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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 Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pearl Harbor reference? Why? What're people saying?
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:iconblph:
BLPH 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 Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh.
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smartsendy34 Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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primavistax Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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Sonic4Boom May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you make these freakingly cool and deadly masterpieces?
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:iconblph:
BLPH May 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Painting at high resolutions and tons of patience.... :p
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NoticePart 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 Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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doodlescribble 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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