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Hi, if you want to follow my work and maybe chat or something - here is my official site on facebook:

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Currently there are 2 galleries - matte painting and digital painting and a lot of space for communication...if you want. I plan to put there some rough sketches, maybe book reviews, talk about movies or games... i dont know right know, the time will show.
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tragic events portraited in quite funny way...:-) anyone who did this had a great idea how to use FB features to tell the story.

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Ladies and gentlemen,  you have probably never seen something worse than this... architectural visualizations of river bank reconstruction in slovak town of Ruzomberok.

I really cant believe that city officials actually paid for these pictures and with these shitty images they want to ask for a EU financial grant! And... it was created by guys with university  degree from the art school.

now sit down, prepare vomit-bags and enjoy these pics: www.ruzomberok.eu/Plany-rozvoj…
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SAD NEWS: When these hilarious images circumnavigated slovak internet they were removed... Thats btw sign that it was not so great and now they admit it.
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well i never thought that i will update my journal so soon... there is one pleasant surprise i would like to share with you. Ladies and gentlemen: The Saboteur!

TRAILER: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqmiVu…

WWW: www.pandemicstudios.com/thesab…

surprisingly amazing game, for me it is probably the best game of 2009.

The plot is quite simply but very strong, the possibilities how to accomplish the missions are nearly endless.

You play Sean Devlin, former irish racing driver on his bloody personal vendetta against german bastard who killed his friend... and... accidentally the WW2 broke out and accidentally this bastard is a high ranking SS officer so you will have a lot of work until you will finally find him. The story is set to occupied Paris and surrounding area -  you can expect great locations, cruel adversaries, beautiful girls and surprisingly various missions - something like Indiana jones meets Hitman and Assasins Creed in visualy attractive film-noir WW2 settings.

I hope that there will be saboteur 2 someday...:-)

and at the end... a small 18+ sneak peak: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwky2I…
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I know i will be stoned for this opinion, but i really cannot understand the popularity of Avatar. I looks gorgeous, no dispute there. But is the visual side of the movie enough to make it good? From the man who created the Abbys, Aliens and the Terminator i would expect something bigger, something original, something less naive and less predictable. I want great and original stories, CG should just help to tell the story...

Probably the worst thing about the movie is, that you will always feel that you have seen it before... and voile! you are right! The whole plot is taken from japanese anime Princess Mononoke (1997). The only difference is, that instead of medieval japan it is set to the alien world of Pandora.  


SPOILER WARNING!

Short plot review:

An injured young warrior is hired by a ruthless boss of a industrial corporation to destroy ancient forest god which stands between the corporation and the natural resources in the forest. But when he meets a young girl living in connection with the forest he turns against the corporation and helps save the forest.

Is it avatar or princess monokoke? Both of them!


Mr Cameron, try to be original next time:-) Hayao Miyazaki is too famous to be forgotten in 12 years between mononoke and avatar.

for those who are not familiar with princess mononoke: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess…;
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Thank you Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey for amazing Sherlock Holmes! It helps me to overcame the Avatar "disappointment":-)
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BEST QUOTE EVER:

Thu Jul 16, 2009, 1:03 PM
If Moses had been a committee, the Israelites would still be in Egypt.

J B Hughes


i really think that everywhere around me are these Moses-committee things...:-(


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60K visits: 2nd round of competition!

Mon Jun 29, 2009, 5:37 AM
LETS PLAY...

You know the rules... who sends me first email with screenshot of my page with his name and number 60 000 wins hires picture. Only one thing has changed from the last round - you can choose anything but it must fits to "my" dieselpunk universe (look here for details: sketchboook.deviantart.com/jou… because i want to concentrate on this topic.

More info, exact rules + winner of 1st round: sketchboook.deviantart.com/jou…;

1st round was quite thrilling and i think that you will like also this round... and maybe also the 3rd, 4th etc...:-)


and btw first round winner cannot took part, sorry:-)


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DIESELPUNK EXTRAVAGANZA

Tue Jun 9, 2009, 8:35 AM
WELCOME TO ALTERNATIVE REALITY...

The year is 1921 and the relations between the British Empire and the Republic of America can be described as a ... Cold War.

Lets start with a short historical review... For more than a century the British Empire was the only superpower in the world. Using vast natural resources, almost unlimited manpower and the brightest minds of the Empire, they were able create economical and military might which is unmatched in human history. Huge imperial war machinery rules the ocean, the air and the ground. No other country can match deadly imperial dreadnoughts, fearsome gravity defiers or endless legions of crack ground troops. And thats not all. British might goes far beyond the final frontier. In 1905 on the island of Ascencion, the british engineers constructed a huge cannon, enormous in size and power, to launch projectiles with both passengers and cargo to the space. Since then, 5 other cannons were build and more than 100 brave englishmen had the chance to see the Empire from the space.

In the first decade of 20th century a new challenger appears on the horizon.  Young and  daring country born in the struggle for independence from the Britain and forged in the civil war - The Republic of America. Safe haven for oppressed people from the Empire and for everyone who wants to live his american dream. One of them was... Nikola Tesla. Genius who created The Shield, the ultimate secret weapon to defend his new homeland. No one really knows how it works... or... IF it works properly. But who cares? It seems that just the  existence of Tesla's superweapon is enough to keep Imperial dreadnoughts at the safe distance from American soil.

Today, June 9th 1921, the house of Nicola Tesla in Delaware was stormed by a group of masked attackers in an apparent kidnapping attempt. The assault was repelled but during fierce firefight Nikola Tesla was critically wounded and died 2 hours later in the hospital. The mastermind behind american defense is dead and the Cold War just gets a little bit hotter...

