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Her Time Will Come by BJPentecost Her Time Will Come by BJPentecost
50% Bender, 35% Zbrush, 15% Photoshop.

Originally, it was supposed to be a for a contest but that ended in a great big NOPE which was a shame because *pout.*

Anyway..... I thought of retooling the monsters into robotic-creatures to convey a nature versus the machines kinda thing but then I thought the better of it. I've never really liked the idea that science and technology are inherently antagonistic towards nature. I don't believe they are. I think we absolutely can live technologically advanced lives while encroaching on nature only minimally but that would require a complete restructuring of our society and most importantly, a complete restructuring of how we think. Quite frankly, I don't think that's very likely and it leaves me worried for the future. Nevertheless, I refuse to believe that science and technology are at fault. They are things. You can't blame a thing. Things have no agency. People who say science and technology are the enemy are just trying to avoid putting the blame where it really belongs.
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:iconwitchofcrimsonfire:
WitchOfCrimsonFire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wooooooooooooooowLove :happybounce: 
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winddragon24 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture could also apply to genetic pollution against anything organic or wholesome...GMOs and such
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am an ardent science enthusiast but sometimes, GMOs do make me nervous. I'm not against the idea of genetic modification at all but I want more testing.
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winddragon24 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't buy into Monsanto's lies, there are tons evidences and proof that they don't even test it all, and worse they are trying SOOO HARD not to get the states to label GMOs....they don't want the public to be aware of the dangerous effects its causing..
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm no fan of Monsanto but I don't  suggest running around like the sky is falling either. We need testing and caution and Monsanto needs to drop dead.
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Conviley Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Woow simply Woow. So unique! :D
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Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
It really seems like she has brought life and light to a world, or at least a side of the world that has not had both for a very long time. And now she's laying there asleep, exhausted while her guardians watch over her- as that is what birds are best at. Then the dark monsters declare "her time will come" for with light comes darkness, you cannot have one without the other- to quote Darkness from Legend "There is no you, without me"... really a wonderful piece. So much depth.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Nice. I love comments like this. Very creative and thoughtful. :)
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Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Your welcome. Just glad to hear that I hadn't rambled.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all. :) In fact, these are the kinds of comments that make me feel all squishy and successful. "Nice job!"s and "Good work!"s are nice but they're like candy- as an artist, I cannot subsist on candy. Thoughtful and interesting comments or questions are my bread and butter. :3
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Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013

In that case, your very welcome :).

Oh and- great job! ;) ha ha

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silvanoir Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Tech could be used to minimize our current impact on nature.  But it's up to people (and their governments) to embrace it.  The old ways die hard.  Especially those tied up in money and power.
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Vaerijach Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Amen about not blaming things. Awesome piece, too.
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orinoor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Brilliantly done and sad. It's definitely how I feel a lot of times, but nature can be quite resilient, so can goodness in people. It does seem at times that we are headed for an ugly, trudging world, but without the green there is no air.....so we most likely would die out as we kill nature. And yes, the idea of creating matter from photons, just as scary as genetically modified whatever, you cannot anticipate where that will lead...is that what is killing the bees? Great work.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What's killing the bees is Monsanto. I swear to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, they are a fucking Captain Planet villain come to life! In any case, I think creating things with light could be fantastic. Unfortunately, the bellicose among us usually win out and that tech will most likely be used for weaponry, at least at first.
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orinoor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Ugh, don't get me started on a Monsanto rant, gotta keep the blood pressure down. We'll see what happens with the photon tech....
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Two things came to mind when I saw this. The girl is the most dangerous thing there and the monsters are trying to make sure the threat is gone. The other idea was. The creatures are mourning their leader as she lies fallen in defeat. I realize of course that wasn't your own intent but that's what I thought of when I saw it.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I wanted it to be left up to interpretation so you're not wrong. :) I like both your ideas. They are very thoughtful. I wish more people left comments like this. Don't get me wrong, I like the sugary sweet nice work!s I get but I much prefer questions, thoughtful observations, and interpretations. They make me feel like I succeeded in making people think and feel which is ultimately what I want to do as an artist. b

So thanks. :D
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Vaerijach Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Perhaps she has fallen from the sky or otherwise recently appeared from elsewhere, and they are curious to see what she is. Her presence seems to be transforming the space around her; are they there to be healed?
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting thought. :D I appreciate it. Always love hearing people's interpretations.
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I'm a writer so one of the main reasons I look at art is for exactly what you describe to be your goal. I want to find things that spark my imagination; make me feel and think. Anything that gets the storytelling wheels moving is art well done in my opinion.

What visual artists should dread is creating boring art that simply "looks like all the rest". I don't think an artist is defined solely by their skill level with their chosen medium but by how many people resonate and respond to what they've seen that artist create as a total product of their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 Pants! Pants are to blame! All scientists wear pants, science is developed by scientists, scientists science, pants are the most common element between the scientist.

 In the immortal words of Shamus Young: Don't Blame Games, Blame Pants...

 This did not go where I wanted it to. :iconverycrazyplz:
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do not believe in pants! I am an apantsiest! XD
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:onfire:Burn the heathen!:onfire:

 Flee! Flee back to your pantsless underworld. :)
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anotalenthack Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
It looks like there's a faint blue light behind the monster-critters, but otherwise it looks like you got the use of light and shadow done really well in this piece. The stark contrast of colors and tones is nice here, and the creatures in the far background look pretty cool too.

