This image is older than dirt by now, but since Elastic Press www.elasticpress.com has recently asked me to format this image for use as a book cover, I've done some more touch-ups to the background and I thought I'd share. The odd composition is a result of compensating for the way the book will fold in half once it's printed; for the book cover the image will be flipped. It also happens to fit my Macbook Pro's screen resolution, so have another desktop why don'tcha.
Fabulous painting. I'm - this slave is - reminded of its favourite SF/F crossover book from years ago, by Michael Greatrix Coney, in which most of humankind live supine, unmoving, in vast domes, plugged in to a virtual world.
Definitely a magic leap.
One of my favorite on internet ever!
Fantastic concept and execution!
Strange. I love it.
I'd not seen this before - it's masterful! Still sci-fi for now, but...
Perfect in every respect.
Probably one of the most popular among VR pessimistic articles! Awesome work!
Seen this all over the web for years. A classic.
This is an interesting concept. Even though you say it's skewed, I like the composition. It'll look quite fetching as a book cover. Good work
I love it. the composition is very interestingly basic, and I love the theme as well
This looks amazing!!! I Love it!!! It looks so realistic!!!
Oh wow talk about the past. I recall this picture. It was unfinished and looked like it would be awesome finished. Boy was I right. This is awsome.
This is so meanfull
I remember when I first saw this, I was working on Sigs and Avatars- Good to see it refreshed with the dust blown off it.
Is it wierd that I'm obsessed with this? Amazing work.
This is so good. I honestly had trouble distinguishing it from a photo.
Yeah i remember this one.
I remember seeing this from way back, was so impressed with it! Fabulous work!
Yes, he notified me himself. Thank you for the heads-up, though.
Outstanding and dynamtic work.
Really love this. Great job on it!
Wait, this is painted? Without reading the comments I would probably have commented something like Wow really nice shot, but woooow, this is amazing!
I really love the composing!
I really love the composing!
Wow i dont know if that would be a blessing or a curse considering how he and the world around him look horrible
interresting concept !
Wow this is a huge coincidence that I ran into this right after I watched the short film. :l have you by any chance had some references from the short film 'MORE' by Mark Osborne? If not than look it up its a very great 6 minute film. regardless this looks very well made congrats on the book cover!
Quit Big feet have we here. I like it!
Love this, feel like it could become a thing...
Did you foretell the oculus rift's coming
Discribes my life at the moment
Would you rather live your life bruised and broken, or wear a mask to make yourself feel like the pain has gone away. Amazing work👍
I see this photo everywhere. I love it. It's so sad.