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The answer to all our problems by laresistance The answer to all our problems by laresistance
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This is my page for a Belgian artbook-project called "HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD - SCRAPBOOK"

They asked 44 artists to create a page for this book. Each page has a different title and subject and it's about making the world a better place, revolutionary ideas, etc.

My page was about how technology can make the world a better place.

I'll explain the idea behind the drawing a little bit in detail:


You can see a large machine/collection of machines that work in a Rube Goldberg-kind of way. This is a metaphor for how people always tend to take the difficult way or make things needlessly complicated.
The machine starts from above, like a "deus ex machina", a god helping us. Solar energy provides the power for the machine, environmentally positive :).

The best way to create the ultimate technology is by eliminating the time we waste on basic needs. I added a little nod to our bad food habits (popcorn), there's toast too and the bowling balls eventually end up mashing potatos. There's juice and coffee too.
There's also music and film, because that provides relaxation/ideas and just makes life so much greater.

On the right is also a robot, programmed to kill annoying cellphone ringtones with a ringtone killer spray ( an ode to the hilarious "shark spray" in the first Batman film -1966- ), just to make life easier.

In the middle we see a machine that takes care of our laundry, another problem we don't have to think of and finally the ultimate solution to a lot of our problems ( and perhaps all ) might be a supercomputer that is so smart that it can solve all our problems. He will even leave room for human ideas so we don't become stupid. It's an absurd over the top idea, of course, but I think it's some food for thought. And it was fun to do ^_^. There was so much more I would wanted to put in there, but yeah, the paper was not big enough. Perhaps the supercomputer knows what I should do :).
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Given 2009-07-12
The answer to all our problems by ~laresistance ( Suggested by inkblort and Featured by Majnouna )
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semi-legal-alien17 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
great work .. :clap:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
thanksies !
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:iconyowassup:
yowassup Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sign me up. I want to grab that bra before it gets too clean, though.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
haha, something that needs to be fixed
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:iconboojamon:
Boojamon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh! How did I miss this? And a DD? Well I never. Observably deserved.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
thanks a lot man! well yeah, there's so much stuff on dA here and even I don't know anymore what's in my gallery :D
the DD was cool, it was actually Luke Pearson who told me I got a DD when I met him in London in 2009.
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
A masterpiece mate.
No words, it's beatiful.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
thanks a lot for the nice words. glad you like it so much.
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
You deserve those words. You got a very original style.
And this, for me, it's better than do the common fantasy illustration (well done, ok) of the same common subjects.
Originality never goes out of fashion buddy.
:ahoy:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
thanks a lot, man. In the past I was always thinking: now how do I get my own style ? In the end I gave up thinking about that, I just kept doing and making things I like. being influenced by everything you can imagine. movies, music, books, other artists, experiences in life.. If you keep doing and making what you like, that becomes a blueprint of what you are and somehow keeps a certain authenticity. I'd love to say that to everyone who keeps making disney or manga fan art, yuck !
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Right.
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:iconnotmuchnous:
NotMuchNous Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Aaaaah, awesomeness overload =P If I had that machine I would live happily ever after. As simple as that.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
hehe, don't let the machines rule you. ( you are behind a computer now, though, and so am I ! :) ) thanks so much for the kind words. great food to you
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:iconnotmuchnous:
NotMuchNous Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Nah, no use avoiding the machines - can't beat 'em, join 'em! :pirate:
Thanks for the food! :yum:
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:iconinkblort:
inkblort Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! Well-deserved ;)
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thanks a lot, it's pretty crazy to get over 400 favourites in 2 days :). personally commenting is over, when it comes to favourites.
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:iconblak-image713:
Blak-image713 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I love your style and I love your view. :D
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thanks, means a lot to me. my style is pretty much how I am and how I feel. I try to be as truthful to myself as possible. and I hate ringtones, so there you go :). cookies to you
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Blak-image713 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I could tell you hate ringtones. I don't use them or waste money on them either. Sweet! Free cookies
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:iconanotherimpossibility:
So...BEAUTIFUL! :omfg:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
and so is your comment ! thanks so much..
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Digital Artist
It's really an interesting work!
I like the text part!
congrats on your DD! :D
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thanks a bunch ! sweet goodies to you
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009   Digital Artist
hehe :D
You're welcome! :hug:
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RichardNobody Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Love the artwork, I mean I really love the artwork, but it feels like you've been a bit of a sucker for greenie propoganda.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thanks so much for the kind words and useful comment. I know what you mean, but it's no greenie propaganda, don't worry. it's a big art project and it was more loose and creative. the political or environmental message wasn't very important. I guess they used that to get some credibility. but it was all basically just a lot of fun. and I think it shows this piece is not too moralistic.
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mistahd87 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite pieces. I love the anti-ringtone spray and your style absolutely kills it! Now I want to go pen-drawing for a while. Kudos!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
aww, thanks so much ! really means a lot to me, it would be so cool if I were an inspiration to you. what does an artist need more ?
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:iconmistahd87:
mistahd87 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha exactly!
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:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love the idea of the ringtone killer robot! :XD:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thanks, I would instantly buy one too.
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Cadillac-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... reminds me of Superjail!---in the sense of
Style. It's simplistic, cartoonish---yet it's detailed
from top to bottom. I love this. And I love Superjail!,
so this is a win-win situation! Great job and good job
on the Daily Dev! 8D
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I had to look up superjail, but, wow it's fantastic ! so hilariously cruel and fun !!

