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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]

cheers!
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:iconthierrycravatte:
ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Whow ! Fantastic dark atmosphere and creepy characters !!
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yarDarkwood Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
reminds me of thundarr the barbarian :D i love it.
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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
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ForestoFairies Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great!
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!
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IsthmusLine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I found this curious
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VICTOX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
УУУУ - отлично!!!!
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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
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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!!!
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W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Your wonderful work is featured here:[link].
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
:onfire: ... excellent!
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anais24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Awesome!
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willyoudieforme Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is just epic :wow::la::wow:
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rottsho Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Really nice!!
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destinyeternity Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Jesus!! If this is what the end of the world looked like, it'd be utterly terrifying. It's a brilliant and creepy pic.
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Journie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy and awesome :iconclapplz:
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maravilloso trabajo!!
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NijixSmallGrey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks so cool! I love the lighting I can't stop looking at it!
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Ingkells Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
epic background and designs, too badass!
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Vordazeth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Nice...very very Nice....
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Kuruzu88 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the shadows and the light are just ... beautiful! really awesome work :D
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killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
well done i feel that the asteriods are too close and not part of the space , the light is spectacular
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bergamind Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Yes.. in real life you probably wouldn't be able to even see them...
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IzzyF Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmigod. Ive heard some Paradox. And they commissioned this? Wow. This is amazing.
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bergamind Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Oh yeah... I'lve done three covers for them so far.
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IzzyF Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.
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quargon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
phoar, that background is amazing. i love the mood to this piece, great job!
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esk6a Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork! I love the mood of this so much!
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nime080 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job!
I like the flare effects, they're strong without disturbing the image and let you guess that some tecnology is still functional... for how long?
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Seito03 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Writer
great OO
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
really great work :clap:
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bergamind Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
thanks! =)
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
You're very welcome :hug:
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tadba Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how ever you did this....wow. just wow
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