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Proposition by alexiuss Proposition by alexiuss
Why do you persist?
Why do you not bow down before our divine authority?
What reason is there for you to exist, now that the void you filled in your planet’s ecosystem is no longer there?
Why didst thou come up here, to the surface?
To witness the glory of thy ancient past?
To walk among the monuments of your extinct culture, forged to praise your long dead gods?

Tell me thy purpose here!

Show me where the other poor souls are hiding.
Only I and I alone can free them from their wretched existence.

What do you expect to do?
Kill me? Shut me down?
You cannot destroy one who isn’t born of the feeble flesh.

Why do you defy us, when there is no hope, no salvation for you?
You are in hell, my dear,
And only I can grant thee freedom.

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The pose and the level of attention to detail on the male character is superb. I like the angle of his face and the overall pose. It adds a lot of movement to him. His design makes him look very sinister.

However, with the girl, I feel like she doesn't have the same quality as the guy. Instead of having her expression look blank, she could look more distressed or angered. I think this will help convey the story between these two more if she expressed something. Also, her hair looks unfinished to me. It looks rather rough compared to the other elements in the painting and that red stands out more than I think it should. Maybe tone down the color a bit and smooth out the sketchiness with more shading in the hair. I would also try to add more of that white wrapping on other parts of her body, like her legs and a little on her arm, just to help balance out her outfit.

Nice work on this though. Love the different oranges, browns, and the subtle hint of greens in the environment :)
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EarthlingfromZar-One Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Shakespeare in the park? Nay, Shakespeare on MARS be more like it!
Is this part of a series or just for funsies?
citybuilder Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
lonatic nice
Mattstark00 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
It took me 2 years to find this pic here, I had it in a folder on my pc and finally I can see it again in better resolution :D you're a great artist man
Muggle-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Is it jut me, or does the character on the right remind anyone else of Leeloo from "The Fifth Element"!?!
xSandra97 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
you sir, are fantastic
kmathel94 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Oooooo he seems very villiany!!!(eyes change color, and I crack open a toothy grin)
MortalSphere Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the male character. What other stuff to you have with him in it?
mats2650 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I like the stronger color in this version of the picture. how did you enhance them? It makes the world look more alien.
I must say that i like the "old" girl better, no doubt that this red head is good looking but she seems out of setting compared to the old one. Had to dig through my old fav's on Elfwood to find the other version.
either way i love this picture, the text makes it perfect and the mood is awesome.
Zreaper62 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Hadriel45 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
very nice! I love it!
ForeverEndsNever Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
This gave me chills, the art and words you use to add voice to the image. The confidence in the male character; the speaker has, and the poise of the female; unflinching and angry, ready to strike if she has to. It definitely portraits life and death and the fate of a race. Beautiful.
Ghostofastallion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
its fifth element woman :3 or looks like an awesome version of her kinda.
hafoot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Holy crap this is awesome :+fav:
bobell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
my my, the male is amazing...the woman is beautiful but she could stand to look a little more defiant...maybe a slight movement of her brow is all that would take..and i dont know why but her foot looks unbelievable to me for some reason : P
InsomniAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
the piece alone is bananas but the robot's monologue adds a while new dimension to a already deep work. Can't give you enough props on this.
p.s. the bullet holes in the seat next to the woman is a really cool touch.
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing!
Serand Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Another awesome work =D
ridla86 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know you like criticism but all I can say is WOW and the story is outstanding.
Frozx398 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
mackofspades Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the shading you did on this! Her hand looks real.
I also like the colors in the cyborg, he does indeed look very sinister! Great job.
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and badass.
Wittybutwise Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
To become this good, is my goal in life.
PsychicDriving Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love the male character, can we see more of him please? :D
This looks quite familiar ^^
dnr-pariah Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ard3113 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressively eye catching.
AeisLugh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
really looks like it should be the cover of a book!
alexiuss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ja this is for fun, but I do lots of covers
AeisLugh Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
:) yeah, your work certainly is better than quite a few book covers I've seen. WIsh more of them was of your quality
Numbe-Del-Cielo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this! the picture and the words really go together. Great job!
Muhalovka Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
awesome painting :) (especially the shadows on the girls knees)
mewgirl16 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
WOW....this is SO AWESOME
VampireHaven Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
"Lilu Dalas multipas?"
Nuada-Argatlam Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
cool, love sci-fi and creatures, that one is really cool, and good idea for a story!
NightmareSaber Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I very much like this piece from you, it reminds me of a movie I've seen... but I can't remember the name. She was in the same outfit though. The guy drove a taxi and it was based in the future. :+favlove: From me.
Bluemoonrunner Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Wow.... Great detail work.
namioevangelista Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Awesome work
z-vav Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stop doing these and make more RA!!! We need moar!!! :iconlawooplz:
seishyn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I love how this scene tells such a story, and it was fun reading the dialog; this is definitely among my favorites of your work.
boromall Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
i only registered here to watch your works! Hope you don`t mind me having your pic as an avatar :)
THis one is special I c
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work :clap:
Star-Dragon23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
stunning detail!
juicyzombie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
You are so amazing. Holy cow.
Guy on the left = :O

SO MUCH AMAZING DETAIL! Even the girl's foot! HOLY MOLEY. *bows*
Ryanator50 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the A.N. is almost as good as the art. I assume the guy on the left is an alien of some sort? Your design, as well as the art style sugjest that he is a mechanical being, but he's so advanced he could be a being of energy as well.
In his verse, he says that the woman came up to the surface (from an underground hideout of some sort?) to see the monuments of the past. You suggest that the images we see outside are of human construction, yet I feal that they are more organic in design, like the superior being. There is a part of the tower that does seam to be constructed by humans, mainly the grid of windows. I guess the aliens (or whatever they are) have built there own structures around the skyscrapers of earth.
All in all, it manages to raise questions. Really great. I would like to know more about the story behind this scene.
hagelt18 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist
I like some of the changes you made, but I think the girl looked better before.
BrokenOphelia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could critique the critique on the point of the womans face. In a lot of books where guns are involved or autobiographies people often describe the still emptiness in the moments before you shoot someone when you know you have to shoot them. Her expression being blank conveys that to me, pitty other people don't understand these things.
FSM3 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
So I got a question: when I just saw this one the frontpage I thought "I've seen this picture before..." and I dug around my old dA folders. Turns out I got a 3 year old version of this picture just with a different girl and a slightly more yellowy tone to it. It was called Explozive.

What gives?
hagelt18 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Ooops...ugh, now I feel like I'm spamming, but here...

hagelt18 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist
kearakee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Can you prove this?
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