Back to reality. This is some kind of a background "story" for a collection of artworks from "dieselpunk" universe full of strange vehicles and inventions i am going to do in the near future. I hope i will find some more time to paint... Wish me luck:-)

PS: If you like this topic... feel free to make your own vison of this universe.


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after Indiana Jones... it seems that another legend is about to be killed... or... terminated.

First of all - I havent seen it yet. Just the trailer... which is really amazing  but thats common feature for all trailers... and especially trailers for bad movies looks great:-)

From everywhere there is a lot of critics on T4 movie and i personally doubt that McG has the ability to make a at least decent sequel to Camerons epic tale. I am quite affraid that it will end like charlies angels with robots... Have you seen it? Is it really that bad? I didnt want to witness another end of a legend. Killing of Indy was more than enough:-)

whats your opinion on this movie?

PS: dont care about spoilers... from the review it looks that the story is really bad:-)


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I have logged out of DA and suddenly an ad appear with words LOVE, HATE etc... solution SCIENTOLOGY! I really think that such an ad should not be on the DA, DA should stay away from politcs, religion... not to mention stuff like scientology. There is really no one else who can advertise on the DA??


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LOOKING FOR PHOTOS

Fri May 22, 2009, 2:31 AM
hello, i would like to ask you for help...

I am looking for hires images of cities, skyscrapers, abandoned urban area, industrial buildings, heavy machinery (like harbor cranes, mining technology...) and also interesting nature locations (coastal areas, mountains...)to use them in my artworks. If you have such a photos - please send these photos to my email sketchboook@gmail.com or post here links to these pictures. It can be  skyline from your city, nearby beach, factory... something what may be uninteresting for you because you see  it every day. I prefer shots from interesting points of view - from rooftops etc...

You can also post links to galleries of such a photos, but i will prefer your photos with because of copyright laws.

thanks in advance:-)


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Show me your city!

Thu Apr 16, 2009, 1:28 AM
G A M E O V E R

My hometown is Bratislava, capitol of slovakia:

panoramatic views: visit.bratislava.sk/en/mesto/d…
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video: visit.bratislava.sk/en/video.a…

show me yours!


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G A M E O V E R

the winner is molotov-arts! pls send me a note or icq message with your idea.  



he was the only one with 50k screencap so i think that everything is correct...

THANKS TO EVERYONE!

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I would like to thanks to everyone who watch me, gives favs or comments. Just because of you i am quite close to 50 000 visits. I would like to make something special for you - tell me what to draw and you will get it in high resolution and signed if you wish.

The only condition is - you must be 50 000th visitor on my DA page!

the rules are simple: be a 50 000th visitor, make a screen cap with number 50 000 and your nick and send  me an email with this screencap. If there will be multiple screencaps, the first one wins.


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My brushset

Wed Mar 4, 2009, 1:37 PM
Few guys asked me for my brushet... here it is: just download, unrar and and you get my folder with brushes.

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Flying Castle updated

Sun Mar 1, 2009, 3:24 PM
just a small ntice - i have reworked The Flying Castle - the walls now have much more details, the castle is slightly bigger and some minor changes.  hope you like it like you liked the previous version. (sorry for too many "likes" in that sentence:-)

ps: possible comments please to the picture, not here. thanx


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2008 in photos

Fri Dec 19, 2008, 6:26 AM
must-see images from around the world...

i just want to share with you this collection of amazing photos reflecting some major events in 2008...

www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008…

part 2 and 3 should be online soon... so check it later


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First Indy, now James... fortunately i didnt have any more childhood heroes to kill:-)

James Bond is cool because:

- amazing cars
- wicked adversaries
- beautiful women  
- charm and charisma
- humor
- no one takes it too seriously
- Q and M and Ms. Moneypenny
- cool gadgets made by Q
- funny russians:-)
- quite unrealistic and almost always amazing stories
- he is not politically correct

James Bond played by Daniel Craig is cool because:

- aston martin?
- trying hard to find enything else... 0 results

New James Bond is just a Jason Bourne played by new actor. Casino royale and Quantom of Solace - both are great action movies but NOT Bond movies. Craig has a charm similar to robocop, his bond lost sense of humor and he doesnt drink vodka martini, shaken not stirred. He is just running from A to B like crazy...  

Oh yeas, there is also a about HUGE product placement - gin Gordons, badguys driving hydrogen Ford SUV, Olga has some small ugly Ford etc...

Not to mention that new bond girls are asexual like never before, no wonder that there is no traditional love scene:-) Or maybe we are waiting for his coming out? Sorry ladies, i am a gay?


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FACEBOOK ANYONE?

Mon Oct 27, 2008, 2:38 AM
Join or not to join?

I have got a couple of invitations to facebook but i still don t see any reason why to join this data mining spy network... Your opinion on the whole facebook boom? Are you there or you still resist? Can it be somehow helpfull...?


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BEST NOTEBOOOK?

Tue Sep 16, 2008, 4:40 AM
can you give me your tips?

Hi, i am going to buy a notebook and i ma quite lost in all the models on the market.

It should be ultimate graphic/gaming notebook


- at least 4GB RAM + slots for another 4GB

- most powerful graphic card available for notebooks

- large screen, preferably 18" or more (i know that there are even few 20" notebooks)

- high quality of screen when it comes to colors, sharpness etc

- weight and size is not a problem, i will not carry it everyday somewhere else, it is just for occasional transport.

- bigger HDD is better HDD:-)

- reliability etc

- fullsize keyboard

And i prefer PC to Mac


I am thankfull for any tips!


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