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Case - Neuromancer by Miles-Johnston Case - Neuromancer by Miles-Johnston
A portrait of the main character 'Case' from the book Neuromancer by William Gibson.

Maybe I should explain some of the symbolism. My favorite part of the book is the exotic descriptions of the way the human mind processes the vast constellations of data in cyberspace into a semi tangible space in the 'infinite non-space of the mind', basically this explains most of the swirly void-type shit. The chinese character is both symbolic of Case's location at the beginning of the novel (a sort of futuristic China known as Chiba) and is the character Li, the neu-confusion meaning. It is a concept used to describe the seeming order in non symmetric, non repetative, totally chaotic naturally forming systems. For example clouds, or the grain in wood. It is hard to explain exactly why there seems to be a balance or order in these systems, but this idea can be called 'Li' (if I understand it right, I'm just parroting an Alan Watts talk). The idea was this could be symbolic of the way data seems to form giant constellations in cyberspace within the book. The white cube is the rogue AI WINTERMUTE and the girl is Molly, two other central characters, hope you like it!
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Nednello Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  New member
This is pure class. It's also reminiscent of sci-fi movie poster art from the time when the book was published.
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Lieutenant-America Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This could (and should) damn well be the cover for the next edition/reprint of Neuromancer. Really fantastic looking stuff.
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Senecal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Niiiiice! Back in school there was a student film production of this, I worked on the Visual Special Effects (ha) and trying to make Molly's ocular implants was insane.
Needless to say, all that came out of it was a nicely worded letter from Gibson's lawyers saying "You can't make this".
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Bruno-Lantern Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic.
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ToshaTimofeev Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, Case's face is really interesting and has its character! Really like this work) One of the best about Case, as for me.
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, yes! Awesome interpretation of Case and Molly.
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Triumpha Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Really awesome. And the best 'fanart' (not sure if it is the right word here) of Case that I've ever seen.
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mukokuseki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
mate this blows everything I've ever drawn completely out of the water, top marks
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Miles-Johnston Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
aw shucks man, you're too kind!
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JulioCarlo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
molly's eyes/face are exactly the way I draw on my mind!
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