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These Hopeful Machines Cover by jasinski These Hopeful Machines Cover by jasinski
Original artwork for the BT album "These Hopeful Machines".

This was painted on two canvases 15 x 45 inches each. Painted with oils.

It took me over a month to finish. I consider it one of the best things I have ever made.

I can't offer it for as a print, but thought I'd share what the full artwork looks like. Get the album! It'll rock your world.
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wiledog Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
wonderful, sublime artwork!!!
Runa-Amanda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I featured you in my new journal here: [link] Have a nice day! :)
Timendo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
OK, The only thing that matches the beauty of BT's music in the wonderful album "These Hopeful Machines" is the artwork, I love it so much, and I want a large copy to plaster to my wall or something lol
Some day I will get this. I bought the digital copy so I don't have a solid copy of the art work sadly :(
Setnaro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considering it your best, and how. It definitely is quite a work and use of colors is magnificent. Props for working with BT, as I really love his music, and this art more then compliments his musical style. Peace.
mezzanineMinotaur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll be completely honest in saying that your work for the cover is part of the reason why I decided to buy the album in the first place. Incredible work!
essencestudios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
[link] featured! :squee:
whendt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
That is so cool!!! Great job on it!!!
ShannonTrottman Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow... congrats on an amazing piece of art, and to be connected to a great electronic album and artist!!! Immortalised indeed!!
Sir-Nimaj Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is the most beautiful album cover I have ever laid eyes upon, and for my favorite album of all time. The visual theme presented in this work matches the feeling of These Hopeful Machines perfectly. An absolute masterpiece.
daedalus-yumeno Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Photographer
I absolutely LOVE this album (and the cover art as well)!! It's very inspirational!
huunang Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredibly amazing. And so is the album as well!
mezzanineMinotaur Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This is probably my favorite out of all of your paintings, incredible work sir!
Crackmongar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
No Prints?! 'Sigh' oh well. This is probably one of my favorite pieces I have found. Not to mention for one of my favorite musicians as well! Simply amazing sir!
ans-pencil Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
my mind is blown
stranglover Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Are you the dude that painted THM's cover?? Cheers!! Great work!
romirockstar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
awesome album cover
Pennyiscute Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
So glad i found you! I was looking for who did the artwork for BT's album. Amazing stuff <watched>
DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
So YOU are the amazing artist behind this album's cover! WOW That's incredible work. You really visually captured BT's amazing soundscapes. Great interpretation! "These Hopeful Machines" is actually my favorite album of all time (of any genre). Previously "Movement In Still Life" held that spot (also by BT). Amazing artwork for an amazing album.
highwireart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
You are brilliant. I love themes of boys looking into water and seeing their reflection. I just bought the CD, just for your artwork , and my son will love the music. Okay, I might just like the music too.
arswiss Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe I found the original! I see it on youtube video's of his music, and I thought it was done by a big company! amazing work, really suits the title "These Hopeful Machines"
jasinski Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a big company. :)
Dadel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
ha, my heart started beating literally faster by viewing this and scrolling down! You have amazing work.
ltabhay Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
artwork is so sci fi & fantasy based luv the color combine and the vision portrayed for the music & artist it represents :sun:
gualdorf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Woah, amazing work, how long did it take you?
jasinski Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
about 1 month.
kevinwashere Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
A month
RobinVirga Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
gorgeous, truly. the colours are fantastic.
osmosphere Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I saw the Nano ad and this looked familiar! Good work!
jasinski Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
strangledbyart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Not only is this some of your best work ever jasinski, it is also some of Brian's best music ever. When this first came out and I saw the cover I knew it was yours. Glad to see you're still doin' your thing man.
izephyr Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I saw the Bt cover in the Nano ad and I guessed it must be you work!! So I Googled and of course it is!! How cool!

I am feeling very proud of myself :D

I totally heart your work, especially the music (esp your melody your song) and the zodiac series :)

Heliocyan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
How amazing, just had the new Apple advert in the mail, they used this one on the front page to advertise their iPod nano! :)
....thought I recognise this picture!

That's so cool!!!

my website: [link]
urbandev Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For those who have not seen, this cover was also used on Apple's new iPod Nano product images (the green ipod)


Anywhere you see the green iPod nano :D
magickalmoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I just got to give these guys a listen... really awesome music. I recognized your art on their album. Nice job :)
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
good lord this would be a beautiful piece to adorn my wall, this is definitely the best piece you've done yet man!
friendofcow Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I saw the front panel for the album on Zune and knew it was you. Awesome man.
paniq Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha. I just bought the album and recognized you instantly from the cover art, although I haven't looked at your art since more than five years %)

Beautiful work!
Raiku-Chu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I cant believe the artist for the covers has a dA

I loved the covers the minute I saw them
Seeing the whole thing just makes it that much more awesome

Also I dont recall seeing the portion towards the bottom on a cover or anything
bretimus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student General Artist
i got this on iTunes the evening it came out. im so glad to have found it here on Deviant art.
alexluna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
What an amazing piece. I agree with you that this is some of your best work. I'm speechless. Still staring at it.
alexluna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I want to see it bigger. Much bigger. Too much detail to take in on such a small scale. You should definitely make it a print piece. :please:
nannerbneslen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
draxikar Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Awesome artwork, awesome album. Really nothing more to say. I hope to see more of your work on BT's future albums.
Deitlinde Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Fuuuuuuck yes. Stunning artwork to accompany a stunning musical work.
ebjcoat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh wow. I love this. The aspect ratio, the layers, everything. I'll definitely buy this album.
Chronorin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you did the cover? That's legendary. Great art for an un-effing-believable album!
13shadesofblack Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
This is fantastic. It's weird because while I know the quality that comes from your art so often, I am so not used to seeing amazing album artwork like this. Thanks for pushing the envelope, and BT is awesome for seeing your talent. I hope other musicians pick up on this too.
InnocenceBurning Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Artist
15'x90' oil painting... I would agree, definitely one of your best!! Incredible.
Iver-N Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
wilsoninc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i agree one of the best things you've done.
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