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Exiled to Earth by Rahll Exiled to Earth by Rahll
This is the cover I did for Exiled to Earth, heavy metal band Bonded by Blood's new album. They were really into the idea of conspiracy and the New World Order, so they wanted me to put this together with that kind of symbolism in mind. There's the new taking over the old, and some other subtle hints in there too.

You can check out their site and their music here if you want. There's more info and a bit of story to the whole thing there, as well as a wanted poster I threw together for them.

It was a bit of a technical challenge for me painting something of this scope, but I learned a lot so hopefully I can pull off something even better next time! It was also a challenge knowing this would primarily be displayed at 12x12cm, so that dictated a lot of the composition and details. It's a combination of both matte painting and regular work. Hope you guys like it!
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:iconphotonman2150:
photonman2150 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These robots looks like the Geth!
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:iconryebread36:
ryebread36 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Kudos. Wish i had my old skill back...stupid new upgrades to digital design studios....

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:iconinkliizii:
inkliizii Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I see one of the little hidden bits. :) The license plate says NWO. I'm proud of mahself for noticing some details, lol
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Also, cool work.
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Those android-ish things and the drone looks quite a bit like the recursive drones from the game Global Agenda.
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:iconletheyann-elethendyl:
i love the subtle but not that subtle details :lmao:
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:iconkriegskanzler:
Kriegskanzler Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Speechless.
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:iconspazkid1997:
Spazkid1997 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Hmm, kind of reminds me of Half Life 2.
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:iconkuroro7:
Kuroro7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic!
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:iconphenoca:
Phenoca Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
The special effects are very nice! And I like how everything is attentively shaded.
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:iconwizardmorticia:
WizardMorticia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Demon invasion will be quite shitty indeed. Nice work looks great :)
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:iconputteno1:
Putteno1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
only i who thinks those robots, loosely resembles GLaDoS in portal? :)
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I never event thought of that. When I got to them in the painting, because all of them were so tiny, I basically just used simple shapes that would make them easy to read, maybe it was a subconscious move. Love me some Portal.
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LSNVaider Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Woooowwww nossa, são os melhores desenhos que já vi. Parabéns pels seus trabalhos!
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:iconmistasilentkiller:
MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DID YOU KNOW THAT COMPUTERS ARE GETTING SMARTER EVERY YEAR
GET READY GUYS WE GOT COMPANY IN THE FUTURE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconryebread36:
ryebread36 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Let me add, that this is the best art i have EVER seen in my life! I am in love with futuristic stuff and this really tops it! You have really outdone yourself! What system did you use to create it? Or software, whatever... thanks!
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danieljerusalen10 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
woooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww
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ThEfOrCeToNkS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, epic, intense, etc, etc

lolz :giggle:
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:iconalanzarte:
alanzarte Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
WOW!!
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:icondisco-frenzzy19:
disco-frenzzy19 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Photographer
one of my favorite futures
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:iconflipflopbum1785:
flipflopbum1785 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
dude that looks amazing!!!!!
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:icontattoosbynazareth:
tattoosbynazareth Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
It's no conspiracy anymore... just do a little reading.
That aside... Really good work. Any chance of seeing more like it?
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Man, you're really a god !! I wonder how you can do pics like this !!
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:iconlordofthebling-xxl:
LordoftheBling-XXL Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
this is great shit man! u coulda done maybe an hour of research on the new world order or some of there actual symbols though.
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:iconlordofthebling-xxl:
LordoftheBling-XXL Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
this is great shit man! u coulda done maybe an hour of research on the new world order or some of there actual symbols though.
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thedarkestoflight Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
what if someone made a animated film out of this that would be epic!
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:iconcodum78:
codum78 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't even believe how good that purple looks.
Who's license plate is that, lol
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:iconwillgart:
WillGArt Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah! Amazing...
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SLabreche Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
what an incredible scene, love it man! +fav
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Utharas Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Has this as my wallpaper for a while, just because I dig it so much, and thought that if you reduced the pristine of those trash bags the rest of the painting would pop a bit more.

Otherwise, still much love.
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Rahll Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
But that's my favorite part!

You're probably right, though. There's so much going on in the painting, I had to finish parts up as fast as I could, and move on, and that's one of the matte elements that probably stands out just a bit too much. Maybe I'll tweak it when I get some time, thanks :)
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greensandsguy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
this is really cool... though i feel some parts don't really harmonize with the rest... but i can't put my finger on it... :-?

still, great work, and for the cd-cover size it work perfectly well!

anyway, fav!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
great job with the colours and the lasers! fantastic scene =D
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:iconimthenats:
Imthenats Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
-Def. noticed the license plate.

This Reminds me of "Dark Void" for some reason. I luv the purple lazers or whatnot. Great action.
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:iconbeyondfx:
BeyondFX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Just incredible
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:iconsicram:
sicram Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*In sparta voice* THIS. IS. AAAAWESOME!
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:iconcelphirio:
Celphirio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good dang admnit Rahll, your awesomeness is just blowing me away. I'm gonna cut yer damn head off and eat your brains. It's just... so... INCREDULOUS. Freaking serious man.

Just tell me brother, what will it take for me to get o this level? I believe I use the same materials (Tablet, Photoshop, large monitor.). I practice painting almost every day for about an hour/ a couple hours. I try to look at refs. But it just never seems to work! I see amazing artist like you and Adonihs, and it just blows me away! What do you recommend to continue painting, while increasing in skill? I use references, try to be as beyond creative as possible, and go for something different every time. But is isn't enough! My goal in life is to attain the level you and Adonihs and other painters of your level by my twenties. But by personal views, it seems impossible. But i have the confidence, and i'm ready for the challenge.


What do you recommend?


Btw, I'm definetaly not angry at you, theres no reason to be. Just apprehensive. You are an amazing artist Rahll, and I look forward to being just as skilled.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
...wow. That's a lot of stuff going on, I don't know where/how to start...

I DO like the purple lazes though.
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BlueX-Design Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Interface Designer
i like this
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:icondrahkir:
Drahkir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really cool. Has a cyberpunk vs. steampunk feel to it.
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:iconmojaam:
mojaam Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Holy crap man that's an incredible amount of detail... not a single space left on the canvas :D
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:iconmishikaiya:
Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic. I'll keep an eye out for the album.
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:iconstanmoua:
stanmoua Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Holy cow man....this is awesome...Something you learn off of CCS?
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AloraKitten Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Awesome - I love looking at your pieces and finding those juicy little details (such as the Caution Wide Turns sign on the side of the garbage truck). Anyone can see that your work is extraordinary, but it's little things like that that make it for me. Great work Rahll.
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Haha, I looked at the illuminati pyramid/all seeing eye/satanic saturn symbol, and wondered why you would put that in an image, and then read about the new world order in the description, so now it makes sense. This is what I imagine the future might look like, a few patriots fighting the mighty super-state, to free humanity from the pestilence that the new world order represents (assuming Alex Jones and Bill Cooper are right). Of course they would incorporate masonic symbolism into everything that they create, which is accurately portrayed on that ship.
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:iconcentrist:
Centrist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
We might be those two men in that deviation someday...
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:iconneo-br:
Neo-Br Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kickin ass!!!!!
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Fantastic scene ! :omfg:
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:icondustycrosley:
dustycrosley Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Hey is that the Rahll face I see? Hahaha!
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