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No Solace for the Soulless by Vectortrance No Solace for the Soulless by Vectortrance
No Solace for the Soulless

I've been working on this piece on and off for over 6 months.

The house was made in Photoshop using the vanishing point tool and a lot of high resolution images and textures from various sources. It was heavily inspired by a 19th century piece done by Albert Robida ([link])

Highly experimental, I've never done anything quite like this before, and I used techniques that were new to me. At once I am both extremely proud of this, and somewhat disappointed, as it didn't quite turn out as planned.

That said, the work still leaves the viewer with more questions than answers, something I definitely like to do.



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Technical info:

Duration - 6 months on and off
Original size: 4750 x 6500 @ 300dpi
Based on a sketch by Albert Robida

Stock from:
mjranum.deviantart.com




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:iconngn-art:
NGN-ART Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool man, i love it <3 
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:iconange10:
Ange10 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great ! it's very beautiful... i like the death :D
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:icontimberking:
timberking Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the concept behind the design! Well done!
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:iconxdgaara:
XDgaara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe it reminds me of the movie *UP* ;P
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:iconcitrusgun:
CitrusGun Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is cool concept!
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:iconmysterykids:
Mysterykids Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful !!!!! I really love it
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:iconbrutal-meljan:
brutal-meljan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
i see grim ridin a kid trike :) this is way too awesome
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:iconnahual4004:
nahual4004 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Just wanderful!!!:) is it a restaurant? and what does the death do down there?
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:iconkrissi2197:
Krissi2197 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, the amount of detail in this is incredible.
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work!
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:iconnicob7700:
NicoB7700 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, this is so awesome. I love the Grim Reaper riding the tricycle on the clouds below. The style itself has a very MC Escher feel to it. Love it.
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:iconblepfo:
blepfo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Really interesting concept :)
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:icontpk-productions:
tpk-productions Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really good. reminds me of that thing from dragon ball z
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:iconppgxrrblover:
PPGXRRBlover Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really good! So much like the movie UP. :D
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:icondreamscatchme:
DreamsCatchMe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You did an amazing job!
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:icon9poc:
9POC Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
it reminds me of the movie UP
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:iconchildren7:
Children7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
That is SO cool, it struck me right away. Great job!
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Fanks! :)
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:iconfractalbee:
FractalBee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Very cool! :)
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:iconeisengrind:
eisengrind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I think I just like it very much - no idea why, it just looks great to me ;-)
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:iconxdladydx:
xDladyDx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really impressive. The detail is astonishing, as are the effects. Good work.
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:iconkalimaru:
Kalimaru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are amazing, like you can feel if it's smooth or rough
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:iconntsd-applejuice:
NTSD-Applejuice Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lil' rough on the edges still. It does look amazing though.
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:icontelmamalandi:
telmamalandi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beauty work!
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:iconandreaskopriva:
AndreasKopriva Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Conceptually I think it's awesome. My only criticism is that it looks a bit too clean and sharp, which goes against my personal aesthete.
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:iconbiga-nt:
BigA-nt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant composition. Love it. So clear and beautiful. :D
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:iconwackostarla:
WackoStarla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Really nice artwork.
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:iconphantomwynd:
PhantomWynd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the detail you put into all of it. Great work.
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:iconzaphri:
Zaphri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an amazing piece of artwork!!! Brilliant :D
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:iconsupersnappz:
SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magical, love it
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:iconhydralore:
hydralore Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Great manip! Great concept, great execution, looks awesome! It reminds me of the film 'UP' a little! :P
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
lol I keep hearing that! haha
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...ovelly work...so many awesome details
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:iconeve-rebil:
Eve-Rebil Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I stared at this piece for a while, and then I noticed that Death appears to be on a tricycle. :iconbravoplz: 'nuff said.
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(When I click at the link to the painting I get an internal server error in French ...)

There are so many hidden details, I am only glad that I clicked full view. Very interesting, makes the viewer think about what it could mean ...
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:iconfrostglade:
frostglade Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
there is a lot going on here. it seems odd there are no windows on the main wall of the house.
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:iconbluesoulber:
BlueSoulber Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice use of color!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondubugomdori:
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Wow, that's fantastic. Were you inspired by UP? Good coloring, fantastic mood and very well done.
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:iconsunshinecustard:
SunshineCustard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Wow this is so interesting! It definitely leaves me with a lot of questions...I love it : )
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:iconxaabshaydatashoub:
XaabShaydAtashoub Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Photographer
cool!!love the creativity!!;D
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:iconeddkun:
Eddkun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very good
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:iconkreatiques-x:
Kreatiques-x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is such a strange but interesting piece! Such a creative idea too! Excellent work!
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:iconathosluca:
AthosLuca Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
:clap:
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:iconfengarm:
fengarm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
That's really cool and you've had a perfect idea. Keep it up!
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:iconmewmewmizuno:
MewMewMizuno Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A very interesting piece with a very clean look to it. I love the house, I certainly wouldn't mind living there :D
Keep up the great work!
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Snow-katt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
btw do you two have noticed the pillar is crumbeling ?
yes
and ?
and what ?
what wil you do when it reaches the house ?
*shrugs*
it wil stop
wil it ?
yes it wil
oh
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
"...and hey, by the way... Who is the dude on the trike?"
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:iconsnow-katt:
Snow-katt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
i dont know but he stole that big wheel from the neighbours kids
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:iconircss:
IRCSS Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool ^^ 6 months O.O If I can't finish my paintings withing 2 hours I will give up ^^ you have divine patience mate, wish I had yours ^^ again, Awesome job.
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
It occurred to me a couple years back that the more time I devoted to any given piece, the more likely I would be happy with it a few months down the road.
However, 6 months of working on this was divided up into a few hours a week, so its not like it was a nonstop labor. :)

I recommend one day that you sit there and try and put in a minimum of 10 hours into a painting and see if it makes any difference as far as how you feel about it.
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