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Invarion by ursulav Invarion by ursulav
God only knows what it means--I certainly don't. Somewhere in my head there's this world made entirely of tan concrete, full of gears and archetypal woman. I can't tell you anything about this woman, I don't know where she's going or where she's from, or why, like some latter-day Justice, she's wandering around blind with broken swords. I can tell you, however, that the room she's in is three flights down from the concrete crane, through the second doorway and the museum of dog armor, past a giant mural of a firebreathing avocado, through a locked door that can only be opened by humming the chorus to 'Billion Dollar Babies." And really, that's far more information than you need anyhow.

Painter, Photoshop, pencil. This painting went on the cover of the book "The Eternal Trust" by Melinda Rucker Haynes, which I thought was kinda cool.
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mintyoreo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
j'adore
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AirborneTerror Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I like!
Gears, Gears!... :D
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just want to see the mural of the firebreathing avocado.
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ThisCharade Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
The piece is beautiful and thought provoking. The description is amazing. cheers.
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Gepetto887 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Okay... If you don't plan on ever creating a story based on this works, then you need to let someone else do it for you (hint hint, nudge nudge).

You have no right to deprive the world of such a vision.

Always,
robert mason
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
This is wonderful! I love the concept that the woman can't see and has broken swords (I have fun trying to figure out what's going on.) This piece has an air about it that reminds me of Brom's work.
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sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Very beautiful painting. I like the contrasts. Cool concept, as well.
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:iconak-47:
ak-47 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Absolutely enchanting. I was always a sucker for the sepia-coloured artwork. :D
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Vampire--Kitten Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This the my favorite of your Gearworld paintings.
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MamiSah Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
At least I'm not the only one who draws without knowing what she's doing...
Your work is fantastic, and choosing a piece to fav has been a nightmare.
Congratulations. Your gallery is one of the most wonderful I've ever seen.

:+fav:
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TheIvorytowers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
she kinda reminds me of Justice with her sword and blindfold... and a broken sword instead of a scale >.< anywho beautifull art.
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StormCry Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
Now, personally, you've got me interested in the "Firebreathing Avocado Mural." I want to see it!
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Shadow-Servant Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
Am I the only one who sees the jackal? :O_o:

Great piece, the lack of bright colors really fits the mood well and the details are so crisp that it lends an air of realism to a piece that was obviously not colored or drawn to emulate real life. Clapworthy for sure. :clap:
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half-dark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
You should make a map of gear world! or maybe a picture of some open plane of it!... does it have open planes? It has to have a top-side at SOME point?
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Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004
the gears in the background kick ass:!: :!: :!:
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DeathStorm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
I like the background behind her and the posing. Beautiful job, it feels kinf of...grimy, almost. But mysterious too o.o
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sesquipedalian Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
At first glance, I thought the shape on the big cog behind the woman was a swastika. 0_o

Anyway. A very enigmatic pic - lots of nice colors and textures, though. :+fav:.
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Jack-of-all-trades Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
An alice cooper fan?
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deruberninja Featured By Owner May 1, 2004
So... good...
The description was a little disturbing (I have a fire-breathing avacado phobia), but this still looks great.

And by great, I mean, about the best thing ever.
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm particularly intrigued by the twin splashes of blood on the wall behind her -- I find myself wondering what the connection is between the mystery woman here and the Angel of Babylon. Yes, there's definitely a story there somewhere. (Although I'm not quite sure how the fire-breathing avocado fits in...)
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Slumber Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2004
Wow, your art is amzing.
The shape of the sword on the left almost looks like a gun barrel. It creates an interesting effect.
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-blink-once- Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2003
nicely done and wtg for getting this on a book cover!
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smurfwreck Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2003
Wow, this is really cool.
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siedhr Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2003  Student Writer
oh, but there is a story somewhere. she can definitely see. and I know that cause of the smile. she smiles at something and it's not an I remember smile.
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2002  Professional Photographer
Strange a bit ... but a very nice job ...
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arielferreyra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
Beatifull work!!!! Love it!!!
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eilidh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
Way to go, lass, once mor. Thumbs Up
Great job.
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asunder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2002  Professional General Artist
wow... this.. is.. amazing.. it deserves so much more Oops!
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dark-princess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2002
nice.... :) (Smile)
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polaris Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2002
"AND JUSTICE FOR ALL"



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disenchanted Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2002
I love your descriptions... :) (Smile) Great work. The mute colors make everything flow nicely.
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succubusx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2002
Very nice, your work is absolutely amazing.
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everdark Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2002
Strange, it makes me think of Tarot cards.
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