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The End by Rob-Caswell The End by Rob-Caswell
The end of days is coming. You could bank on that… only I really doubt there’ll be any banks around for you to collect from. Here is an image from one of Earth’s last years as a viable ecosphere, five billion years from now. Creatures and plants unrecognizable to us roam the increasingly arid landscape as the Sun becomes a slowly expanding red giant star that will eventually engulf the Earth as it grows. But before that our oceans and seas should be boiled away. These creatures forage for food in an increasingly arid landscape dominated by strange plants, perhaps some of which were created by Human genetic engineering before being reclaimed by the natural evolutionary process in the post-Human ages. In all probability, this is how it ends… not with a bang, but with low and slow barbeque.

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DAZ Studio/Mood Master2 render. Bolladon creatures by Dinoraul. Plants by Orestes and Traveller. Background by Diddi_mc with modification in Photoshop. Inspiration by Steve Burg.
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NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whats that bluish-green dot on the creature's back?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Part of the lens flare.
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NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok, thanks :)
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sylvyfysh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Well, I can just imagine such a scene...after all, when humanity either becomes transcendent or makes themselves extinct, who or what will replace them--and let's face it, in even one million years time (let along five billion) what physical evidence will be left anywhere on Earth for the previous existence of the human species? None whatsoever, I daresay...throw enough time at any artifact, no matter how solid, and you'll make it go away...

For that matter, there's no rule which prevents another branch of life from becoming sentient and taking over the world in their turn--we humans have come from ape to angel (sort of, anyway) in ca. 10 million years, which is a veritable lightning-flash across the sky of time. Who's to know how many subsequent species may become sentient in their turn, and eventually transcendent, leaving the physical planes of Earth and the Universe behind them...
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
True enough. We may not be the pinnacle of Earth intelligence, in the long run. IT really is.... brain straining to consider where the human species will be (or won't be...) at this distant future moment.
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sylvyfysh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I daresay that we have at least a few thousand years more spiritual growth and evolution before we become transcendent--I'm assuming that this is the point of us being here, after all...that in the gaining of knowledge we advance gradually, life after life, towards the goal of true wisdom...
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grimnak60 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
What Program is this from?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's DAZ Studio 3.
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool concept and very well done!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Much thanks!
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