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Christopher Balaskas
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I heart art.

Current Residence: Jamestown, New York
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Classical : Stax Soul : Indie
Favourite style of art: Manga : Concept
Skin of choice: Flesh
Favourite cartoon character: Kaneda : Shikibane Hime
Personal Quote: "If she was half as attractive as she thought she was she'd be twice as dangerous"
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Unrequited by Balaskas
Unrequited
digital paint, Apr 2015
A little classic romance. One in a series of works using "golden era" animation styling.
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Helots by Balaskas
Helots
Apr 2015
Book cover concept for a personal project.
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Ancient Dunewalker by Balaskas
Ancient Dunewalker
digital paint / Mar 2015

The long-lived Dunewalkers puncture the surface of the desert floor with their long, hollow legs, siphoning off large reservoirs of massive sub-surface insect swarms. By controlling the release of it's hot digestive gases, the Dunewalker maintains its buoyancy, counterbalancing its enormous weight like a hot-air balloon. Bacterial colonies feed upon these nutrient rich gas clouds and attract airborne insects, who are then consumed by Flocks of desert birds whose droppings in turn attract the sub-surface swarms, completing this ancient symbiotic cycle of the wastes.

By request,  now available as a print :)
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Little Boy, August 6 (Barefoot Gen tribute) by Balaskas
Little Boy, August 6 (Barefoot Gen tribute)
digital paint, Mar 2015

A personal piece based on Keiji Nakazawa's semi-autobiographical story of surviving the atomic attack on Hiroshima, Japan. This scene is when the main character, 6 year old "Gen", first sees one of the horribly injured victims and begins to grasp the scale of the incident. The victim's appearance is based on Keiji's and Dr. Shuntaro Hida's eye-witness accounts which describe the condition of people who had suffered massive fatal and traumatic injuries yet managed to live for a short time, in some cases walking several kilometers before dying.

I originally found the book on the shelf of my elementary school and it's graphic imagery burned itself into my memory. Now that I'm mature enough to understand the true horror and extent of suffering, it's even more disturbing. The title refers both to young Gen and the name of the weapon unleashed that day.

www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Gen-Vo…
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Writer
We at :iconparaosities: love your work, and would be honored to host more of it!
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P-COMIC Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Nice Gallery~!

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alexism77 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breathtaking artworks ; fucking love it !
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your artwork is amazing ^^ I'm looking forward to seeing more
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pitkon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Interface Designer
Amazing work... Gonna watch you and hopefully collaborate on a Blackbox theme...
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SeanBattle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student
Your art is just fantastic! Really amazing! It's inspiring +fav Heart :) (Smile) 
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TheQuitter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery, can't wait to dig deeper into it. Keep up the great work.
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I immediately recognized that image when I saw this video in my inbox. :D
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chin-IX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Amazing, it's simply amazing. 
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Pasternak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Digital Artist
talk about gorgeous lighting dude, congrats! :+devwatch:
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