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Tumbletown by MikeDoscher Tumbletown by MikeDoscher
Here, on the edge of night, the grey sea turns black.

Here, on the edge of winter, the leaves spin through their last fanfare.

It is a city built upon ruin and happenstance, and the destination of all travelers who have neglected to choose another path. Through cracked glass and driftwood there are snatches of song and the smell of cooking food. Merchants line the Ghost Bazaar and offer the impossible to the misbegotten. Behind locked doors heaven and hell discuss terms and the usual private games are played.

Given enough time, even the Iron Road leads somewhere, to some end.
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of Monks' home from Oliver Twist.
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Jankovic123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The finished version is great, I love the color scheme. 
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
the description sounds like an opening to the Twilight Zone. Great work, very imaginative.
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do beautiful things not exist ;_;
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Chiisai-Hane Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Wow, so great!
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archilutan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
dream house
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see a scene so detailed in traditional ways instead of digitally.
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WoodHelm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I swear I fav'ed this before cause I know I've looked at it before Xp
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The old hover truck is what really sells this piece. Excellent description too.
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Dynamism-Online Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Like something out of Metal Slug.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha, awesome, sounds like an interesting place to visit!! :D That's a flying car docked to the house there, right?  Sure doesn't look like it has wheels, or, indeed, anywhere to attach them.
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Arloden Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great drawing, :)
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Pericynthi-Beth17 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Writer
This so reminds me of the Miyazaki's concept of The Wizard Howl's castle . . . eclectic yet with purpose behind the chaos. So beautiful and intriguing. You would make one incredible illustrator! Keep it up; I love this piece and many others of your work!
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I really like the way you painted the sunlight picking out the structures over the gloomy foggy miasma coming off the water. This place has a wealth of fascinating possibilities.
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:iconnethompson:
nethompson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Deep! ~Nice words, you've used for this art.~
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work.
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Dekki0n Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
dude... i love your art...
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:iconjarm13:
JARM13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder why I find myself drawn to places filled with junk . I guess I don't see junk , I see possibilities instead . 
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Dekki0n Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
So, we share the attraction for rust, junkyards, cables, pipes and metal plates...
I could live forever at the Machinarium's world ^^
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep .
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm the same way. The beginning of Wall-E looked like a paradise to me. Possibilities, memories, stories, and ghosts of a sort.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very much my thoughts . While repairing an old tool or making it into something else I wonder about the people used it before me , their thoughts and desires , the world they lived in all that and more . I was noticing a postcard from 1907 ; it was simply addressed to Frank, Postal Route #7 "some town in Maine ". That's all the information they needed .
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toast-of-doom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Gorgeous as always. I love the sort of shanty town metropolis vibe it gives. I'd love to see more on the Iron Road.
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BlizzardFace Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work.
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Pepperonie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Stunning work, I would love to read a book in your setting. It is like a mashup of dirent settings beautifully merged into one cohesive picture. My favourite detail is the person with the fishing rod under the railroad bridge!
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JimHatama Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
the can be a game in this environment)
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Spetacular work! :clap:
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fabianfucci Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Perfect combination of different styles.
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psilophytic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely beautiful wow
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Miyathena1975 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow ! The sketch was already great and full of amazing detail (is this a shipwreck, among the houses on the left of the background ? Yeah, that's not really a "detail", so to speak...) but colored, it becomes plain gorgeous ! You also do a real good job designing vehicles, spaceships and armored suits, but your landscape art really shows how good you are at setting atmospheres.
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4everanimaniac Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very very nice work!lover it!you are very talented! :D
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kainatnadeem Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
its beautiful. Worth watching :)
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E-Blizard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist

Wow, beautiful! :D

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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
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Sacha31 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice :D
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