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World Creator

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By Balaskas   |   
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© 2014 - 2020 Balaskas
digital paint, Aug 2014
A speedpaint that became an obsessive slowpaint, and a tribute to the works of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick.
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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UnusualCompassHobbyist Digital Artist
"My God, it's full of stars." - Last transmission from David Bowman
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Very "Monolithic" - great job.
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Very impressive!
This artwork reminds me to a bit John Harris masterpieces.
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deure1Student General Artist
Looks almost like the USB flash drive from Lucy haha.
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HannaEckertProfessional Digital Artist
Very nice :)
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LeeshaHanniganProfessional Digital Artist
Ominous!
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BalaskasProfessional Digital Artist
"It's full of stars..."
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Mojo-SmileyfaceHobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooooaaahhh! Love it! :D
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asari13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
io monolite nero
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Also Sprach Zarathustra automatically played in my mind upon seeing this :D
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BalaskasProfessional Digital Artist
That's what was playing in my head while painting it!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
very nice!
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jLundhArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's perfect!
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Don't know how you were able to get such personality out of a rectangular slab of stone - even the final act of the film didn't quite capture the ominous and destructive qualities of the Monolith as an overseer of creation as you have done.  Very nice - I think both Kubrick and Clarke would be proud!
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BalaskasProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AriochIVProfessional Digital Artist
Agreed.
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sciencevsartHobbyist Traditional Artist
The Monolith...

It's epic, and I don't mean that lightly.
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Hello, ominous Monolith!
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BIG ASS SPOILER ALERT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS!
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Reminds me of the transformation of Jupiter as depicted in the 2010 novel.
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Even if you're just a monkey, you can't unsee it. And it'll revolve your brain evolution 10 times faster since now...
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MetalSnailHobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!!!
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