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Homecoming by jflaxman Homecoming by jflaxman

As Dale approached Clearwater his old suspicious self returned. He heard none of the friendly banter that normally came at the end of a day; no dogs sniffed round the rubbish heaps and no children played by the riverside. With a sudden sense of apprehension, he dropped his pack of non-essentials and crawled to the top of a low ridge with his rifle and binoculars. As he scanned the settlement he saw no friends or relatives, only armed strangers in deep desert garb. Large dark birds cawed balefully from the shadows of the ancient causeway that sheltered the primitive shanties below. When he focused on the shapes hanging from the rusty girders his concern gave way to rage.

A more reckless man would have snatched up his gun and started firing indiscriminately, but he’d known plenty in his time and few of them had lasted long. Dale waited for the sun to set, retrieved his pack and walked away, swearing his hometown would yet be avenged...

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flyingwaffles14 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Looks like Detroit.
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mutantcomix Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a really awesome environment!
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CanRay Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Great, now I'm homesick.
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plushman Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing detail, awesome work
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TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Post-Apocalyptia is a cruel mistress...
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Banjax2077 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
This is awesome, the story makes it all the more better.
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novus41 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry if you get multiple messages from me saying collecting it in different folders. I'm having a hard time with my new iPad.
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do hope you will continue this story and the art to go with it. I love the different textures in this and the story grabbed me and held on.
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GagetheWalrus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this scene, so detailed, and sad.
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Psyrecxx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like east LA :c
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Whoa awesome!
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hunterN05 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, this is very nicely done Flax. Nice job on this :)

I especially love how the tiny almost unseen human shapes that are hanging are barely visible, less you look reaaaal close.

And just, wow man, wow. Awesome work on this and great job this looks fantastic! :D

Keep it up man! ^^
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Rexlare Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! This is awesome! I love the scenery, but I especially love how this is digitally done yet it looks like it's a painting from the 16'th century. I LOVE IT!!!
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