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The answer to all our problems by laresistance The answer to all our problems by laresistance
Exclusive Sneak Peek !

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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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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laresistance Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
thanksies !
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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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laresistance Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
haha, something that needs to be fixed
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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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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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laresistance Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
thanks a lot for the nice words. glad you like it so much.
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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.
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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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