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Absolutum - hatchery by adamkuczek Absolutum - hatchery by adamkuczek
Although it was a daunting task, the Empress and meta-alchemists discovered how to artificially breed prestoses, using a variety of substances and quasi- magical machinery to create and keep hatchlings alive. Although such prestoses are much smaller than the ancient ones and don't live long, their bodies still produce a protective lining inside of cocoons that is processed into the precious Arcalum. Entire hatchery is controlled by the Empress and can only be accessed by trusted servants, psionics and meta-alchemists.

A concept for my personal project called 'Absolutum'. The story takes place in a futuristic fantasy-like kingdom in totalitarian setting. The world, full of bio-engineering, meta-alchemy and psionics is ruled by the Empress, a quasi-immortal with powerful psychic powers thanks to her longevity and numerous mutations. The magical substance called Arcalum is the base of her power. Arcalum is used to run machinery and weaponry developed by royal meta-alchemists as well as a high-energy fuel source used in air-fregates. The rule of the Empress is eternal and unthreatened. Or so it seems.
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Phexling Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is astounding. At first, I thought the eggs were bombs until I realized their cracks, veins, and characteristic cradling. The blend of machinery and nature is really beautiful, especially because the open air and stone gives a light atmosphere like forsaken ruins until the eye catches the guards that give it a more ominous, futuristic purpose. I like the vines that seem both alien and natural; I feel that, if they could turn sharp, they might easily be used as weapons, so that even something as nurturing as nature in your piece becomes just another threat to strangers or stumblers.

Well done. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Now I must hunt through your art to see what the hatched prestoses look like!
adamkuczek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for such a thorough exploration :) As for the hatchlings, they are yet to come ;)
Phexling Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, great! I look forward to it!
SamMuk1R1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your art is amazing, and the way u tell the story just makes the art come 2 life tutorials pliz...
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