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The Origins of Badfunk by FabianMonk The Origins of Badfunk by FabianMonk
Here is the second illustration I did for the now-not-happening-in-it's-planned-format second Satellite Soda art book.
The title does not really relate to the image, or at least it shouldn't be taken very literally. I didn't create the character of the Badfunk, so I'm not the one who invents his origin story. I really just thought this would be a cool looking picture, and it COULD work as a background story (although it's not). Hence the title.
When I did this one (and actually also the previously submitted Deviation), I was on a real anime streak, watching various shows and movies left and right, and I was definitely inspired by some Gainax in the making of this image.

Here's a [link] to a larger version.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS.
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:iconbug-maker:
bug-maker Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
my fav one =]
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:iconbug-maker:
bug-maker Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
my fav one =]
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:iconaumnii:
Aumnii Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
WOW!!
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Nekkofox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Writer
I love the art style, coupled with the expressive faces on the characters and the interesting setting...

To be frank, this is a beautiful piece of work; shadowing is realistic, the robotic arms in the background handling an curious egg-like object give this picture a story all its own, the team of people on the monitors looking on in wonderment, interest and worry, even the simple things like the asteroids in the distance set this piece head over heels above the rest.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your thoughts!
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dubiana Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Digital Artist
this is veeeery nicely done! greetz!
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TrivialPurzuit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
This is DAMN good.
I wonder though how you managed to do all these clear symmetric lines..? (especially the blue thing under her arms)

Congrats though. :)
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I used the ellipse tool as a foundation, and then traced around the edges.
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:icontrivialpurzuit:
TrivialPurzuit Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Ah I see.
So nothing special but some good eye for perspective ey?
I like a lot dude. :)
Keep it working! ;)
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:iconmorbid053:
morbid053 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
holy shit=@
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:iconanceylee-star:
Anceylee-Star Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
excellent. @.@

I don't wanna sound fan-girlish, but your work is so admirable... Lurve the blues and greens used.
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Kai-S Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional
Dein Zeug wird besser und besser, was heißt, du wirst besser und besser. :) Schön zu sehen! Wenn du so weiter machst, möchte ich gar nicht wissen was du in ein paar Jahren so raushaust. Weitermachen! :beer:
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
always go back and create -- and life is electrified -- later days
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:iconkfoster:
KFoster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hey jerk! How'd you do the space-background on this? Hit me on AIM.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Or I could just tell you here.
[link]
BAM!
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:iconkfoster:
KFoster Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Duuuuude. I remember using that tutorial back in 2003. First thing I ever did with Photoshop.

Memories. :';)
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Hahahaha, yeah this one's a classic!
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:iconjel:
jel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007   General Artist
Your colors are again very impressive, particularly on the mannequin/robot arms and hands.
How did you create those textures on them? They really add vibrancy and emotion. brushstrokes, filter, pre-existing textures existing somewhere?

Congrats again anyway
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Textures are a combination of brushes and photographs of rough surfaces, which I overlayed. Thanks dude!
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shewolfgirl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
*Eyes twitching madly while carrying note.*

NEWS! IMPORTANT! MUST SPREAD!! GAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[link]

Video! avatar!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconskazi222:
skazi222 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
like it! great render on mech arm! congratz man!
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:icondjmathew:
djmathew Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
this is crazy i love it
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:iconandrewtunney:
AndrewTunney Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is bananas man and you can def see the Gainax in it.
Gunbuster 2?
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Gunbusters 2 100%.
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:iconandrewtunney:
AndrewTunney Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love that show, I've only got as far as episode 2 though because they licensed it so all the fansubs disappeared :/
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
That sucks. Torrents?
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:iconandrewtunney:
AndrewTunney Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
I've had like 3 torrents on the go for a while now but none of them is moving :/
I guess when it comes out on DVD properly there will be more... but I'm going to buy it anyway I JUST WANT TO SEE IT NOWWWW lol
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BROOKLYN73 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
I FUCKING LOVE THIS PIECE MAN!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbeveon:
beveon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Looks like cell from an animation :D

Amazing
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:iconalljack:
alljack Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
You really dont cease to amaze me. Awesome stuff, and word to your gainax watchage. Been watching Gunbusters2? ;o
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Hell yeah, Gunbusters 2 gave the impulse to the image. That's why one of the stickers in the bottom left corner of the image has the Gunbusters 2 logo on it.
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pencil-ninja Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
suh-weeeet.. nothin more need be sed :thumbsup:
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you dig it!
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:iconkazze:
Kazze Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Amazing!
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:iconuniverse-k:
universe-K Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece! You can just look at and look at it and not lose interest. Nice work.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment.
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:iconuniverse-k:
universe-K Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
welcome! :)
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HarleyTheProdigy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
This piece is off the chain man! Nicely done
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:iconham-man09:
ham-man09 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Awesome job, I love the color, the lighting, everything looks just awesome.
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:iconmojaam:
mojaam Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Crazy view man, and it's always a joy to view your smooth coloring.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks dude.
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:iconjohnpowell:
JohnPowell Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Fuckin a... thats cool.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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:iconphayce:
phayce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
really impressive work!
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:iconfusious:
Fusious Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
lovin the design keep it up...you put this together very well
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks dude.
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:iconkryss:
kryss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
great man. if badfunk was my character i would change his origin to match your pic!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, thanks man.
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:iconkryss:
kryss Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
no sir, i thank YOU! if i knew the lyrics to Hasslehoff's "Du" right now i'd start singing it - but... maybe it's best that i don't, as that would probably make me gay.
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Overcomer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work dude
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