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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..

Original image is about 13k in width
C&C welcomed, would be great to make a small discussion on the subject

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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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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.
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..
nim22 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
i see what you did there :3 ( those 2 humanoid in the background) 
damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
MineCraftBoy551 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
ooooooooooooooooo the dinos are preying
ThatArtisticMofo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Dude this painting is HUUUUUGE!
andyeliab Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
este dibujo tiene magia... :o
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
damir-g-martin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah, the last part just didn't sound right xD
ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It is what it is~ Science is amazing/nuts haha
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