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Not Yet the End by moyan Not Yet the End by moyan
commissioned by ~mjmclean for the cover of his oncoming music album "the solipsist"
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the chinese text (in traditional chinese characters) quoted says:
山穷水尽
the mountains end and the rivers run dry
癸巳二月初八
the year of guisi 2nd month day 8
默言
moyan

this idiom, though sounded pessismistic, is part of the verses that goes:

山穷水尽疑无路,柳暗花明又一村
i come to the end of the mountains and the rivers run dry,
maybe that's the end of my journey.
but in the shadow of the willows and the brightness of the blossoms
i found another village.

it is a variation of the poem written by Lu You, from the southern song dynasty.

the extension of the meaning of these lines point to the endless possibilities that life offers and there is never an end even when the situation seems so hopeless.

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by #dALinkSystem, please look at Along the Way by ~kyotaneko:



and River Bottom Rhapsody by *Shadow-stepper:

a gallery of watercolor filled with atmospheric landscape paintings.
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flo69 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thank you for this =)
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jace6740 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Photographer
this was so dark :)
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Razielus91 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding painting
I must admit that traditional art is more powerful than digital
It has its own soul and that's what makes it unique
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Stickman16 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty darn awesome!
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Shiael Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I love the texture
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AliceVII Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful
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dragon70 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente creación. :-)
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ZippyDSMlee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
WOW!!!
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Riuchando Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
cool stuff
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Grumpyartist Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, except those ducks that were killed.
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