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Wasteland by Tom Godfrey

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The amorphous blobs moaned softly as they heaved themselves over the wastelands. Grimacing in pain, their jelly bodies distorted like soggy washing twisting helplessly in a relentless cycle. The effort required, as they tried to cross the hellish surface, to reach the floaters, was enormous. They had limited time before the nutrient rich red fruit would sink again, beneath the wasted poisoned surface. The next flowering was too far off, they had to reach them.

The giant mushroom beacon set up aeons ago, still pulsed out its call, searching the heavens for help. Global warming indeed. They had laughed at the notion. Scientists scoffed and politicians were mandated to keep the “train” rolling along. They partied on until… too little, too late and system collapse. The delicate biosphere could not sustain life, in the way it had for millennia, and only the luckiest sentient beings had managed, with a little genetic tinkering, to preserve life. People and jellyfish. Who would have thought it possible? Death would have been preferable, thought Gelatinous, the leader of their little band, as even now he sensed that the floaters had reached their zenith…

Wasteland Walkers

My artwork ranges from the traditional, to the slightly offbeat.

With the wildlife and landscape, paintings, I like a more photo-realistic approach, with light, colour, emotion and a sense of space, being key components.

My cartoons are a little quirky, with themes and styles varying according to mood.

My Website http://www.tomgodfrey.com.au

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Comments

  • SnowDog
    SnowDogover 6 years ago

    Love the colours! Love the whole look of this great work as usual from you Tom!!

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 6 years ago

    Praise from a recognised master of digital art – many thanks Randy.

  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlineover 6 years ago

    wow! wooooooow! this is so amazing, the colours ARE indeed setting the mood here, fine job tom :)

  • Thanks Jen. It was fun creating another Sci Fi world.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Cimmerrian
    Cimmerrianover 6 years ago

    Awesome Tom ! Simply awesome !

  • Thanks Steve..don’t worry, those guys are all gonna feed Oink first, before they even think of eating.:)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 6 years ago

    they look agonised and while death may seem preferable, there is still the will to live even in tortuous circumstances!!! Environmental pergatory indeed.

  • thanks Anne. Amazing but true. One thinks of the concentration camps, etc. that people endure, just to be!

    – Tom Godfrey

  • dimarie
    dimarieover 6 years ago

    you are such a master at this!

  • Huge compliment – thanks dimarie. Don’t tell the masters you said this though :) check out ryanchurch.com (designer for lucas films and walt disney) to get an idea of the guys I bow before and call master :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • RobStanley
    RobStanleyover 6 years ago

    Tom I’m loving this one. Awesome mate!

  • thanks Rob. Knowing your work, I can see why some of the elements might appeal to your mind.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    So, it comes down to humans and jellyfish. My money’s on the jellyfish. I’m always impressed with the way you create these wonderful pictures Tom, you are a wizard with light, shapes, textures and many other things.

  • LOL Of course, to call someone spineless in this world might not work so well. :) Thanks as always Mr ego puffer :) You are a tonic.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 6 years ago

    So very cool! Amazing work, Tom!

  • Thanks Lisa

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 6 years ago

    amazing work my friend..outstanding

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