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Journey to Tuonela III by tuomaskoivurinne Journey to Tuonela III by tuomaskoivurinne
acrylics 2011,
the last painting in the series portraying a mythological journey to the Finnish world of the dead, Tuonela.
Suggested background listening: [link]

Done as a commission for the business premises of Tuoni Studiot.
The photograph of the painting by Teemu Reini.
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Given 2013-04-28
Journey to Tuonela III by *tuomaskoivurinne ( Suggested by doughboycafe and Featured by STelari )
:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
beautiful 
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:iconscheinlicht:
Scheinlicht Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great picture to great music, I love Tenhi too ;)
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:iconpreafrica:
Preafrica Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
its magic world
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:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Please for the love of everything good and sacred in this world keep drawing in this world. Art like this makes me sad I can't draw.
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:iconbrandon1920:
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! The water looks so glassy! Very well done.
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the DD, dude! Your work deserves it.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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GravureArtist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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:icongrievousvsdarkahsoka:
grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:icontobiaslafae:
TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is so good! I love the snowflakes (:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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:iconfuudon:
fuudon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I love how you included a music suggestion- it really helps the viewer understand the feelings behind it!
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:iconpepass2:
PEPASS2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
precioso escenario
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:iconevilmuffin101:
EvilMuffin101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow, I like it. A lot!
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:icontalvipaivanseisaus:
talvipaivanseisaus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Todella seesteinen ja syksyinen tunnelma, jopa harras. Pidän kovin.
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:icontheblackincorporate:
TheBlackIncorporate Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely Beautiful
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:iconjade-chompchomps:
Jade-ChompChomps Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Morthal in Skyrim! good job i love it!!!!
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:iconmadmagpie:
MadMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kah, onnittelut (ansaitut sellaiset).
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting style. Congratulations.
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
gorgeous drawing
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:iconsarah--g:
Sarah--G Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Photographer
Wonderful work!
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:iconclu-art:
Clu-art Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats Tuomas!
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:iconivybae:
ivybae Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! This is a really nice work of art, you deserved it. :D
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:iconcongratsplz: on the DD!
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:iconkalliroe:
Kalliroe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! Congrats on the DD
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LindaJV Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kauhean kaunis! Näyttää melkein vesivärimaalaukselle vaikka se on akryylimaalaus, se on mahtavaa. Tämä on hyvä päivä Suomalaisille taiteilijoille DD:issä. ;D
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RossanaCastellino Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
congratulations for the DD, this work is amazing! :love:
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent work!
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:iconladywinter:
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That looks beautiful! Wonderfully painted. :love: I love the reflections in the water and all the details. Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconbestyoshimon:
bestyoshimon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa, a spooky feel, amazing work! ^_^
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconmarethyn:
Marethyn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
A very beautiful and full of atmosphere painting - the details and colours are wonderful.
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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:iconolvium:
Olvium Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, well done! :)
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:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Really awesome!
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LokisRedDawn Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
You captured so much depth in this; it really adds to the palpable melancholy you present.
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Great work! I featured it here -- [link]
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alizarinee Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're one of those who paradoxically make me half want to practice even more, and half think I'll never be able to be as good as this... Great job, anyway.
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BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sangen kiintoisa ja hieno sarja, pidän etenkin tämän teoksen kylmästä ja pahaenteisestä värimaailmasta, ja metsä näyttää todella uskottavalta!
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Historybuff262 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
just curious, but does this come from the Kalevala?
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not directly, but Kalevala deals with Finnish mythology and same subjects.
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:iconnorwyn:
Norwyn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Jösses miten hieno!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos :)
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Writer
This is my favorite of the three, by far. Please see all my previous water comments. (I'm a huge fan of water paintings, river, and sea scapes, hence the obession, besides the fact that you do it so damn WELL).

The colors of this one make the atmosphere so dark and cool and damp. It feels like a world of the dead. As well as the ominous but not threatening flock of birds arcing across the sky. That is a really beautiful touch.

Details on the boat are just fantastic, and you did a great job with the forshortening. So difficult with shapes like that. I like how the lichens and moss on the rocks look more like smears than well defined shapes, it makes them look soft and slick.

The three men in the fog behind the foreground figure are..searching? surprised to see her? There's an uncertainty in the stance of the one, caution in all of them, like they aren't sure what they're seeing.

The white birch trees are beautiful. Excellent job on making the branches so fine and spidery, it makes the ambiance that much more eerie. Not really creepy, but... not of this world.

All of them are beautiful. I hope you are very, very proud of them.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I've paid more attention to water reflections in my latest works. It's challenging and I had to redo the reflections several times on this one. Making completely constant colour surface is VERY difficult to accomplish with acrylics.
In my mind, the Finnish underworld or realm of the dead is not hot inferno, with flames, red horned devils and suffering. It's more dreamlike, tranquil place with a strong connection to the nature.
I know it's hard to spot, but the flock of birds actually turns upside down on flight in the distance.
The female figure is ment to portray the "Tuonen Tytti", the ferry(wo-)man that only helps the dead to get to Tuonela. Living ones, seeking to learn the eternal secrets of Tuonela (like the three travellers in the series) needed to be extra-clever to pass. they have succeeded and are vanishing into the mist.

I'm a modest guy and not good to accept compliments. I'm self-critical and as it often goes, I tend to see the mistakes I've made. Now, I've seen these displayed in the business premises of the client, and they seem to be pleased. Hopefully clients like them also.
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HANxOPX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beyond epicness, and the fact that this is traditional art makes me love it even more!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for exaggerating... :D
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yoult Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow Tuomas, I think you have even improved. And I thought this wouldn't be able, because you were already so good. This is a whole new dimension of art you explored - keep it up!
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