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Last Hope by AlexRuizArt Last Hope by AlexRuizArt
well, I never meant this piece to get so outta hand! But it's always nice when a piece you don't care so much about turns out to be, well, something you care about;)
The meaning is open to interpretation, I'd love to hear what you guys think of it.
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:iconredheadj:
RedheadJ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
i don't understand how you can imagine all this?! and make it real! you have a great talent)))
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:iconchel-r:
Chel-R Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i mean dude, wow O.O so amazing!!! reminds me of feng zhu . damn :O
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Bane2k4 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Really, really cool piece.

I see this as a post-apocalyptic world, where humanity survives in futuristic yet highly populated cities surrounded constantly by powerful shields (the glowy laser thing in the top middle being the emitter) that keeps them protected from the wasteland outside. But that's just from first glance! :D

Awesome pic regardless of interpretation.
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ToneLoc03 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
It looks like a cross between the worlds of two futuristic movies. The Fifth Element and Blade Runner to be exact. Excellent use of color and lighting on this piece and detail is off the scale, well done.
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:iconmihaio:
Mihaio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
fantastic, so much energy!
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:iconalevire:
Alevire Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how to say but the first time I looked to this, things seemed to move in it... very beautiful.

sorry for my very, very, very bad english...
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:iconxharuf:
xharuf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, incredible! :clap::clap:
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:iconcoreper:
coreper Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
amazing!
i love the detail!
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:iconfullspace-traveler:
Fullspace-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Amazing, just amazing...!(that goes for all of your pictures)

Hmmm... well considering the title this could either be the last bastion of humanity against some tyrannical foe or... that bright, flaming energy is some defense of last resort against total annihilation, I am not sure wich.
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:iconthe-black-sands:
The-Black-Sands Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning man, Just stunning.
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:iconmonstevr:
MONSTEVR Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
I LOVE how outta hand this piece is. There's so much going on that I could (and probably will, ultimately) look at it for hours and be inspired the whole time.

As for my interpretation, I don't really know. When I first saw that destructive, glowing business in the upper-right, I immediately thought of a meteor or comet being summoned out of space (like in Final Fantasy or Dungeons & Dragon), or held in precarious stasis, by magic. After reading other people's interpretations, though, I'm reverting to passed judgment on even defining it for now.

The distant and massive gears (along with the overall warmer color scheme of the whole piece) conjure associations with steam- and clock-punk settings (my preference being for the latter, though the two themes are known to collide); however, the brightness and profusion of the lights, as well as the height (and the smooth outlines of some) of the buildings inspires more futuristic assumptions, so maybe the distant gears are derelict remnants of an abandoned technology or forgotten civilization. Or maybe everything I'm seeing is powered by magic and this whole piece is indicative or a high-fantasy world.
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:iconranintoawall:
Ranintoawall Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
last hope meaning to much tech and not enough green ;)
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:iconjtrox57:
jtrox57 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
tis COOOL, its always the pics you dont care about at the start that turn out the best
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:icontanglimara:
Tanglimara Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Certainly plenty to keep the eyes busy in this one, eye catching, striking and stunning I'd say.
Tony.
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:iconsinoobis:
Sinoobis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
allright, this pice is the bomb, great work dude
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:iconothienka:
Othienka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't tell me this is Fifth Elementh: The Second Coming?
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:iconbig-brodz:
Big-Brodz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Frigen Awsome. :+fav:
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:iconoyoby:
Oyoby Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
dude, its a delight..

+fav ;D
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:iconnutboltu:
nutboltu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Somebody's plugged in way too many energy consuming gadets inot one single wall socket and started a fire. And now the building's burning. And that lone guy at bottom centre is saying, 'i told you so' to the other guy to the right who plugged in several machines to download porn and caused the power overload.
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student Filmographer
Absolutely amazing! :D
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:iconmertol:
mertol Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
in the upper right of the picture there are some concentric circles with glowing thingy inside - i think the thingy is not exactly in the center of the circles
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:iconmitchellnelson:
mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
thats awsome!
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:icontheuncannyken:
TheUncannyKen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
freakin awesome colors and composition, loving the character in the middle
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:iconrukamousse:
rukamousse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Open to interpretation? First I think of a futuristic city at war. With all the firey colours.

