Derby #143: Earth Day
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The Beast Sleeps

The Beast Sleeps
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Drakxxx


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For Earth Day, Drak slays the giant factory beast and flies a kite.

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bongoman1000


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This is so awesome!! Im definitely gonna buy this one if it gets printed.

odysseyroc


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This is my favorite of the derby so far. Now go plant that tree of woe.





Draug


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Drakxxx, this reminds me of Castle in the Sky. And it's a wonderful piece!

Run, little drakxxxy, run! XD

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

Norsemin


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Just ordered your shirt from the Lit. derby, checked on the new derby and this was the first thing I saw. You are one of my favorite artists and I really hope this does well, and I agree it seems reminiscent of Castle in the Sky

littleclyde


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lovely.

Spiritgreen


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Nice work Draxxx! (surely you get bored of hearing that by now :p )

paigeg


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Steampunk nature. Huh! Oddly cool!

Jestik


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and here I was thinking this might not be the derby for you. HA! You've even managed to create coolness for the treehugging derby.

you never cease to amaze, Drakxxx...

cmdixon2


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Wow, I wasn't sure how you'd come up with something for this derby, but you've come up with something great as usual! I don't know how you do it (or when you possibly sleep for that matter). Awesome work!

keelhaulkate


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good job as usual. yay kites!

SquirrelsAreMean


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Whoa, awesome! I want to wear this so bad!

thejapanesefrog


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Nice statement!

IgnatiusRiley


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Wow... is there any theme that you can't turn into something wonderfully sinister?

espetrell


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I love this shirt, especially the kites XD. Keep making epic shirts, Drakxxx! GMV

flamespear


quality posts: 4 Private Messages flamespear
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This reminds me of Demigod. Cool!

sharkswithlasers349


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I JUST watched Castle in the Sky again today, and seeing this definitely reminds me of it. Great design!

capedcrusader514


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Obviously an awesome illo but the colors seem a little to saturated to me. I think I'd like it a little more muted.

rowanofrin


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This totally reminds me of Laputa: Castle in the Sky. Nature+Robots=Amazing.

Jeffarehappy


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Reminds me a lot of Shadow of the Colossus, but in a good way!

DJ9975


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The two kite flying figures top this off for me. Reminiscent of Salvador Dali :-D

grrlmarvel


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I always dig your stuff, but this one... wow. Love it. I can imagine a million stories around this... which I love!!

JoshuaHippie


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this seriously reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus. Sweet pic dude

-Love & Peace
The Hippie

SnowQueenVT


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You are so creative, your images are so fantastic, it's a lot of fun to be on the front lines with you and see what else you are going to serve up.
It is like being with greatness right at it's very beginning.
You deserve all the encouragement and praise we can heap on you just to be sure you continue to empty yourself into your fabulous artwork.
Thanks for the brain treat!

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

walmazan


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love it, and i want it! congrats, I love this master piece!

jakewalczak


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Sorta reminds me of Kirby Dream Land 2; King Dedede's castle.

Very cool

Toscha


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I absolutely love this one. gmv.

DJ9975


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Due to today's daily shirt.woot I can only think to call this: Impressive. Most impressive...

In spite of my indifference to (most) all things Earth Day related, I have to say that this shirt is, in the words of my daughter, awesometastic. GMV and I will buy WHEN it prints.

CassandraPio


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Is the robot a good robot or a bad robot? My first thought when I saw it was that he was the Iron Giant, who really liked nature, but your comment about slaying him makes me think that he's ripping up the trees in a not-so-nice manner...

Drakxxx


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CassandraPio wrote:Is the robot a good robot or a bad robot? My first thought when I saw it was that he was the Iron Giant, who really liked nature, but your comment about slaying him makes me think that he's ripping up the trees in a not-so-nice manner...


The concept is that it's a giant robot with factories built on top of it, so the people who control it move it around the earth and use it to sap natural resources.

This illustration depicts the robot no longer operational (The Beast Sleeps), and tress and nature are growing around and on top of it.

It's essentially a happy ending scenario were Mother Earth has triumphed, if that makes sense.

Thank you for all the comments and support as always guys.


jseamans78


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I don't understand the nuke symbol, seeing as how nuke power is better for the environment than most other industries and requires way less resources. Well I guess the uniformed will decide on their own.

MontyJr


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I may buy two of these, one to wear and the other to frame and put on my wall. Needless to say I think it's an awesomely beautiful design. GMV

visix


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jseamans78 wrote:I don't understand the nuke symbol, seeing as how nuke power is better for the environment than most other industries and requires way less resources. Well I guess the uniformed will decide on their own.


I am a programmer at a nuclear power plant and I agree with your sentiment, however it is worth noting that the most effective long term power source for a giant robot would likely be a small nuclear power plant (like nuclear subs). It would not be feasible to truck natural resources like coal or oil to a power plant that is continuously moving. Nuclear plants by contrast require regular maintenance but only require a shutdown and new fuel rods every 2 years on average.

Exohdus


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Drakxxx is there any chance you got any concept ideas from the game Demigod? And if you aren't familiar with it go look at the cover of it, one of the demigods is similar to your dead robot.

Also, still a huge fan of damn near every piece you do. Some strike me as works I'd love on my wall but too dark for me to really wear. But this one has a great light hearted natural vibe, while still maintaining your very distinct style. Bravo sir.

redarius


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Dude, Drakxxx, everything you do is pure refined awesome, concentrated into a solid gem of win.

I want to buy this shirt twice.

azdarkknight


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I think you are the only person who could get me to wear this colour shirt. I dont need to say any more, its been said above.

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