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Sybarite by jflaxman Sybarite by jflaxman
The transhuman elite live for centuries, having conquered the normal aging process through genetic engineering, cybernetic augmentation, and more esoteric processes unknown to the lower castes. While theoretically immortal, they are at risk from accidents, violent crime, acts of war, and environmental dangers. None of these threats are as deadly as the ennui that comes to them after many human lifetimes. Some indulge in reckless acts that culminate in self-destruction; others try to lose themselves in ever more bizarre diversions. This sybarite's extravagant outfit keeps her mind and body in a permanent state of euphoria. As her dependence on it grows, it will gradually become a beautiful sarcophagus.
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Confettiify Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This concept just blew my mind...
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Omnipah Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, I absolutely love all the detail in this :D
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KatachiuneTsachi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
AMAZING
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Mac-the-Red Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
For some reason Id love to see you do a small book in the style of a childrens book,(with text and pictures on every page)though for adults.Not a comic book if you know what I mean.
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Mac-the-Red Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
"This sybarite's extravagant outfit keeps her mind and body in a permanent state of euphoria. As her dependence on it grows, it will gradually become a beautiful sarcophagus."that's awesome.
Glad to see you expanding the color palette.Concept is great,The work looks super clean.
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like it.

I used a different technique for this one (scanned a line drawing, added tone in photoshop, then added colour using a new Soft Light layer). It took longer but gave the work a much smoother finish. The usual dirt and grime wouldn't have worked for this character.

I've thought about putting a book together. The adult picture book would work, but some of my friends want a graphic novel. They've both got their pros and cons. Not yet sure which way I'll go.

Thanks again for the comments and faves!
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Shallon4000 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
That's cool!
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Glad you like it. I've entered this one in a dark art contest that kicks off this Halloween.
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Shallon4000 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
It should win something! I'd love to see a character like this in a movie sometime. That'd be real cool. :)
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