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Moment before 'extinction' by damir-g-martin Moment before 'extinction' by damir-g-martin
Short-ish sci-fi back-story brainstorm of my own!

What if somebody told you, or better yet, what if somebody proved to you that most of our understanding of the world and space around us is not entirely right?

What you see here in this image is one brief moment that took place in long history of our planet.
Specifically in this case, we witness one Dinosaur species being "stored" into, what we like to call "Black hole".

"What if black holes aren't what we think they are"?

Just as you and I would take pictures when visiting foreign countries so we can refresh our memories of that place later in life or for what ever other reason we take hundreds of pictures when we go about our planet...
Try to imagine technologically advanced aliens that travel trough space and store away everything they come across for whatever reason..
To save the rare life forms for them to study and experiment, to have something to remember that place by or spread that life further into the space or something completely unimaginable to our perception and understanding..

Now, for the fun part, what if that advanced alien race could artificially produce "black hole" with it's technology. And what if they could reverse it's effect at any time, from whatever point, whatever type or matter or structure..

To try to simplify my thoughts for my self firstly :),
I will compare this artificial black hole to a vinyl record.

These alien guys could create "Black hole vinyl record"(patent pending xD) and record(suck in) virtually anything.
Later on, they could use that same superb tech to "read" out anything that has been "sucked" or "stored" into the black hole and load this content back into reality...

I know it sounds far fetched and very hard to digest, as if You traveled to past and tried to explain vinyl record or usb storage devices to a cave man..I think only thing being digested in that scenario would be your leg

To conclude!
Message I'm trying to convey with this piece.
What if Dinosaurs haven't extinct, what if most of them were simply stored away, saved, from the planet that might have been unable to support this form of life anymore or something like that??
What if Gulf of Mexico is not point of impact of giant meteorite or asteroid, what if that is point of miniature black hole deployment that was programmed to "suck" specific matter(in this case dinosaurs and maybe other life forms) leaving barren planet behind?!..
Wouldn't that be cool :)

This opens up so many doors for some intriguing scifi stories...
Those same tech advanced guys coming back to our planet to store some of us, or all of us at some point..

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Firstly - the wide angle view as well as the slightly warped perspective make this piece especially intriguing to look at - as well as drawing the eye right into the centre (very fitting for a black hole). I love how much distance there is in this piece - you feel like you're looking a long way into it.

The story behind this is interesting and original (and it is well worth reading the description).

Added to this - the idea is beautifully executed - showing the artist's skill at digital art by creating wonderful textures and patterns (dinosaurs' skin/cracked mud).

Overall these elements combine in a truly inspiring artwork.
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Fantastic work that combines a great perspective, realism and aesthetic beauty. From the body positions to the skin texture and patterns the animals are compelling. The high quality is continued with the rest of the scene, the mud, the water etc. I really like the soft colouring of the overcast sky and the barely visible horizon. So many dinosaur recreations are done with the standard bright sun that this makes a welcome change adding interest, realism and the muted colours.

The idea of the mini black hole at the centre adds something unique to the image and is used this to good effect to share your sci-fi ideas. However this choice also takes something away. It moves the art from paleo-art into the realm of fantasy art. This isn't a criticism, it has to be either one or the other, it can't be both. My personal preference with dinosaurs is for the former. I really like images that bring us as close as possible to how things may have been. And as an image this absolutely does not need the fantasy parts to be a great piece of art. It would be just as good with or without the fantasy elements. The sauropods getting the last of the water provide the same focal point even if the black hole was not there.

I have only one small criticism. I think the colours of the foreground pterosaurs is a bit too vivid, a bit too bright. By that I mean they don't quite match the dullness of the cloudy sky and the rest of the scene.

The aliens gazing on is a nice touch for the fantasy elements but probably easy to miss when viewing on a screen unless one enlarges to full resolution.

All in all though this is really wonderful piece of work.
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megadeth9mm Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015
first, epic piece and theory!!!  

Great theory Damir!   Here's mine:  I believe this planet has been "seeded" by "THEY" along with countless other planets across the galaxy.  It is the equivalent of cycling a saltwater marine aquarium.  Except this being an entire planet, requires millions/billions of years.  Using asteroids to cover their tracks when they do mass wipeouts to begin new epochs for further cycling.  Each planet goes through essentially the same cyclic process to prepare it for the eventual habitation of the final sentient species and its eventual "induction" to the Galactic Empire.  Of course different gravitational properties of host planets create different looking lifeforms, but the end result is always a species that can contribute to the Galactic Empire.  This happens in all other galaxies too. 

It may simply be a "gene bank" they use and the planets work for them for each gene bank stage.   Ie: if they drop tyrannosaurus gene down on another planet with stronger gravity, the creature will evolve differently than here on earth, but it would be the same "test tube" used, the planet and environment just does the magic based on the physical evolutionary laws of the simulation(aka universe).  However, they have teams deployed at all times, manipulating the genetics, and observing.  Picture UFOs flying around observing dinos, landing and gathering samples, etc.

Advancing to extradimensional theory:   Quartz deposits seem to bend space and time creating windows that connect time periods.  Loch Ness and that lake in Virginia, the quartz allows ancient creatures to see us, and us to see them for brief moments(reasons unknown, maybe magnetic?).

Moving on:  While many may be hoaxes, recently the explosion of ufo sightings is undeniable, and it's quite obvious that they are here, have always been here(due to ancient texts).  And there are signs that a grand reveal and "intervention" is near.  This may cost the lives of billions of human beings, however, fear not death because it is becoming increasingly evident that we have souls and are actually light beings that control our bodies like machines.      

