn't 'painted' in the traditional sense. I have incorporated heavily altered photographic elements with digital painting of my own.
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Elephant81 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Love The Dark Tower series and just love this, itīs wonderfull!
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juliebcreative Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
love this!!!!
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JohnBBadd Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I like it.
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creampuofs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow wow wow, this is amazing. I want something like this for my wallpaper. :D
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thomassylux Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
My god this is incredible! great work man(or girl)!
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