I was wondering where you'd been. It's great to see more of your work!


And I happen to believe that science and technology are largely based upon the idea that they serve the Moral Imperative; I feel that the more advanced and intelligent a people become, the more compassionate and elightened they can become as well.
It is a lack of consideration which can allow our technology to exceed our humanity, not an excess of technology itself.


Well... That and we tend to be a bunch, of greedy, arrogant, paranoid pricks. If we got over THAT, it would all be a moot point.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OK..... I sat here for like 5 minutes looking for the faint blue line. XD Lol. Can you be more specific? Glasses Is it the one by the uppermost creature's schnoz? If that's the one you're talking about, it was supposed to be dribble. Originally, the dribble coming out of their mouths was cyanic. I must have missed that when I was recoloring it orange. That shall have to be remedied.

Also, in complete agreement. A fair number of people think that technology facilitates or produces the onset of sociopathy and apathy. I absolutely disagree. In fact, I'd say it's the opposite way around..... or it can be. It all depends on circumstance but if the cards are played correctly, I see no reason why we can't live in an empathetic, socially conscientious and technologically advanced society.
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Vaerijach Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
The blue light could be bioluminesence. (I may have spelled that wrong)
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anotalenthack Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
The butt of the critter on the left and the lower tail of the critter on the right.
I think you're trying a little too hard to make them look shiny. If the only light source is straight ahead, and our perspective is from behind them, then they wouldn't look shiny regardless of how reflective their keisters are ( I literally had to Wiki the spelling of that word-- they have it).

Check the skulls on the ground, those you got perfect. The only reflective light on them is on the sides directly facing the light in the foreground. Even if those skulls were polished to a shine, they'd still look EXACTLY like you have them here.
If you put a  baseball and an eight ball on the ground in this piece, you wouldn't be able to tell which one was shinier.

The critters look really cool, btw.
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Huskypaw Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
res too small, otherwise, awesome
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude,  hit the zoom button. Dur.
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Huskypaw Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
mwrawr.. that I already did..
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how you can say it's too small. It's big enough to be a desktop cover. That's generally bigger than a lot of the other works I post and it's fairly standard.
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Huskypaw Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
well it should be more, like, 1080p. but, oh well, I guess it's you.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, but the blame where it belongs... on nature!  Evil nature!  Okay, well, not evil, but we call it "Mother" Nature for a reason.

Anywho, I like the rocky look of the encroaching critters and the background's suggestion that there's a lot more going on here than hungry rock monsters finding a snack.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:3 You occasionally make observations that other people miss. :3 I appreciate knowing that at least someone notices these things. XD or maybe other people are noticing them and just not saying anything. XD Either way, thanks.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!  Maybe it's because I'm a writer, so I'm always looking for the story behind the picture.  :D
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CrewOfTheBloodyDawn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
The colors in this are magnificent. I especially love the way the bright red really stands out even if there are warmer tones in the back. You certainly know how to manipulate the palette <3

As for the creatures, I love them. XD I always have such a fascination in the beasts that people create. So sickly, so twisted, but adorable at the same time. XD The touch of blue on their scales was a wonderful choice.

And that bird. The bird is so beautiful. Was it based off a specific species or of your own creation? Again, wonderful color. 

Your choice of lighting was well done, but I do almost feel it should perforated a bit more through the picture. (That is if you don't mind critique)

But otherwise, fantastic piece and very interesting theme. You have a great point with it.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks. :D These kinds of comments are a real treat. I love thoughtful comments, especially ones that ask questions. :boogie: 

Was it based off a specific species or of your own creation? He's my own creation.... however I can't help but wonder if a little bit of this guy harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Faw… hasn't snuck in, seeing as how I've been rewatching the Harry Potter series recently. :3
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CrewOfTheBloodyDawn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Ah! XD Oh boy. I'd love to get into drawing birds again. Need to rewatch the HArry potter Series myself. I've not seen anything past the 3rd. XD
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Foxonian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Very cool!
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MizzyKit Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student
Absolutely gorgeous work. I really love the feel of this one.
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LunaticMoth Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crow. You have outdone yourself. I'm speechless. Wish I had a poster of this. The colors, and the feels it makes me feel~
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Mr--Gone Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
So you're about blind with a shit monitor and still a better artist than the rest of us. *click, click... BANG!*
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bah! XD I really do have to get off to the optometrist though. I think it may be time for some new :specz: .
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome picture! and i honestly couldn't agree more! :)
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YiorYeosa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As you say everything humans do and make are in a sens a double edged sword with a destructive and a creative side. Though I have to mention that due to the advances in science the destruction one individual can cause in one stroke is often quit astonishing these days. Unfortunately the immense creativity a single individual can generate these days is not that interesting to the general media.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. The general media doesn't give a shit that scientists are presently harnessing photons in a way that may lead to creating objects out of light.... the implications of which are mind-boggling. Instead they'd rather scare the shit out of everyone with stupid crap like ZOMG!!!1! THERE'S A NEW RHESUS MACAQUE FLU ON SOME REMOTE ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF SOME 3 SQUARE MILE BACKWOODS PSEUDO-COUNTRY NO ONE'S EVER HEARD OF! IT'S GOING TO KILL US ALLLLLL!!!! Tune in after our commercialsTM to see which corporateTM sponsorsTM are dictating exactly what we sayTM and how we say itTM down to the fucking syllableTM.
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YiorYeosa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I suspect Specter has a very good spindoctor on its payroll these days.
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