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Heart of Darkness



Having just read Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, I was motivated to capture a sense of the oppressive heat and untameable wilderness that the book so effectively describes. Here's my effort. The book follows a maddening journey down an unnamed African river on a steam boat full of cannibals and "pilgrims." On different bends of the river, company men would come out of their outposts and watch the boat go by, seemingly trapped in their isolated stations.

The boat is modeled after the real life steamboat that Conrad worked on when he was a professional sailor. The basic shape was rendered in 3D and imported into photoshop, where I combined it with some new foliage painting techniques I'm working on.

Thanks for looking; enjoy!
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Oooh, so nice; I'm impressed by the detailing!