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CODASYNC MACHINES COVER by laresistance CODASYNC MACHINES COVER by laresistance
I've been working my ass off the last few days to get this baby finished, but it's done ! You can see the first concept of it here:[link]

It's a cd and vinyl cover for Belgian band Codasync. They are great friends of mine and make crazy instrumental rock music. Especially live they are a rollercoaster. Their new kickass album will be released in december, also online. Check out their myspace: [link]

The large and complex drawing was made on two A3 sheets. It represents an endless machine ( you can connect the bottom with the top again ). On the cover it's flipped horizontally. It will appear as a large poster in an alternate version (which will be for sale) and in the future it will be animated as well for their live shows. The band logo was designed by them.

Symbollically it stands for chaos. Because their music is complicated and chaotic. The endlessness means their music goes on and on and the machine refers to their enormous productivity and energy.

They are very satisfied with the result. At first I wasn't sure ( because an artist sees his own mistakes ), but as a whole, and certainly on vinyl, it totally works.

I feel I'm onto something. Something new. Big drawings. Complex drawings. More of these and with different techniques and colours. Machines, but also houses, robots, toys, imaginary worlds, ...

be sure to check out my blog too, for it features extras I don't put on dA from time to time.
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:iconitwasthevoices:
ItWasTheVoices Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
oh thats beautiful
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
why thank you so very kindly !
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:iconkackeklatscher:
kackeklatscher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
thx so muchhhhh !
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:iconfionabearclaw:
fionabearclaw Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student
utterly fascinating!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
many thanks ! it was a fascinating trip to create this as well.
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is endlessly fascinating, and to know that you've drawn that on A3 paper makes it even more so.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
hehe, thanks so much ! endless indeed, nice choice of words :)
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:iconbloodykirka:
bloodykirka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
How did you draw this? wow.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
I gave my cat a pen and came back the next morning to be amazed by this drawing she made.
nah just kidding, I don't have drawing cat, but it would be cool.

I drew it on 2 A3 sheets vertical mode. It's pretty big and hella detailed as you can see.
I looked at some old machines on google images to let me get inspired and then I basically improvised the whole thing, without sketching.
I only had to keep in mind to leave some space for the titles. I started at the left on top and worked down from there, but basically let the drawing grow organically. Probably one of the biggest drawings on paper I've ever done. Wanna do it more now :)

thanks !
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:iconbloodykirka:
bloodykirka Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional General Artist

LOL! :laughing:

that's pretty awesome to do an intense drawing on a big paper, great!
i never draw on A3 paper, i should try it once :P


:salute:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
yeah you should try it, it's pretty liberating. I now want to go bigger and bigger and fill rooms with my drawings.
the only downside is the scanning process :)
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:iconbloodykirka:
bloodykirka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
yea i sure it is, cool, i have somekind of disability in drawing in such large medium, i usually draw in A6 paper. :| hehe..
i bet your rooms will be the coolest room! :D
take a photo of it if you done the drawing ok? hehe :D
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I understand, I still love drawing very small and with a lot of details on tiny scraps of paper.
But I learned, if you draw bigger and then resize it and make it smaller your drawing looks better :D
that's how the professionals often do it too ( except for you :D of course )

I'm secretly thinking of drawing on all walls in the hallway of my parents' house when they're on vacation and then yell: suuurpriiiise ! when they get back :) if it's on there they can't repaint the whole thing, right ? ^_^

I'll take a picture when something like that happens, for sure ! hehe
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:iconbloodykirka:
bloodykirka Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh so that's the trick! great. :D

hehehe i think your parents will love it cos they'll have cool wallpaper on the walls :D

goodluck with your drawing on walls then :D
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I don't think their first reaction will be positive :D

