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Wanderers by Miles-Johnston Wanderers by Miles-Johnston
EDIT: Tweaked a few more things with the face and the general 'dirtiness' of the whole image. Hopefully it looks less teenager with a beard now.

Something I made over the weekend, Trying to get a bit more of a narrative going on with the characters. I loved the book the Road, a story about a father and son in a post apocalyptic wasteland, and I thought it might be interesting to use the idea but in a much more positive light. Just some weary travelers exploring the ruins of cities many years after some kind of societal collapse. Bit cliche but better than 'GIRL WITH SWORD VIII'.

Could have done with more polish but I'm really trying to avoid slipping back into old habits of taking months over things. Maybe I'm just being lazy I don't know haha. Approximately 15 hours, no refs.
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Astabrata Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
incredible!!
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Terrafirma16 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Aww, I love the detail, especially the dog backpack.
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super interpretation of the characters in the road. I prefer your brighter, colourful view to the dark feel of the film.
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:iconmr3ly:
mr3ly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
THE LAST OF US !!!
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krios82 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
May not be polished like your other works, but I totally love it.
I like expecially how it is played on contrasts, grumpy father and carefree child, light foreground and heavy clouds on the background, grass and old walls over the background of a cyberpunk-style concrete city..

I should also read the book you are talking about, I think =)
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Minzile Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   General Artist
i love how the father and the rucksack have the same expression :) it adds a bit of humor to the szene.
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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:iconbajireyn:
Bajireyn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice.

Reminds me of The Road a little.
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TheGirlIsDaEbAk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
The end is...
very nice. I love the concept.
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MikeYakovlev Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is this Corel?
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:iconartydrake:
ArtyDrake Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So good...
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
:D this is aces! :thumbsup:
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:iconanotheroutsider:
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, this is great! I love it!!! It really has a story, this work!
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Aranthulas Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
i really like how you handled the color int his one man. lovin the smoothness of the color transitions. the pose for the kid is spot on, bu theres somethin i guess about the right leg of the dude that doesnt seem as convincing. maybe the left leg supporting it has a little more thrist ip into the pelvis and maybe his right foot is too twisted away from us? Lovin the background colors,. although the clouds make the whole piece feel a little too cramped since its a veritcal image. anyway, those are my two cents man. this is awesome.
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luodan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice
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FLRGNSTN Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS IS SO GOOD UGHHHHHHHHH
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meronfeisu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
loved the book, loved the movie and loving your take on the characters. feels refreshingly different from how i pictured it. the poses of the characters, the hole in the clouded sky seemingly opening to shine down on the two. just beautiful compositionally and in every way.
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PuszkaP Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I feel inspired, I look at this picture and I know that I have to write something post-apocalyptic. So... great work ; D
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fountainsheads Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Really nice picture, just wanted to know if my instinct is correct: Is the father figure based slightly on Joel from The Last of Us and the child based on the Kid from Bastion?
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is an awesome composition! Loved the style and overall mood here! Great colors!
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schlummis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional
FAV! :)
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Mattiasedstrom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
The second I saw this piece I knew it was inspired by The Road. You really cought the feel of the characters, and great job with the positive light :)
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:iconundopol:
undopol Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Great work!
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Toto-bear Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
No refs? How in the fu-

Great work!
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:icondakerman:
Dakerman Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! ^^
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Apollotheneverender Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting on this is brilliant, You are indeed talented, and with you being only 19, that means I have a lot of work to do to get up to par with this! Great work
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snartha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This looks great! It really looks like you've captured a moment in the lives of the characters.
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oldgrowth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I think I've had that expression on my face during family activities.
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SebastianWagner Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
when I saw the picture, the first thing I was thinking about was "the road". I am reading the book right now, and it fits so well. Maybe the weather is too good but thats just what I think. Great Job miles!
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SebastianWagner Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh I just read "but in a much more positive light"... My comment is invalid now :D
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
wooonderful I just
love everything
even with just some strokes and no "polish" like you say we can see the city behind them, the movement of the kid's hair, the ambiance... it's amazing !
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FeilMagnus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a masterpiece, great composition
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lulles Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
really like the lighting and the father. great job, as always!
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:iconsadato:
sadato Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome. I'd love to see a livestream of your work procedures
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Oblivious-Light Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I would only say the the older figure's leg he isn't putting weight on is seemingly odd for some reason. Perhaps taking some references for his stance would help with that.
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ReBeLKiMy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
LOL I love the backpack! This is great, can't believe you only took 15 hours (approx) lol :D
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JoelWhite Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty good bro. Do you not like using refs?
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MangaAssault Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Lighting is soft but shape have sharpness.
Very nice!
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Ruth-Tay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really nice and loving piece. I love the colors its pretty bright for a world after doomsday. Also the character are realistic and lively.
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johnxx26 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
very good, i like
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NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
nicely done
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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Fluegel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the mood you transport with this drawing. I also think that the rouch Style looks great :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Nicely done! :wow:
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RobertCopu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Those colours are perfect, the design is just amazing, really good work here.
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ForgetDeny Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you flat-colour technique in this, it has created a very real sense of light.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Dear Miles-Johnston
Your wonderful Artwork is featured ...in
:iconaction-portraits:...:iconart-portraits:
you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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:iconapaadanya:
apaadanya Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Awesome. I really like it :)
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Jac888 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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