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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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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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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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