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Prayer Machine by jubjubjedi Prayer Machine by jubjubjedi
Another concept based on Roger Zelazny's book, Lord of Light. This device, build by master artificer and "God of Death, Yama, is used to "reincarnate" the hero of the novel, Mahasamatman (Sam for short), who has been relegated to Nirvana as a form of exile after committing acts of terrorism against the Pantheon of "Hindu Gods". Such an extreme punishment (or reward, depending on how you look at it), is due to the fact that the characters have the ability to reincarnate themselves into new bodies, and Sam's relegation to Nirvana made it impossible for him to return into a new form... until this machine was built.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I was at a noodle restaurant today and i saw a giant Buddha statue. I was reminded of your work immediately :D  
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
LOOOOL... yeah, maybe i should have given that Buddha more of a sci-fi twist of some sort...
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
I don't think there's much of a twist you can add to a jolly fat guy while making it still look like buddha 
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PrimordialNothingnes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
This looks phenomenal
Truly worthy of an animated series or a video game
It reminds me of Asuras' Wrath
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Thanks for the kind words :) !!
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:iconnatrill:
Natrill Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow....I'm speechless
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thanks for the kind words!
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
all praise the machine god~~!!
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
LOL!  Not sure if there is a passing resemblance to the Omnissiah... XD
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
lol what if this is the void dragon?...o_0
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Oooooooo....that's a Necron god, right??  If I remember my 40K BS correctly, LOL...
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
well thats the popular teory. that void dragon is the machine god in mars. 
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Ah, that's right...I read about that in one of the novels.  So hard to keep up with all the obscure fluff..
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh its actually in a book? i tot it was just fan teory. 
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
That looks amazing o.o It's like a dang photo.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thanks!!
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PaulMorningstar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
You've got me at "Roger Zelazny's", but the idea and concept of merging technology with Budda is really cool :) Nice work, keep them coming.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thanks!  I really dig stories that merge mythology/spirituality with science fiction concepts!
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love to see art based on that book. You are amazing with your concept and visions. I have to read again. In the spanish version they reordered the novell :( I will try to read in the correct order now. I always feel that there are gaps in the argument.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Oh really?  Interesting... I wonder what they changed.  I am guessing they made the story more linear, because a lot of people were confused by the fact that the story jumps to the past early in the book.  It never used to bother me and a lot of modern books are like that, but it was a common complaint.
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yormanswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
That's the dope out feed, for societies negative energy.
Great work!
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STrikeRevolver Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
sooo.... in your mind, this is sam's followers praying machine or all of them looked like this ?
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raypettit74 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That rocks J!!!
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:iconesuterure2006:
ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
When religion hits technology I love it.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
One of my favorite themes, as well as the combination of myth and science!!!
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ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
That too.
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ThePhantomComics Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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LadyMariko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I like the way it looks now. Not every picture has to be super-duper shaded. The sketchiness of this art is what it gives this specific mood. I'm astonished.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, I did a line-drawing/sketch of this piece first before scanning it in and painting it in PS. For architecture or environments, it's usually easier to draw first to get accurate perspective and stuff, though a lot of people these days do mock ups in a 3D program, take a screen shot, and paint over those mock ups.
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Howard-Beale Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
this is awesome. I can never get scenery right. I should check this book out. Seems like I only ever read cyberpunk novels anymore.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, I'm so-so when it comes to environments. For the most part, it's about having good inspiration, reference, and accurate pespective :).
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Whoa! Nice plot and drawing
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VoltaireArts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Really Cool Man!!!>..

Fantastic!!!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Thanks for the compliments!
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a-t-thunderbird Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Lord of Light is my favourite book, and I must say, this is a very impressive concept of that scene. Great job.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Thanks! Nice to hear from a fan of the novel. I'm reading Creatures of Light and Darkness at the moment as well.
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twitchy01 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
lovely. To me it reminds me in a way of 40K
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Mueslistopheles Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Looking good. I particularly like the red light, that finishes off the composition and the colours so well. Keep that in, whatever you do.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Will do!
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Settzer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Very awesome.
Makes me want to pick this book up.
Is it hard to find, or is it library material?
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
It's a classic, so it's easy to find. They just released a new edition this year as well. Have a good read if you pick it up!!
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FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great environment :D
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Thanks!
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teemunkle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   Digital Artist
great work.:+fav:
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:iconphiq:
phiq Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
Fantastic concept chap! You'd better get a concept artist job one of these days. :thumbsup:
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
I'm hoping!
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dustsplat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
nice nice. its coming along nicely. is this gona be one of your finals?
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:iconjubjubjedi:
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Yeah, I believe so. I'll work on it more if I have time.
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Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Looking pretty cool so far Jubjub, I always like it when you combine religion and science together because it is beautiful and a little disturbing at the same time when you consider all the implications.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
Yeah, you should read this book then! It's not much of a moral tale or anything, It just has some interesting, creative ideas in it.
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