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Journey by CelticBotan Journey by CelticBotan
"This glancing life is like a morning star
A setting sun, or rolling waves at sea
A gentle breeze or lightning in a storm
A dancing dream of all eternity

The sand was shimmering in the morning light
And dancing off the dunes so far away
The night held music so sweet, so long
And there we lay until the break of day

(...) What is this life that pulls me far away?
What is that home where we cannot reside?
What is that quest that pulls me onward?
My heart is full when you are by my side

Home to you"
("CARAVANSERAI", by Loreena McKennitt)


Made for the 2Minds Challenge group on Faacebook! The month's theme is videogames, and the week 1 challenge was to portray the game you had the best experience playing. Of course I had to pick Journey, for so many obvious reasons!

I was gathered with my friends Dani and Lia ( chaosSerene ) at Dani's and Lia brought her PS so we could play games together. And I was able to finally play Journey ugh :heart: 

Not only playing with my friends was the best thing ever, with Lia helping me out and guiding me on the scenes, and Dani making funny comments because she is the best haha, but playing with 2 or 3 unknown people as my journey companions during the game was one of the most interesting experiences I've had. We didnt know who each other were, where we lived, our names. But we connected in a simple and amazing way while playing, where we would wait for the other if one of us was stuck in a difficult part, we would chime to each other playfully and get together during the coldest areas. And because Lia was guiding me, I was also able to guide my companion through some scenes and lead them to unlock secrets and such.

When we lost each other during the Apotheosis, I was at the same time enjoying the ride and beauty of the scene and music, but I was really worried about my companion, that I would not see them again - and then we met at the mountain and we would literally chime nonstop to each other, so glad we would be able to end the Journey together! We even hesitated during several moments actually before going to the end, not wanting the game, the journey to end. It was epic and absolutely touching at the same time.

And I am not even starting about the message of the game per se, that you can travel alone but traveling with someone else by your side, your friends or family or significant other (or all of them really) makes everything so easier and less painful. And of course, makes it all fun and beautiful. And not even talk about that goddamn soundtrack, jesus on a flyin' turtle, that's literally the best OST ever created I kid you not :heart:

Anyway, enjoy! :wave:

Paint Tool SAI | Wacom Bamboo Pen | Photoshop CS6 | around 5 or 6 hours?
Journey (c) Thatgamecompany
Art (c) Me, celtic botan - do not use, alter or copy.
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kyttasama Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Eu já queria jogar... vendo esse seu trabalho então... *o*
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
It looks lovely! I got to play this  game!
fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
This is one of my favourite games ever, and that soundtrack... Apotheosis still makes me cry every single time, and I was Born for This is so beautiful I can't sing along without getting a tight throat and crying again. This game just means so much to me. Hey you should send this drawing to That Game Company on Facebook ^^ They feature fanarts there and this month is the company's anniversary, so what better time to send them a little gift? ^^ Your art is really gorgeous!
LoverOfTheArts14 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ahhh I love this game! You did great with this piece!
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