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the drowned world by indojo the drowned world by indojo
this illustration is for the novel "The Drowned World" from James G. Balllard. I did it some years ago and i had just a black and white photo left, so i recolored this in photoshop.
the original painting was done with watercolors.

i found an photo of the original watercolour-painting now:
indojo.deviantart.com/art/the-…
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Given 2011-01-26
the drowned world by *indojo Suggester says: "Outstanding work! Everything here is impressive - details, the mood. I love this depiction of a world where the natural environment has reclaimed itself from our intrusion. Fantastic!" ( Suggested by Mishelangello and Featured by MacRebisz )

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:iconleodazodiac:
LeoDaZodiac Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Holy heck, this looks awesome!
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Leo!
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:iconarlaxle:
Arlaxle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
It looks really awesome o:
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
danke dir, arlaxle:-)
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:iconarlaxle:
Arlaxle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
Oh haha gerne :D
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
woooww it's an impressive job!!! Love the color gives a nice atmosphere
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you very much:-)
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:iconsamy-consu:
Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
you're welcome
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:iconskyblue2005:
Skyblue2005 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work of art! :-)
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you very much!
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Jonilo5 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Awesome! 
I love the perspective and the architecture! Well done and congratulations on the Daily Deviaton! :) 
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :-)
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:iconravencorona:
RavenCorona Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Fantastic.
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :-)
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Great illustration for one of my favorite books ! :) 
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
thank you. your words are worthwhile, because you know the book :-)
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
I loved all his early novels and short stories ---- he's one of the few authors that 
made a transition from the Sci-Fi shelves to Literature . ( though I find his mid and later
work rather uneven )  
 Your illustration certainly capture the feel of that book - which I am still rereading for unique 
surreal atmosphere he imparts to his ' post apocalyptic'  novels. Would love to see a film made of it .  
 
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love this novel. I was looking for scientific novels, which put the focus on
a intensive impression of the landscape, because i am mainly painting
landscape. This was one of the most impressive i could find,
even located on earth. i am not so fond of space operas, i like science fiction
which is related on our known physics and science. i don't like fantasy at all.

this novel puts you right there and you feel the burning sun every page :-)
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Must say - you're really the first fan of any early novel by Ballard that
I've ever talked to . Hard core science fiction fans were never too fond 
of him from what I gathered  - He was certainly out of the mold
of what ever 'normal ' science fiction' was considered .  Suited me fine ! :)
   Also read his 'The Wind From Nowhere' - 'The Burning World '
and 'The Crystal World '  ---- but 'The Drowned World' was always 
my favorite for his descriptions and atmosphere of the changing landscape -- the
people that 'Kerans' interacted with-- His moving southwards into the heat 
 at the end  ---and those large iguanas everywhere  !  :sun: :sun:
   
 Read a few older post apocalyptic . books that also intrigued me such as -
Greybeard by Brian Aldiss ------> sfbook.com/greybeard.htm

and ' A Canticle For Leibowitz ' ------>    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cantic…
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indojo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your notes. indeed i am a fan of
stories like "A Canticle For Leibowitz" which i red many years
before.  i will look out for "Greybeard" which i don`t know yet.
i also like stories from Allan Dean Foster like Midworld", which
isn`t so subtle like Ballard, but a great storyteller with fine ideas
very inventive with foreign worlds and ecosystems.
actually he put the basic for the Avatar-idea.
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Thanks for the mention of Allen Dean Foster - I will look his work up ! :) 
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Okinb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The power of nature ;(
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
:-)
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:iconuntuox:
untuox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Excelent piece, a real nice painting.
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconuntuox:
untuox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
You must wellcome!
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Stefmanovic Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   General Artist
Very cool!
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you
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SigmaCore Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this novel! And I also remember how it's cover amazed me by its beauty and mix of architecture and wild jungle trees and fronds. :) Beautiful work. :nod: :clap:
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks, i remember the cover also. i thought,
i won`t make it better but at least i`ll try ;-)
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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece of work :)
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you :-)
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconcurtiszidaneziraa:
CurtisZidaneZiraa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
How fascinating. This has amazing detail. I think the colours suit it nicely.
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks for your kind words
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:iconxd00mxx:
xD00mxx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow great!
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you
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:iconxd00mxx:
xD00mxx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcoem!
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xxBojoxx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's perfect
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
fantastic work! :) :+fav:
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
you're absolutely welcome :)
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Kyouen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I like how although there are several colors used, there is still the faded quality that tricks my mind into thinking there is only one. I really like this dystopic view of the world.
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you for your kind words
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Brilliant!!!
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Very nice! The colors give it a slightly surreal old-print look, and there is something almost wood-cut-like about that crocodile on the left, while other parts look more photographic. It's quite eye-catching, in the sense of "will lead you to look at if for a while" rather than "flashy."

(How many ways did Ballard destroy the world, anyway? :) )
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