details are one of my trademarks. I love it when you can discover a lot of stuff in one drawing. thank you so much for the great comment ! a ship full of cookies to you
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Cadillac-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAAAAAY! Cookies! But ya, you're art---I even showed it
to my buddies and asked them what it reminded them of,
and they said on the spot, "The Superjail! structures!"
And I was like, "Yeah, me too! XD"

But yeah, Superjail!'s a gory, goofy cartoon show on
[adult swim] on Cartoon Network. Christy Karacas and Ste-
ven Warbrick created it, and it's become my favorite show
ever since. X3
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:iconfabrikken:
Fabrikken Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Nice, has a real constructivist feel about it.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
cool, I had to look up that word :), thanks so much !
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Greenwing Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
first time i see something i really like in the DD.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
now that's one of the best compliments I've had here, thank you so much
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:iconnatalia-a-naharro:
Natalia-A-Naharro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
:wow: i love it
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thank you ever so much ! may it rain cookies in your garden
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:iconkrellyan:
Krellyan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :)
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I make a humble bow and say thank you !
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SpiralPegasus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
You don't have a bare idea of how many boxes of anti ringtone spray I'd buy... I swear.

Very nice piece. I'd say it's only 50% of the thing... even if that solves our problems we'd still need to help the earth, unpolluting it and undoing all the harm we've done to it.

Enough said.
Great job!!
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
hee hee, I know ! the anti ringtone spray is very popular, perhaps I should work it out and sell it. could make me a millionaire..
annoying is perhaps not the right word to describe how annoying ringtones can be in this world.

the piece is absolutely not a 100% world saviour idea. the subject was given to me: "save the world by means of technology". it was limited. and the space was limited as well. only one sheet of paper. it was more of a creative and artistic challenge to come up with a visualisation of the idea.

either way, thanks so much !
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Brilliant.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
whoa, thank you ever so much. cookies to you. special ones. with chocolate in it.
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:iconjohnbjuice:
johnbjuice Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
this is an awesome little avant-garde piece
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
waw, I love the word "avant-garde". it is perhaps too much of a compliment, but I thank you greatly for it.
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entengruetze Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
This is one of the most impressive artworks I've ever seen.

I'm really lost in it, great great great!
Is there any chance to buy the book anywhere?
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
wow, that means a lot to me. It's certainly not the best I can, because I had to draw this fast, in the morning, without having slept. but sometimes the best stuff emerges in situations of stress, when the deadline is coming dangerously near.

I really like it when you said "I'm really lost in it". That's exactly what I want. I love drawings that challenge the viewer. Something you can keep looking at, like a "where's waldo"-drawing.

unfortunately, the book wasn't published, but was only to be seen in a very large version, as an art project, in Ghent, Belgium. The pages were poster sized.

but if you watch me, I'll post more information about my future projects and booklets that are coming up.

danke schön !
tschüss
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