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No Sunlight Future by ChrisCold No Sunlight Future by ChrisCold
A story about an advanced race that was forced to go underwater after the planet's surface suffered a long nuclear war.

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Given 2010-06-26
No Sunlight Future by *ChrisCold Suggester says: "Now this is one amazing underwater scene. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. The atmosphere of the vast deep ocean, the feeling of isolation... everything is just awesome. No Sunlight Future from *ChrisCold is very great piece of art." ( Suggested by EmilLarsson and Featured by MacRebisz )
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Ah, the ocean. A place that many believe holds more mystery and beauty than the depths of space. Being one of those people, you can image how quickly I was drawn to this dystopian, oceanic environment and the unknown story that it tells within its painted waves. Not often can one merge seamless wonder and destruction so well and make it genuinely work. "No Sunlight Future" created by *ChrisCold, really shows off his capabilities as an outstanding artist and brings us another genuine feast for the eyes with this piece.

To being with, you can see that every detail on this piece just seems to spring forward. The bubbles and motion blur drawn onto the destroyed, sinking ships really brings out the feeling that a war is taking place right before your eyes. The fish and aquatic wildlife scattering at the horrid sight before them desperately trying to find safety can almost make you imagine this picture moving right before you, destruction and all. The image of the solitary figure viewing all of the destruction really makes you want to be put in his/her shoes and wonder what could be going through his/her mind in this situation. Could it be fear or even awe, its up to your imagination which adds more to the mystery.

Now as great as the picture looks, there is one small thing that bothers me. Around the base of the reef that the character is on, it looks a bit blurred which deters from the overall reef's appearance. But at this point I'm just nitpicking.

The ocean may always be a fountain of mystery but thanks to pieces like this, there will always be a tap to draw inspiration from. Good work, Chris.
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matelot4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
how many hours it take for a painting like that ? awesome.... i'm speachless
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
well, it's kinda old, probably took me like 8 hours back then
glad you like it :)
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matelot4 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Its come from your mind ? I wish i was good to create my own painting without using reference picture. Keep the good work ! 
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DHBW Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
WOW!!!
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TechnoPhilosopher Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artist
love this… 
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ShinpanX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!
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88monkies Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
one of the scariest moments I ever recall is being at the mercy of the dark depths of the ocean in unknown waters

And, you've captured it strikingly
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
thank you :)
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88monkies Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
thank you for sharing
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MagnetosHelmet Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is beautiful and serene and calm.its frightening and cold but welcoming and enchanting in other words you created a Master Piece.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
thank you very much :)
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:iconmagnetoshelmet:
MagnetosHelmet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
your artwork is amazing and breath taking
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:iconcold-showers:
Cold-showers Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
At first looks just like a shot, amazing painting skills Chris!
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RAVENandBEAR Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Love your work! Could you tell me more about this story?
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:iconmasterizer:
masterizer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Genial !!!!
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:iconzloypolzun:
zloypolzun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awesome colors
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:icongreenbambieyes:
GreenBambiEyes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Mind blowing, love it !
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:iconseannash:
SeanNash Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've recently started studying more digital work, practicing and then I see this, and I just hope I become as good as you, just amazing work, this is such inspiring work. Well done.
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Tomolan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Seriously amazing!
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:iconpatxitoillustrator:
Patxitoillustrator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Incredible!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the contrast of light between the figure and the under water background.

Regards,

M
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Human-Assault Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student
is that a giant log falling into the water?.. they must've had some big ass trees on land then.
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Tigerlily4life Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it happens to be a ship, sinking from the war torn surface of the planet
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Lambaskis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice concept:)
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iNside-kun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
wow!! i don't have any word for this amazing piece of art awesome!!
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nissans8line Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
im in looove <3
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maumanga Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! Is this a story of your own?
If so, tell me something, how much time would it take for a race like that, to get used living underwater? A few centuries?

I ask because I have a similar project, and I´d like to compare a few facts, such as "evolution within a timeline".
Thanks. :)
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Well, in my idea the people underwater were still using technological devices to help them out with a few things so they were not really 100% adapted, at least not biologically.
For a radical evolution like this it would probably take much longer than centuries, i think. If the race is humanoid (much like us) then just thinking about how long it took us to evolve from apes makes me believe that a change into amphibious or aquatic creatures would take much more time.
In any case, i haven't really studied any animals or insects that underwent similar changes so i'm only guessing.
Never liked biology
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maumanga Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Still, those are awesome theories to consider for our own human future.
I like to come up with ideas like that, because it CAN be possible! O_O

Keep up the good work!
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sushinator1014 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I...I have no idea what to say. This is sooo beautiful, I am speechless. Listen to this in another tab [link] while staring at this picture. The huge starship or whatever sinking in the backround makes this picture astounding.
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011   Writer
Outstanding!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Thank you :)
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Jrduncan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
this is really amazing
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Thank you :)
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
this is beautiful!
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutley amazing. I bow to your talent.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thank you :)
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cleaveice Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
awesome.. like a screenshot from a movie or something
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:iconnosphere:
nosphere Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   General Artist
awesome textures!
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SloAu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
featured here [link]
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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SloAu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
no problem, share my site and ctrl+d :)
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imnetec Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Artist
impressive !
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l5LiNks Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thanks for that, is perfect!
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goldfish2008 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice work :)
been featured on [link]
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thanks :)
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful!

You've been featured on iconpaper :star:
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thank you :)
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YoBarte Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Great piece dude, excellent lighting.
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