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The Long Afternoon by MikeDoscher The Long Afternoon by MikeDoscher
Tidally locked, a day on Venus stretches out in an almost unbearable languor. The present has been drained dry of all reality and meaning, so all the tomorrows of yesterday sluice into the void. You can drift through the casinos, simulations, and themed entertainment for weeks basking in fever dreams of chrome and glass. It's like Gernsback and Lang went on a bender.

Done in Photoshop CS4, most of the finish work was accomplished with the dry media brushes. Trying to get better at doing light. Be Bop Deluxe soundtrack with a Lackadaisy yearning. Shoop da whoop.
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"It's like Gernsback and Lang went on a bender."  Profound statement!
karaxis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
an evocative and moody piece... i can almost see the buildings gently bobbing in the twilight...yet another obscure and right on music reference...the searing and crystalline notes of "sister seagull" could be synced with glistening light reflected in the windows..
karaxis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
i can almost see the building/ships gently bobbing in the the mood of the piece...and yet another obscure yet right on music reference...the searing, crystalline notes of of "sister seagull" could be synced to the glistening lights in the windows...
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's really cool that you can see that too. It's kind of weird, I didn't really get into Bebop Deluxe until after I painted this, but it has 'Modern Music' and 'Sunburst Finish' written all over it. XD
karaxis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
a couple of random thoughts...just picked a several of bill nelson/red noise cd's...if you haven't heard his post b.b.d. stuff it's quite amazing and much more varied than his earlier work...inspiring..on a related note i believe he's collaborating with matt howarth...don't have much info on the project but it sounds like a match made in heaven...speaking of inspiring...really been enjoying your recent work
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you've enjoyed what I've been doing lately. It's been a pleasure making it. :)

I've been intrigued by his solo stuff, but with the last batch of work I've found myself listening to an odd mix of Sturm und Drang classical, Van der Graaf Generator, and Tull bootlegs. I really will need to explore his new stuff now that spring is lighting up my brain.

Bill Nelson and Matt Howarth? Well now!
Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
At first I saw a reflection, like the city was kinda' submersed, but then it was flying, and I exploded.
dmaland Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shapes in those building designs.
sushigoround Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
This is not beautiful. This is magnificent. I hope you make a story out of these dieselpunk-esque works. 8D
Tradereddy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this picture is.... amazing! Nice job!
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