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Prisoners of Subtle Imperfections by alexiuss Prisoners of Subtle Imperfections by alexiuss
"Prisoners of Subtle Imperfections"

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Creation time: weeks
Software: Photoshop CS 4
Hardware: Wacom Intuos 6x8 tablet, Canon 5d Mark II
Real size: 32x36 inches
Special thanks goes to: Joyana Tonge and Nessa Diamondz


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:iconvectortrance:
Alexiuss frequently uses vivid colors in his "dreaministic" paintings. But for whatever reason, with "Prisoners of Subtle Imperfections", he's chosen a greyscale approach.

This shows a willingness to try a new approach on his typical post-apocalyptic romantic art. The end result is wonderful.

I'm one who considers greyscale to be (in some ways) superior to colored images, because a more deliberate tone can be conveyed.

You've gotta admire all the fine details, even in the furthest depths of the background. Clearly, Vitaly devotes hours and hours to making every little piece of debris stand out just as much as his focal point.

Great job dude. Nice to see a different take on your style.
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:iconmadmadman01:
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
fantastic
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:iconfoxhole7:
foxhole7 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Those...are some HUGE buildings in the background, and very ominous as well. This picture tells the story of an apocalypse that doesn't bore ;)

Great work.
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:iconmrvovo:
mrvovo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
REC !!!!!!
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:iconreiska:
Reiska Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Honest and realistic picturing, wonder if you see what most can't or have just read the manuscript of the elder that runs the zoo and biologcal science project of Earth.

Do you hear that Mr. And...Alexiuss ? Sound of inevitability bearing a collapse of the worldwide fiatdebt ponzi scheme ? It will be a sound of death for so many...
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:icontakyma:
Takyma Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconbensybob:
bensybob Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
beautiful and striking and amazing =D
is this drawn?
i cant tell ;p
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:iconizak80:
Izak80 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Wowo. This is something else. I'm losfer words, simply amazing.
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:iconsigacomer:
Sigacomer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!
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:iconjesternerd:
JesterNerd Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
:O frickin awesome and... i cant think of the right word but this is just amazing! def a fav.
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:iconnuwica:
Nuwica Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Stunning.
GREAT work.
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:iconsyubidubida:
syubidubida Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
gerat detail, wow
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:iconfirestriker:
firestriker Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student
fucking epic
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:iconlory369:
lory369 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
just wow
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:iconhellemon:
hellemon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Your great deviation has been featured in my journal! :D = [link]

best wishes hellemon
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so epic and absolutely amazing ;u;
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing:O so many details! how long did this take really?
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:iconcrippleicious:
Crippleicious Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   Digital Artist
I must admit you are amazing. =D
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:iconwormnine:
Wormnine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG how stunning!! :faint:
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:iconcorporalphantom:
CorporalPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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:iconnuckleheaded:
nuckleheaded Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
this pic looks great! i like how you did the buildings!
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:iconmetoikos:
metoikos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
yay for monochrome ;)
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:iconmariebergeron:
MarieBergeron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The face of the angel looks like Nicholas Cage somehow lol...it's probably just me! hey but great freakin work..Awesome!!
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:iconshadowedmoonlight:
ShadowedMoonlight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
This is so gorgeous. I especially love the wings and the way her hair seems to be glowing. The broken down buses with your signature are a very nice touch.
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:iconlaszlogerard:
LaszloGerard Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Interface Designer
very nice B&W work!!!
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:iconwarfare52:
Warfare52 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
yay more apocalypse
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:iconhaykart:
haykart Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
so nice work
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:iconbed-oo-head:
Bed-oO-Head Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Breathtaking :wow:
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:icondarkphoenix975:
DarkPhoenix975 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW another amazing work. This piece tells a story in one frame. The use of greyscale as opposed to color seems to give it a bit more of a dramatic look as well.
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:iconcrazycultproductions:
CrazyCultProductions Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
This is beautiful. Though I do think the wings are a little stiff. Looks great otherwise.
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Since I can't write critique without premium I'll do it this way:

I think this is one of your best so far. I really think you did well on choosing B/W style for this one, which gives a more classic look throughtout a modern picture. It certainly "freezes" the core of energy of this piece.

