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A take on civilization. This is what we did. No need to explain further... right?

Illustration for Hysterical Minds new release EMPATHY, based on the usage of complementary colors. This one took ages to complete!

Face and hand from depositphotos.com, landscape built from nature shots of Edimburgh, Jaén and Murcia. Rest of pics from sxc.hu. Don't miss the step by step process. Click here!
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:iconhakam4:
hakam4 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Dream work .. great
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:icon1ijoel:
1ijoel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
I believe once she's had enough she'll shake us off like fleas or so I hope.
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:iconsleepymario:
sleepymario Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
A-MA-ZING!!!
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:iconmuffincannibalart:
MuffinCannibalArt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
tree titties
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:iconionyen:
Ionyen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The symbolism and realistic presentation is so incredible it makes me feel so bad about what humanity does to this planet this picture is one of the best. Most expressing pictures I've ever seen and overall a really great work.
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:iconelektrastarstorm:
ElektraStarstorm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student General Artist
I wish this wasn't true...
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:iconmastermiinde:
MasterMiINDE Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
IKR :( (Sad) Waaaah! 
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:iconscruffit:
Scruffit Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The symbolism is incredible
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:iconthesilverpoet:
thesilverpoet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So true ....
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:iconzappa10:
zappa10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY EXPRESSIVE.  GREAT JOB!
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:iconxleos:
xleos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.

Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.

A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang, and although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone.
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:iconclanculum:
clanculum Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Breathtaking masterpiece, incredibly true and incredibly sad. It's a pity it's so real.
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:icongeminyfox:
GeminyFox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so traue T_T but awesome pic
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:iconkamzil118:
Kamzil118 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
When the machinations of man slowly break down mother nature itself.
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:iconpuzzlecubesnick:
PuzzleCubesNick Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  New Deviant
This is amazing! Very well done.
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:iconadanrocks:
AdanRocks Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
 i dont care about the message, but the art is AMAZING!
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:iconnsebleed:
nsebleed Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  New Deviant
Wow if there no mother nature there no you fucking retarded bitch
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:iconadanrocks:
AdanRocks Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Anyone using "mother nature" seriously doesn't deserve my time
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:iconpoeticalpha:
PoeticAlpha Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic artwork. I would have loved to see a bullet in between the gun and mother earth with smoke from the barrel mixing with the pollution of the cities. I think that would have made a great finishing touch but still 10/10
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:iconcroatian2:
Croatian2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
The first 5 s i was whats this
Then i realized and we are also shooting ourselves
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:iconcroatian2:
Croatian2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
At first 5 s i was whats this?
Then i realized and we are also shooting ourselves
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:icon3892:
3892 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
She'll be perfectly fine! All we did is shoot ourselves!
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:iconirishcomicfanatic:
IrishComicfanatic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yup xD
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:icongetscriba:
GetScriba Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work
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:iconkinia100yolo:
Kinia100yolo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
:(
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:iconpumais:
Pumais Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Tha would made some insane visual effects shot in some game/movie :i
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:iconbwbyars:
BWByars Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Truth
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:iconasaeperez:
asaeperez Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
... wow
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:iconiceprinzess15:
Iceprinzess15 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  New Deviant
OMG this makes me so sad because it's so true😩😭 but by the way this work is incredible !!!!
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:iconjanikal:
JanikaL Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconcruximo:
cruximo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Heyyy!please look at my art!🎨
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:iconbelendor:
Belendor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved the details!
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:iconetriganswamp:
EtriganSwamp Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Why do we hurt the one's we love? ;)
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:iconwithertoad:
Withertoad Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every human being has a temptation to do something even if it is wrong. That's just my theory :p
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:icongroomsman:
Groomsman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
I think I get the message here
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:iconandyw10:
andyw10 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Too true...
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:iconedibale-artist:
Edibale-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconholacoteba:
holacoteba Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
me encanto
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:iconxxvionighthunterxx:
xXVioNightHunterXx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So what if it's unoriginal, I still think it has great meaning drawn into it ;)
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:iconavarice88:
Avarice88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Explain how you uploaded this unoriginal image without the industrial hand you are damming?
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:icontinynarwhal:
TinyNarwhal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  New Deviant
Stfu ass
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:icontinynarwhal:
TinyNarwhal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  New Deviant
Jk
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:iconvin113:
vin113 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unpopular opinon I'm guessing but I think this picture is way too on the nose, too edgy, not really unique in any way. Like it starts and stops at the most basic interpretation of nature vs industry.
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Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
I get what you mean on this picture.  The visuals are beautifully-crafted, but high art (which I imagine this picture is aiming to be) has to be just as mental/emotional as it is visual, and the message behind this is, as you said, on the nose.

There is one thing here, however, that makes this a little mysterious for me.  Why does the gun have lips; lips as beautiful as Nature's lips no less?  Maybe the picture is trying to say that Industry/Civilization is not inherently bad (hence the one beautiful part of the gun), but something that can be taken too far and at great cost?  If that's the case, it would make better sense of the title being "Betrayal" (rather than something like "Murder") and would add perhaps just enough depth to save the picture from being too blunt.

Doesn't really do anything to subvert how Nature is a woman and Ruination (I get the feeling that the hand holding the gun isn't the same entity as the gun itself) is a man, but I personally don't mind that cliche/imagery/tradition/etc.
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LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This should be a Daily Deviation :wow:
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:iconmulek169:
Mulek169 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Brilliant!!
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:iconironlion82:
IronLion82 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece of work. Very Apropos.
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:iconemmaweng:
emmaweng Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
I love the symbolism and meaning in this picture. The details are also stunning
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:iconteslafist:
teslafist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
this is very true man, we are killing earth and mother earth needs to heal but humans do nothing but make it worse
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