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When the Flood Came by BLPH When the Flood Came by BLPH
"Nobody has this expected to happen. The earthquake's severity as well as the ensueing flood. I have lost everything, my friends, my family, anything I have ever possessed. The only thing left is my life. When we heard about the tsunami, we ran. We ran for our lifes, and some didn't make it.
I ended up here, watching the full impact. Nothing will ever be the same again."


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This is a collaboration between =CommanderEVE and me. Eve provided me with 3D-references of the person and the platform and I painted them! The rest is drawn from scratch. Hope you like it! Favs are greatly appreciated :)

Also, I want to categorically rant at this point. I know, the images depicting Japan's misery are currently in abundance right now, but I want to make something clear: I feel for the people, not the country. Yes, Japan is the origin of manga/anime/pokemon/naruto/whatever. So? This is just a trend, nothing worth mourning about (there are millions of people drawing manga that live outside of Japan). You cannot kill a trend; those will always live on. If you have a problem with that: bad for you. I'm just getting sick of those crying over man-made stuff when there is actual life endangered. And please, if I ever hear another pearl-harbor-reference, I'm gonna shoot the respective person.
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- Software used: Photoshop
- Hardware: Wacom Intuos 3
- Effective working time: ~20h
- Original resolution: 4200x3150px
- Layers: ~80
- PSD filesize: 393MB
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pearl Harbor reference? Why? What're people saying?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Basically, some idiots were saying crap along the lines of "That's what Japan gets for bombing Pearl Harbor" and that they "deserved it" etc...
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh.
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:iconsmartsendy34:
smartsendy34 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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:iconprimavistax:
primavistax Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconsonic4boom:
Sonic4Boom Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you make these freakingly cool and deadly masterpieces?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Painting at high resolutions and tons of patience.... :p
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:iconnoticepart:
NoticePart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is lovely. Wow. You really put a lot of work into this. good job!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:icondoodlescribble:
doodlescribble Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that's amazing. And I agree; smoothen out the background to give it a little more depth. Otherwise, it's quite breathtaking :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondaniel-caller:
Daniel-Caller Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Amazing
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Daniel-Caller Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
The two works i put in my favourites are very different and show great versatility
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Once again, thank you! :)
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:iconartconscript:
artconscript Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Dennnent!
Incoming!
Great work!So great effective effects!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkitiekat4u:
kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow this is wonderful :heart:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkitiekat4u:
kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow this is wonderful :heart:
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:iconartistmyx:
artistmyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow!!!very cool piece!!sure fav for me!!!^^
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconkailonrames:
kailonrames Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I like this. The angle is compelling the depth is amazing. The colors are beautiful. Very nice piece. Thank you.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank YOU for your kind words! :aww:
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:iconty13r:
Ty13r Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Great work!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice perspective! Try smoothing out or lightening the background up to give it more depth.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Good point, I'll take it into consideration :)
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:iconblueyellowred:
BlueYellowRed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice, great atmosphere and shading <3
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwill-langlands:
Will-Langlands Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Beautiful :sun:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwill-langlands:
Will-Langlands Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
You're welcome :sun:
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:iconf0r3ign:
f0r3ign Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Lovin' the piece and furthermore the concept. Our thoughts are with Japan!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you; and yes, hope everything will turn out for the better.
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:iconnatsexoticcreations:
NatsExoticCreations Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
:bow:
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:iconsqurrl:
squrrl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Great composition too.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsimplytina:
Simplytina Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsimplytina:
Simplytina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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:iconrcmc2:
rcmc2 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
One of the best illustrations I've seen! Incredible!!!:):)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconrcmc2:
rcmc2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconwoodenmarker:
WoodenMarker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
A wonderful piece. Looks rather tranquil unlike what's happening in Japan. Keep up the good work.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsummer-hed:
Summer-Hed Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Impressive. It brigngs me some apocalyptic feelings ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe, glad I succeeded with what I had in mind ;)
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:iconacidifiers:
acidifiers Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Digital Artist
wow, I love this.
really sends out a message
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