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At the End of the Day by DavidOReilly At the End of the Day by DavidOReilly
Watercolour. 70cm x 50cm.

This is a building I see every day in Edinburgh city centre. I kept imagining what the scene would look like if civilisation fell and nature started to re-claim the land; illustrating how little human enterprise matters in the grand scheme of things - this is my take on it.

I was playing The Last Of Us on PS3 at the time and this heavily influenced me. It's quite cathartic imagery for me, this painting really helped me externalise some negative energies, and was a lot of fun, although very difficult as I've not really done much imaginitive work before.

See a complete tutorial here: fav.me/d6v18wz
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Given 2013-11-04
At the End of the Day by *DavidOReilly ( Suggested by Wolf-Smith and Featured by deshrubber )
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Toujours-Endormie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This kind of looks like Chernobyl.
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DavidOReilly Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did look at some Chernobyl reference actually, but I kept running into the same generic imagery, so I didn't really use it.
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elenimeliou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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vyvyangreen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice one, David, some nice technique here...

Always nice to see someone putting some imagination into their work....
 
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yetikr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!

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DavidOReilly Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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couchmochi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow that looks great!! Really like the clouds and the sunbeams. Very atmospheric!
And congrats on the DD! (:
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DavidOReilly Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;) :hug:
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zombie-fuckulator Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Reminds me of the cover of earth abides, after twenty years...
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DavidOReilly Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's spot on :)
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