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Confrontation by BLPH Confrontation by BLPH
It was a strange and repulsive sight: a gigantic life-giving organ, pulsing and quivering. This terrible tumour was becoming ever more visible: a living membrane entangled with veins, tiny black figures crawling out, running about in a businesslike way, like ants...

Artyom never had to deal with a pack of hunting predators before, but for some reason he had no doubts that the creatures were preparing to attack. It was time to act. Turning sharply around, he shouldered his machine gun and caught one of the dark figures in its sight.

excerpt from: Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

Upon popular demand, here's the promised post-apocalyptic piece. It's loosely based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's book "Metro 2033" (yes, I'm referring to the book, not the video game); I was not entirely sure which theme to pick, so I ended up mixing a few together: The main protagonist roaming the streets and encountering one of the dark ones at the botanical garden.

I quite enjoyed reading this, so if you're somewhat into dystopic novels, this could be of your interest. It basically talks about humanity's remains after a nuclear war and how they try to survive against the creatures that have popped up due to mutation thanks to radiation. The surviving people have moved into the subway-stations and try to live their lives there.

Well, I hope this piece is to your delight. I'd be more than happy about a comment or fav. Enjoy! :)

Oh, by the way, I saved this into different PSDs during the process. Means: if you're interested, I can do a walkthrough ;)

Technical facts:
- Original size: 3750x5000
- Photoshop CS3
- Working time: 20-30h
- The previous excerpt is a little mash-up of different passages. You won't find them in this order ;p
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Loved the book, and I am amazed by your work. Great one!

The truth about the Dark ones... Didn't saw that comming...
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Absolutely surprising how things cleared up at the end, definitely! Thanks a lot for your compliments :)
abravewolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Welcome! Keep it great :)
ArtisanDwarf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OuO Yay post-apocalyptic! I especially love the gritty feel to this, and the burning clouds in the sky. Nice work! :heart:

I'll have to look this book up, it sounds interesting. :3
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :bow:
Severin101 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Это великолепно! Ты просто мастер!
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Спасибо! :)
paniskio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I love this chapter!
The predators are really scary and intense if imagine them in your head..... And the way they keep moving with Artyom, it gives me the creeps
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Digital Artist
One of the best passages of the book, for sure! The only one being above that is, in my opinion, the final chapter where Artyom starts to understand his "visions".
paniskio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yeah. When you realise the truth of the Dark Ones
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