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'The Ends of Invention' Smallbay by MarkJayBee 'The Ends of Invention' Smallbay by MarkJayBee
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Another image inspired by a recent re-reading of Iain M. Banks's superb 'Consider Phlebas'. This time we're in a
so-called 'smallbay' in the humungous GSV (General Systems Vehicle) 'The Ends of Invention', where 'Kraiklyn's
Free Company' - aboard their ship the 'Clear Air turbulence' - have docked prior to some nefarious activity....

A larger version of this piece can be viewed, and prints purchased at: markjaybeefractal.com/the-ends… :nod:
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helmine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, a cool fractal AND an Iain Banks fan... We lost a big one there, what a visionary.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks Edith! :bow: Yes indeed, he was definitely a one-off. :nod: His work is so detail rich that it
bears multiple rereads - I'm currently re-enjoying his brilliant 'The Hydrogen Sonata'! Reading 
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helmine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just finished the new C.J. Cherryh Foreigner book, that came out yesterday... re-reading much of Banks sounds good soon!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Do that thing Edith! :nod:
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PandaLuke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
ugh.. looking at this image makes me feel sick and dizzy.
I love the colours and the mood of it but the forced perspective thing its making my head spin.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ooh, you're obviously a sensitive soul Lucas!  :cryingla:  But I'm glad you like the colours at least! ;)
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Son-of-Thunder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks again Kim! ;)
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weirdMushroom Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Awesome ! I'm actually currently reading this book.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! :bow: Hope I haven't spoiled the plot for you?! :blush:
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weirdMushroom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Nope, I'm almost at the end of the book, the characters are already on Schar's World :)
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
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Xhristofer Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Iain M. Banks and the Culture Series! Great work!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Xhris - so do I, as you can no doubt tell....:nod: ;)
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ShippD Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
:icondancekittyplz:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
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Thanks Darren! :D
btw, any idea as to why my 'helpplz' app is no longer visible? :confused:
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ShippD Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You are welcome Mark

yep it no longer works in firefox but works fine in chrome
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just out of curiousity, revisited the D/L page, and it now works in firefox 21! :w00t: goto: [link] :thumbsup:
:iconhooray-plz::iconfirefoxplz:
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ShippD Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
:icondancekittyplz:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:icongrin--plz:
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Mark just love your Sci-Fi renderings :)
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Patty, glad you like 'em! :D
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcomed Mark , always love em :)
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Excellent work!:-)
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cheers HJ! :D
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Son-of-Thunder Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Kim! :D
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DsyneGrafix Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Render! But why would I expect anything less!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww :aww: Thanks very much Ricky! :D
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batjorge Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Don't know the book but looking at this fabulous work makes you use your imagination on some SF story :)
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Jorge, glad it got your imagination going! ;)
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HalTenny Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Super work Mark!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cheers Hal, glad you like it mate! :D
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
The Clear Air Turbulence subsequently left abruptly and most impolitely, turning on its main drive inside the GSV and then burning it's own exit through the hull to the outside, somewhere 'underneath' Vavatch Orbital [link] .
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aaaargh!! :jawdrop: you've given the whole plot away!! ;) Seriously though Aegian, thanks for your comment. :thumbsup::D
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Quality book, and cool render mate.
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, :nod: it is a very excellent book Alastair, hence my third reading of it! :reading:
Cheers bud - and thanks for the add on FB too! :thumbsup::D
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye good stuff, and haha no worries mate.
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