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20 Post author: lukeprog 26 November 2011 08:05AM

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Comment author: Grognor 26 November 2011 08:31:52AM 16 points [-]

Re: this image

Fucking brilliant.

Comment author: lukeprog 26 November 2011 08:39:32AM *  12 points [-]

I was relatively happy with that one. It's awfully hard to represent the Singularity visually.

Uncropped, in color, for your pleasure.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 26 November 2011 04:24:59PM 2 points [-]

Where is it from?

Comment author: Dufaer 26 November 2011 05:16:36PM *  5 points [-]

From the "About" page:

The header image is a mashup [full size] of Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich and an artist's depiction of the Citadel from Mass Effect 2.

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Comment author: katydee 28 November 2011 08:41:59PM 0 points [-]

Yeah, that's a great image. In my opinion, it would be slightly improved if some of the original fog was drifting in front of/around the towers of the city, as this would both be a nice callback to the original art and help show that the future is still somewhat unclear, but the effort involved might be incommensurate with the results.

Comment author: lukeprog 28 November 2011 08:44:12PM 2 points [-]

I would love to have a digital artist draw something very much like my mashup (but incorporating your suggestion) as an original composition, so I could use it.

Comment author: ciphergoth 07 June 2012 10:42:39PM *  1 point [-]

I note that since this was written you've had a new, closely related image redrawn by Eran Cantrell. I'd actually thought it was Aaron Diaz from the way the guy looks...

Comment author: kurzninja 10 May 2013 08:49:05PM 0 points [-]

Looking at the new image now that I've just finished reading the E-book, I could have sworn it was Benedict Cumberbatch playing Sherlock Holmes.

Comment author: loup-vaillant 25 January 2012 03:35:33PM 0 points [-]

Yeah, except the minor quibble I have over what this image actually represents if you have some background knowledge (the space city is from a computer game). But sure, the look of it is absolutely brilliant.

Comment author: Bongo 29 November 2011 11:30:28PM 0 points [-]

It's also another far-mode picture.