Compilation

So, I’m just about through with what was (is) probably the hardest period of my life I’ve ever known. Be it the recent passing of my father I loved so dearly, the consequential financial collapse of my family, or the embarrassing academic failures that followed, I came to realize I’ve never actually known what true defeat feels like. I’m constantly on the fence of depression, and it feels like my lights are growing dimmer with every flicker. Which is why I want to plug in some new ones.

I’ve been constantly juggling between blatant escapism and being stuck in the past throughout the recent years. I gave too much significance to the insignificant, and too little consideration to my growing self.

I felt like I could use some mild sense of closure this evening, so I figured a compilation thread will do (psychology amirite?). Having never done one before, here’s all my pictures in chronological order. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Starting from the first one:

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[t]https://files.facepunch.com/s/14a6be56beb6.jpg[/t]

[t]https://files.facepunch.com/s/6fa56a89fde2.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidip/epicdawn.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidpc/firebelow.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaiagg/ohgodrun.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidwd/hitmanontherun.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidic/ep1_c17_020002.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidio/demoneyes.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidpd/fenceddown.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidwo/hotzone.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaiago/risingassualt.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidcd/actofliberty.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaiagd/rebelliousblow.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidco/alekseifedotov.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidwp/invidiouseye.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidpg/falseemotion.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidid/carramcopy.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidpo/finalleenwhite2.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidlc/skybombings.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidig/burningtruck.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidpp/flowore.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidcc/apcmine.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaiagc/roadrift.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidcg/vioxtarisawesome.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidlp/spidabrent.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidlo/sexyvibrantbeast.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rraaidwg/haroldthegreat.jpg[/t]

[t]http://img5.picload.org/image/lwoapac/rudolfthegmodwizard_1920x1200.jpg[/t]

[t]https://orig00.deviantart.net/1ecb/f/2016/024/b/0/abandoned_combine_fortress_by_vioxtar-d9p6y82.png[/t]

[t]https://img00.deviantart.net/4ed9/i/2016/162/0/5/forgotten_garry_s_mod_sandbox_server___sneak_peak_by_vioxtar-d9o2f0g.png[/t]

[t]http://picload.org/image/wagaopg/2560x1440.jpg[/t]

[t]http://img3.picload.org/image/woapiow/theexile.jpg[/t]

[t]https://orig00.deviantart.net/416a/f/2016/112/4/3/flower_omega_by_vioxtar-d9zubxt.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig01.deviantart.net/4525/f/2016/129/1/b/out_of_map_bounds_by_vioxtar-da1unla.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rrdwwodp/3840x2160.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig01.deviantart.net/ebc4/f/2016/229/b/4/server_dust___swings_by_vioxtar-dae94r2.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig00.deviantart.net/a6e1/f/2016/241/6/4/_color_tool__by_vioxtar-dafot1j.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig08.deviantart.net/c238/f/2016/269/d/c/path_of_spawn_by_vioxtar-daixw7x.jpg[/t]

[t]https://img1.picload.org/image/rddiicdi/1920x1080.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig08.deviantart.net/b6c8/f/2016/300/c/8/unconventional_warfare_by_vioxtar-damev70.jpg[/t]

[t]https://img2.picload.org/image/rdciwrga/2560x1440.jpg[/t]

[t]https://orig00.deviantart.net/7eb2/f/2017/247/e/4/server_dust___embark_by_vioxtar-daw80s7.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig03.deviantart.net/daca/f/2017/057/e/0/server_dust___distilled_by_vioxtar-db0fzhq.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig11.deviantart.net/ffd1/f/2017/081/c/2/server_dust___elevation_by_vioxtar-db3722p.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig05.deviantart.net/3e69/f/2017/100/c/1/server_dust___traverse_by_vioxtar-db5aynq.jpg[/t]

[t]http://orig08.deviantart.net/4050/f/2017/125/6/4/windmill_by_vioxtar-db880db.jpg[/t]

[t]https://orig00.deviantart.net/f816/f/2017/149/9/9/untitled_by_vioxtar-dbavdmn.jpg[/t]

[t]https://orig00.deviantart.net/b27a/f/2017/247/4/2/server_dust___collector_by_vioxtar-dbhzqfi.jpg[/t]

[t]https://picload.org/image/rwooacii/1920x1080.jpg[/t]

[t]https://orig03.deviantart.net/f319/f/2017/252/4/8/server_dust___docked_by_vioxtar-dbmu7wk.jpg

the art evolution here is just absolutely nuts

you’re going to have to explain again how you did the liquid effect in the “GMod Wizard” shot

oh god every goodies jam-packed together

and every single one of them looks so amazing

oh and im sorry to hear about your father

I am sorry to hear about what happened to your father. I remember some of the older pictures, but I never knew you were the one who made them, especially the flying fragmented combine APCs. Whenever I feel down I just go through my comic archives and have fun. I should probably do an archived compilation as well, but of all the comics I’ve done from the past decade so people can have a laugh as well.

If I remember correctly I copied the background of each water effect and liquefied it to the shape of the liquid, giving it a refraction like look

All the epicness in one thread. Your work is absolutely breathtaking.

I’m at the verge of tears. It’s all so amazing and inspiring and the evolution is as breathtaking as the art itself.

What water effect are you guys talking about?

open bottle on the left in the scene i mentioned

My fucking boner

sorry for your loss man

These are all ridiculously well done!

Like you said, you enjoyed creating these and I’m sure you can find a job in an artistic workline if that’s what you desire. I’m sure you’ll be back to being a happy man after some time has passed.

snop

If it means anything, seeing your Server Dust universe pics has filled me with an unending desire to replicate your art style, which in turn led me to better develop my own. So when I say inspiring stuff, I say it with a history.

Inspiring stuff Viox,

Damn, the first post hit me like a gut punch, and not just because of your astonishing pictures. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Hang in there man, I can’t say I know what it feels like to lose a father, but I know what’s it like when everything feels lost. You know what they say, the night grows darkest just before the dawn. Things will get better, just try to hold on the best you can.

At least take pride in your amazing work, you truly have a talent like no other.

I really appreciate the kind words

If you have a parent that you love and care for, be with them. If you’re angry at their mistakes, consider forgiveness. When the inevitable time comes, knowing you did that might make things a lot easier.

So sorry for your loss…

The shit always strikes in your life, you can’t avoid it. That’s why you don’t give up and fight, there’s only one way out is to go up. Defeat is not official, there’s no word “Defeat” there’s always a chance to fix up the holes that “Shit” did and keep going on your way.

It’s just like a mingebag cornered you with a gravity gun holding a brick that will kill you, but there’s two options.

Prop kill.
Run.

Choose a prop kill, running will only make it worse, the failure will keep tracking you until you just give up, but you have to end the failure before you run.

“You know why its good to be below? Because there’s only one way out, its UUUUUPPP!!!” ~ Buster Moon from The Sing movie.