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Land Of Dogs

By Akajork
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Land Of Dogs,
There's a world behind these walls that I just need to see.

This is my first try at a photoreal matte painting. I'm currently working on 2 big projects and I needed something smaller aside to relax. I really like how it turned out. Hope you will to!

Big thanks to [link] for letting me use one of his amazing photographs as a plate.

Wp sizes (click download for the pack):

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new version:
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Detail shot: [link]

Thanks alot!


Edit: changed the reflections, sky and added atmo to the buildings. Hope it's better now.

Edit2: B I G change.. changed the composition, colors, city well about everything.. better?
© 2007 - 2020 Akajork
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NeoVob's avatar
I just absolutely love this print. I discovered this piece of yours on dA many years ago, when searching for an image to use as a Win7 OEM Background. That's the image you see at boot up & lock/login screen. I never tire of viewing this stunning artwork.

Thank you for sharing.

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OscillatingGeorg's avatar
Im speechless. Im not kidding when I say that this is my favorite picture I have ever seen. I just love it.
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profutur1971Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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NewbiescrubProfessional Interface Designer
This is stunning! Cheers mate!
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This is the awesomness pic that i have ever seen before!
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terrassaProfessional General Artist
great work, keep it ...:)
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overseer Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Really great piece! Intensely beautiful atmosphere.

The only thing that bothers me very slightly is the water. The reflection of the scenery would look better a little more faded and maybe with a slight motion blur applied. I think that would literally make it perfect, but that's only my humble opinion!

Awesome nonetheless!
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EricJ562Professional Digital Artist
That's really beautiful...
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So cool
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Coops-42Hobbyist General Artist
sWOW!!! WOW WOW that is epic!
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Rainbow-Space-BubbleHobbyist Writer
Amazing! So detailed and life-like... I wish I could go there :eager:
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ijustloveit619Student Digital Artist
Breathtaking :D!
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Sir, you are clearly a master at this, so I hope you aren't offended if I raise a question about the realism here. Should the reflections in the water be a bit darker and more silhouetted than they are now? Seems like with a setting sun, they would be darker.

Regardless, I love your work. Here's how I found your portfolio in case you are curious: While watching a "Battle: Los Angeles" movie trailer on YouTube, I came across a related video of Johann Johannson's "The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black" set to an image of your apocalypse city.

And these works are digitally produced in a program like Photoshop, or actually hand painted?

Beautiful work, my friend.
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A very beautiful shot of a city.

Some of the buildings looks like from Stargate Atlantis. Did you use it as a reference point? If not, it is still beautiful and peaceful at the same time.

In case you never have seen the show here the link of what the city looks like. [link]
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Great! I especially like that you included a high res version of this great piece.
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SickbertProfessional Digital Artist
simply awesome! I'am speechless! Very, very Great!
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I gotta have this one too!!
Another fine piece!!

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This is truly awesome.... wicked!!
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