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After The Apocalypse... by bergamind After The Apocalypse... by bergamind
ok... another post-apocalyptic extravaganza... it seems armageddon has become my specialty... "we need to destroy the world... who should we call? Claudio!!"... oh well.

It was commissioned by german thrash legends Paradox as cover art for their album "Tales of The Weird"... which is about, guess what!? the end of mankind!!! XD.

I've been watching a lot of documentaries about the Mayan Prophecies and December 2012 but there was one that stood out. An old doc about Zechariah Sitchin and the giant Planet Nibiru... Dr Sitchin explained how this giant planet Nibiru, millions of years ago, collided with a planet that used to orbit between Mars and Jupiter, that's why there's an astroid belt in that orbit now. Supposedly, Nibiru, which follows an elliptical vertical orbit around the Sun, will pass again, this time very near Earth... resulting in massive cataclysmic events. I was hooked! I needed to include Nibiru in one of my paintings... this was the right time!

The characters I kind of stole them from the 1979 Buck Rogers pilot movie. Buck returns to his native city, only to find ruins and deformed survivors of the holocaust. If you watch it now, you'll probably laugh, but at age 6, it really scare the crap out of me! I'm pretty sure they used cloaks to hide the fact that they didn't have enough budget to apply mutant-make up to all the stunt-men, but that was actually a better solution, no special effect can compete with your own fears... who knows what hides underneath those cloaks right?

All textures were taken from here [link]

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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Whow ! Fantastic dark atmosphere and creepy characters !!
yarDarkwood Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
reminds me of thundarr the barbarian :D i love it.
artyom2013 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
*a "stalker" comes up to the surface from the metros to see the preacher from the Metro last light trailer* Stalker: Hey, MUDAK! You ok?!
Preacher: ARMAGEDDON!!!!

Stalker: ummmmmmm....oooookkkkaaayyyy
ForestoFairies Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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IsthmusLine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I found this curious
VICTOX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
УУУУ - отлично!!!!
segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't think that Nibiru is going to be that kind of threat, although that's just my gut feeling. Love the piece and that's how Lovecraft was so efective, for the most part he left his horrors in the shadows and let hints and suggestions do the work. Thank You
bergamind Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Uhhh... There wasn't any Lovecraft inspiration for this one. I agree about Nibiru though... I don't think it'll be this kind of threat; but it makes hell of a scene!!!
W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Your wonderful work is featured here:[link].
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