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Yellowstone safe heaven by KrayTSAO Yellowstone safe heaven by KrayTSAO
This is a part of the personal project. A Pail of Air, visualization of an Science Fiction Short story by Fritz Leiber. 

Welcome to Yellowstone National Park.

In a world this cold and bitter, the geothermal areas become the few places where mankind can strive to survive. The geyser basins in Yellowstone provides life sustaining heat. Gas oxygen is still present. The residents can breath without special preconditions. The plants don't froze to death, as artificial light sources keep the lesser plants growing.

The residents use gathered materials to build themselves makeshift homes. with old woods, cloths, and metal plates, they build themselves a safe haven, where life is hard, but at least there is still life.

(This place doesn't appear in the original short story.)

The world of A Pail of Air -- Earth had deviated form it original orbit, flying away from it's precious sun. Without the sun, photosynthesis stops, mass panic occur, the apocalypse had come.

Years later, the temperature drops below -200C. Most part of the world had become nothing but darkness and bitter cold air. With temperature this low, oxygen starts to liquify, the survivors will have to dig up a pail of liquid air, heat it up for them to breath.

The quake destroyed most underground pipelines. With no ionosphere, contacting with radio or any wireless method is impossible. The protagonist and his family lives in a obscured world far away from civilization, yet they strive to survive.

Extended read:
What if the Sun Disappeared - Vsauce…
A pail of air - Fritz Leiber…

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NM-D4n3 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you like this ^_^
PlotTwistthePegasus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015   General Artist
So amazing! The colors are great!
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is awesome! Love the mood...The whole piece is very well-executed.
masterofhorr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student
Fritz Leiber is a master of story telling and is one of my favorite writers.
lyrill Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
overwerk control, incase you didn't already know. i have a problem with tastynetwork's taste, but i don't htink this is cozy. i like the smoke.
KnowHopePro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, I love those lanterns. La la la la 
Whaell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel....cozy.....
nicotea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   General Artist
its so cozy and dreamy, i have nostalgia for a place i've never been.
KrayTSAO Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
It's quite nice isn't it? Especially considering the setting of the world in the story.
JohnScottGFX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool ^^
GearPhreak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This should have earned a DD. Amazing color scheme, as well as story to boot. Keep it up!
WarrenCarr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work! Great atmosphere and color! Keep it up!

InsanitysWidow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

beautiful artwork

TheyCallMeJT Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I'd love to see how you made all these perfect pieces!
KrayTSAO Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh I would do lifestream from time to time!
Rachel-Perciphone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!  I don't know what else to say about it, it's just wonderful and I also love Vsauce, so that's cool that you provided those links.  More people should watch Vsauce. And look at your art. :D
KrayTSAO Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Vsauce is the best! 
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