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But...How?! by revbayes

Whew! that took too long! Hope it was worth it!
But...How?!
So when I was a kid back in the 1960's, I used to watch this gay TV sitcom called "Batman". (Okay, okay...they didn't advertise it as a gay sitcom, but come on. You know! Right? I was young enough, however, that it all went over my head.) Anyway, there was this episode (a very gay episode) that had Victor Buono as the villain "King Tut" and featured "Groovy Bat Dancing".
 
At one point Batman and the heroine of the week have been imprisoned in large Egyptian style jars with their heads sticking out of holes in the top.
 
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Tubes above them dropped little pebbles on their heads, one at a time...this torture supposedly to drive them insane.

It really was ridiculous stuff, but one question I had when I first saw it stuck with me all these years...

Forgetting for a moment that it's all fiction and TV, how did the bad guys get them into the jars in the first place? The holes are too small to slide them in and the lids look like they're fixed parts of the jars. The only thing they could have done is make the jars around them. (nice of them to stay so still while that was happening! NOT!)

So..how?

A summary of the episode is available here:

www.tor.com/2016/01/25/holy-re…

And if you want to watch it (really?) go here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM_nSE…

Anyway, when I was looking for inspiration for my next piece, that scene from Gayman...I mean Batman popped into my head. Two heroins and no Batman, I'm afraid...male super's in bondage are just not my thing...and I've replaced the pebbles with softer but no less annoying water drops.
 
Technically, I will probably never push Firefly this far ever again. It wound up taking 60 hours render. It's definitely back to Vue for me!

-Enjoy!
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Going to be a couple of days late on this week's post. Trying some very advanced techniques in "atmospherics" on the renderer and it's causing it to just crawl...like "48 hour to render" crawl! Bare with me folks. I will definitely have a post before the week's out. -Turk
So yeah, it's May 20th and it is, indeed, snowing outside. Because: global war...uh, I mean "climate change". (yeah, that's the ticket!)

Frankly, I don't know if glob...climate change of the catastrophic type we're being warned about is real or not, but I DO know the solutions proposed by our political class and the various social engineers do nothing to change it either way. For example, "Cap and Trade". How is it anything but extortion (forcing companies to buy the right to pollute) and how would it accomplish anything but raise the costs of goods and services and be a massive wealth transfer to 3rd world nations who wouldn't be polluting even if it didn't exist?!

Actually, snow in May is not that uncommon where I live (California...yes, I said California. Deal with it!) When I was a kid, it snowed the first day of Summer. When I was away at college, I heard it snowed on the 4th of July! So, snow in May is nothing.

I think, in the end, we're very smart creatures and while "weather" can take us by surprise, we are much faster than this "climate" thing and will adapt no matter what happens.

-Turk
IT'S MONDAAAAaaaaaaaa..............?
(ok, it's Tuesday)

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Stephen Turk
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Those who know me, know me simply as "Turk". I've been creating illustrations professionally since the early 1990's in Los Angeles. My illustrations were seen quite often in magazines for Harmony Publications...till, of course, the internet killed the magazine publishing business. When I started out in the early days I used to paint with art markers. Since then, I've gone strictly digital, using a variety of programs and tools. Most of my digital works can be found on renderotica.com
So yeah, it's May 20th and it is, indeed, snowing outside. Because: global war...uh, I mean "climate change". (yeah, that's the ticket!)

Frankly, I don't know if glob...climate change of the catastrophic type we're being warned about is real or not, but I DO know the solutions proposed by our political class and the various social engineers do nothing to change it either way. For example, "Cap and Trade". How is it anything but extortion (forcing companies to buy the right to pollute) and how would it accomplish anything but raise the costs of goods and services and be a massive wealth transfer to 3rd world nations who wouldn't be polluting even if it didn't exist?!

Actually, snow in May is not that uncommon where I live (California...yes, I said California. Deal with it!) When I was a kid, it snowed the first day of Summer. When I was away at college, I heard it snowed on the 4th of July! So, snow in May is nothing.

I think, in the end, we're very smart creatures and while "weather" can take us by surprise, we are much faster than this "climate" thing and will adapt no matter what happens.

-Turk

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yeidenex Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG Revbayes your art is awesome.
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revbayes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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Doggers Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there, Scooter!
I had NO clue you were here under this name.
Or maybe I just forgot. Ah, whatever. Nice to find you alive and well.
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revbayes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thought you knew about the Revbayes handle. Had that at Renderotica for years. It's all about a brief interest I had in
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revbayes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi D-man. Yeah, long before Turk and bondage art came together, there was "Scooter". It came about because of my bopping around LA on a Honda Elite 150 back in the 1980's. (ah...to be young! wouldn't do that now days!) Bill Majors knew me by that handle and that's what I used for illustrations in Bon-Vue publications.
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Doggers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL
 Yup. I still recall the tale.
And also exactly how you got persuaded to upgrade to 'real' wheels. :-O
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Tight-Ropes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
I have quite a collection I have built up over the years and will keep looking. Its always great when I find a piece of your work old or new.

I found two pictures I think one was called the reluctant convalescent did you ever do any more in that series?

You also referred to the "Baby Babs” series on Renderotica created back in the late 1980’s. I have never found any of these though I do have the two later Renderotica drawings. I'm going to keep searching for these. ;o))
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revbayes Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
"The Reluctant Convalescent" was my 2nd attempt at trying comic-book format. It was intended to be a tribute to Claire Willows' "Brenda, Girl Reporter" strip.

While not the last time I tried my hand at comic-strip style story telling, I learned...just as Bishop did...how freakin' much work it is and that it's far easier to go to with single panel illustrations to accompany a written story. (again, that's what Bishop eventually did...with great success)

The original Baby Babs strip was hand drawn line art I did for Bon-Vue magazine under the name, "Scooter". (a nod to my form of transportation back in those days in LA) I don't remember if I ever scanned it or not.
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vvvan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Welcome to deviant ART, Turk!
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alphaxanon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Hello Mr. Turk.  I took a quick look at your gallery over at renderotica, but it seems a bit small.  Is there an archive of your older work out there?
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