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The afterglow by DamaiMikaz The afterglow by DamaiMikaz
The city near the former power plant was a ghost town. It used to be a flourishing community, but was hastingly evacuated after the explosion. It had been more than ten years since the accident and all that was left of it were its gloomy remains. Cracked roads, abandoned cars and houses, broken power lines, and those big warning signs they put up to warn people for the radiation. They always made Karim chuckle. He willingly ignored them. He had learned to survive in situations like these, but most important: He knew how to use his powers to shield himself from the radiation.

Even though it didn't hurt Karim, he wanted to keep his visit to this place as short as possible. He didn't like the way it looked. He didn't like the way the energy around it felt. He didn't like that faint afterglow that undoubtedly played tricks on his eyes. It was all too much a grim reminder of the past.

The religious people from Darkai called the second apocalypse. In their eyes only a god could wreak that kind of havoc. Even though Karim never believed in any god, he could not deny that something strange happened on that day. He worked with Espon at the time. They were anti-government. They always hoped to see that power plant fall down, but even shook their heads when they heard the news. There were just too many victims.

I wanted to make more finished pieces this year (with both characters and backgrounds) so here we go.
Mostly used google maps as a reference and tried to keep the colors somewhat more realistic. 

Also... this took me waaaaaaaaaay to many hours T__T


From my Emion project. 
More about this character:
[Inktober] 07 Reaper by DamaiMikaz 


More from this project:
  Blood by DamaiMikaz  When the world went silent by DamaiMikaz  To Illuminon we go by DamaiMikaz  Text and walk by DamaiMikaz  


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:icondr1nkbleachndye:
Dr1nkbleachndye Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Savage.

Such a powerful piece that conveys so many different emotions. The powerful landscape is obviously what makes this piece, but the lack of panic shows a sense of surrender.
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:iconaoulgegfx:
AoulgeGFX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Amazing interpretation
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:icondr1nkbleachndye:
Dr1nkbleachndye Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, but I assure u it was all Damai. :-)
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:iconrayenbenali:
rayenbenali Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
WOW!
So amazing!!
So wonderful!
So lovely!!

You deserves a Llama!
Sadly I can't give you :(
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:iconroonythefox19:
Roonythefox19 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH this took me a while to figure out it wasn't a photo!! ;0; this is incredible!! A+ !!
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:iconannlil:
Annlil Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Student
Awesome :O
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:iconlupartea:
Lupartea Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
wow stunning background
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:iconstrongbad-joe132:
strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's only me, and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the boulevard of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I'm the only one, and I walk alone
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:iconfloresfire:
floresfire Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Nice work :D
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:iconsunnymindbath:
SunnyMindBath Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
This is awesome. Great sense of perspective. It really seems to draw the view into the scene and make the scape seem larger. Nice work, as always<3 *Faved*
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:iconthunderok:
Thunderok Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Epic \m/
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:iconusagiyogurt:
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow. You keep amazing me with your backgrounds. I love those clouds.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icongcjoel:
GCJoel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Student General Artist
I REALLY REALLY LIKE THIS ONE
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:iconsaskle:
Saskle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student General Artist
The colors look really nice in this piece, keep it up! :thumbsup:
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconsaskle:
Saskle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconmudzi:
Mudzi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Oh man! This is fantastic <3
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:iconinkysmolbean:
Inkysmolbean Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aesthetic
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:icondaddyhoggy:
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
I like this a lot - excellent sense of depth - fabulous clouds, nice detailing on the road signs.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpridesyn:
PrideSyn Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The triangles are everywhere.
They wish to take our souls.
They hide in the shadows.
Awaiting - Lurking
Forever watching
They wish to take our world.
They wish to change our hearts.
They will prevail over all
That dare to oppose their rule.
Fear now, mortal. 
Have faith now, mortal.
For they may spare ye yet.


Ahem, anyway... Great piece! Realistic works like this make me question why I can't draw clouds like that :P
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's mostly using a lot of references :)
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:icondeviant294852:
Deviant294852 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
So beautiful :D
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:iconmad-ink-lines:
mad-ink-lines Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Holy shet yeah I thought this was a real photo for a split sec. Dude you're so good :D
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:icondetectivedaniel78:
DetectiveDaniel78 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome!
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:iconsesshomarul182:
Sesshomarul182 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty impressive your really an inspiration owo
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:iconkitty-kirishima:
Kitty-Kirishima Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dayum! You outdid yourself with this one. Your art just keeps getting better and better.
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:iconsweetpigment:
SweetPigment Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how well the atmosphere is represented.
Your painting has a special look to it, so crisp and clean.
I love how you mix mat colours and bright ones making sure that the eye goes to the right focus.
I also must admit how the mix of blurring some areas and leaving some focused left me in awe!
It's like a mix of reality and some other world.
Really, I friggin love this ♥ Good job :)
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:iconchibidragonfire:
chibidragonfire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
nicely done:) (Smile) 
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:iconhamish-mitty:
Hamish-Mitty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I thought this was an edited photo at first lol!
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You were not alone XD
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:iconhamish-mitty:
Hamish-Mitty Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:p
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:iconxathanart:
xathanart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
oOoh my...
I actually thought this was photomanipulation when I saw the thumbnail... This is marvelous!
Such an ambmituous piece, really ^^
Did you use reference for this?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Multiple. 
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:iconmissmithiin:
MissMithiin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The environment is so beautiful omg

It actually looks like a photograph because so much detail is put into it
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:icongem-d:
Gem-D Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!!! :heart:
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:iconkitan777:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
on my devation page,before you click on the drawing,I honestly thought it was a photograph.
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:iconjeda-teq:
Jeda-Teq Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Oh man, This is an amazing scene!
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:iconbooakaisha:
BooAkaisha Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Akari Akazaki (Good Job) [V3] 
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:iconheroslegend:
HerosLegend Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
I love stuff like this. How one can look at this single picture and see a whole story unfolding even without the description (which by the way is great too). Great work.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkenlit:
KenLit Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2017
Wauh! :)
In my eyes this most definitely is one of your best works ever.
It is so inviting at first glance, and the openess and wideness even the brightness is very very impressive.
Awesome! :hug:
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconkenlit:
KenLit Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
You are very welcome :)
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:iconkgonzo4-13:
KGonzo4-13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great, man. I love the atmosphere and the how detailed the perspective looks. Keep up the good work. :) 👍
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconchaoswolfstone:
Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing love that feel of the unknown
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:icononeechanreiko:
OneechanReiko Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Wow, well done!
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:iconleanasart:
LeanasArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, at first I thought it was a real photograph
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