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Departure Point by jflaxman Departure Point by jflaxman
Personal work.
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:iconbrunilopex:
brunilopex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a weird dream I had. :o
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
A few people have said this about pictures in this series, which is one of the reasons I changed the name from "surreal" to "dreamscapes." 
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:iconchris-the-sword:
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
woah.

before i saw this drawing, i always thought that smiley faces could NEVER be creepy.

...i was wrong.

excellent work, great use of decay, size/scale difference, and a clever use of an ominous background, making this picture even more eerie.

you are a great artist, a master of horror!
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:iconranatos:
Ranatos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
Wow, I like it :) Nice
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:iconwritingwrittenwords:
WritingWrittenWords Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful atmosphere.
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:iconnewmaxico:
NewMaxico Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
my favorite so far
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:iconlumination:
lumination Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Whoa!" That's wonderful!
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Thanks! 
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:icontyedyepuppylove:
tyedyepuppylove Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT AND WHY THE HELL IS THAT?!!?!? 


and amazing job~!
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:iconkingdominoiii:
KingDominoIII Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, have made something amazing.
Terrifying, yet amazing.
Joker Clap Avatar 
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Thank you. I enjoyed working on this pic and have others like it planned. 
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:iconvolhovsky:
Volhovsky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Precise work in terms of the composition and distance.



:blackrose:
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:iconfudechanart:
fudechanart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely great!
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:iconsoyom:
Soyom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
That's visual poetry.
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
This is fascinating . . . I want to tell a story about it!
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Thanks! Feel free to use this pic as the basis for a story, I'd be keen to see what you come up with!
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:iconbasement-aviator:
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those antenna structures make it almost look like there could be wrecked ships buried in the ground... as if it's a dry seabed after some huge war. Very mysterious and eerie.
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:iconenolianslave:
enolianslave Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very eerie yet beautiful.
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:iconaquaspiritfox:
AquaSpiritFox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes ................................................................... I somehow really feel like I'm there. Really atmospheric and good perspective!
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconaquaspiritfox:
AquaSpiritFox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! you're SO welcome! The creepy edge is what brought me there!
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:iconstrivetobedust:
StrivetobeDust Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Happy face... the aftermath.
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
This world needs more charred emojis.
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:iconlittle-bacchus:
Little-Bacchus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
I never know what I find more unnerving, the creations that you give a detailed story to or the images with blank descriptions. 
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
I'll keep posting both.
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:iconlittle-bacchus:
Little-Bacchus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
And I'll keep looking in.

I have seen the strange mast like structures in a few of your images and always bring to mind submarine conning tower / naval antenna arrays. Is there a real world inspiration for them?
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Travis-Anderson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
dude seeing these walk around would be terrifying, but so awesome. I guess the word is sublime.  
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
As long as they don't sing...
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:iconlumenblurb:
LumenBlurb Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SMILES!
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:iconstalingrad6:
StalinGrad6 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Hehehehehehe

brilliant ;P
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Fascinating, successfully eerie, graphically very compelling and intense.
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Thank you. I'm working on a few like this. 
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:iconwarhammer2546:
warhammer2546 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(growl) The hell are you smiling at?
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
These smiles have been frozen in time. 
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EEdwardNigma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:­D
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Mad42Hatter Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2016
Ooh, shivers!
I feel like it's saying your happiness broke down and rusted away years ago, leaving you with nothing but the ramshackle husks of what used to be a functioning emotion. Now the artificial mechas aimlessly litter your bleak mental landscape, occasionally viewed, if only for novelty, as their true function having been forgotten long ago. And, in time, you come to realize that keeping them around only hurts you more, as they dredge up memories of a past whose happiness was only ever artificial at best, and it's time for you to move one; to move out into the wilderness to either seek a truer happiness of your own or absolve yourself into the grey meaninglessness of the universe. It is time to Depart.

Or, maybe not. It's your picture *shrugs and goes back to looking at cat videos*
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
This picture was more about mood than meaning, but I really like your take on it!
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:iconsquirrelyjoel:
squirrelyjoel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH THE :) STRIKE BACK
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:iconninoru:
Ninoru Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Filmographer
This is so excellent
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:iconrambling-anthology:
Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Writer
Ominous and smiley?  Very effective.
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:iconjoshvita:
JoshVita Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
cool.
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:iconalpha-hunter:
Alpha-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
nice!
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KaavenKavos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Really... effective.
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dunwich7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016   Digital Artist
This is... stunning. Love the sense of scale and the atmosphere.
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