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Bend It Like Ziltoid by endcomic Bend It Like Ziltoid by endcomic
So what the hell are you looking at, you ask yourself? There's obviously a story behind this, so if you'd like to be less confused, the next few paragraphs are for you!

About a year ago, I moved in next door to my brother-in-law. He was for some reason delighted that his brother's wife loves metal, and let me (read: forced me to) borrow The Human Equation by Ayreon. It was marvelous, I loved it, and right away, the singer playing the part of 'Rage' caught my attention. That was a growl I could get behind. So, after about 10 minutes of googling, I was previewing some of Devin Townsend's newest album, Addicted, on iTunes. 5 minutes later I was buying the album. A little more googling and I saw this music video.

I think what really caught my attention about this album, and about Devin Townsend's music in general, is his insane range. If growling is the only thing you're good at, then I generally get tired of you pretty fast. No, Devin's amazingly talented, and this album is fast paced and, well, different.

I bought a few more of his albums, and, again, fell in love with the very quirky Ziltoid the Omniscient--a concept album about an alien who comes to earth and demands for the perfect cup of coffee to be delivered to his ship in five Earth minutes, lest he destroy everyone.

So, this is the pretty lady (who'se voice in the video is Anneke Van Giersbergen) from the video for Bend It Like Bender! having a drink with Ziltoid. I've had this image in my brain for a little while, and while it didn't turn out the way I thought it would, I'm pretty pleased with the results. Lots of fun on this one, and a big thank you to Devin Townsend for being my number one playlist while I work on comics. =D

Pencils+Photoshop. I erased most of the pencils, though.
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Runicen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Photographer
I never would have thought to put these two together in an image, but it looks phenomenal. Love the contrast between the muddier, earthy look (haha) of Ziltoid vs. the more airy look she has.
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Dragoncone Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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LechugaPocha Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I have just joined deviantart and I couldn't imagine that I would find this kind of stuff!! I love this picture!!!!
As a fan of Devin Townsend I can say this picture is awersome!!!
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HevyPyrography Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! :3
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TwiggyRazor Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously love this piece! Fantastic work! Also I'm quite happy that you've discovered Devin, his music has inspired me for a long time and I've been trying to share it with whoever I can.
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prototype359 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I cannot comprehend where Ziltoid is looking, is he getting an eyeful of her or the delicious Coffee she is holding? ;)
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AnorienUndomiel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You know Devin is planning on coming out with Ziltoid 2 in the future?
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two-for-flinching Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
all wonderful albums! Human Equation is phenominal.

And I love your take on Ziltoid! It was such a fun record, too. I love Devin Townsend and everything he does.

I also love this. Lovely!
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BlueDrake21 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Love it!
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dorkunicorn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I love the colors and the ambient smoke background. And Ziltoid's expression is like, "wtf is she drinking?".


Indeed.
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