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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone by Exileden Life begins at the end of your comfort zone by Exileden
I've been travelling through desolated mountain vasts and wastelands along my travel buddy ~Arkelion for many days.
That was really meaningful journey despite of unbearable pain of hiking, surviving nature powers and exhausting our bodies.


The worst moment was when devil clouds conquered whole highlands with it's crazy thunderstorms, hail, rain and oblivion-y winds caused our hiking become extremely difficult. On the way to shrine we had to go through valley where were tons of active bears. I thought that could be my last journey and cursed that I should have sat down safely at home.

How did I start travelling? How to travel? How did I improve with my art?

Get out from comfort zone. All what you need is to make a step into unknown. You will see the rest how life works. The whole universe will aid you once you will step away from your comfortable nest.

As quote says... "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone".


Besides than that I'm crazily inspired. My inspiration is so high at the moment but I need jump to art store, buy new paper and do crazy paintings. Nothing inspires me as good as travelling and teaches me new techniques. Internet *never* really helps me to get inspired, rather it distracts me out.

I'm not going to write a wall of text how well travels influences but I'll post a link- Noah Bradley, known as one of the best landscape artists - confirms it. Read it. Get inspired!
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Oh and photo is taken by cell phone. It seriously beats DSLR cameras. Seriously.
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majeana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Beautiful photo and rather impressive that it was taken on your phone. 
I couldn't agree more with your description. Travel is one of the best things I've ever done (and currently doing). I think living and working abroad really opens your eyes, but the travelling as a whole is enlightening. Whilst travelling I now know what I need to do when I eventually get back home, and all the things I previously worried about now seem petty. I haven't updated my art on here for a long time, but I know that since travelling, like mentioned the your linked article, it has improved massively.
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animallover1990 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i couldnt tell if it was a picture or a really good Painting. amazing shot by the way
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Exileden Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Haha, thanks!
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Grim---Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I've been wanting to do that myself, just pack up some gear & go. Had serious thoughts about doing it soon these past few days, and seeing this picture sure didn't make me want it any less. Thanks for the inspiration!
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KandiSOUL Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so inspiring, I thought that I would always stay home, within my comfort zone, but now seeing this and reading your description, I really would love to travel. I have no experience being outdoors. I keep saying nature doesn't inspire me, but maybe that's because I haven't tried to see it's beauty. I still have to train my eye, and also, my "other eye" or my imagination, to be able to see the fantasy that takes place in reality that no one else sees.
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vastarantakettu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fucking amazing. I want to go there
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treizandace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
i like that you used Greek letters but if you want to be more exact on how you write it i can tell you :D . If you read the text with the letters it sounds like this " life vegins...at tie end of psour homfort zone "
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Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yeah, originally the greek letters are different to pronounce than they look, but that's for that I did, use foreginer's font to make it look and read it as how it looks like in english, as "B" looks like "b" to figure out. It's just to "figure-out" text, not proper/official to read :D
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gettraught Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the title :)
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Perkelee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, chciałabym coś takiego zobaczyć na żywo O_O
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