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Reality 1920x1200 by EranFolio Reality 1920x1200 by EranFolio
All right, kids, I've polished the image and re-uploaded it for a momentous occasion: I now have a print account! This image is the first to become available as a print, and I'm going to try to get others ready soon.

EDIT: The good Pitkon has been industrious enough to create a skin, using this piece. Check it out here: [link]
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Given 2005-12-22
Reality 1920x1200 by ~pyxelated is a stunning widescreen wallpaper. Dark, grungy and way beyond cool. ( Suggested by jorgehpz and Featured by zilla774 )
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digitalpenblade Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE this !!!!!! It expresses what I must look like when i'm lost into what I'm drawing Lol Amazing work !
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MrMan01 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This chummer needs a break from his BTL chips. Can't blame him much though. The Emerald cities streets aint to invitin' these days.
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Chi030 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
this kind of reminds me of the movie NINE
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KingTouchstone Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
"Reality is a lovely place, 
but I wouldn't want to live there."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmXgj…
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Hergire Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I remember coming across this image the first time you released it.  As a gamer I can't agree with the implications more.  Some people are so enveloped in their virtual world that they forget their reality.  I love a good distraction, but some people would let the world fall apart around them.  You know what?  I don't even think anything else needs to be said, this image says it all.  If I didn't say it last time, great work.
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EranFolio Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
It'd definitely a feedback cycle between escapism and neglect. I struggled with it myself, when I was younger.
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
Wow, taking something that was meant to be funny and making it depressing by bringing attention to its actual implications. Not bad. 
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:iconeranfolio:
EranFolio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I aim to depress.
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
You're good at it. You must be a riot at parties. 
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SomeKindOfFairytale Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I'm not really sure of the humor in this if you could please explain for me :3
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
I'd love to! First off, this particular pic isn't supposed to be funny in itself, but tragic. 

This looks like a reference to the Pyrovision Goggles in Team Fortress 2, which is used to make the world look like a magical Candy Land, which is supposed to contrast with the Pyro's quiet, homicidal appearance and demeanor, to show that he sees the world (and his terrible actions) very differently from everyone else. Here, the goggles are used as a kind of drug to help this guy hide from the real world. 
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sebastianhaze Featured By Owner 2 days ago
very nice work 
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MisterMinister Featured By Owner 2 days ago
This is World of Warcraft II

:D
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deviki9 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is how our future is for now huh.................
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ngamers Featured By Owner 3 days ago
How grim. Loving it
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gazbo-silver Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Love it, love it, love it. Amazing piece that says so much, thanks for sharing!
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Mottmatt Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This may be one of the most influential DA pieces of art there is. I've even got school books with this painting inside.
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EranFolio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Are you German? I seem to recall licensing it to a German publisher at one point.
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:iconmottmatt:
Mottmatt Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Austrian actually. I think it was by an austrian publisher but i can't remember.
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:iconeranfolio:
EranFolio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds about right. Cool, I'm glad it left an impression. =)
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Banasee Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
To be honest, reminds me of pyro vision goggles
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Ultimape Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Managed to get this retweeted on twitter by a fairly influential person: twitter.com/johnrobb/status/52…

This image is very striking - it gets more relevant every day. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Has your view changed since this was originally made?
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I still believe that the technology we use for our escapism may change, but the desire to escape stays the same. We all feel the impulse to rely on fantasy worlds to avoid the world we live in. 
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PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Mainly because the world we live in is a bit of a shithole....Smoking 
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EranFolio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, that's exactly what I hoped to get across with this image. The desire to escape doesn't happen in a vacuum.
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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Samsung Gear VR (Oculus) goggles to be released next year...
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Ice-Dragon220 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student
This pic says the nature of mankind.
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expressive87 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured your image in one of my blog posts: www.uhrart.com/virtual-fear/
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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junkspareaz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Took ages to find this piece again. I remember seeing it before, but couldn't find it.
Beautiful work. One question, is it possible to get a higher resolution? my monitor is 2560x1440, and i'd rather avoid stretching.
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ywryck Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I love this picture. could I use it as art on a youtube channel about games? big thank you!
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, just credit me somewhere. =)
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:iconjimpii:
Jimpii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's psyco.
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:iconmueleski:
Mueleski Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Very dark, moody, and thought provoking.
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Thanks for letting me know.
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OtisSalmoneus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I admit when I first saw this, I thought "what video game you selling?" Grandia III, now darker and edgier.:P
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Desaturateful Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That moment when realising itīs actually drawn
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
so brilliant why havent i come across this before! love the setting.
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very good piece.
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CrazyDem0n Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This makes me depressed on about 7 different levels.
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mission accomplished.
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CrazyDem0n Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I'm just going to sit in a corner and finish my trig hw then :C
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stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Holy shit; haunting and fantastic -- that image will STICK WITH ME.
steve noir
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Jtpup0 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love this, visual representation of addiction to video games in a nutshell
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DaneCustance Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Interesting, very.
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secroit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow just wow. i know this picture for years but i just wanted to say it again: wow. its so deep ...
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randomizator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing concept, great image !!!
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