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Raskolnikovs Flat by J-Humphries Raskolnikovs Flat by J-Humphries
The perfect place to convince yourself you're a superman!

This is my vision of the protagonist from Crime and Punishment's flat; it's a dingy place with a low ceiling, a couch for a bed with rolled up clothes as a pillow.

This was made with another 3D mesh as the base to expedite the compositional process.
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I haven't ever read it, but this room conjures quite the scene in my mind.
I can imagine the worn floorboards creaking as he relentlessly paces from corner to corner, muttering to himself. Every so often he'll exclaim "Eureka! Yes that's it...THAT'S IT!" and laughing gleefully as he scrawls nearly illegible notes of mad atrocities.
Sometimes he'll sit, twirling a pen in his fingers, shuffling his haphazard notes. He'll tap his foot harder and harder until his heel is hammering on the floor. Just when it seems he is about to stomp a hole in the floor, he'll leap to his feet and continue his wild circuit of the room.
His nails are chewed to nubs, a few are even bleeding, from his constant nibbling and gnawing. His scalp is scabbed and raw from raking his fingers through his wild, unwashed hair.
His rumpled clothes are torn and stained. The madman hasn't bathed in weeks - nay months. His breath is sour from cheap wine, which he'll still drink when it's nearing the potency of vinegar.
In the darkest hours of the night he'll rise from the dank and musty couch to squat in the corner, rocking and humming while tearing bits of the yellowed wallpaper to shreds.
He doesn't know the ghastly image reflected in the cloudy window. That phantom is a lunatic. He is a genius and they all know it. It is they that made him run, hide, hurt...even kill. They feared his brilliance. They were jealous. That is why he now resides in this fetid prison. His wits are as sharp as the razor he uses to make the darting little slices in his forearm.
Crazy they called him. Murderer.
They know nothing. They know everything.
He'll show them. He'll show them all.
Catsaremusic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Sherlock's descent into Madness...Sorry lol.
theTieDyeCloak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Ahhh love this!!
rodkaromanovich Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You would probably have to convince yourself you're the Superman in order to endure living in a place like this.
Greenspire Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Great 3D work! C & P was the first classic I ever read. I remember being intrigued as a little kid by the title of the book as it sat there, nested verdantly on the bookshelf, taunting me. Then one day I realized (I was none too bright as a lad) that I could actually pick up that book and read it if I wanted to! And so I did. And a whole new world was opened up to me! Dostoyevsky made me realize I was not the only person in the world who had weird inner dialogues running thru my pointy little head all the time. I was not insane! w00t!! Ahem, very nice composition, indeed, Vonmurder.
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it isn't 3D rendering though, it's a digital painting.
RobertCopu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love that book, this is an exceptional version of his flat, wonderful!
Ehmiy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Hey! This looks just like my bedroom after I clean it!
PepperMoonFlakes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa!! When I read this book....This is from my imagination of Raskolnikov's flat!!! I was astonished!!! :omg:
merbel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Superb. Much like I had imagined!
amateur09 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is just AMAZING !!
theTieDyeCloak Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Oh wow, perfect, I could totally see him living there! And really beautiful!
The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm looks like my house. HA!
AlyonaMaksimova Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice! Though I tend to think that his apartmant was even smaller. =)
Intercryllic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Von! As soon as I saw the name of this I shat bricks. This is by far your best interior painting and it does Crime and Punishment great justice. Oh god I love this so much!
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's high praise; I really appreciate it.
Scheherazade2c Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Love it!
I think it is great idea painting scenes from books.
I imagined his flat completely different. :XD: Great to see another perspective! :D
Tradereddy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
LJFHutch Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! I love the peeling wallpaper, nice job :)
ani-r Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I, too, would totally live there.
Chosenofloki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
dude, i would live there
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
This is excellent, just the sheer amount of taken-for-granted detail in this makes something as simple as a shirt lying on the ground to the side seem impressively deep!
suumcuique Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist
Especially the torn-off wallpapers look great!
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