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Kyhan's avatar

Where Is Everybody?

This is the final (?) version of the sketch here [link] . For the background I fooled around with some distorting techniques and colors and got something I liked. I then colored the text accordingly. I had a lot of issues getting the background lyrics to be visible, and eventually went with what looked more aesthetically pleasing, over what was more legible. If you want to find the lyrics, do it yourself.

The piece is inspired by the song by Nine Inch Nails of the same name. I started specifically listening to the song since my girlfriend, Erin, mentioned that it was her favorite NIN song. Since then, the song has become more and more meaningful to me, and I've been finding myself able to relate to the lyrics. Ergo, I drew myself in the image, rather than a random person.

The dots on my cheeks are supposed to be where I've screamed to the point that the sides of my mouth have given way and have become tattered and torn. I've always liked that effect.

I designed this on a very large scale, so that I can eventually have it made as a poster.
Image details
Image size
2634x1764px 3.13 MB
Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Focal Length
12 mm
Date Taken
Feb 8, 2010, 3:10:31 AM
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BlissLangies's avatar
I love this, not because I absolutely love NIN, but I like how the text is shadowed below the colors in the background, but still visible.