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Fallout by taylorsmith Fallout by taylorsmith
Hey, guys, long time no art. I've been prowling around the site for a few weeks, but haven't been able to post nary anything because of school and personal reasons. I've been kind of reluctant about posting this, just because I've grown to hate it with the endless hours I've worked on it. It is one of the pieces going on to the VASE State Competition in Houston; I may post the other soon, if I gather the time and motivation.

This piece was something totally different and interesting to work on... it started in the downloadable program Alchemy as a flurry of shapes, but ended up morphing into some sort of reality reminiscent of the infamous Rabbit Hole. I get tired of the cliché "Alice in Wonderland" pictures, though, so I ended up taking a more post-apocalyptic spin, making a composition that represents my view of fallout shelters.

Then again, I would really like you, the viewer, to decide for yourself what a fallout shelter is: a beautiful escape from the unavoidable Rapture, or a claustrophobic nightmare that bastardizes the broken home.

Excuse me for the formal language, I've been writing an essay, and just now took a break to post this. :) I'm still in Student mode.

Thanks for looking, and I appreciate your feedback!

PSCS2 + PSCS4.
20 hours off and on?
Welcome to Rapture - Garry Schyman.
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Given 2012-03-17
Fallout by ~taylorsmith ( Suggested by jinzilla and Featured by Negatic )
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DeathInkNG Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   General Artist
Awesome!
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JSalinger7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
While this was initially not while I was looking for... I must say it is an unappreciated masterpiece! One man could some up my entire experience in finding this piece, "It was a happy accident."


Clearly if Mr. Dali was still walking the Earth, This would be another piece of his!

-JSalinger7
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Jay54 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Trippy, to say the least. He must be in Vault 106. Someone better fix the gas leak in there. Kinda reminds me of Genndy Tartakovsky's stuff, the creator of Samurai Jack.
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EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
perception wut r u doin
perception
perception STAHP
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AlexandrVirus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Holy shit!
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very trippy! :D Thank you for sharing this wonderful world with us! :D
-WHM
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:icontaylorsmith:
taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aah, thank you for kindly receiving it! :) I'm very happy that you like it.
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Honey-Cairns Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This would have to be one of my favourite pieces of arkwork I've seen so far, I just can't stop staring at it. It's so good. I don't even know what to type about it.
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah, that makes me so happy to hear! I'm thrilled that you like it so much! :) thank you!!
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Honey-Cairns Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
n_n Thanks for sharing it :)
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:iconmistrfuckingsunshine:
Dali would be so proud!
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:icontaylorsmith:
taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope he would be! :) thank you!
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:iconmistrfuckingsunshine:
No problem! I really enjoyed the piece; thanks for uploading it. Congrats on the DD, by the way!
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Chamjari Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Fallout shelters are cliche' so give up on that, but this is a really good image. The first time befuddled me, but 20 mins of Korean tv and pursed lip thinking finally let me see the rare comedy of this piece.
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well, it's a little late for me to give up on the idea, but I appreciate the feedback! I'm sorry it confused you so, though I'm glad you were able to get something out of it.
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BurningGlory Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Writer
I like the concept. Great job!
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you do! thank you! :)
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BurningGlory Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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Jex-LumiKhoth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how I saw this in the Daily Deviations, and as a thumbnail I thought it was some sort of weird machine, then after clicking on it, I find it's nothing like that. . .
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah, that's very interesting how the size changes your perception! I hope the actual piece wasn't too much of a let down. :)
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Jex-LumiKhoth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, oh no, don't worry, the piece was itself turned out to be pretty amazing regardless, I must admit though, it was interesting when I looked back at the thumbnail and started to focus more on how the shapes seem to form the look of a machine on a thumbnail, only to click and see something else entirely. I think it does indeed make for a very interesting piece.
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aah, I'm glad! now that I ignore the details and look at the thumbnail, I can understand what you're saying! very interesting, I might have to play on this later in other pieces. :)
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Jex-LumiKhoth Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm, it is an interesting idea eh? I quite like the idea of using various images and shapes that all are distinct in what they are, but when put together, show a larger image. :)
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scheming-sanity Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
This would make an excellent poster... This picture is so wonderful that I don't even know where to start. I'm in awe of it. It gives my consciousness the inspiration to delve into so many different places... I can't wait to go through the rest of your album on Deviant Art to see what else you've made.

I hope that you can rekindle your love for this piece of art through all the positive responses that you have received today and will in the future. This is seriously a picture that I would consider buying. In fact if I had the money right now I can guarantee you that I already would've ordered it. :)

Great job!
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh my goodness, thank you so, so much for the thoughtful words! I have begun to rekindle my love for it; peoples' kind words have lessened my indifference towards the piece significantly.

I hope the rest of my gallery wasn't too disappointing, as large and complex pieces like this are hard for me to put out... :') but thank you so much for your enthusiasm!!
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BladetheEchidna1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
War...War never changes...
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
unfortunately it doesn't. but we can always do our best to minimize the consequences. :)
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ParanoiaPurple Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, yeah, my brain just broke
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that's certainly no problem! :)
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SidicusMaximus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting work. So imaginative. The colors and composition are beautiful :clap:
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
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JoJiaMystie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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JoJiaMystie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're Welcome!
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ESSMIIO Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D
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JustPlainBatty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
The detail that you put into this picture is just stunningly awesome :aww: You really deserved the DD :winner: :#1:
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aw, thank you very, very much! :D
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JustPlainBatty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem :aww: It really was awesome :icondragonnod1: :#1:
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natsume-piou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
beautiful!!!!
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:icontaylorsmith:
taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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NoorL3yoon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't laugh ! but honestly i couldn't understand what i just saw :p
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah it's no problem! to this day, I still don't understand what I drew here. :')
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terfifaneeee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
you went to VASE!?!? i went to VASE!! i didnt get to go to state, but a couple of my friends did ^^ great job on this, it's fantastic!!
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AAAH what a small world!! :D I'm sorry you didn't get to go to state... :'( but thank you so much for the kind words!
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terfifaneeee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! ^^
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jim-alex Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work I like your technique and style, I hope to keep on seeing but work yours
If you have time he visits my gallery to know if you like what I draw, greetings
sorry for my bad English
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taylorsmith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no worries! thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoy it! I'll make sure to check out your work as well. :)
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