I love the detail in this, especially the little guy at the bottom, who looks like he's watching it all.
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Guncraft Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Epic :aww:
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SnowPalette Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
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NevoAngelo-Arm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
what a wonderful world !
Your custom brush is amazing :)
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:iconthemasterofgore:
Themasterofgore Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD dude this looks just like the prothean city (ILOS) and that huge glowing ''machina'' looks like a mas relay from MASS EFFECT wow your work is amazing.
its like if this was the last time you would see them right before the aftermath O_O you have and amazing imagination.wow did i sound nerdy lol xD dont get to much of those haha.
epic,absolutly epic.
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Green-Chaos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
All your pictures are so beautiful and inspiring.

Thank you~:heart:
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:iconthech:
TheCH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Youir work is AWESOME.
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:icondustycrosley:
dustycrosley Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Damn that is epic! Intense lighting.
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:iconjasonroll:
JasonRoll Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You've really come into your style m8! Your work has really taken on it's own personality. You can see some A.J. in there but you've made it your own. Great work!
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MethylKy06 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
cool beyond cool XD
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
...DAYMN! that is some great work. lol, maybe you should let your work get out of hand more often XD
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:icontoothmrc:
toothmrc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like a city i would love to visit. you gotta make a tutorial about how to do a city like this! :D
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:iconlocalspaceman:
localspaceman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Bro, thanks for making us the new fav!
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Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
A futuristic civilization is either being attacked by some large thing or an asteroid is about to collide with their planet, off in the distance we see a giant laser generating device, the last hope for destroying the thing charging up as much energy as they can into it for the final blast.

Down below we can see a man walking along, the higher up people told everyone to pray and pay their last respects to each other in case this doesn't work and so he is walking out and contemplating life in the possibly final hours of his planet.

..... That's what I saw anyway.
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JapanEyedPinoy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Let's see.......

Everyone is trying to evacuate the premises via rocketship, but with that building exploding so near to it, it could render their last hope of survival helpless. There are quite a few who foresaw it and stayed behind. From what I could see, just four of them. All they could do before they go up in flames is watch the magnificent view, the bright and pretty lights of destruction. At least, three of them are. The other person seems to be trying to get to the one guy on the platform towards the foreground or seems to be walking away because he just doesn't care what happens.

At least, that's my interpretation of it.

It has a bit of a Star Wars feel to it. I can't remember the location of the Jedi temple that Mace Windu and the others gather at. Hmmm.....
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derLarm Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional
Gorgeous!
Very Syd Mead/BladeRunner
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:iconpugofdoom:
PugofDoom Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Beautiful. Fantastic job on this.
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:iconjvgce:
jvgce Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
EPIC......:worship:
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:iconjamga:
jamga Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
o_O Wow
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:iconsketchproof:
SketchProof Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like the end of the world. Nice piece :)
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:iconpearlphoenix:
PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
"For so long we struggled...and finally made it to the very end..
Let us hope and pray....
that this finally works"

That's what I immediately thought. Oooo someone mentioned fusion? I love the concept to that stuff! Funny my bf who's majoring in bio physics was telling me about it XD

Great work and very meaningful :>
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:iconezprint:
ezprint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
i really like it :) WOOOO
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:iconemberspirit:
Emberspirit Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
How the hell do come up with these paintings or the ideas behind them? Just fantastic...Makes you wonder.
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Trauma-Advocate Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Much as I try, I can't come up with an interpretation of this scene. There's so much going on... I'm amazed, I have to stare and pry and analyze out of sheer intrigue, but I feel like I'm looking at a movie poster for a flick I haven't seen yet... What's going on? What will happen? Will the planet be destroyed???
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Saint-Onge Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i think you should have a tutorial on your buildings :p

I always have trouble making them crisp.

Very nicely done, sir! One of your best pieces in my opinion:]
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:iconmirdraaal:
Mirdraaal Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
woooow, beautiful!
SHINY LIGHTS *is drawn to the light*
Love it!
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Skyrion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
I have to agree with the few folks that already commented here. Its awesome. As usual, the detail, mood and color kills~

Not trying to sound pro (which i'm totally not), but i feel it lacks a bit of focus there. Could be the towers on the left fighting for attention? Maybe some roads, giant cables that powers the weapon can be added to direct the viewer's eye? Or turn off some of the lights?
But still, this piece of work still rocks! Can't expect anything less from ya~

Not sure if i'm correct on this. Could be the coffee(s) i drank that screw up my mind... just trying to help. :D
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