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does not compute by damnskippy does not compute by damnskippy
I was asked to submit artwork for an art show done in conjuction with the Atlantic Film Festival (link: [link] ) in September. The art show will be at the Argyle Fine Art Gallery on September 22nd, and this piece should be for sale.

The theme of the show is "Urban Myths and Legends." I wasn't that interested in stories about hooks for hands or calls coming from inside the house, so illustrated the computer urban legend "Does Not Compute," or the idea that a computer/artificial being will self-destruct when considering emotions or paradoxes.

Consider this a companion piece to another robot-with-human-face drawing I did a while back.
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Given 2011-10-04
does not compute by ~damnskippy It seems even when not making comics, :devdamnskippy: is still telling a story. The concept behind an artificial life shutting down over the overwhelming concept of emotion really comes across in a literal explosion of sparks & connection of color. ( Featured by kozispoon )
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Boshudi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
A good piece.  Bit scary though.  Some sort of twisted version of Wizard of OZ???  How painful!
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Artist
I love the shading, it's really clear how shiny and metallic everything is. The blacked-out foreground objects are a really nice framing device too.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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KimiJudo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. It reminds me of a sci-fi movie I saw one time. And a story my friend had written where a robot had fallen in love with a human. So romantic, cute, and hilarious. But anyway, I love the drawing. It's just so.. cute. :D
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good; it reminds me of those sci-fi stories where a machine discovers emotion :D
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zhamirt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
jij
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superawesome1121 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
YOU GOT A DD ! HOORAY ! CONGRATS ! <3
i read your graphic novels, by the way. I loved them!
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damnskippy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Artist
Yay!
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superawesome1121 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
yay yay!
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Lady-Blackdove Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! It reminds me of the song 'Industrial Love' by VNV Nation. I love how it's mostly monochromatic, which makes the red in the eyes and heart really stand out well!
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Candys-Killer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
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roseredautumn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
her face is great...like what she has seen is both beautiful and terrible.
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TimeDevoursALL Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece and concept!

congrats on your DD :clap:
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rt364 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Congrats on the DD.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome work! Congrats on your DD!
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
The picture reminds me of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The concept/story behind it reminds me of Asimov's short stories.
Very nice work!
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kozispoon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
These are definitely the reasons why I love it as well!
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
I know right? It's a bit of nostalgia, reminding me of the stories I grew up reading and watching.
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh mah goodness, just realized this piece is from Faith Erin Hicks! Wish there was a double favorite option...
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Heredras Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice drawing.
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kozispoon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
This. This is seriously fantastic. I put it in my :+fav:'s a long time ago with such a superficial appreciation for the piece than I do know. You just have that knack for not being able to help telling a story with the art you do-keep it up!
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Jazhara7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was browsing through my favourites, and came across this again. Then I noticed it has the right format for my iPhone background. Congratulations. This is now the first thing I see every time I turn on my Phone. And I love it. ^_^
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John-MadMediaMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   Interface Designer
WOW! To0AWESOME! =)
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ChibiJoji Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
My goodness! This is oddly cute in an awesome way!

I LOVE YOUR STYLE!
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Kanthara Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love this. Very powerful.
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JellyfishGreen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Man, what a mean thing to do to an artificial intelligence. :)

Reminded me of some science fiction: [link]
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icekatze Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
hi hi

That is an interesting expression, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It feels like it is almost a smile, but maybe that is just the angle of the face which makes the upper lip look like we're seeing it from below. I can't really tell for sure, but it is a powerful expression whatever it is trying to convey.
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AuntyRichie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Brilliant. The colours, or lack of, are great. Great concept and composition aswell. Fav ^^
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DrunkenOracle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great use of colour and the expression is fantastic... Also love the hint of red to symbolise emotion.
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
gorgeous!
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Bug-Off Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo, wonderful work.
Good use of color and expression.
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UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Love always seems to stump those things, doesn't it?
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ToEndTheTyranny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Amazing. You got the expression down so well, and I love the way the robots look.
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Carsis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
while I absolutely adore all the small details in your illustration here, I am instantly reminded of the exploding robot heads from the simpsons :p

"Isn't the sweet, our master has finally found true love"
~sniff~
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QuestionofBalance Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional
haha, nice, this came out great, nicely done.
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