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Lost Colony by RadoJavor Lost Colony by RadoJavor
As promised second halloween picture. Today is a special day and I just finished this picture. Inspiration was the first english settlement in America by end of 16th century, the Roanoke colony. About 100 people were left on small island as a permanent settlement. After 3 years the supply expedition didnt find anybody and no clue what happened. The moment when the explorers are searching for the people is very interesting and scarry, so I paint it.

Done in photoshop in some 20 hours

Happy halloween
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:icontabletopfiend:
TabletopFiend Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
From what I learned; it was a mix between: famine, brought upon by a shortage of supplies leading to poor harvests, with the raiding by natives serving as the finishing blow to the colony.
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ShadowOrder Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They found no Bodies.
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:iconcrazyjohn:
CrazyJohn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Croatoan
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:icontavenerscholar:
TavenerScholar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kroatoa
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:icontavenerscholar:
TavenerScholar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I mean Croatoan
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:iconjstorelli:
jstorelli Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Wonderful tribute to this haunting story!!!
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:iconmysweetdarkness:
MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wonderful work !
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Great,scary Halloween scene, i know we didn't have it as a special day yet, but this is a good enough reason to invent it :)
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CommanderZero1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Lost Colony always intrigued me when I first read about it in school. To have all the men, women, and children disappear without a trace leaving only their mark "Croatoan". Their are theory's, but no actual proof of what really happened. We could only guess how frightening the situations must have been for the expedition team.
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"only" 20 hours!? beautiful and suggestive as always. Your artworks inspired a lot
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Enano3355 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Disculpe mi ignorancia

Esto es con una tableta cierto?
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:iconlazyrayfinkle:
LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I always wondered what became of Ronoke...
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hotholin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
An Interesting note on that story, When Lewis and Clark were on their expedition, there was a point when they came across blue-eyed natives. This is a characteristic shared by no other group of natives. It has been speculated that they could have been the dependence of the Roanoke colony and the natives.
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janedj Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
great work with the light and colors
:clap:
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Neriak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Hey there, this piece has been featured in the Things That Go Bump In The Night Art Feature V . Feel free to check it out :)
Have a good day!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing mood, I really like it.
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:iconflykick-chick:
Flykick-Chick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
That is AWESOME!! Really really good work :)
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:iconwhitewolffie:
WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I see bones. I think they've found the colony. O.o
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:iconjozuan:
Jozuan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The light effect is incredible.
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:iconlscr:
lscr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
its a very dark story, its fascinating
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:iconbluetiger24:
bluetiger24 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this picture. We just discussed this topic in S.S. in school.
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Darkside25 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
arg, thatīs brilliant, love the lighting
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Featured here: [link]
Happy Halloween if you celebrate! :pumpkin:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Featured here: [link]
Happy Halloween if you celebrate! :pumpkin:
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:iconcobaltdr:
CobaltDr Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I love the setting and premise.
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:iconfafpnd:
FaFpNd Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Again, your attention to detail is the most striking characteristic of your style. You're definitely my type of artist, lol.
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ClaudiaSchirmetz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010   Digital Artist
fantastic!
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man I just can't wait for your next halloween and colonial america pieces
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:iconarphot:
arphot Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Very imaginative
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:iconchiutina:
chiutina Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Cool~~~
I like this~
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maeyru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I love how you did the trees :)
This is amazing.
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, LOVE the pumpkins. Really adds a supernatural element to the horror.
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sasukeUCH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
cool
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FeyPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Again, beautiful work. Not just atmosphere and lighting, but the colour is stunning as well here. I love the halo of the moon against the dark blue of the clouds and the hints of green and pink on them.
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:iconjaneunreveur:
janeunreveur Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Inspirational.
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Love it!:rose:
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:iconvudu-dawl:
VuDu-DawL Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Amazing. Very spooky, yet it invites the eyes to come explore.
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sync85 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
i like this very much and the story's interesting too... +fav
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SunnyBlueDay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVE your historical based paintings. The Roanoke colony is such an awesome diea for Halloween, I personally love how that mystery actually happened quite close to where I live, as I live in America, more specifically New England (east coast)
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:iconthe13thzen:
the13thzen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I never heard of this historical event before now. Spooktacular.
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Samupipboy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Awesome!!;)
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:iconmitteleuropean:
Mitteleuropean Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Truly inspiring.
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:iconenleydo:
Enleydo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Filmographer
the atmosphere is breathtaking
greatly done
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
it has this nice spookiness i love so much about mysteries. :) wonderful painting :)
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Very atmospheric piece. I was looking at a book on ghost colonies the other day, and besides the well-known ones (eg. Viking Greenland) there were lots of obscure ones (Cossacks in Africa and Germans in Paraguay for instance). Just the sort of thing to read if you're into death and failure...
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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lstjules Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that's a really cool story. creepy too. Just my kind of thing. I really think you did a very nice interpretation of it too. I especially like the lighting and the pumkins on the fence.
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The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow, this is creepy!
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