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The wrecking yards grown cold by MachinesBleedToo The wrecking yards grown cold by MachinesBleedToo
I've always been really romantically obsessed with excavators. They look so peaceful when they're not being operated, like they're asleep.

This is a character of mine- 2973-F- mourning the death of a flower. It was supposed to be a statement based on the idea of a machine with feelings and a depiction of my own loneliness and depression at the time.

I was running on four hours sleep and I'd been awake for over 30. So it was the result of sleep deprivation and brainspew. That's when the best ideas arise, imo. Haha.

His design might be a little disorientating at first but part of what I like about it is that you can see it in so many different ways. It's intended for the scoop to be his head, and the arm to be his neck.

2973-F is mine. He's fairly old.


TECH
It's drawn entirely with a tablet in Photoshop CS4. It took me about fourteen hours. Textures in background by =Inzekkt.

The changes in contrast etc kinda fucked the lighting/details, though. Bah.

Here's some stuff I'd like to know-
How does this make you feel?
How do you think the character feels?
Is the composition good? Details? Is there anywhere that's too detailed, or anywhere too simple in comparison?
What do you think of the text?


EDIT:
HOLY SHIII A DD?
Wow. Thank you, so much. All of you!
I can't respond to all the favs and watches. But I'll do my best to work through the comments.
Thank you to =NebulosaMentalis ^savagebinn for this.
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Given 2009-11-05
The wrecking yards grown cold by =MachinesBleedToo is wonderfully innovative; a real breath of fresh air in the Anthro Gallery. Nicely done! ( Suggested by NebulosaMentalis and Featured by savagebinn )
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Photographer
Pretty fascinating piece of work, well done :)
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:iconradmanovac21:
radmanovac21 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
good job :)
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :la:
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oukamiyoukai45 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
this is very emotional
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I suppose it is~
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:icononyisart:
OnyisArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your work is really good. Keep up the good work.
Also feel free stop by my profile as well!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks- and no need to say that, I will if I feel like it. ;)
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OnyisArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no problem!:)
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MrWootton Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Writer
I really like this, both concept and execution. Since its already been nominated for DD I guess there's not much hope for an edit, but if you ever got the itch I would suggest swiveling his head a little more towards the center/foreground so we can see the face better.
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's not about whether or not it got a DD- it's about whether I can be bothered to edit it/if I agree to the suggestion. :p

Thanks for the feedback dude!
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:iconmrwootton:
MrWootton Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Writer
NP!
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:iconscaryfirefly:
scaryfirefly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the color scheme and the idea is very original. Even the layering is incredible!!!
:icongimmefeedback:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. <3
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mutantspacehonky Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked. First time i've heard "romanticly obsessed with excavators". Interesting. Love it.
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ahaha. Yeah, it's a weird one. xD;
Thank youuu!
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Mikko90 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
WOW!! That looks totally sick!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! :D
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Avesy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
So bizarrely beautiful and so surreal, I love the soft-colors you chose. This piece conveys a feeling of loneliness and sadness, and I thought that before I read the artist's comments. The painterly look to many aspects to this, as if it was done traditionally, enhances the emotions you're trying to express. The text fits too, I take it as a double meaning; as in, even the people that seem stoic and 'ok' in life have their sensitivities and need some love as well as "machines bleed too". It all fits. This deserved the DD :heart:
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Eeee thank you so much for the thoughtful comment. <3
I'm really glad the feelings came across. I strive to make people feel something powerful when they look at my art; or moreso, feel what I was feeling in the creation process.
I really like your interpretation, too. :nod:
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Kagitsune Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I saw your username as the sub donator on *ProjectComment , and I thought it was beautiful and intriguing. This piece is too. :3 Somehow grotesque and gorgeous, peaceful and disturbing. You deserved that DD. :3
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awwr, thank you very much. 8D

I like that you mention it's so many things in one...it's tricky to harmonize juxtapositions.
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Kagitsune Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome. :3 I love this sort of thing. ^^
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Dony123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
That is indeed awesome.
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
And lol at your signature. I also really like your avatar.
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Dony123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Oh, you flatter me far too much!
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Skirushiemon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Awww, :huggle: Feel better! <3
This is gorgeous! <3
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I already do. :3
Thank you very much!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, I admit I was a little confused at first but your description helped clear it up and it's a very original concept indeed! :clap:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
I kinda like how it has so many ways of looking at it. At least with me that kind of art always keeps me interested- not just a quick look and leave kinda thing. XD
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Abanna Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer


This is just great!
Great idea, colours, everything!

I love it! :clap:

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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments. <3
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ryus-girl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This very much deserved a DD <33 congrats
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know I thanked you already but THANK YOOOU AGAIN :heart:
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KaWAiIZhePHa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i have to agree with u, they do look so peaceful!
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's interesting how they don't look dead...just asleep. :v
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KaWAiIZhePHa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly! like children taking a nap!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:iconfatlaplz:

[what can I say, I'm addicted]
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underthewayofcontrol Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh so cool!!
I reallly like this ^^
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :3 I'm glad!
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:iconraven327:
raven327 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Artist
this.
is amazing..
:heart:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for thinking so! <3
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raven327 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Artist
sure thing (:
:love:
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:iconsynthetic-ouroboros:
Synthetic-Ouroboros Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
machine bleed Hydraulic fluid anyway. love the pic
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yummy. :p
Hehe, thanks!
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:iconluvz-art:
LuvZ-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
very beautiful, stunning actually!!!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :love:
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blackrrose2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is verry beautiful.:D i love how it seems like hes sad about the diying flower. the background is awesome.
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I have a soft spot for machines with emotion. x3
Thank you!
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