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Autumn of Humanity by BLPH Autumn of Humanity by BLPH
"To our great surprise, the enemy has advanced faster and stronger than we expected. City upon city is being lost in the battle. The more we take out, the more come. We kill one and ten new crawl out of cracks, holes, and corners. Thousands of civilians, women, children, were brutally slaughtered. Their superiority is appaling!
So far, nothing has been found that could stop their advances. We are running out of time."



Man, I'm so glad that I managed to finish this painting. This piece took me by far longer than any other project. I spent pretty much my entire free time during my vacations on it, so working-time should be something between 60 and 90 hours dooming with Photoshop's default hard round brush. Conclusion: my will to destroy things seems to be larger than my laziness. lol.


Basic concept behind it: some super-high-developed mutated spiders have decided that it's much more enjoyable to rule humanity than to be ruled by humanity, so they start invading cities and tape down every resistant force to the ground where they can slowly rot away by themselves.
At this point, I'd especially like to thank `j4m3sb0nd with his seemingly neverending stream of ideas. He was definitely a great help!


Enjoy :)


PS: If you like this one, you might also like Unhallowed Dystopia


Facts:
:bulletblue: Software used: Photoshop
:bulletblue: Hardware: Wacom Intuos 3
:bulletblue: Working time: ~60-90 hours
:bulletblue: Original resolution: 4800x7200px
:bulletblue: Final PSD-size: 463 MB (my laptop needs ages to open/save it :P)
:bulletblue: Temp PS-file: 10.4 GB
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:iconindiana-time-rider:
Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Woooooooooooooooooooooow, this looks so dystopian, and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :woohoo:
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:iconindiana-time-rider:
Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
You're very welcome! :3 
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:iconcassielwinchester:
cassielwinchester Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SIMPLY, WOW! :0 in complete awe...
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you so much! :D
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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BRAVO!! !
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 :heart:Happy Day by RogerKeithBarrett 
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:iconxmfcx:
xmfcx Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That spider web with spider looks so oldschool.

just wanted to say it.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Digital Artist
I.... have no idea how I should take it :p
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:iconxmfcx:
xmfcx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks nostalgic and nostalgic is good ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Digital Artist
In that case, thank you very much :p
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Gorgeous, hands down!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Do you know where can i find to read this story?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Digital Artist
In my head :p
Well, I made it up on the fly. Therefore, there is no full story.
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
But when you make the story complete, can you send me the link? please?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Digital Artist
As I said, I made it up on the fly and am not planning to develop that further in any way. I might paint a new post-apocalyptic scenery that could require a background-story, but a logic follow up is unlikely...
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
ok,ok. :)
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Really beautiful. :)
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:icondroedi:
DrOedi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   General Artist
what a big original file size!! How much RAM and HDD did your laptop have??

btw awesome picture!! :icongoodjobplz:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Hmm, 2GB RAM and 75GB HDD (from which 63GB are used). It's definitely not the most comfortable way of doing stuff, but my constant lack of money prevents me getting a new computer xD
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DrOedi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   General Artist
oo, so 2gb ram is enough... are your laptop getting hot when you use high resolution on Photoshop? what processor did you use?
(sorry for the questions, because now I want to buy a laptop, but still confused about the spec for digital painting.. hehe.. ^^;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   Digital Artist
My laptop is actually pretty robust (Lenovo R52). Not the fastest with its 1.7 GHz Intel Celeron processor, but I guess it does its job quite well xD

Actually, as for painting, you can almost take the oldest computers there are because hardware doesn't matter as much as it does for 3D-artists who need to render out everything with as much processing power as possible. A 5 year old computer works for digital paintings just fine and, as long as you stay within reasonable sizes (aka. anything below 5000 pixels), you won't experience a whole lot of issues. As for the heat, it pretty much depends on the environment. If I'm sitting in the sun, 30C outside, I'll quickly notice that the laptop isn't particularly happy about that. But other than that, it's not really getting hot, just a bit warm ;)
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becra1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
welcome to earth.
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:icontommen3:
TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
¡¡¡PERFECTION¡¡
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Epic! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
:)
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:iconfriedinsanity:
friedinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Incredible image! ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconaxelofart:
AxelOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Looking at this made me actually dizzy for a second xD
Amazing work :heart:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you :)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great perspective
excellent work
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Photographer
featured in my journal.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconabsinto10:
Absinto10 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Really nice pos-appocaliptic scenary!! =)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconeve-rebil:
Eve-Rebil Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing perspective and atmosphere. I love the idea, spiders are so cool :D
Very beautifully done :clap:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconkirimitsu:
kirimitsu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
104 GB!? Wooow! :D
Great detail and awesome perspective!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Actually, it was "just" 10.4 gigs. Nevertheless, thanks :)
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:iconankh22:
ankh22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
amazing piece :wow:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconszbooklover:
szbooklover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Wow, that is quite amazing!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsemilex:
SemiLex Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It made me fall off my chair..awesome
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