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Let us Crush The Earth by TheRockMonster Let us Crush The Earth by TheRockMonster
"In our hands, we hold the future....

and with our hands, we shall destroy it"



A piece done for my graphic design class. We had to depict a problem with today society and how they affect the planet. I chose the problem of Overpopulation. With humans living longer and more people being born, we're faced with the threat of using up all the natural resources. In the end, nature will survive, but human kind will die. Our strength in numbers may just be the death of us.
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Although I have seen many artworks with a similar theme, I have yet to see any quite like this. This portrayal of overpopulation is effective in its message; the hands appear ominous and creepy, giving the viewer a feeling that the lone plant has no chance of survival. Although some of the hand and arm anatomy appears slightly off, I believe this adds to the effect so I will refrain from ripping into it.

Although there isn't much to dislike about this image, I feel that the background could be reworked a little bit. In places, the black parts of the sky seem sawn off by the white outlines around the arms, and in parts this outline looks uneven. By evening out some of these outlines, the background will look less rough.

I hope this was helpful, and I hope to see more from you in the future!
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this greatly portrays as you’ve mentioned, overpopulation and in my opinion, greed. although there are others who’ve also done a piece about this concern but there’s just something about your work that strikes as both stunning and easy to remember or should i say sticks to the mind. why? because of your color choice. you may know this already but a monochromatic picture stays imprinted in a person’s mind more than a colored picture does.

technicality wise, as mentioned, there are a few out of proportion hands. not entirely sure if it was on purpose or not but regardless of that, it didn’t matter as much to me because that still depended on your style.

you may question why i mentioned greed. in my country we have this term that goes utak-talangka or crab mentality. it’s a person’s instinct to crawl up by means of stepping on others. in relation, due to the known fact that resources are scarcely enough due to overpopulation, people are now working their way up the ladder doing their best to steal what they can to save themselves. harsh, i know but that’s reality.

you’ve managed to capture and envision the grim truth of our present and hopefully not our future world.
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DrQUESTiiONABLE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Really interesting piece here. I love the shading done in this.
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ah that is really cool work! Nice done!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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San-T Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's quite strong, well done
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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AgentCricket Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really intriguing.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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AgentCricket Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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starrycaT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Very cool concept, nice job!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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RainySeasons Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading. Agh.
I love cross hatching. It's definitely my favourite form of shading, especially traditionally. c: You did wonderful!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks you! I really worked out my cross hatching here and it really paid off :)
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Maleiva Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes ia good work whit ink.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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ha-rat-kiri Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great job :)
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you:)
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ha-rat-kiri Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my really pleasure :)
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toonham Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on being featured in my sixteenth bi-monthly feature!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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Stormy-C Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Wow; that's a very powerful image. You chose a great message and I think you've carried it out very well. Hands are usually my worst thing to draw, so I am extra impressed by the skill gone into this.
I love how one hand alone seems to be trying to preserve nature by holding it above the stampeding, but even that person is being pulled down. Or perhaps that is meant to be the hand that uprooted it? I could see it either way.
Very nicely done :)
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm always very interested by all the different interpretations people come up with, ll of them add so much more to the piece! Thank you :hug:
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sidneyj06 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great idea, the hands speak for them self's and when we try and change something, it just get's taken away or hidden behind a group of people i can even see some different moods by looking at the hand with mixed thoughts, so very interesting.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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OlMountainWoman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Photographer
this is featured here [link] thank you!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! It was a beautiful feature!!
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SallyVinter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done :nod:
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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SallyVinter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome =D
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Those hands look so greedy. Great job depicting society.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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crimsonavengerv2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
neat!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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MatthewReed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool love the detail/shadowing of the hands/arms.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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matteogianardi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Writer
wow that's really impressive! I love this concept a lot!
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :D
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Paulcellx Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing would have looked better with colours! :3
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, im not sure, I like the black and white allure of it. And we could only use black and white for the assignment XD
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Paulcellx Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh wow! Then there is the reason indeed. (:
I hate when they put us limits on assigments, but maybe they wanted you to get along with black&white.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it might have been to make us get along with black and white. A lot of the mediums we've used so far we've done only in black and white. For this assignment, we had to choose any of those mediums and make this magazine spread. OH, I wish i had the copy of it after Photoshop and Illustrator. It was beautiful!
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Paulcellx Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! I hate when they put conditions to our art! That's for sure indeed!
Why dont you colour it on photoshop? You can download it.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I have to wait till I get a new computer to download photoshop D:
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Molot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good job.
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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