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88 .b l a c k.

By vashperado
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八十八 88

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Music Insp: "Black" - Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi ft. Norah Jones

Until you travel to that place you can't come back
Where the last painting's gone and all that's left is black

At last those coming came and they never looked back
With blinding stars in their eyes but all they saw was black

And when you follow through and wind up on your back
Looking up at those stars in the sky those white clouds have turned it black

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Bananomen's avatar

this is has been my favorite background for almost 3 years, thankyou so much for creating this

chronos504's avatar

This is going directly to /r/unixp*rn

babylon-rising69's avatar

wow ..

... why do I LOVE 88 so much?


AWESOME series

would love to see the whole series, including sketches(completed)

this is, and has been, one of my favorite series here on D.A.

any plans on more of this lovely lady???



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It`s a great picture and an even better picture-series. I like the mixture between space with the touch of normality.

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I'd really love to use this as a phone lock screen but I need a much higher res. Could I purchase a version of this in 1440x2560?
Eateh's avatar

Starz ar littl sel-foυnz’ laits.

creatureofh4bit's avatar
Amazing work, really creates a moment. Not to be picky but is there a 1920 x 1080 size available?
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I have created a backstory to try to fit the artwork above.

"88", real name Diana Miller, is the 88th Caretaker of the sleeper ship Salvation that has been traveling from the ruined planet Earth to an Earthlike world that is over 100 light years away from the Solar System. The Salvation can only go as fast as one-tenth the speed of light, so the ship was intended to take a total of 1,000 years to reach its destination.

Though she appears to be a teenage girl, 88 is actually over 1,000 years old, having spent most of her existence in suspended animation along with thousands of other teenagers dispatched from Earth as its biosphere was slowly collapsing. She was awakened from her sleep by the 87th Caretaker, who intended Diana to take his place while he returned to sleep. To prepare her for her lonely task of overseeing the Salvation's operations, 87 had Diana undergo severe mental conditioning which suppressed both her normal human emotions and her sex drive, making her rather like a Vulcan of Star Trek. Well, not quite; sometimes her original personality does surface anyway and makes her feel very depressed.

Despite her lack of emotion, 88 still needs to be entertained, and she mostly gets it in the form of video games. The Salvation's computer has hundreds of video games programmed into it, but 88 also has access to game consoles that were taken from Earth and were originally owned by an earlier Caretaker who collected them; now they are hers.

About two years after 88 began her duties, the ship arrived at the targeted planet and she found the world to be suitable for colonization, so after the analysis of the world is complete she will  begin reviving the other people on the ship, including the other Caretakers who served before her. Once they are all revived, 88 hopes to have her conditioning reversed so she can live like a normal teenager again (something denied to all the other Caretakers, who served until they were middle aged). She knows that she will likely be expected to have children quickly to help populate the world too.
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i'd check that anime out!

Momo-The-Unknown's avatar
Breathtaking. I'm gonna be thinking about this for a while.
Chibenobi's avatar
I am in love with your vibe. If there was a comic book with your character in space, I'll buy and read the hell out of it. Keep up the fantastic work. 
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thank you!  ill keep working
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so peace and quiet and very nice
ArtFan69's avatar
Great detail, putting in the reflection in the glass.
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That moment when it rains outside and you pretend to be in some music video, staring through a window drmaatically.
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so beautiful <3
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Start making extra cash from home and get paid weekly... By completing freelance jobs you get online... I do this three hr every day, for five days weekly and I earn in this way an extra $2500 each week... 

Go this web and start your work.. Good luck...
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Don't have on my glasses so I can't see how beautiful you drawing is. * puts on glasses * OMG THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY!!!!
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"When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you."
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This looks so cool!! Awesome work!
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i want to draw backgrounds and paint like you man! 👍👍👍👍 
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*Wow.. I Love this*
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