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Clearcutting at Dawn

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Clearcutting at Dawn
(or 'Steampunk Elephants')

Anyway, an illustration for an upcoming exhibition (Natcon 50's Future Imperfect here - [link]), in which I will be exploring an imperfect future where augmented animals are used for human profit.

In this, elephants are genetically engineered to be both massive, and to take advantage of their ability to uproot and take down trees. They are fed on some of the foliage of the fallen trees, cost little to 'fuel' in comparison to proportionately sized machinery, and desire the destruction of trees to the point where the run into new areas to deforest with little hesitation and even outright enthusiasm.

The others in the series:

The Sea Shepherd: [link]
Portable Photovoltaic Systems: [link]

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38 x 51cm / 15 x 20 in
Crescent illustrator's board, technical pens, pencil and aquarelle, metallic paint.
Image size
2644x2020px 5.41 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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YsabetwordsmithProfessional Writer
This is creepy yet beautiful.
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Really live your art style also like the concept
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Scary vision, beautifully done.
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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SilnaurHobbyist Digital Artist
Really interesting concept, and as always I love the textures and patterns you put into the background of your work <3
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I hope to keep going with some more Steampunk illustrations over time.
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SilnaurHobbyist Digital Artist
I look forward to it :)
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Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you muchly!
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flutterblissProfessional General Artist
I love this!
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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EpicPseudonymHobbyist General Artist
I like the theme, unfortunately it's all too true. Animals (among other things) have been augmented for human profit....lol, of course not quite to this extreme :XD:
Great work and I love your style. It's tribal, but modern. Like looking at a story!
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :D Also, may I say that your username is awesome, not sure if I've said it before, but it really is!
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EpicPseudonymHobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and thanks ^_^
Keep up the great work!
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wow ....Amazing piece of art
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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dedieyesStudent General Artist
How long did this take?
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist
Probably close to abut 14-16 hours, but spread over a few weeks.
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