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After The Apocalypse...

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ok... another post-apocalyptic extravaganza... it seems armageddon has become my specialty... "we need to destroy the world... who should we call? Claudio!!"... oh well.

It was commissioned by german thrash legends Paradox as cover art for their album "Tales of The Weird"... which is about, guess what!? the end of mankind!!! XD.

I've been watching a lot of documentaries about the Mayan Prophecies and December 2012 but there was one that stood out. An old doc about Zechariah Sitchin and the giant Planet Nibiru... Dr Sitchin explained how this giant planet Nibiru, millions of years ago, collided with a planet that used to orbit between Mars and Jupiter, that's why there's an astroid belt in that orbit now. Supposedly, Nibiru, which follows an elliptical vertical orbit around the Sun, will pass again, this time very near Earth... resulting in massive cataclysmic events. I was hooked! I needed to include Nibiru in one of my paintings... this was the right time!

The characters I kind of stole them from the 1979 Buck Rogers pilot movie. Buck returns to his native city, only to find ruins and deformed survivors of the holocaust. If you watch it now, you'll probably laugh, but at age 6, it really scare the crap out of me! I'm pretty sure they used cloaks to hide the fact that they didn't have enough budget to apply mutant-make up to all the stunt-men, but that was actually a better solution, no special effect can compete with your own fears... who knows what hides underneath those cloaks right?

All textures were taken from here [link]

cheers!
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HammerinInkminer's avatar
...love post apocalyptic stories and images, and this is one more that doesn't disappoint.  
Mareth94's avatar
Wow, Your artwork is fantastic and incredibly detailed. It's jaw dropping really. Beautiful, original, unique and inspirational. And also, viewing the artwork in your gallery, you definitely know what's up with the world. 
ClaudioBergamin's avatar
Thanks..  I appreciate it
Mareth94's avatar
No problem at all :)
ThierryCravatte's avatar
Oh Whow ! Fantastic dark atmosphere and creepy characters !!
yarDarkwood's avatar
reminds me of thundarr the barbarian :D i love it.
artyom2013's avatar
*a "stalker" comes up to the surface from the metros to see the preacher from the Metro last light trailer* Stalker: Hey, MUDAK! You ok?!
Preacher: ARMAGEDDON!!!!

Stalker: ummmmmmm....oooookkkkaaayyyy
Zak05's avatar
IsthmusLine's avatar
I found this curious
VICTOX's avatar
УУУУ - отлично!!!!
segura2112's avatar
I don't think that Nibiru is going to be that kind of threat, although that's just my gut feeling. Love the piece and that's how Lovecraft was so efective, for the most part he left his horrors in the shadows and let hints and suggestions do the work. Thank You
ClaudioBergamin's avatar
Uhhh... There wasn't any Lovecraft inspiration for this one. I agree about Nibiru though... I don't think it'll be this kind of threat; but it makes hell of a scene!!!
W-a-r-l-o-c-k's avatar
Your wonderful work is featured here:[link].
PsykoHilly's avatar
:onfire: ... excellent!
anais24's avatar
willyoudieforme's avatar
This is just epic :wow::la::wow:
rottsho's avatar
Really nice!!
destinyeternity's avatar
Jesus!! If this is what the end of the world looked like, it'd be utterly terrifying. It's a brilliant and creepy pic.
Journie's avatar
Creepy and awesome :iconclapplz:
Taitaviracocha's avatar
Maravilloso trabajo!!
Nijicx's avatar
This looks so cool! I love the lighting I can't stop looking at it!
Ingkells's avatar
epic background and designs, too badass!
Vordazeth's avatar
Nice...very very Nice....
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