So basically, our souls have operated other sentient bodies on other planets before and we are all ancient.  In fact we may have choices to BE dinosaurs,and other animals.  We experience massive trauma, but when free, we crave to do it all over again, even though we say we'd never do it again lol.  This would explain why we "remember things" and feel that we "know things".  you can almost feel what it's like to be inside that Giganotosaurs head, towering, swaying your head back and forth looking around the forest, smelling and breathing, you can feel what it's like to operate it's body.  It's quite exhilarating when you practice that meditation.  I personally dont believe that is simply due to "imagination".  

And so Ive told many of these theories, some look at me as a nutjob, others believe.  Whatever it is, it is.  but it sure is interesting to discuss and in terms of black holes, I believe they figured out a way just like you said to harness the power. to scoop up different animals around the globe and warps them to other planets, because why waste resources?  But also that the universe is a grand simulation and each universe is a black hole itself, thus explaining gravity which is the all inward pressure of the black hole resulting in the white hot glowing swirling cosmic web of filaments we see.   

overwhelming.  
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
"This would explain why we "remember things" and feel that we "know things".  you can almost feel what it's like to be inside that Giganotosaurs head, towering, swaying your head back and forth looking around the forest, smelling and breathing, you can feel what it's like to operate it's body.  It's quite exhilarating when you practice that meditation.  I personally dont believe that is simply due to "imagination". "  I love this part Pete!!!

 
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megadeth9mm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
great to theorize wildly  :).   didnt mean for such a long post you got me goin there lol
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No no, enjoyed the read! But I dig that part I quoted a lot
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting thought - but somehow it is cruel on the other side.
If it was as you think, mmh what happens to you or the dinosaurs when you are "stored" - some kind of long sleep?
Somehow that being must be alive but it lives millions of years without noticing.
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, as if you hit pause button on yourself and resume play billion years later..
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nim22 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
i see what you did there :3 ( those 2 humanoid in the background) 
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:iconmegadeth9mm:
megadeth9mm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
omg i see them!   THEY.  
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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MineCraftBoy551 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
ooooooooooooooooo the dinos are preying
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ThatArtisticMofo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Dude this painting is HUUUUUGE!
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andyeliab Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
este dibujo tiene magia... :o
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ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This reminds me vaguely of the theory that the universe is actually contained within a black hole... As it keeps sucking, the "universe" keeps expanding lol
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah, the last part just didn't sound right xD
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ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It is what it is~ Science is amazing/nuts haha
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
xD
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megadeth9mm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
maybe "expansion" is the black hole "pulsating" when becomes active?   Only to us, one "pulse" takes billions of years.  leat good point bout the feeding  
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Anybody else see the aliens?
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. Congrats for being the first one to notice :D
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fuck yeah
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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dragonstorm64 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Neat pic! This actually makes sense too, a black hole is a tear in space time, so anything sucked into it would be outside space time and thus wouldn't age or decay.

Epic nerd powers activate!!!
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HAHah, initiate medulla oblongata
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Jegudiel2013 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
You have Truly a Beautiful and Wondrous Imagination. I thank you for Increasing my Imagination........
; )
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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Jegudiel2013 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
The Virtual Universe...?

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HellsDisciple Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Kick ass.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
What if this black hole thing has limitation on mass? Like, it could suck in everything bigger than 30 kg. That would explain why small mammals weren't "extinct".
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I Like that :)
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Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Welcome)
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
That is......huge O.O.....

But awesome! 8D
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ThatArtisticMofo Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Original and really epic
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It doesn't sound far fetched or difficult to digest at all, mate. I get it, and the idea is excellent! same goes for the pic. I can almost hear the them thinking:
Cool.. Hey wait a minute! WTF??
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stanzilla27 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
so terrific! the unique size of this creation is wonderful. You are amazing. truly amazing!
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very kind of you!!
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AcecSecond Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
mate i would have never read your whole writing if your picture didnt convince me...both picture and ur story are very intersting
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I had fun making that one, both image and the back story simultaneously, both elements extended and built upon each other
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Hoatziraptor Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Bravazo
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Draganja Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:O Fabulous work! This is epic! :D
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx!!!!
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Whitedragon51 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Now this is a form of technology far beyond anything any sci fi writer has come up with. Granted that it is simular to what I like to call a "Matter Drive" or a device that stores the molecular structure of an object or organism (a play on words like a flash drive for matter. Term is copyrighted.) The Wraith from Stargate Atlantis use a simular technology, but they have to do strafing runs to collect, and even then the cargo is a few dozen humans at most. This, to store entire populations, even entire Species, to have a planet wide range. The extraterrestrials with this technology would be a force to be reckoned with. What other strange technologies might they have?
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely scary idea, that there is civilization out there possessing tech in lines of "matter drive"
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Whitedragon51 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Glad you liked the term, I was thinking about using it in my sci fi books. But it could be scary or blissful depending on how you use it. The Wraith simply used it to haul human cargo-or as they refered to it "dinner"-up to their ships. A people under seiged by the Wraith actually used a reversed engineered "Matter Drive" like an ark to save their entire civilization. So like any technology it is all in how you use it.
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
As is anything that has to do with tremendous power, can be scary or blissful... atomic energy, genetic engineering etc..
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Whitedragon51 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I think I see a great fellow sci fi writer. Do you at least know the biological make up of the civilization with the Black hole Matter drive tech, or is it the classical faceless "Antients" or "Forerunners" that vanished long ago and no one knows their name, where the come from, or what they even looked like?
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damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have some sketches laying around my "mdd" :D
You might say, I created them out of thin air then store them for later use(sounds so advanced) :D
But gosh, we are so underdeveloped when we still have to use them HDD's ;)
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Whitedragon51 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
if you have a few sketches, I would like to see them
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blueicefox54 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the concept of the idea! and picture i love too they're all like "what is that thing?"
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masonday Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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theflib Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
This is the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
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