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The Inhabited Island by SharksDen The Inhabited Island by SharksDen
Illustration for Обитаемый остров / Prisoners of Power / The Inhabited Island / 人烟之岛 Chinese version
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I hope to bring some modern sci-fi style for this book. If someone has read it, would you like to tell me what you feeling of this Illustration? ~:)
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wolandd Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Comment is probably way to late....  Overall the impression from the picture is - futuristic - and TOO HIGH TECH  The impression I had from the book was of overall tech comparable to late WWII or shortly thereafter (with occasional tech far more advanced such as towers and mentoscopes (brain reading machines).

Likewise i am not too thrilled about characters high tech suit, one of the characteristics of the Noon World Universe is the physiological evolution of humans (admittedly based in technological advances) which Maxim in the Island highlights - deprived of all of his technology he is still a superior being to the locals - immune to radiation, diseases, mental attacks, incredibly strong and fast, very hard to kill, capable of relieving pain of others...

Then again perhaps the suit is necessary to highlight the character's inconsistency with the world around him, his alien nature... but then once again world has to be lower tech i think.  The situation is similar and in fact shares the same settings as Hard to be God (same Earth different alien planet where Earthlings attempt bootstrapping (pregression) )... only where Rumata is a god proper, Maxim is more of a fallen angel - stripped of most of his powers yet still capable of affecting the fates of the nations.

... btw, Is the flying machine just a random flying machine or is it the "Mountain Eagle" - the personal bomber of the Imperial Prince which Max gets to fly in the book?  It seems certain things match the books description - 6 propellers for instance, others things don't match at all... not certain though accurate and slaving replication of the books text is necessary or even good.
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, for such a large amount of feedback information!
That is why I insisted ask a complete fiction since then, the plot summary is always ignored too much detail.
Never too late, perhaps the future Iwill receive the same series work;)
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viconiadevir Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Well, to me it doesn't feel like 'Inhabited Island' at all... But this is your vision, of course.
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Non-positive feedback is also necessary~:)
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Alagremm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Brilliantly done! Now, the only proposal I have is that you make the sky look inverted, to give the feeling of being on the inside of a sphere like in the book.
However I have absolutely no clue how that can be done without messing up the picture.
So the picture is simply grand!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the advice.. though it can't be modified now.. has been printed:thanks:
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PrinceofUkraine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Он как бы был брюнет. Про такой футуристический костюм он и не слыхивал, хотя в принципе костюм в тему!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry.. by google translate I can't get you mind clearly.. principle suit?
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PrinceofUkraine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I thought you were Russian))) I have written in the primary source Inhabited Island, the main character was a brunette!

How do you even know about the Soviet classics?
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I have got part of the translation to did illustration for the book, also I saw that new movie. The figure is not show a determined scene, but a synthesized scene:)
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PrinceofUkraine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
The film based on the book, in Russia all the hate, he just does not show the essence of the book! Mediocre movie!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just like some of my country's adaptation blockbusters, OutOfControl rhythm:D
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qizhu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this worth more even than 切糕!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
切糕才是无敌的= =
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Jobe3DO Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Jobe3DO Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome!
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tymofij Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Nice pic! Through the hero didn't get a chance to look at the planet wearing his spacesuit in the book :)
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are right about this:XD: it is just a symbolic scene~ because an armored suit attractive than Robinson's shabby clothes for unfamiliar readers:D
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh!!!!! You knows this gorgeouse book of Strugatsky bros???? YEAH!!!!
Very good drawing I think! Alone man vs the evil laws of world!!!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh~Yes! Assuredly you know it !;)
Actually I only get parts of this novel, But have seen the introduction of the whole story.
Beginning of this year Roadside Picnic was translated into Chinese, get a good evaluation. So they decided to introduce four Strugatsky brothers' book once~:)
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Roadside Picnic is my always favourite by them!!! It's so great - that they finally will translated to chinese!!!! RIP Strugatsky, but they are have fun in the heaven!!!!
A Billion Years Before the End of the World is their best and also Monday Begins on Saturday is very nice!!!! Hope, you'll draw the illustrations or covers for those stories once!!
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So pity only few days after I got this task, heard Boris has gone, authors will live forever in their works.
That two books are not included in this introduction, may be one day will~ but I am drawing another illustration "Hard to Be a God"!
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH!!!!! EPIC!!!!!!!!!! :hug:
I am waiting movie [link] but I fear that it will never be completed
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow I watched the 1989 version but didn't know it will shot into a movie again O_0
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can not wait!
did you see the movie Inhabitat Island? [link] :D I don't like this, but I see the reference between your drawing and the main character from this movie
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, this movie does not seem to be a good grasp of the rhythm... I watched each adaptation movie before drawing. The other one will be soon done!~
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