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Afternoon Rituals by TheMichaelMacRae Afternoon Rituals by TheMichaelMacRae
Y'all like rocks?
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:iconmikro-mike:
Mikro-Mike Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Is it weird that I feel shivers down my spine?
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BeakTVArt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing art design. Great work :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Professional
I think the rocks are really well done,and help to ground the composition.
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JustinGedak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
This is so amazing, absolutely love it. 
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JaiWebb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing
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SomaGestalt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Student General Artist
I would love to know what the hell is going on. I feel like there is a weird story here.
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Bluemist562 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
What a gentleman he’s closing his eyes when he turns to her
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Cartoonicus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Wow! Those rocks must have been tormenting to do.
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WolfLucifeMclain Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Creative, how did you come up with this?
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know It was just a simple moment I'd thought of with some characters. Creepy guy is fishing, she is washing up.
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submicron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Phenomenal piece. Extremely natural in scene and lighting.
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:iconlinzeda:
linzeda Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lighting in this. So natural and compelling.
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DM-Jim Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This looks like this leads into a bigger story. 
Is there a story tied to this by chance?  
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RudyJordano Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Simply amazing work !
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PepeEse Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZTRwI… this will blow your mind!
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erebusparcae Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the way the guy is looking at the woman.. girl be like "oh isht he noticed me.."  and mummy guy be like" tha f*** you lookin at girl? ever seen a fish being caught? this mine ya hear... mine..." lol
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Is this also the French Wight "Flechette"?
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Did he come to Canada with the Arcadian colonials? I have some roots there, so I got to thinking.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've put almost no thought into it. Though I realize the name Flechette has some obvious French association
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Well, I since he would have been born at around the dawn of when trade names were being standardized in Europe as surnames for non-nobility, I figured his first career, or his father's, must have been producing hand made arrows. That could contribute to the origins of his hunting skills. I bet he could make a crossbow from scratch, with good materials.
Poor fellow Is probably starting to suffer from saturation dementia by now, an unfortunate side effect of the extremely long lived, which could be contributing to his peculiar behavior.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this idea of a basis for his origins
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
Incidentally, Saturation dementia would be the last, and ultimately, insurmountable challenge to a purely biological immortality. The only author to address it in sci-fi or fantasy is Howard Taylor in his "Schlock Mercenary" Sci-Fi Dramedy, which is an excellent comic style daily strip.
There is an absolute limit to how many dendritic connections a perpetually healthy brain could form. The side effects of this limit is a theoretical condition called Saturation Dementia. Based on estimated average yearly dendritic connections per square nano meter, a human brain kept in a state of condition somewhere equivalent of between 20-50 years old would simply run out of room at some point between the age of 450-500, varying from person to person.
This would manifest in one of two ways, depending on the brain's adaptability: full stop and full past retention. One day, the subject would wake up, say, at around 487, and have a routine day, then go to sleep...then wake up the next day with the previous day wholly unremembered. He could remember the day before and his whole life before like always, but not yesterday. The same happens the next day and the next, each new day after that point forgotten and all before remembered, kind of like the girl from "50 First Dates".
That preserves your past, but sacrifices your future, at the cost of not knowing where you are day to day, likely at the cost of your survival eventually, especially with no one to look after you.
The second possibility, which I think more likely applies to our Gaulish Methuselah, is that neurons compensate by overwriting old, seldom used connections, like a random boring day of Guild Schooling when He was 12, or the time he was grabbed on the streets of Geneva and tortured by Calvinist activists on paranoid suspicion of being a Catholic spy, which he has TRIED hard to forget about, and now permanently gets his wish.
It would take 50 years or so, but eventually he runs out of disposable memories, and his brain is forced to start erasing random, important memories like the wedding day to his first wife. He has no trouble remembering recent memories, and living alone without context from his past means he could lose as much as 100 years of random days before he really notices. If he has not spoken to anyone in a really long time, his dementia may have simply overwritten his disused speech skills with more recent, day to day events. He could have perfect recollection of a hundred languages, but now can only understand them.
I can offer some insight into this, having cared for my aunt who has Alzheimer's.
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epill Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
WOW!!! AMAZING!!
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monsterhunter32 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
Amazing Job!!
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NotACuleToDo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A rare sight of a high level player not killing a new player
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Red-Motivational Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
owwwww, I wanted to can making thisss ahhhhhhhh
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Kroxyman Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
Its so well drawn that for 3 seconds i didnt kbow if its a picture or drawing :-)
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Crazymind25 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this one is really awesome, totally gives the story
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mtlocals Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
chilling 
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DementedPirate Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really want to know more about these two :3 Still the best picture+story on this site.
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ankebergmann Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Are there even more pictures of this kind? I find it great, so mysterious. . . It inspires to write a story about it
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gordonphilbin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Sexy and creepy!
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JoydiF Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Damn, this is so cool. 
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
selkie meets...the mummy?

either way, splendidly made; kudos
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stormnorm299 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning masterpiece of digital art.
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Altureus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
I think this is my favorite piece of yours.
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pabbbles Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I want to watch a movie about these two.
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Arixynie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Striking and chilling, I love this to bits. Your style and story telling within a picture is piercing.
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mikrobyo0 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2016   Digital Artist
This is sooo amazing, may I ask what software you use to make this? THe detail is sooo great. How do you do it? And how long do you make one of your masterpieces? 
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been working more efficiently recently, but generally something like this would take about two to three weeks of steady work. I just use photoshop cc and paint everything
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Nakedust Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Two to three weeks? How do you find time to breathe? :o
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mikrobyo0 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for replying your work is very inspring. 
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Ahmeddaffaie1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Amazing
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Languidarmchair Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wasteland?
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noo, just the arctic
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
:iconhopeplz: Personal artwork piece? Greater than those commisions you made :D imo
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes this was just an idea i had. I'm not happy with the commissions i've posted either. Though i have done about 4 crtyptids pieces recently that i actually like a lot but can't post them untill they give me permission so stay tuned!
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HillaryKuru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
I'm getting a creepy Pizzagate vibe...
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Martsuia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. I want a story of this.
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