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Entering Limbo by ErikShoemaker Entering Limbo by ErikShoemaker
for SlashTHREE: New Era

This piece is part of a book which was exclusively created by the slashTHREE collective for their presentation at the art&design festival OFFF. The book is now for sale in our online shop: [link]

The book tells a story of the different stages of a person's life from really ugly to a wonderful future: decay - descent - struggle - ascent - future.

My work which is a personal depiction of the so called "limbo" area can be found in the "descent" section of the book.

A good 45 hours of work went into this one, so it's probably the most time consuming piece in my gallery right now. It really was a pain in the ass working on it because I couldn't stand looking at it anymore. :lol:



thanks a lot to:
[link] | [link] | [link] | [link] | [link] | [link] | ~mjranum-stock | ~Nemesis-19 | the landscape is a combination of many photos from: [link] | [link] (sky and textures)



My website: xkire.de
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:iconthelimboboy:
Truly remarkable on how chaos can be formed through the living and the dead. I guess that Limbo is a place where everything can become everything, as you can tell from within the artist's picture. For something so 'fake' it can be a living nightmare, but then once encountered you see it's a reality. However, I still picture the world of Limbo being a dark place where no colour is traced. Although, this artwork shows what living hell Limbo can be, amazing yes, yet would you like to live in a place like this? I really hope you don't.
Overall, you did an amazing job on this, I'm impressed.
~~TheLimboBoy
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:iconquintario7:
Quintario7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
i like this a lot 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlcruss:
LCRuss Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool:D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconcreamyconetimelord:
CreamyConeTimelord Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lol weeping angel attack
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:iconskoomaddictz:
SkoomAddictz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work <3 as always
what do you use for your art?
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! Hmm, Photos, Photoshop, and a tablet mostly.. :) I have a wacom intuos now, but I used a tiny bamboo back then to create this work.
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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Stunning work Erik !! :clap:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconmidnouit:
MidNouit Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Amazing quality
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

This wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link]

:iconhappydayplz:
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:iconkillswitchengagex:
killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
yet they didnt give you a dd why
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already have some of them and I think others deserve attention as well :D still, thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it ;)
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:iconjakubwalczak:
JakubWalczak Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is a incredible work!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconsteroids98:
Steroids98 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tres interessant!
Bon! BON!

Muy Bueno! Super!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Merci :D
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa... Check out that elephant.
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:iconk-melodyx:
K-Melodyx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MIND-BLOW. my heart just stop :o you have done a really great and amazing job ..one of the best things i ever seen :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the nice comment, it's a great compliment!
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:iconk-melodyx:
K-Melodyx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its my pleasure, you're one of my favorite digital artist:)hope to see some new work from you :) greetz
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that's a nice compliment, I appreciate it :)
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:iconk-melodyx:
K-Melodyx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure :)
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Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This inspiring piece has been featured here: [link]
Thank you for posting this beautiful piece for us to admire :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must thank you for the feature and the kind words. Much appreciated. :)
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
whou!! :D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I take that as a compliment.. :D
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:iconherck:
Herck Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely done! I especially like the use of Salvador Dali's long legged elephant. Also so strange flying Beluga. This obviously has a lot going on i really enjoy it
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, I'm glad you took your time to find all the details. Glad you like it!
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ArjaySKing Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this piece a lot. The color is perfect for the setting of the place 'in-between'. Like others have said, the strange chimeric animals are great. However, I feel the eagle is out of place and actually distracts my attention from the left hand of the image - the face and the mountain side. Perhaps a dove or crow; or owl or vulture would be better - both color-wise and symbolically - as either psychopomp or carrion eater. Overall though, this is great work.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the critique! I actually agree with you about the eagle. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it despite the compositional and conceptual issues it caused. But you totally have a point! And I'm glad you like the piece anyway. ;)
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Hiccupping Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Why is tht guy just standing there doing nothing!?!
RUN AWAY! A GAINT MONSTER IS GONNA EAT JAW!!

Anyway, awesome drawing! You are amazing!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :D
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Anubis1056 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
nice pic i use this pic as the wallpaper on my labtop
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow nice :) thanks a lot!
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:icontarnvogl:
tarnvogL Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
mother of God 8| ...
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I take that as a compliment ;)
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:iconbrokenhax:
BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
OK... I can't handraw THIS...
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't worry, it's not entirely drawn. ;) Parts of it are painted, but mostly it's composed of photos.
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:iconbrokenhax:
BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Ya, its just I can handraw almost anything, I'm trying to make my pics like digital quality, but this, at my level, pfft, Oh HE-ELL no...
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:iconmalize:
MaLize Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconk-melodyx:
K-Melodyx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingggggggggggggggggggg :O
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconalycs:
Alycs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... this is... wow...

Also, is that a reference to Salvador Dali's "Temptation of St. Anthony" that I spy? :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the long legged elefant? Yea you could say that.. ;) Thank you!
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:iconfunctionz:
FunctionZ Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Awesome!
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