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The Artifact by FacundoDiaz The Artifact by FacundoDiaz
Hey guys, new work here! :)

I will speak about some things that are part of the backstory of this image. This work was a comission for a music band. those guys requested anything that came up to my mind with their music as an inspiration, and this is pretty much what I imagined. Everything went fine, the work was accepted, but unfortunatly the money never arrived... ;( I never had any problem like this with a customer, this was the first time, and trust me I have quite a lot of works done.
Im posting this work here because I think this big guy deserves some attention, scince i think it has a lot of effort on it, and second, but most important, to warn those guys from using this image... ;(


Anyway back to the main subject, let me know what do you think guys :D

Hope you like it!!!! :)

EDIT: collor correction adjusted :P
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Whenever we set a goal, our greatest hope during that time is that we manage to accomplish our goals and perhaps even achieve more than we could ever even imagine. It could range from finding a lost treasure never seen by the eyes of man or any other creature, or it could be the responsibility of guarding something more precious than anyone or anything in this world. Once we find what we are looking for that certain something, we feel inclined to make sure that no one else takes this from us to perform whatever ill deeds toward our precious treasure. For us, there is nothing in this world or the other that could even calculate the level of determination flowing through our veins fueling us to do our jobs. No matter what the sacrifice, no matter the risk...we persevere until the end. The Artifact created by the very versatile and talented =keepwalking07, gives us a glimpse of that very sensation of accomplishment and victory that one would feel if they also succeeded into their quests and received what they had been searching after for so very long. Perhaps the very feelings he felt when creating this work of art.

One immediate glance shows that Keepwalking's trademark design and details is shown and fails to disappoint. The detail placed in each and every single curve and marking upon the large automaton is excellent. The various jagged shards and various cracks give a perfect emulation of years of age and unattended damage upon the machine's frame making it seem that much more real before the viewer's eye. The illuminated figure within the mechanical creature's waiting hands gives off a great ambient glowing effect that gives a faint but warm glow on the frame of the giant metal creature.

You can almost image the stoic machine traversing vast areas of land, creating thunderous stomps along its path. Its various parts and gears creak and whine with age and degradation as it makes step after powered step. Strong winds do nothing to stop is gait as it makes its way closer and closer to its goal.

Unfortunately, with ever piece of excellence created, there is always a flaw in every masterpiece. In the case of this deviation, some of the shadow effects near the center of the machine are lacking a bit of detail inside. Despite them being shadow effects, the ambient glowing of the artifact should give off at least a slight reflective outline on the inner shadow. In addition the upper fist of the machine has a few colors that could just blend a little better and appear a bit to solid. A smaller gripe than the shadow issue and could be easily overlooked.

Issues and small complications aside, there is still a lot to love about this piece. The sense of scale and depth of field still make it look great and the overall design is amazing. Great work as always, =keepwalking07 and always keep moving forward. :D
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Smashbrudda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
niceeee

shadowing can be better as it took me a bit to see this in my mind in 3d.
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KanoWakitashi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Feelin' the epic!
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah :D
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
giant robots and bright things in its hands?
where did I saw that before?
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Spartan4317 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Th' Chief an' Cortana?
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lsb1992 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
lamento escuchar que te hayan estafado unos webonasos pero como siempre tu trabajo es increible y me alegro de ver las cosas que haces, no dejes que la vida te deprima nunca y cuando te de golpes y te caigas solo parate y sigue avanzando porque en algun momento sera tu turno de dar un salto en la vida y de paso sacarle la putamadre ;)
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cosas q pasan :)
no volvera a pasar de nuevo.
Te agradezco mucho el apoyo :)
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
tight work and very cool looking design, good colors too, looks like it's inspired from eva or somathing like that
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it has has some thing from eva. :D
Thanks :D
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very cool character and work!;-)
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!;-)
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:iconsaaher:
Saaher Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
damn he is bad ass
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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vasko195 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Man I love your imagination :D just it's very unusual but in the good meaning of the word. I love your works. Keep the good work man
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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omnislashmaster Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That sucks, dude. At least you'll have all your followers to appreciate your work in all it's kick-assery!
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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omnislashmaster Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! ;)
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SocratesJedi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite good. It really has a strong, dark tone to it. Sorry to hear of the problems you had the band it was commissioned for, but at least you have created a piece you should be proud of!
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
meh, its ok :)

thank you :)
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Tomoko-chan03 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
omg! it's really amazing!
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Tomoko-chan03 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
your welcome =)
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differentego Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is wonderful! seems to me like it was a dark metal band or something like that ;) sad that some people do not realise that art is a lot of hard work.
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it is indeed a dark metal band.
Thanks a lot :D
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CloudEaterNG Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Do you have any videos of you drawing/painting stuff?
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
not yet :)
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CloudEaterNG Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Would be really intersting and good for learning to see how you draw such epic art.
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, thanks :D,
I will srsly think about it :)
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CloudEaterNG Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
:D!
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Sniper115A3 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Amazing :omfg: !!! Great job :icongreatjobplz: :+fav:'ed
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Its a great image, I recently had a similar experience with a commission, one that has gone on for some time but the funds for the recent images never arrived, its a bit sad when they decide your work is no longer a priority, in my mind its simply their loss, and in your case its definitely their loss, they don't know what they have lost.
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yep, it makes me feel sad in some way, but I manage to overcome the situation by realizing how much I enjoy doing these works. I even end up thinking it was worth the effort, most of all because I learn with every work I do :)

Thanks for the support man :)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry to hear they didn't pay up! :O_o:

A great piece all the same - I love these monster mechs you create! ;)
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, its kinda sad.

thanks a lot man :D
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wan-tan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Groso!!! Parece un Gundam :O
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
jaja, muchas gracias :D
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DarkGolemRuler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Ahhhh. Nice. but the artifact is a little blurry but still awesome!
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, Its now adjusted :). Thank you :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That's so beautiful !!!
But why did this b=people never paid it ?? It's dishonest !!
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, but oh well, these things happend :)
thank you :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're Welcome !
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Keyb0 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Sucks that you were scammed, but I'm sure there will be some way to keep them from unjustly using your work.
As for the art itself, it is amazing (as all your works are). At first I thought that the machine, or beast or whatever you choose to call it, blended into the background too much. I now think that that actually gives the feel that this thing is almost part of the land around it. The feeling that I am getting from the piece is that the object the beast is holding is like the life of the land, a sort of sun that is being restored to the world and bringing it back to some of it's former beauty. Lost and found. Beautifully done, I envy your talent.
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FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you verry much :D
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Keyb0 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problemo, you deserve all the positive feedback you get and more!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Happened to me too dude, I dont do any commissions anymore unless I receive the money first, bottom line. FUCK those guys.

SICK piece!
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:iconfacundodiaz:
FacundoDiaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! :)

Yeah, Fuck them! :P,

So bad that you went through the same thing :P
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Erian1mortal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Damn that sounds heavy with the money... well I can't really say anything about that, so I let it be.

To the pic:
I really love these sorts of pics, they have something, dunno why. You have created this something in the picture, the feeling of dunno, let's just call it awesomeness at the moment (till I find a better word). The rough edges give another painterly vibe to it, all in all, it looks perfect to me!
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