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Daily Sketch 60 - Rain
Daily Sketch 62 - Spring
For the survivors of a post-apocalyptic Toyland, not even sleep brings peace, not when Mare Crisium stalks their dreams.
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I think I'm getting better at drawing and cleaning up.  I just need to work on my timing.  If it weren't for the last minute, I'd never get these things finished.

She did try to warn them, but would they listen?  Nooooo...

Art © 2015 Marvin E. Fuller

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Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 3 years ago
Rating: General

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EmmetEarwax
1 year, 4 months ago
Based on Munch's THE SCREAM which derived from an actual incident in Munch's angst-plagued life.
CyberCornEntropic
1 year, 3 months ago
Yes, indeed.  From what I've read (which I might not remember right, admittedly), he was out on a walk one evening when he saw one of the vivid sunsets caused by the eruption of Krakatoa.  It gave him such a feeling of ennui, that it inspired The Scream.  The location depicted in the painting appears to be an actual place near his home town at the time.

For this picture, the reference to The Scream was one of the last design elements I came up with.  As the puppet character (a callback to an earlier sketch) needed to be reacting in fear and as I've based pictures on professional works before, it seemed only natural.
EmmetEarwax
1 year, 3 months ago
Many of Turner's paintings showed discolored sunsets from the recent eruption of a volcano in Iceland. The death toll....
Also Ben Franklin remarked on the skies over Paris, during his ambassadorship to France.
CyberCornEntropic
1 year, 2 months ago
Vivid sunsets would certainly be inspiring to the creatively-inclined, and the dust and aerosols pumped into the upper atmosphere by Mt. Danan (Krakatoa being the island it was on) would have certainly created some spectacular sunsets.  Of course, it can go too far.  It's speculated that an earlier eruption lead to the global cooling of the Year Without a Summer.
EmmetEarwax
1 year, 2 months ago
I meant to reply earlier on this, BUT google gave me such a fight that i almost lost my temper. I now run DevArt on firefoxc only, and InkBunny may follow suit. Constantly sitting on its hands when I key a jump...

Anyhow Krakatoa had  a far greater explosion c.500 a.d., and compared to it,the historic one was a firecracker. Chronicles repott the sky turned black, a hurricane of wreckage ! Java and Sumatra became separate islands !! The afterreffects were vast and still going on ! Plagues, rats ... The Brits were decimated and many migrated to Brittany , enabling the AngloSaxon peoples to migrate to England (Albion to then). The Byzantines began their long,long decline. The spice industries of Yemen failed, sending that kingdom into eclipse, and enabling the Moslem religion to get started.  at Damascus to get started..

Still, THAT was but a popgun compared to Toba, where a milewide column of fire exploded from the earth in Indonesia, Causing an ice age and leaving only a thousand or so peoples left on earth. Wreckage clear to the north pole. It is hoped that we are past the mega-volcanoe age, BUT ...
Still, all this was  
CyberCornEntropic
1 year, 2 months ago
That circa 500 AD explosion probably was the one that caused the Year Without a Summer.  The aftereffects certainly sound about right.

I use Firefox for browser-related stuff except for a couple of galleries which it can't handle with my connection.  Rather than Google itself, I use StartPage, an anonymizing search engine.  I can't really compare its performance too well since I can't tell what is the search engines' twiddling their thumbs and what is simply my connection being slow.
EmmetEarwax
1 year, 2 months ago
That was in 1816. A number of volcanic eruptions caused the unseasonable cold. The Krakatoa eruption, more recently, led to such scarcity in feed for horses, that the car was developed as a replacement for horses (the latter have to be regularly fed whether used or not). Smithsonian magazine published an article against replacing cars with horses .(slower, often spooked...)
CyberCornEntropic
1 year, 2 months ago
Ah, yes, silly me.  I got my events mixed up.   I remember now seeing a television show that claimed the Dark Ages had been helped along by a volcanic eruption that had a nasty impact on the global climate.  The effects were similar to the Year Without a Summer, if worse.  One can only wonder how terrible the Toba eruption had been (although it seems scientists are in some disagreement on just how bad it was).

The only real potential super-volcano nowadays that I know about is Yellowstone.  Fortunately, it doesn't appear to be in any danger of erupting anytime within the next few millennia, if ever.
EmmetEarwax
1 year, 2 months ago
One story by Jack Vance, part of "The Dying Earth" and only given the title "Ulan Dhor" involved a cursed city :Ampridatvir. Over 5000 years before, they had a sort of apocalypse, where freak religious hysteria overthrew their technological civilization. Many fled to the mainland & were ancestors of many in Ascolais, Almery and other kingdoms in that far,far future earth.
 A curious twist: half the population was unable to see the other half ! The Greys (worshippers of Pansu) could not see the Greens (worshippers of Cazdal) & vice versa. If a grey carried something and a green saw it, his warped brain would only see an object moving by itself and think a GHOST was hard by. Were it not for such a freak mindblock, the two sides would have exterminated each other ! The cults were lasting mortal enemies.
 To make matters worse, man-eating demons called gauns preyed on anybody daring enough to venture out at night. Such would be the case -until the world died, or until sense & logic resumed control or all but the toughest dead, but the prophecy did not take into account, the possibility of an outsider who comes looking for ...
CyberCornEntropic
1 year, 2 months ago
Well, that's one way to keep the peace between two enemies.  They wouldn't be literally invisible, only to be unable to mentally register each other due to an in-built perception filter.

The thing about prophecies is that they often seem less a predictor of the future and more of a stimulant to encourage events to take a certain course.  Perhaps the best way to derail one is to not worry about it, as an outsider might be more likely to do.
EmmetEarwax
1 year, 2 months ago
I was saying something else, and thought I had saved it,but an event ...
To relate much more, would require telling the whole story, and I see that you have NOT read Jack Vance's THE DYING EARTH (the best of his fiction regarding this far,far future earth.). You may want to buy or borrow a copy (from your local library?), so I leave you to do just that.

The Dying Earth  lies countless millions of years in the future. The sun is a bloated red giant and science was replaced long ago by magic. Yet the ages of sorcery have also waned. About 90% of all magic has been lost & forgotten. Many waves of migrations to other worlds have left only a few thousands of people left on earth. Much of the world is wilderness and is haunted by demons & sentient predators (perhaps evolved from humans). The remaining peoples await the death of the sun -and earth- which now will occur at any moment. Most spend the last days of earth in riotous living (or thievery & murder), but a few are making preparations to fleet themselves to youthful worlds.

The only ruler of any import is Kandive the Golden, and he spends his days in - riotous living, or perhaps hosting regattas.

Jack Vance began to depart his theme in the last 2 parts of the book, and in the Cugel & Rhialto cycles seems to have strayed well from his original premise.
CyberCornEntropic
1 year, 2 months ago
I'll keep an eye out for it, then.
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