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Wired Flesh by TD-Vice Wired Flesh by TD-Vice
To-be-cover for my novel. Cropped and resized as standalone art, of course. Pretty excited with this one. Tried a few new tricks.

Comment, enjoy, and listen to some GITS music for better effect…
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The techno-elite class of cyber yuppies ;)
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alientomato Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
It's beautiful. Inspired by Deus Ex, I suppose?
SuicideKingg Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thingies on forehead? Check.
Thingies around eyes? Check
Mechanical arm? Check
Various stuff written on the mechanical parts (warnings, brand names)? Check.
Coat? Check

Even the fucking haircut sreams Jensen.
And the background reminds me of the levels of Deus Ex: Human Revolution that took place in China.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do any of you people on dA aware of shit OUTSIDE of videogames? Like books and stuff? Do you entertain the possibilities of original creation?

Seems not.
Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Deimos, you're almost 30. 

alientomato Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I just mentioned it as a possible source of inspiration. Would it have been better if I said that it might be inspired by "Do androids dream of electric sheep"?
And to be frank, no, I do not see anything original in it. Bio-modification, androids, sci-fi and such have been prominent topics in art for a very long time.
I still think it's beautiful.

No need to be on the edge like that.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't get the difference between visual aesthetic and concept, and that's exactly what I'm talking about.

The concept - a chick with implants - is of course not original, and I'm not saying it is. But the visual aesthetics chosen to express this concept, are to a point, original, and definitely have nothing to do with Deus Ex. I like Deus Ex, and for a bigger part, for it's solid, wholesome, thought-out aesthetic woven into each game element - and because I know it so well, I can say that this pic is totally dissimilar.

What I'm saying, is that people like you have very small, constantly shrinking visual libraries made mostly on popular video-games, and you perceive every similar concept through the lense of that small, microscopic visual library.

Implants? MUST BE DEUS EX! Power-armor? MUST BE HALO! Dieselpunk? MUST BE BIOSHOCK! Not taking in account that the technique and aesthetics might have nothing in common with that aside from key concept elements. You should consume more media to correctly notice inspirations and similarities.
alientomato Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Why are you acting like I insulted your mother?
I only said that it seemed like you were inspired by Deus Ex, because, as you know, implants are a pretty big deal in the DX franchise, and with recent additions to said franchise, it's fair to assume that you did, in fact, get inspired by it.

I'm not trying to disregard your abilities here in any way, I'm just saying that it has an uncanny resemblance of a typical scene in Deus Ex.
It's not even criticism, just mere commentary. You needn't take it so personally.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't take it personally.

You just don't seem to get the difference between an idea and its execution.
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