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White Land of Empathica by Feraljanuary White Land of Empathica by Feraljanuary
The end.
The songwriter's dead.
The blade fell upon him
Taking him to the white land of Empathica
of innocence...


Inspired by the opening track for Nightwish's new album Dark Passion Play. The track is called "The Poet and the Pendulum". Amazing (and very long!!!) song, in five parts; this is inspired by the first, which has the same title.

This piece took me blasted FOREVER. I'm still not sure I'm satisfied with it, but it's come far enough that I felt it was worth submitting. It just reeks of symbolism, don't it? :D I hope you like it.

6/01/08: Featured in *abuseofreason's news article Art Imitating Music: Nightwish. Many thanks!
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Dantiae Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love This Song, One Of My Favourite Nightwish Songs x3
Always Wondered What Empathica Meant Haha c:
Anyway~ This Is Gorgeous! x3
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:iconyvana-vim:
This is absolutely stunning!
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:iconxbanditxthexbrokenx:
One of my most favorite songs ever <333
This is amazing. Beautiful! Great work ~
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:iconelestra:
This is very beautiful. It looks as if there is a story. And there is, of course.
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:iconferaljanuary:
Thanks :) I've actually developed quite the story regarding this one, it's all still just in my head though. Maybe someday when I learn to animate I'll be able to finally tell it.
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:iconelestra:
You could write it, I think. But probably the animation is better.
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:iconrida17:
OMG this is an awesome piece of artwork one of the best I've seen. :floating: :+favlove:
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:iconferaljanuary:
Thank you so much! I think I could do better by now, but I appreciate your compliment :)
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orochi-rob Jun 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i found this draw searching of the meaning of the withe lands of empathica xD, like my english its not good at all, xD, i dont know well, about what is the real meaning of empathica xD, i found that empathica is a thing that is involved with business plans XDDD. have you some idea xD about the meaning of empathica? XD
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:iconferaljanuary:
Business plans...? Well, it is the name of a business, apparently, but that would not be where the word came from for this song. "Empathica" is not really a word, it was made up for the lyrics, but it's derived from "empathy" which is the ability to understand and recognize what others are feeling. So I guess the white land of Empathica is like an afterlife where someone finally understands what the songwriter feels. In my drawing, the Empathica part was what inspired the mirror image of the the woman and the statue.
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