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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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:iconyormanswell:
That's the dope out feed, for societies negative energy.
Great work!
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:iconstrikerevolver:
sooo.... in your mind, this is sam's followers praying machine or all of them looked like this ?
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raypettit74 Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That rocks J!!!
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:iconesuterure2006:
When religion hits technology I love it.
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:iconjubjubjedi:
One of my favorite themes, as well as the combination of myth and science!!!
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ThePhantomComics Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconladymariko:
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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:iconjubjubjedi:
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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:iconhoward-beale:
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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