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At the time we were living in Croatia there was one old man living in an apartment below ours that had Alzheimer's disease. He would sometimes come to our doors in the middle of the night and try to unlock the doors thinking that it was his apartment. His daughter once told me he forgot who she was, and how he cut his bed with a saw for no logical reason. What a torture that must be, loosing yourself, all your memories, reason and logic. The essence of life is contained in those experiences we had over our lives, people we met and loved, and then this punishment came and took everything from him, stole his essence, his soul, and left him with just a shell of what he is not. There was more left of that old man in his daughter that in the body he was once populating. I will always remember you my unknown friend, you gave me power to create this piece of art, but I wish you never ignited this idea in me because that would mean that you spent your old days free of this suffering. You will live inside your loved ones until the day their time comes, but you will live inside this image forever.
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Given 2012-09-10
Consumed by ~Intercepto is absolutely breath-taking. The detail and depth of emotion within this piece is stunning, and the technical execution is excellent. ( Featured by Cymae )
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Slubble Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great description! ^^
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AndRyArt10 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
your creations are awesome!!!
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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wuruhi Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Wow! Love the composition, the modeling and the lighting. Instant :+fav:
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you!
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wuruhi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You are welcome.
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Piitas Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic. Truly sad story behind it, but life does not have only good memories.
The render itself is filled with the details that few people can manage to do. Another one of your excellent renders, Toni Clap
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks I appreciate it!
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MadFishie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artist
One of the greatest renders I ever saw!
The history about this ill man is really..... I almost cried.
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks glad you like it!
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Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and sad, I like all the detailing in it :nod:
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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MrMango Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work ! Marvellous lighting , atmosphere and details ! totally amazing 3D artwork !
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you!
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caskr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazed at the details....
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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OutlawStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!! fantastic image!!as well as a wonderful heartwarming thoughtful tribute!!
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MIke018 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
simply amazing... stunned ... :O
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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Victor-Lam-art Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow goddammit ! It is really rare that I start screaming when seing a deviation !
Incredible work ! one of the best I have seen the whole year and one of the most worthy DD's known to me !
congrats ! you have my respect !
<3
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for a nice comment!
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely worth the DD. This is an amazing picture. The story made me very sad.
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Glad you like it. True sorry is very sad.
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding scene ! Your modeling and texturing skills are fantastic. Marvelously stunning !
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you!
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure !
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Esurio Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Recently my Great Grandmother passed away shortly after her 100th birthday. The loss is painfully, we all loved her so much, but her death in truth leaves us more relieved than sorrowful. She'd wanted to die for nearly four years now, and although we hated to lose her, watching her suffer endlessly was much, much worse. Alzheimer's robbed her mind, stole her memories, and left her in a state of constant panic grasping desperately at the last threads of her sanity. The doctors gave her medication to try and help slow the destruction, but in place of the chaos of the Alzheimer's the medication left her in a state of constant, aching terror from hallucinations and nightmares. To see my strong, brilliant great grandmother--a woman who climbed Mount Everest and back-packed across the Middle East in the heart of a time where women were still treated more like fragile trophies than independent and strong individuals--reduce to a frightened and confused mere shadow of herself was a greater pain than anything my family has ever had to bear before.

I can think of no crueler punishment than to descend slowly into madness, losing every piece of yourself bit by bit, only to have small moments of clarity when you become completely aware of what is happening and that there is nothing you can do but wait to die.

This is an incredibly long review, but this piece and the story behind it really struck me emotionally as the past couple years of seeing my beloved great grandmother decay and the pain of her suffering and loss have just been weighing very heavily on me lately. I really appreciate coming across this picture. It truly illustrates the pain that Alzheimer's forces families endure. I don't think people can really understand what this disease does until they've experienced it for themselves.

Thank you so much for making this, because it really does make me and my family feel a little less alone in our struggle with this pain.
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Victor-Lam-art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very powerfull stories ! both of you !
I don't want to say I loved or liked them because it would seem inappropriate ..
although I somehow do ... lets say they were very impressive and inspiring..
<3
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Esurio Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I understand what you mean. I actually didn't intend to leave such a long and personal review but I guess I really did need to talk about it so it all just sort of came out. My sincere hope is that by sharing my experience I may in some way soften the blow for others subjected to the destruction and pain of Alzheimer's.
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Sorry Esurio for a late reply. I am sorry to hear about your suffering and what you and your family went through. I felt that pain even if that person was not my family, and I am glad that my image made you feel less alone. Hopefully one day they will find a cure for this terrible disease!
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mrhd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
you have realy unique style of modeling, the dirty details are awesome.great stuff
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly sad story, but wonderful art. WHY is the best art found in pain???
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LovegoodTardis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this very much. amazing job, really ! :D
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great stuff !:clap:
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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CCCharlik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is EPIC!
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
beautiful :)
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!
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jc2600 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad and beautiful. It's both breath-taking and heart-breaking. Literally, my breath got short and my heart broke at the sight of this; and more so when I read the description. I know this must have a million favorites already, but I have to add it to mine...Thank you for creating this work for him.
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Intercepto Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for such a nice comment. It is beautiful to see that people not only appreciate visual aspect of the image but also emotional.
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majesticnocturne Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
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