What's funny is that the gothic reference (the arch) and cubic form completely juxtaposes today's modern positions on space and formality in structure... All of today's greatest current architects have lost touch with the simple, ordered, and powerful structural presence of Greek, Roman, Christian and Gothic architecture.
Though let's be honest: everyone loves the gotic arch. It's just plain cool.
I must confess, Romantically Apocalyptic is the most beautifully drawn story I have ever seen. Even with all of its twists and turns, its story is also powerful and through provoking, and sometimes hilarious. *ChristinZakh and you both are incredible illustrators (although I'm sure you both know this already.) I just wanted to thank you both for creating such incredible art and sharing it with the world. I haven't yet financially contributed to your campaign, but I plan to soon. Keep it up. ^_^
A Grand Vision imagined for the course of several thousand years....coming together in shape and form to show an image beyond the reckoning of mortal understanding as it details an evolution of the soul into something even more boundless in the ever expanding heart of the worlds it seems.
Just got all that from a zen moment looking at this
Its actually a rather popular fandom at the moment and you can usually find one or two fanarts in the Popular page on dA at any given time, (there are two right now in the 8 hour list,) and since that's where I saw this picture, its not that hard to jump to that conclusion.
If I knew the artist, I'm sure my expectations would be different, but since I got this image from the Popular page... *shrugs*
I think it's the fact that you are comparing a childs cartoon to real art that I found confusing (after I figured out that it was a cartoon you were referring to, that is). I wasn't aware that it was so popular with children until you told me, but I still don't see what it has to do with this lovely piece. Anyway, nice speaking with you.
Assuming the piece is supposed to be stained glass (as said in Episode 111's blog), that isn't too surprising. Usually faces or even whole figures are styled differently than the rest to give it more detail and make it more of a focal point.