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Dexter and Lumen by ErikShoemaker Dexter and Lumen by ErikShoemaker
Only true evil can release her from her dark passenger.

Yes, it is metaphorically based on the fifth season of the TV-show. :eager:

Have you seen the finale? How did you like it?

Sequel "The Dark Passenger":



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Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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I know, when you look at this piece at first, the overwhelming splashing blood may horrify your vision. I must confess that this is precisely what caught my attention. Not because I'm a bloodsucker or a butcher, no... simply because Kire transcended a "dark" scene into something absolutely stunning and emotional.

You do not have plasma here but a huge uplifting energy that your eyes inescapebly plunge into, to find multiple details the author left in very smartly. Awesome phoenix birds enveloping the shadow man just like a nebula. I would have maybe darkened a little bit more behing the man the red color to reinforce the surrounding effect but it is nevertheless nicely done.

As regards the white soul dying in the arm of the shadow man (maybe Death as such, you dont really know), the movement given to the hair is absolutely beautiful, I even regret some more of her body like a shoulder, even a hint of her breast to give more drama and emotion to the scene.

The background itself is following the movement, the texture gives a lot of impact and dynamic to what is going on and even the ground is falling into pieces and seems to turn into some sort of lava ready to explode. Everything is quite coherent and well-executed.

The three main colors black red and green could have been enriched by slight gradients like an orange-yellowish one, for instance, to add fire flames to the ground and maybe to the birds' tails as well; to break a certain monotony in tones and avoid a "too much" gory scene for some sensitive souls...lol! Nevetheless I truly love how it is!

The originality of this piece does not really rely on the concept of death, good, bad, rebirth, murder or else but it mostly resides into the amazing transfiguration of all of them together, into a magnificent photomanipulation that only talent can give birth to.

Thank you for this man, "Dexter and Lumen" deserves all your attention!
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FrancescaPoliti Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016   Digital Artist
I preferred Lumen over Hanna, 100 %. Acting, background of the character, the perfect polarism with Dexter (white and black, yin and yang...), the shades of her darkness was matching the shades of his light.
A more complex, interesting interaction whatsoever.
So yeah, love this interpretation, love the concept, love the idea to use them as inspiration, just love it. :clap:
Also the symbolism of blood is very important, great job.
Talking furtherly bout this topic means spoiling tho. :confused:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha actually I really liked the hannah-dexter relationship a lot -- hannah was a cool character at least in season 7. In season 8 everything became horrible and cheesy. I liked both of them, Hannah and Lumen, though. and it's true that they came together for totally different reasons and the attraction was a different kind too. Makes me really sad to think about this show, it used to be so great until season 8. :(
Thank you for the compliment, I'm glad you like it!
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FrancescaPoliti Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Digital Artist
season 8 :( ... I cried in a corner... totally agree with you.
The concept of the "dark passenger" as to personify in any way the impulse he had as sociopathic was brilliant.
The presence of his father like developing a self consciousness in a visual surreal way.
I was very fond of Debra too... love that actress.
But when I think about the end I try to find some reliefs thinking the "roots" of family and affection planted in him won in the true meaning of love, love as sacrifice.

You're very welcome :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really loved debra's character :D so unique with the rough language and all. She really did a great job portraying her. I didn't follow her after Dexter though, so I have no clue how well she does other roles.
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FrancescaPoliti Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016   Digital Artist
yes!!! loved her roughness :heart:
I was totally in love with her in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (for which she was also awarded), after Dexter I know only she did another detective series but was then canceled.
And got a baby from her new husband.
I'm just waiting for her in something new :)
and still hoping for a Dexter sequel where maybe the son will be involved (?)
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WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done Erik.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you Gabriel!
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
So beautiful :) I love everything about it :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot again! :bow: Glad you like it!
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
my pleasure :) awesome art ^.^
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KagoSama Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my God....this.....this is...just...AWESOME.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Michalius89 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Love it:happybounce:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Dankex Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
very creative!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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WhiteWolfMystic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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WhiteWolfMystic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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GoldenEmotions Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work. Even though I need to say it took me quite some time to recognize what's on it. ^^;
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea I can see why it's a little confusing.. thank you though :D
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R-G-T-M Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
whoa this is really amazing, a feast for the eyes.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the nice comment!
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AiniRahma Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
featured here [link]
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MisterZUT Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work WOW
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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OguzhanSelcuk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Amazing work. I love it.
Any chance there is a bigger, more complete version of this? To use as wallpaper?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry no, this is the only one I have. Glad you like it though :)
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :blackrose:
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AshofaBlackRose Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
You're an awesome artist. Nice concept. Definitely captures an evil, eerie mood.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! I appreciate it :)
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AshofaBlackRose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
You're welcome :)
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Julben-San Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
epic!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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alexandresama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very eerie and interesting :o
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked cool work!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :heart:
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12avendesigner Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Artist
wooooooooooooooow DEXTER...!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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12avendesigner Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Artist
:))))
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MiaHandcrafter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really beautiful!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thank you!
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LibnerGFX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
amazing ;o
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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neuronboy42 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful...sir!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :bow:
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