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Outlander by plutoplus1 Outlander by plutoplus1
Ta-Da!  Some "new" Outlander art!  My original work "Separation - Outlander" is pretty popular.  In terms of favorites, it currently ranks #9 out of my entire gallery.  In terms of comments, it ranks #5 (as for comments, the only ones that are higher are stock pieces and my lone DD).  I know there are a lot of Outlander fans out there, and considering my original image is almost 5 years, and that my skill has (hopefully) increased over the years, I thought it was time to redo my old image into something new.

So, I present an updated version of the separation of Claire from Jamie in "Dragonfly in Amber" the second book in the Outlander series. 



****[SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT POSSIBLE, READ WITH CAUTION BELOW AS I DESCRIBE THE SCENE]****


I tried to be more accurate in terms of how Diana Gabaldon describes the final parting in the novel.   As some might recall, Claire and Jamie are holed up in a ramshackle cabin at the base of Craigh Na Dun.  When Claire finally does part from Jamie, it is as some redcoats are coming upon the cabin.  Claire is described as scrambling up a hillside:

"The slope behind the cottage was deserted as I dashed across it and into the thickets of alders below the hillcrest.  I pushed my way though the brush and the branches, stumbling over rocks, blinded by tears....There was a crashing in the brush behind me.  Someone had seen me rush from the cottage.  I dashed aside the tears and scrabbled upward, groping on all fours as the ground grew steeper.  I was in the clear space now, the shelf of granite I remembered.  The small dogwood growing out of the cliff was there, and the tumble of small boulders."

Since Craigh na Dun is a fictional setting, it was hard to find stock to fit something exactly as Diana described in her book.  Still, I think this new manipulation of mine gives a more accurate representation of what the novel describes.


In the distance on the left panel, you can see a group of Scottish soldiers, reluctantly making their way towards battle.  In the middle panel, Claire has made it through to 1945(ish?); note the jet trail in the sky (this done more for dramatic interpretation than historical accuracy).  On the right panel, Jamie sits in desolation, trying to work up the will to make his way toward his death.  The left and right panel are meant to be seen as "one" image, separated by Claire in the middle.



[END SPOILER]


So, I hope people enjoy this!  Please, feel free to comment, I love comments :)

Credits

Jamie: pilgrimsoul.deviantart.com/art…
Claire: pilgrimsoul.deviantart.com/art…
Dark Sky: dh-textures.deviantart.com/art…
Orange Sky: austriaangloalliance.deviantar…
Stonehenge: cynnalia-stock.deviantart.com/…
Mountain: piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…
Rock: wolfc-stock.deviantart.com/art…
Jet trail: fufnahad.deviantart.com/art/Pl…
Soldier Group 1: stratael-stock.deviantart.com/…
Soldier Group 2: stratael-stock.deviantart.com/…
Cottage: fuguestock.deviantart.com/art/…







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Separation - Outlander by plutoplus1
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MataHari22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I have the book, Outlander, and I never finished reading it.  I should find what I did with it!  Nice work. 
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Thank you :)

Yeah, it's a great book, and they are making a series out of it on Starz.
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MataHari22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oh, dang.  I don't get that channel. :( 
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Well, me either, but I am sure you can find it online to watch, free or pay for.
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:iconaustriaangloalliance:
Oh that's wonderful!
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconaustriaangloalliance:
Our pleasure :hug:
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Lovely work!!
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you :)
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ladybiancasolderini Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Oh wow .. you weren't kidding about updating the original. I can't say I like one more than the other ... Wow .. that is amazing .. it is so different though at the same time .. similar .. beautiful!
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thanks so much....honestly it was your notes and such about using my original image that prompted me to finally work on a new one!  I am glad you like it :)
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fuguestock Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. I really like the dramatic landscape(s) and I think it is a marked improvement on your original. Interesting concept as well - I'm not familiar with the outlander series but it seems intriguing. (One thing though, I don't think they had jet engines in 1945, although I like what you have done with the jet trail).
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plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Oh, haha, yeah I figured that when I added the jet trail...but I wanted something a little more dramatic and obvious in the sky to really place her in the future.

Thanks for the comment! And thanks for providing stock :)
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