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Contraband by JoeyJazz Contraband by JoeyJazz
Antica... ...240 thousand inhabitants stationed on a deep space station hidden in an asteroid field. Asteroids cause quite a havoc every year, when a close planet gets near and stir some rocks right onto the station. The place itself was rebuilt so many times, no-one actually knows how it originally looked like. Even the name isn't real - "Antica" was the name of some apocalyptic, monoteistic cult that blew half of the station about 42 cycles ago. Can you imagine that? They believed in ONE god - every one knows that an ordinary diety needs at least two - the spiritual and the material.
Anyway - it's a perfect place to sell goods or hide for a longer time if one needs to. A great place for a smuggler like me..
/CRAANK!!/
-Alert! Hull breached in area "CARGO HOLD 07", sealing all entrances. Please, visit the nearest repair station immidiately.-
Gadsdamit! I hate these sharp little buggers.. ..at least this old bark still holds together... ...I just hope it wasn't the space with the "Happy-Happy Toys" contraband...

The only available resolution is 2560x1024 - you'll have to centre it - it's a smaller piece and due to the content I don't want to cut it.

It's a remake of ..which was moved to scraps.

Enjoy it!

For your personal desktop use ONLY!
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On first sight, a fine image with tons of different elements creating a pretty unique piece of space art. The hidden jokes can definitely put a smile onto anybody's face that gets them :p
So, in terms of originality, a big plus!

However, it is obvious that some things do not meet up to both high detailing as well as your gallery's quality. Except for very few elements, the textures and little details have been completely neglected; most visible on the asteroids and the space ship. At this stage, it could be more of an "elaborate sketch" rather than a finished painting.

In terms of composition, this piece lacks a clear focus. I find my eyes switching back and forth between all those various elements, not being entirely sure of what to look at. Whilst it is fun to recognize all these objects, it is not beneficial in leading the eye to the point where all the action takes place. It might be better to create some sort of flow where the elements are able to provide guidelines of where to look next. It surely helps in identifying the main subject and doesn't make one's eyes jump around like nuts xD

Whilst you're pretty well-known for your nebulae, it is good that you didn't go overboard with them in here. That surely would clutter up the image even more, so I guess a plus here for not-too-distracting background.
Although, I am not quite sure of the orange light in the right as it blends into the blue fairly abrupt. Toning it down a little or widening the transition zone could help bringing the focus back into the foreground in that matter.

Overall, this piece does not meet your general standards and I am sure you can do better. The idea is interesting and certainly is able to elicit at least a smirk from the viewer and, if executed a bit more elaborately in terms of composition and detailing, it could make a great image ;)
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Techz59 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woo it's danboard!(or danbo) xD
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Frozx398 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
nice concept. nice work.
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great pic and great story to go along with it :D
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B-In-F Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice work !
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thx
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
This great work has been featured in news article [link] :heart:
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Photographer
Awesome concept, Also love the strong atmosphere in this one!
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very amusing

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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I made you laugh! :D
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. By the way the below quote...that's good advice.

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Arcalian Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
The only thing better than a deep space station hidden in an asteroid field is a hidden base *built into* a big asteroid in said field. :D
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BOBBb12345 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice details, love the debris :p

You've been featured on iconpaper :star:
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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:iconvictoriouzz:
VictoriouzZ Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
cool!
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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almancie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
absolutely amazing :)
:star::star::star::star::star:/:star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Fantastic!:-)
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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:iconmajorkerina:
majorkerina Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Writer
Beautiful details ^^.
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmajorkerina:
majorkerina Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Writer
^^ No prob.
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C0rO9 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bože :D:D ta ryba!
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, špatnej den :D
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool debris feel, like the stuff is floating in the void of space. Neat little dialog your wrote to go with this piece.
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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LopezTheHeavy321 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
lol, that is so awesome. i love this one for some reason. oh, and the tennis ball is really sweet looking. good job on everything!
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
From now on, I'm going to make tennis ball-like planets only... ...or not.
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LopezTheHeavy321 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
lol. i think you should continue doing normal planets, but hide tennis balls in the picture sometimes.
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yaoi16 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy hell what the hell? your so amazing its like whoa
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:alien:
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is ... OutStanding :wow:
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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KarimFakhoury Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Way cool ! Nice work
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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xclusiv8 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
hehe love it!
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconashleyxxpiano:
AshleyxxPiano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of a scene from "the brave little toaster" haha
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, I forgot the toaster from the Red Dwarf :doh: ..at least I've added the cone in there...
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AshleyxxPiano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha
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krystalmaze Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
lol, fun little blurb to accompany your picture, tho it and the title really speak for themselves. Bonus i guess..
;D
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pun intended (almost every item is a reference to some sci-fi, puppet movie/ dA figure/character). xD
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:iconkrystalmaze:
krystalmaze Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Cool :D
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:iconakutou:
Akutou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LoL... Poor fishie...
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:iconjoeyjazz:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a spacefish - a close relative to the dolphins, so, no problem. Although, it needs to hold breath xD
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Akutou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I stand corrected... Poor space sea-mammal...
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Harashaw Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I like the slightly ridiculous feel that the "contraband" gives it.
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