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T.o.t.M.B by ErikShoemaker T.o.t.M.B by ErikShoemaker
Testament of the Majestic Beast

SlashTHREE exhibition 12: Steampunk

This is a quite quick matte painting I did as a sequel to "Glampunk Spacepipes". About 8 hours of work and everything done with Photoshop and my Wacom Bamboo.


plate: [link]
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Story: Steampipelines from Earth to Mars.
Once upon a time the people from Earth found out that mysteriously enough steam is the best element to transport energy.

In order to connect the steam pipelines with outer space humans had to build giant atmosphere emitters to create an artificial atmosphere. The new technology doesn't work as they would like it to. At places where the selfexpanding pipes break through Earth's atmosphere, huge ozone holes cause an incredibly hot and dangerous environment. All life slowly fades away due to too hot machines which produce an unfavourable oxygen content in the air, while anomalous hurricanes and lightning turn the dilemma into an irreversible process.


Thank you guys for all the favs and comments, I appreciate it! :)



© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
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kire, i've seen a lot of your work, you know that I know that YOU KNOW you are great at this ;) all of the elements in here are nearly perfect, except for perhaps a few flaws, of which I do not wish to look for because it'd totally ruin this piece. it's absolutely amazing. the lighting is near perfect in all of the areas. the details and sharpness does not vary, and that unifies the entire piece. it's stunning, really, man :D I really like the levels in this, it adds a great sense of depth to the piece as you look farther into the distance.. not much more I can say about this unless I want to sit here for a half hour. nice entry, man :D
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This piece of fine art is standing out on many ways. It evokes tremendous fire in your eyes, provokes your attention for more than a whit of time and invokes sentiments in your mind which explode and morph into a magnitude of mentations, the effect on first sight is brilliant.

In my eyes the birds in the background configure the most obvious concern I do not understand. You actually make use of birds and other flying animals to create a rather calm atmosphere full of tranquility. But this scene neither shall be calm or hopeful, it shows the devastation of the place and the world. In this way I think the birds do not exactly fit into that concept.

An other point exists in the focal of the work. The birds guide your glimpse onto the left side, but I think the focal lies on the machine. Anyways these points are the only one getting my attention and I would love to see them changed.

The last thing I want to mention is the overwhelming quality in any part of this work here. Erik elusively captured the new situation caused by the ozone holes. Because if you see that today, this is a surreal situation, hence I am astonished it looks so realistic.

Greetz
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TenderlySharp May 31, 2010  Professional Artist
Epic
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ErikShoemaker Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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ErikShoemaker Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you man :peace:
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LigustxDactna Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool. XD
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ErikShoemaker Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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LigustxDactna Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. X3
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BeehiveStudio Feb 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is one stunning image
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ErikShoemaker Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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