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Infidel by davepalumbo Infidel by davepalumbo
18x27, oil on illustration board. Book cover for Infidel by Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
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Given 2011-08-09
Infidel by ~davepalumbo Suggester says: "With the fast progress of science and technology, religion and belief have slowly relinquished a considerable amount of power it held on people. Infidel by :devdavepalumbo: is a gorgeous and silent illustration that explains what this painting might be viewed as. Though it may not feel too sci-fi at first, however, it still lingers behind!" ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by MacRebisz )
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DavidEFCBell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
very atmospheric. You should go for the next editions of 'Dune'
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Eshva Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been confused regarding this illustration. Who is the main figure meant to be? I get the the bottom one is Rhys, but is the first Inaya? Or ...?
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Nyx, resurrected
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Eshva Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, looks pretty different - but I guess that was the point. Thanks for letting me know.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
sure thing. yeah, it was a bit strange being as she's wearing such a different costume, standing in such dramatically different lighting, and wearing her hair differently (and as I remember it also takes place 7 years later)
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atlantisdesetoiles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
the lighting, the texture, everything is amazing! In oil, none less !!!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
thanks!
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular compo and lighting!;-)
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
thanks!
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elya667 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Stunning! :wow:
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
thanks!
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cenart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
great
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
thanks!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work!

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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Amazing artwork!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
It’s my pleasure! :hug:
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Malczewska Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
that is what we call ART....
Oil...... (rare to see lately)
Amazing...
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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SA-Lewis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, really great.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
This is an amazing work of art :)
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Funny, I just saw the book that this is the cover for on a post on iO9 of upcoming SciFi books to watch for.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
yeah, releases soon I think!
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leslieyeah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
so epic!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very nice!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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IsisAnkh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow its amazing :D
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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Mkharbech Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
You are a magician ! :eyepopping:
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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lordportico Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Coooool.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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just-a-user Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
DD description is misleading, it is a novel about an assassin called Nyx. Nothing about religion.

Also, with the fast progress of science and technology, religion gets even stronger than before, not relinquishes. For exmaple, in 1989, NASA launched the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE) and found the "Cosmic microwave background radiation" which proves Big Bang and expanding of the universe, another proof of creation.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
dunno what that's about :/
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
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It does to an extent. :O_o:

DD descriptions are one aspect of a viewer's interpretation of a work.

That is true, but religion will not take science and technology for granted always. Also at this point in those expeditions, it's more of supporting a theory than proofs. Science doesn't hold to one proof being the absolute until another one can solve the mystery better. :shrug:
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kamikameleon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow the background is amazing. Love it!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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fattylumpkin50 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
So Lovely, Dave. Wow!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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Chrysshart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What awesome work! The pattern in the background is so detailed and it appears flawless! the lighting is beautiful and the whole piece is imminently moving. While you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, I am certainly considering looking up this one!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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Chrysshart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That section of light in the middle is hypnotic! I could stare at it for hours.

~D~
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning style and detail and effect Awesome look!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
thanks!
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