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Warday by alexiuss Warday by alexiuss
Whitley was close enough to the twenty megaton bomb that hit the Borough of Queens to be enveloped by the chalky brilliance, rocked by the blast and sent scrambling out of the bus into the bleeding crowd thronging the yellow dust-filled street.

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Cover for the Novel "Warday" [link]
as a random illustration assignment

Time consumed: two days
Medium: pastels+acrylics+markers
Real size: 18x24 inches
Photographed with: Canon Digital Rebel
Final color edits: Photoshop CS

Other color tests:
[link]
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Wopw [- this is seriously impressive. great depth and scale.
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:icongianvoglio:
gianvoglio Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Incredible story and image. I fan complete!!!
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:iconelfbiter:
elfbiter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ahem. I used this picture to "tune" a BookCrossing book cover (Finnish translation of the book). Unfortunately, I did it without your permission....
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:iconkampy:
Kampy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
wow it goes like baem!
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:iconfile-of-dragons:
File-Of-Dragons Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
building are hard to draw for,but this is simply cool =D
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:iconafanofart:
AFanOfArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
I really looks like and explosion. And the colors are amazing. Love it.
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:iconhcui:
HCui Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Digital Artist
COOL!!!
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:iconkiota:
Kiota Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
This is quite literally one of the most amazing pieces of art I have ever seen. If you feel like showing any earlier drafts or sharing info on how you made it, it would be most appreciated.
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:icondeaddonkeysrule:
deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
PASTELL!?!!? omfg. this is crazyyy good
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:iconlimonrouge:
limonrouge Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007   Traditional Artist
:wow:WOW! I'm quite literally BLOWN AWAY! I present you with a much deserved :+fav:
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
thanks!
:D
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:iconsickmelody:
SickMelody Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god....u r god!!!! *O*!!!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Love the perspective and blast. RED!! I love red tone!
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:iconeliriel:
eliriel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Just... wow. Amazing work.
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:icon0bscurusnox:
0bscurusNox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
insane, just insane...
it really looks like a giant explosion...
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:iconnbanyan:
nbanyan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
Wow, scary image. Very well done. I'd never have thought you used markers in this. :)
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:iconeden-re:
Eden-Re Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Correct me if i'm wrong but....
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!
Nice work.
^^
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:iconpazam03:
pazam03 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
ahmadinejad's wet dream.
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:iconinsanegraphix:
Insanegraphix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007   Interface Designer
An atomic bomb.
Nice effect, it feels like its coming at me.
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:iconshyrkon:
Shyrkon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Awesome energy.
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:iconsearinoxdragonoffire:
SearinoxDragonofFire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
Very awesome picture, seems like an atomic bomb or something just exploded
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:icontehdarkpredator:
TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Amazing. Very vibrant and full of energy. Most of your work is swirly and such, but this one oozes with brutal agressive right lines.

:+fav:
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
probably cause it's pastels. swirlies are hard with pastels
:D
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:icontehdarkpredator:
TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Yeah, yeah, brag about your fancy pastels. At least my wallet doesn't shrink from using cheap acrylics...
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
hahaha
my pastels are also from soviet russia
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:icontehdarkpredator:
TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
In Soviet Russia, pastels paint YOU!




Also, after i dunno, half a year, I finally got a good plot for my story. You got anywhere far with yours?
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Chronoscape is up to 46 pages and 2 illustrations.
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:icontehdarkpredator:
TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
:P Thats great. Still 300 pages to go dude :D


I only got around the plot. Ruptured dimensions, zombie nazi's, planet-sized warlords, post-nuclear siberian deserts, desolated cities and immortal dueling warriors... o_0
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
hahahah nice.
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:iconnarvils:
narvils Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
Omg, it looks amazing like all of Your work. I admire You :D
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:icondajmos:
dajmos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Marvelous !!!
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:icontoshizohijikata:
toshizohijikata Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional Filmographer
its great man
pastels are really haard to use

great skills!
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:iconromp9:
romp9 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
wow super good :)
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:iconyigitbattal:
yigitbattal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
that's amazing! :clap:
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Boom :) I love dynamic and burning color
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:iconmax-doom:
MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
There was a beautiful and terrifying thing I saw on youtube recently you might appreciate - it was a 6 minute, compilation of nuclear bomb tests.
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
I've seen a 2 hour movie on all the american atomic bomb tests.
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:iconmax-doom:
MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
aah, this was just a montage of the explosions themselves. There's two versions one to Hardcore and another better one to more orchestral music.
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:iconyonaz:
yonaz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hehe nice, fun to see you do your style with traditional media.
the smudginess, the bright dots, the colors..
its all there :) were you trying to do it in the same way as you usually work in digital?
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
hehe yeah, lots of blending and smudging.
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:iconculturesafari:
Culturesafari Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
i LOVE those colors :D
fantastic :clap:

:+fav:
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:iconhorusrogue:
horusrogue Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its alright, I really miss your more epic work..you are close to hitting a formulaic composition streak..
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:iconn0s3nugg3t:
N0s3Nugg3t Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
Dang dude, this is incredible! =D
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:iconlisakoubou:
LisaKoubou Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional Photographer
You did a great job of making me feel the blast. Very powerful imagery.
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:iconraghveer:
Raghveer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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:iconforsee:
ForSee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
reminds me of the scene in terminator 2!

well done :clap:
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:iconshadaan:
Shadaan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very emotive. You my friend are one constant inspiration. absolutely awesome :thumbsup:
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:iconxdragonx:
xDragonx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Love all your work!!! Great effect and feel added!!
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:icondigitalfetish:
digitalfetish Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
i cant help to look at that piece and just feel like "its coming straight for us!"

nice work man
very nice..

:peace:
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:iconjollyjoe:
jollyjoe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
shit thats amazin!
x
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