It is very classic boombastic, like Tschaicovski. I love the drama and energetic sweep-motion on front that marks your style as an artist. The building either feels it could be consumed by the maelstrom behind it or is left by an invisible destruction that is mostly active on front, and "is done" in the background.

There is also a royal room for exploration. In other words:

More then fantastic!
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:iconfirepunk626:
firepunk626 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sure there is nothing I can say that hasn't been said already. This is amazing, great mood.
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:iconkemira-608:
Kemira-608 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student General Artist
wow
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:iconscheifen:
Scheifen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've become quite the apocalyptic romantic lately :)

awesome work!
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:iconevelyn-stormcraft:
evelyn-stormcraft Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Angels. YES.

More productive comment: I like the style; it's clearly you, yet different from your usual work. The glowing hair was an intersting touch...a little distracting, even. But good overall.

BAD-ASS ANGELS!
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:iconplayer6:
player6 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
thi...this... is absolutely... impossible... youve set a new standard for painters everywhere. is this even a painting? its just too perfect. incredible detail. just tremendously impossibly perfect.
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:iconbeefburger:
beefburger Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I love how your pieces are always so detailed, to the very back of the background. =)
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:iconxx-bapow-xx:
xX-BaPOW-Xx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Breathtaking! :jawdrop:
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:iconsimplynevaeh:
SimplyNevaeH Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ah! amazing :D AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING

Well, you know any picture with wings will just make me swoon :D

I like this A LOT. It belongs in a real art gallery. It's fascinating also, because in the front it looks like the Empire state building, and in the back Notre Dame. Too me, anyway. And I LOVE the title. I also like how intensely some of the lines are drawn, it helps to express the emotion of the picture better.

And of course, the two lovers in the middle of chaos. Always a nice theme
:iconclapplz: KUDOS! You've earned the appreciation
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:iconsimplynevaeh:
SimplyNevaeH Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I just noticed all the feathers flying through the air :love: that's really cool

And...er....They're both girls aren't they? :XD: Friends? Lesbians? Now I'm trying to figure this out...
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:iconchild-of-god:
Child-of-God Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
i like it when you do black and white pics. :3
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:iconbobtodd:
BobTodd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I loved this until I scrolled down and saw the people. You rendered the buildings beautifully and believeably, and they and the perspective look so well-researched, but then the wings spoiled it for me because they don't look believable. It also looks odd to me that they have a much vaguer texture than the pile of jagged rubble in the midground just to the right (which is amazing).

By 'not believable' I mean the wings don't look as though they have much volume to them - they look as though they're just one layer of feathers - and the leading edge is very thin. I don't know if it was a deliberate artistic choice to make the wings this way, but to me it just looks as though the picture would benefit from more observation of feathery wing structure/anatomy. Maybe she's not meant to have proper bird-like wings, but it creates a jarring effect to have everything else so realistic.
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xByDefault Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I love the strong contrasts between light and dark you got here.
Awesomeness on display!
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:iconkeyks554:
keyks554 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
amazin i lov it
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:iconoxystyle:
oxystyle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! Just GREAT!!!
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:iconexiledmayhem:
ExIledMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Should put this in 'So you think you can dance?' :D
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:iconextremepacman:
extremepacman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think a lot of your post-apocalyptic images are very similar. I love this and think it's amazing, but I'd rather see you do something fresh in this kind of style.
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
send money ill draw whatever you want
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:iconextremepacman:
extremepacman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I might actually do that. How much would it be to commission you? (:
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:iconrubyrose2094:
RubyRose2094 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
so AWSOME!! The details are mind bogoling, everything is so well done! Fantastic job!
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:iconsun-lvr242:
sun-lvr242 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My jaw dropped, literally. Amazing.
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