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The things men do for greed. by UNGDI-SEA The things men do for greed. by UNGDI-SEA
Painted in Photoshop. I have a story behind this picture but I'd rather get this image to speak for itself - do any of you think what's going on in there is a good idea? :P
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
My impression of it is this! That they are exploring a ship that should be well enough left alone!
MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist
Let's see here. Sherlock Holmes We have three 'ships' in a dilapidated metal... corridor. The state of decay it is in, with the soft blue hue (seemingly from natural light) of everything suggests it is in space, or in a low-gravity atmosphere, and/or possibly that this place has only been in this state fairly recently, and still seems to be crumbling. Or it could be that conditions are slowing it's decline.

The two ships seem to be scanning over the larger ship, which is of radically different geometry & architecture. Suggesting the 'subject' is of another culture's--and possibly another race's--origin. The subject could actually not be a ship, but some other artifact. And could be hidden away here in its entirety, which these ships have found, and hold value for.

The two ships cast the same hue of light onto the subject, and don't appear to be avoiding one another, suggesting they are of the same affiliation. The smaller ship could be a probe, or a pod for taking a closer look. Hinting at some possible respect, or caution on part of the larger ship. What's more, they are both lit up and active, while the subject appears comparatively dormant, so it could be damaged, or disabled. Or, it could potentially be hiding in this ruined space, and has found unexpected/unwelcome eyes prying at it.

The title implies great/immense/dangerous/difficult things men will due in the pursuit of material good. This goes against the idea of this as a scientific discovery in pursuit of knowledge, in favor of an arduous venture for something else they want. This not only implies that this subject is something they already know about, and potentially understand, but that they know there is something else they want out of it. Potentially, they could be salvaging, looting, or possibly even robbing the subject. The Hiding idea of it could imply the possession of something valuable. And the risk could also come from the state the corridor is in, suggesting the ships--and maybe even the subject--are not some place they necessarily should be.

How's that?
UNGDI-SEA Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2016
That's an excellent close-examination right here. :) If it were my brother, he'd insist it's everything but and say it's a metallic banana peel or so but then again, that's family and jokes for anyone.

For one, the lack of lighting coming from the main subject ship itself is definitely one thing deliberate - and so is the general dissonance between the structures, the small ships, and the subject ship itself. One minor detail there is that there's also a cord on the tiny probe-like ship to the larger one. ;)

One of my backstories for the picture, only actually developed after the picture was already done, is that the alien ship is definitely something dangerous - and that the threat it may potentially pose is actually implied by the wrecked, unlit surroundings - is it responsible for wrecking the whole place up and decided to hive there, accidentally or not? There is virtually no life anywhere else in the scene other than the small investigating ship and its probe, and that the investigating ship also happens to share the same rugged geometry and utilitarian design as the environment itself. The small ship is definitely out of touch with the gravity and stakes of the situation versus the reward - thus, "The things men do for greed."

Excellent description and a good read! Now, if everyone asked me what's a metallic banana peel doing inside a computer case, I'd probably have failed visual communication. :P
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional
far out
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tjames09 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mightydein Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Science fiction is awesome
BelatedGamer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Really reminds me of R-Type, great work.

And yeah, if it's similarity to R-Type is any indication; screwing with this is going to end very poorly.
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