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I dream of a manmade hell

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'There i was, my eyes opening wide. sounds of rain hitting the concrete right above me drizzling along with the metallic roof. Rusted building covered in mold. Ruins. Stepping right into the waste water below me, the canal that runs through the city. Tall buildings blocking off the sun, walking crowds with umbrella in the distance. What is this dream trying to tell me? I know nothing of this place. This claustrophobic manmade buildings that gets even closer the longer i focus my eyes on them. It takes my breath away and not in a good way. Is this the world from before?
The old remnants before the event happened? It was a crowded place with lonely people.
Rarely i get this kind of memory... After awhile i then see a light bursts through the building.
And then i woke up.'
Hey there!
I hope you enjoy this piece of art along with the flavor text that goes along with it!
I was doing some kind of experimental things trying to refine my skill when it comes to bizarre chaotic (But somehow organized) architecture. I have a dream once where i woke up in an alien but familiar city in which is very rainy and foggy and seems barren. I can't remember much of anything else other than that but i try to paint exactly what i see.. it's the closest thing that i can make. What do you think of it though? How would you interpret a manmade hell? Tell me your thoughts.
Thank you for reading! i hope you have a nice day.
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Solanum-leviosa's avatar
This is amazing ! It reminds me a lot of BLAME! from tsutomu nihei.
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PsionicsKnight's avatar
So... you had a dream about New York City?

Jokes aside, the artwork and the text is amazing!

It actually reminds me of the Infernal series by Edward Lee on Smashwords, which is about various characters going to Hell to discover Lucifer has turned it into a dark city of macabre design and cruel machinations. I guess you dreamed up your own version/part of the City Infernal, eh? XD
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I am not familiar with that series.
I think my dream is more related to the once existed kowloon walled city.
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A pretty spooky dream, reminds of one I had once when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old. :greetings:
It was also in an alien yet familiar city, or actually a city courtyard surrounded by tall and dark buildings.
There was no rain but the far wall of a rather scary-looking factory that I could see clearly was blood red 
in the light of the setting sun.
I'm really glad it was just a dream, just like the case for you and Dr. Rabbit here. ^^;
Anyways, you've done a great job in visualizing a dream of yours! :thumbsup::D
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Thank you very much! I have a lot of odd dreams as of late :)
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You're welcome! :hug:
Hheh! :XD: Believe it or not, Tommy, my dreams are sometimes also pretty bizarre. ;P
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Yikes. Reminds me of the Doctor Who episode "Gridlock" only possibly even more hopeless and grim. I'm glad Rabbit found a way out ... even if it's just by waking up

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Maybe some don't wake up, have to live and wander around the maze of dense ,damp and claustrophobic manmade structures with no signs of the sun ever shining again.
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Pretty but terrifying. 
Gosh, I love the colors so much. And the rain.
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Beyond fantastic, I would love to see how you build your drawings on YouTube or something.
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I don't think i ever do speedpainting haha
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The use of light in this is so breathtaking. I adore this
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DecentAss's avatar
The worst kind of Dystopia
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This is so beautiful.
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