but the house will be worth so much more ;)
I loovve drawing on walls, thanks !
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h3wi3ntj4h Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Nice nesss!
Kheb ze s gefotografeerd
zeer tof! Heel coole drummer ;-)
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
aha jess, cool !
Toffe manne, de Matthias is inderdaad ne coole en eveneens keigoeie drummer
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:iconj3concepts:
j3concepts Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
incredible detail. the hard work shows.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
thanks a lot !
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:iconbluerainbow:
Bluerainbow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
good gosh this is amazing. this is awesome on so many levels
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
It's great to be of awesome service :)
many thanks !
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:iconaidpol:
aidpol Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
:jawdrop:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
thanks, hope you didn't hurt your mouth :)
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:iconliamwolf:
liamwolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
awesome dude! i bet it would take as long to explain how this machine works as it did to finish!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
hehe, a good comparison. It took me in total probably 2 full days, but I worked on it on free hours on several days.
thanks, mister !
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ricardobs Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
This is on my ''Most amazing things I've ever seen'' list.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
a comment to cherish, thanks so much..
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:iconhorrorrudey:
HorrorRudey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanity for eternity by invincibility of invicibility!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
powerful words, thanks man !
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:iconhorrorrudey:
HorrorRudey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
powerful words for powerful art! dont thank me! dude, i saw that you work for a magazine.. maybe.. maybe.. if you want to.. i can anything there (for free ofcourse) he he he.. i will be so pleased!
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:iconburnay:
burnay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
cool work man!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
why, thanks so much for letting me know :) !
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
great work.I do like it----- -
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
that feeds me with happiness, thanks
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:iconforestgenie:
forestgenie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
EPIC AWESOME :D I love the detail of it (:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
cookies to you for the enthusiasm ! :)
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional
Wow, I think this might be your magnum opus so far. Really, really cool. I wanna pull one of those levers. I bet it looks great in print.

Things can only get bigger and more complicated from here! I'm excited to see where things lead.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
many thanks man, and yeah, I think you're right.
I haven't made something this complicated or big before. And I'm pretty satisfied with the result.

With one difference. In the past I used to be really thrilled when I made something that was revolutionary to me. With this I know I can make better and bigger stuff, so it's less satisfying to me. And telling a great story is still more rewarding I think :), because it's harder. I guess I just want to be a comic strip artist that on the side likes illustrations too.

It looks awesome in print, I have to say, I was surprised myself. Can't wait for the vinyl record.

and yes, I love to pull levers ( and have to stop the urge to draw them all over the place :) ) but I also love transport bands and buttons. It's almost a fetish I think, but not in a sexual way :D

I'm planning huge drawings right now and it gets me excited as well to start some new drawing adventures.

thanks man !

ps:check my London-note
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional
Yeah that's very much where I am too. I've found there's absolutely nothing better than getting a story finished and having people read and respond to it. But I need to keep up my illustrations too, as that's likely where, if at all, I'll be able to make my living.

I think you have a good balance though.

Man, you should do some huge, ongoing complicated picture that is a massive illustration in itself but you can read left to right like a crazy comic. That's my thought for the day.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
yep, illustrations are important indeed. comics strips don't make you rich, I know that. unless you're an exception, but even the big guys have a hard time. you can work on a graphic novel for 2 or 3 years let's say ( or 10 years --> black hole ), but you gotta make some money in the meantime. and even then after those 2 or 3 years, your book has to be bloody awesome to provide you with financial supplies for those years of work.

it's not the easiest job we've chosen, but we love it, so that's totally worth it :)

thanks for the good feedback. especially on the balance thing. comics and illustrations are something completely different, so they should be approached in a different way. I still have a lot to learn.

good idea you've given me, man ! that's a fantastic thought for the day. I feel inspiration coming up..
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:iconclere:
Clere Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
No windows to be counted this time, but it is really brilliant!!
It's really necessary to be persevered to put so much of energie in details.

(I love your blisters and your threads who resemble spaghettis)


little french girl
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
hehe, no windows indeed. but perhaps there still are people or creatures living there. just above the title ' substituent hump ' there's a little door and somewhere at the bottom there's a little ladder :)

thanks so much for the sweet compliments and yay for the specific feedback!
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:iconkettle-rocking-one:
kettle-rocking-one Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
awesome. =)
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
*high five :)
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:iconkettle-rocking-one:
kettle-rocking-one Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
:bye:

haha it was as close as i could get to a high five... well unless you prefer this one..

:police:

hehe he's a bit too grumpy looking though. someone should make a high five emoticon and send it back in time so that i could respond apropriately to your comment. =p
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:iconjosephmerrick:
josephmerrick Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Wow Dmitri!!! Dang!!! This is so amazing!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
I love the word dang :), thanks a lot !
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:iconoh-the-humanatee:
oh-the-humanatee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Man, looking at this made smoke come out of my ears! But in a good way. You are super awesome, wow!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
haha, living in comics and cartoons, ow yes;
MUCHO THANKS AMIGO ( this message was delivered in a wooden ACME crate )
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