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Traumadore
02-11-2011, 07:51 PM
This weeks subject is The Future. What will people look and dress like? How high will our cars fly? What new STDs await us? Will out-of-control party goers torch a tree with a heat ray just because they can like in Rollerball? Show us your vision of the future. Remember, 9 out of 10 writers agree; The Future Sucks.


Non-rules:
1. The images can be any size or level of polish.

2. There is no wrong interpretation of the theme.

3. You can post as many images as you want. I encourage multiple entries!

I'll be posting a new theme next friday, but you can post your image here whenever you finish it.

Lady
02-11-2011, 08:53 PM
http://www.snowy-day.net/stuff/others/heatdeath.png

Donny
02-11-2011, 10:37 PM
http://titusandmal.com/art/futurecat.jpg

I'll draw something better later. Probably.

Octopus Prime
02-12-2011, 03:35 AM
I'll draw something better later. Probably.

No you won't.

You can't

Traumadore
02-12-2011, 07:16 AM
No you won't.

You can't

/gloveslap

Lady: Are you saying that in the grim darkness of the far future there is only Black? Oh wait, I get it, entropy. One of my art teachers managed to use that word far more often than you think would be possible!

Donny: Thank you for the space cat. I guess cats in the future are immune to decompression? Also the earth looks like a screaming face (wide open mouth, upturned nose) which kind of hints at some horrifying disaster that left cats in charge.

Oscar
02-12-2011, 08:00 AM
A vaguely futuristic man:

http://i56.tinypic.com/314f8fo.jpg

bobbywatson
02-14-2011, 12:19 PM
Not exactly as depressing as what I had in mind. I might work on it a bit more later this week (I did this quickly this morning while I was supposed to be working).

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5445593109_404257c11b.jpg

Traumadore
02-14-2011, 01:07 PM
Blerg, I can never see Monochromator's pictures unless I'm at work. They're usually interesting so I'll be sure to take a peek tomorrow and give some feedback.

Bobbywatson: A quick drawing is nice because you don't have too much time to overthink it. It looks like you're getting really decent proportions on your figure, and the posture is getting a little more naturalistic compared to the engineer you posted a couple weeks ago. If you want it to be a little more depressing, maybe look at some image references of real gas masks, hazard suits, and vault doors/bunker architecture. I'm sure you'll get plenty of ideas from real life to flesh it out.

Deptford
02-15-2011, 08:25 AM
No drawing at the moment, but I wrote something.

"The starship was climbing.

Climbing higher through the strata, past shards of frozen ghostmass passing like icebergs through the murk, crashing and splintering into a rain of lances and darting horrors, a deadly obstacle course. The heavens died the night of the attack last October, and the warmth from the Great Light faded, condemning the ruins of the souls...souls that had counted themselves lucky when they first ascended here, years ago, decades ago, or untold millenia ago...to cold, fierce cold, ferocious and monstrous. Some fled to the heat of hell, others stayed, claiming their right to heaven forever, the angels and spirits and divine creatures huddling together for warmth, their essences merging and cooling and dying into one another. Into the various orbiting continents of ghostmass. The hundreds of wild, deformed moons.

The starship climbed higher through the strata, through the fatal bars of the shards' streaking trajectories. If they died here, they would become part of it forever, would join the ghostmass. Couldn't have that. They couldn't. Seeking the safety of space beyond, past the hazardous skies. A place where they could live in peace. A place beyond the jurisdiction of heaven and hell, close enough to some distant world where, upon dying, their souls may seek refuge in some foreign afterlife, less bleak and terrifying and closed-down than their own.

The starship climbed."

SpoonyBardOL
02-15-2011, 01:11 PM
Hey I tried!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/SpaceNews.gif

It turned out being more space-related than future-related, but Space IS the Future! (in space)

(Also the magazine on the table's title is 'Spacedoku!')

Traumadore
02-18-2011, 09:01 PM
It turned out being more space-related than future-related, but Space IS the Future! (in space)

(Also the magazine on the table's title is 'Spacedoku!')

Nice addition of rings on mundane objects. Undoubtedly in the future. It looks like spacedoku is a pain in the ass.

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh327/Traumadore/futurething.png

In the year two thousand, everyone will have a mainframe computer in their basement constructed from the cyber-remains of their mutant ancestors.

Traumadore
02-18-2011, 09:12 PM
"The starship was climbing."

I really like the way this blends actual space with metaphysical cosmology. It's really interesting to me, especially the message that humans will strive to survive no matter what. You established a great emotional tone with very few words. I would love to see more of these.

Lady
02-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Nice addition of rings on mundane objects. Undoubtedly in the future. It looks like spacedoku is a pain in the ass.

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh327/Traumadore/futurething.png

In the year two thousand, everyone will have a mainframe computer in their basement constructed from the cyber-remains of their mutant ancestors.

kinda like the household gods, huh?

Traumadore
02-18-2011, 10:04 PM
kinda like the household gods, huh?

Exactly, except you can't ignore them because then you will lose all your e-mails.