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Requiem for a Nuclear Dog by IzzyMedrano Requiem for a Nuclear Dog by IzzyMedrano
The Rat-Thing from Neil Stephenson's SnowCrash, my first final painting for the package I am putting together of preproduction for a film. If I can get it all done, I will try and send the work out to his publisher and see what he thinks. SnowCrash has gone long underloved by the film industry, when in fact it is the one of the god-fathers of the cyberpunk genre. Shit, I mean, if they can make that drek Johnny Mnemonic... guh... "I know Cyber Dolphin Kung fu"...
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LetMeMakeArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Artist
This was the only design I ended up not liking.  I will go back and redo it someday.  I also have to redo Ng!  Did you see my Raven?
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LetMeMakeArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! "POOR IMPULSE CONTROL". Cool. Almost as how I imagined him. The hair might be too neat. And I thought the cut glass like in his spear would be more clear, completely see through. Anyway, great work!
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grypwolf-fan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
the eggs XDDD
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mehdianim Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like
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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find this idea & this whole piece prtty awesom! I love the way incorporated the cybernetic elements onto the dog,making his organic side somewhat less than his robotic side,i'm nt xactly sure if it wud b right 2 call him nuclear tho,he lookz more wholely robotic. i rlly love this tho,prtty awesom! :heart: :love: :heart:
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KrimzonDestiny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
You should read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
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ASHREDFORD Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
amazing
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Bloodqueen472 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is what I want my robot wolf Bubby from my Iron man Armored Adventures fanfic Blood Vow Revenge to look like but without the tail, those things sticking out his back, or those word written on him.
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Bloodqueen472 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
And I want him full cyborg.
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doktorsquidd Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
This is officially my favorite thing on the internet. Thank you.
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Reyna-Love Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very cool.....
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Ha! Rat Thing! :v

I imagined them totally different, oddly. Like metallic armadillos with woodlice legs. I like the cooling panels a lot though.
I don't know how that movie idea is going, but I would sure as hell watch it, oh my god yes.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Artist
Awesome. I like that idea for the rat things... I definitely had a strong dog impulse with it... I would go back and totally redesign this now, though. I've a whole new aesthetic sense of it. hahaha
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
stunning work, so dynamic, i like a lot!
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MrFujisawa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
So extrordinarily cool. And the most sympathetic character in the book :)
"poor impulse control" forever...
Mr. F
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firefromheaven Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
nuclear fucking ballsacs, ace.
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rothmir Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Brilliant - has a great portrayal of movement!
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CE-Rap Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
that's some dynamic movement man---great perspective. Those balls mad me laugh, btw:laughing:
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shichinin-tai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Excellent.
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Heterodoxist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
Wow. thats really great. The general look and especially the heat radiating fins make it pop right out of the book. A Y.T. wouldnt be a bad thing.
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
:bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap:

Good work
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garySkito Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
:omfg: this is... :omg:
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! Just excellent!
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ephigy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Please God, let your campaign work. Snow Crash was just fucking brilliant, and deserves the attention of fabulous artists everywhere.

And by the way, great painting.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Professional Artist
yeah... thanks!
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formaldehyde Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent design and interpretation of the rat thing
but i always thaught he'd have something to ram into things with, ya know, like this wierd dinosaur with skull coming out of his head.
and much more mechanical, barely dogish.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Artist
hmmn.. that is a cool idea... I was going for something slim and lithe, super acrobatic and in control. As for the decision on how doggy he looked, I chose for him to look really k9 because as is described in the book, you never see them, they are just a blur with a long long tail.. so I took a little license with it. ^_^ Glad you dug it.
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Miss-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004
HAw!
Yes...the state of cyberpunk today sickens me as well.
Kudos on the Snowcrash homage.

Let's make a movie someday.
We're both infinitly witty, strikingly handsome wankers....we could star AND direct in our own shit-stain of a cyberpunk movie.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Artist
I may have a plan i could involve you in, if you are serious, and can work your ASS off. *grin*
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Miss-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
Well, I am a hard worker and if the pay's goo..
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heyyyyy...
Why is "ass" typed in capitols?
I'm on to you!!
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MagnumT Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
YES, it's art based around Stephenson's Snow Crash... and it's marvellous too. Hopefully a Snow Crash movie will come around from your work, we'll never know. Either way, I love this, and good luck with any future work :)
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b33lz3bub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
good on you getting into the field and doing preproduction paintings and such, ma man. you're an inspiration :salute: hope it all goes well - and might i add, if i was a woman neclear dog, haw HAW :drool:
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Artist
It will all go well, I have supreme confidence in the idiocy of hollywood...
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b33lz3bub Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
a good point, my lad
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Sempai-Tem Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
Well Johnny M was really a SHORT STORY. While the story was awesome it wasn't a good port for a full length movie. William Gibson is the man. While Diamond age and Snow crash are super books in the Genre. I'd wouldn't give them the title Godfather to cyberpunk. I mean those books were at the point of talking about nanotek, the cyberpunk genre really begins with William Gibson and Jon Walter Williams and a few others that came before Snow and Diamond hit the scene.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004  Professional Artist
Well if you wanna get uber technical, we can get into Pynchon as well, as for me, I think Stephenson spins a better cyberyarn, but we can push our glasses up our noses, and snort all day over the issue, you win in the uber dork department. ^_^ Thanks for the clarification.
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Sempai-Tem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004
gee I guess I'm a Uber-DORK for being well read in this genre. Ok man lata.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2004  Professional Artist
Now who takes things the wrong way, old man. I was just teasin. ^_^
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kookybat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with that, Iz. :) Looks freaking great..that are one sexy doggy. ;P
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Artist
would you have sex with the dog?! With it's hyper speed cock abilities?! ^^
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kookybat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, no. No, not until he buys me some drinks.
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kevmesser Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
Yes...finally some Snow Crash love. Cool design...that's about how they look in my head.
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hernameisrio Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! :clap:
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lwl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Dinamic, awesome work!! :clap:
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BigJimmyC Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
*-* stream line
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sixshades Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
God Ari, you are just amazing. Is there anything you CAN'T do?
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Professional Artist
Nope. ^_^ I am a firm believer in the power of will. *grin*
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vladdamien Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Fido!
Wait, you're telling me there'll be a SnowCrash movie? Oh baby.... *jizzes everywhere*

-Vlad D.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004  Professional Artist
no... I am not saying there WILL be... only that I am gonna try. ^_^ Licensing and copyright are all wierd shit.
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