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keywords for this image:aliens, end of the world , fire, alien invasion, science fiction, snake, spaceship, surrealism, ufo, venus, fantasy, larry butterworth, checkerboard, manicured bushes, damsel in distress, strange creatures, otherworldly

I saw some manicured bushes as I was walking one day and took some shots of them, they looked animated to me, some gardener landscaper had given them haircuts and made them stylized. I wanted to do something with it so I developed a sort of old forties B-movie scenario with the bushes being the invaders from outer space and a fallen damsel. Anyway I had a barrel of fun doing it. Thanks for looking and have great New Year.

The bush image had some hue and saturation done to it and was sized and duplicated and set in rows of six then that layer was duplicated as many times as necessary, all rows were scaled to a perspective. The flames were made with brushes and blended and dropped on separate layers and scaled. The floor was an original photo/perspective to fit. Dropshadows of the bushes were put in. The female is clip art which is blended to the floor. The space ship was added and the spot lights were drawn and colored.


  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 6 years ago

    I can see it….
    The invaderes have become head burnt… because they could not stand the vision of that beautiful woman…. having made love to a male serpent..
    Or was the serpent who had made love to her?
    Poor ones….
    nothing to do here….
    Earth is attractive…
    but dangerous for the alien bushes.
    Rosa (spectacular Larry.. love you “wasting your time” in such a wonderful explossion of creativity. Have a Good New Year!!! and thanks a lot for your comments..!)

  • Happy new year Rosa and I hope the new year brings you health and wealth, thanks for looking and commenting.

    – Larry Butterworth

    BLYTHARTalmost 6 years ago

    Hey … this is clever stuff. Happy New Year!

  • Thanks so much for looking and have a happy new year

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardialmost 6 years ago

    Love this, pure surrealism , isn´t it?

  • Happy new year Danilo and thanks for your support.

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Paul  Carlyle
    Paul Carlylealmost 6 years ago

    LMAO …. Funny – i was photographing bushes yesterday. I’ve contemplated repeating some kinda thang to create an invading horde too – you beat me to it! I love the heavily saturated, contrasty look of your stuff, and your sense of colour. Would love to see our photo-manip stuff hangin in the same room – you’d need sunglasses!

  • Oh my God I hope we both don’t have a premonition about bushes taking over the earth and ya if we were both in the same room with our work hanging the mental police would have us carted away. Happy new year to you.

    – Larry Butterworth

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    A great fun concept and imagery ! Excellent Art !

  • Happy new year and thanks for commenting

    – Larry Butterworth

  • ToastedGhost
    ToastedGhostalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Larry
    Always love Rosa’s comments

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the great comment Mr. Ghost

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 6 years ago

    this is excellent! wy isnt thisinthe surrealism group?

  • Helene, thanks for your comment, I like your Surrealism group very much, but it seems I am maxed out on submissions. Best Regards

    – Larry Butterworth

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 6 years ago

    OH YES


  • Another thanks to you

    – Larry Butterworth

  • DApixara
    DApixaraalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful, really well done.

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