Speedpainting 'Hidden City'

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Hello! :)

It is amazing what a little time and inclination can do for ones creativity - I've managed to do 3 images in the last 3 lunchtimes (with a little tinkering at night). This one is different again - "Junker barges bring God knows what to God knows where"

This image took a couple of hours or so again - probably about 120-130 mins, just because I was messing with the atmosphere etc – kinda fun to paint, I love the idea of old boat like craft that defy gravity, but somehow need sails and smoke pluming engines to move about! :D

Original res 3500 pixels (high)
Painted in PS CS3
Intous 3 Tablet

Who knows when I'll get chance to sketch again! :)

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V I S I O N . A F A R . 2 0 0 9 . S H O W R E E L


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Sagittarius-A-starStudent Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere in this one. The sky-boats are pretty cool.
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DarkAnimalStudioProfessional Digital Artist

I have both of your books (Bold visions and 100 ways...)and am very happy to say that they have helped me more than I could possibly relate. Thanks so much for putting forth the effort. I grab them when I'm stuck and they always help me come out the other side with a smile! BTW> I use that textured brush you describe every day! Best Wishes!

ANTIFAN-REALProfessional General Artist
You are very kind :) thank you so much for your lovely words! :)

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MonochromeDestinyHobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work! <3 I love your style~
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
I really like your style! I'd love to feature something like this for a unique kind of commission. Here are the details if you're interested: [link]
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Mysterious and beautiful! Love the atmosphere!
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philippeLHobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb job, I love the details :)
dcbernman's avatar
The colors! Oh the colors!
Icarious's avatar
Dude! Skys of Arcadia! Totally remindsmeof that.
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Do you work from grey scale and color over it?
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thick-KartoschkaHobbyist Traditional Artist do you omeup with this stuff?????
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NeywaHobbyist Digital Artist
Used here ^^ :
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FlyinEyeHobbyist General Artist
Haven't been on in a while and thought I should see what one of my favorite artists is up to. Glad I did. Your work is sooo good. I really love it
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jon-ristaHobbyist Photographer
This piece has an amazing atmosphere that just gives dark, immensely distant future feel. Excellent work. :)
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That amazing :clap::clap: and the view makes it even beter! Good job:)
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Featured here!


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woow... how do u come up with these awesome views?!
please lemmi know!
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ClepsidrasHobbyist General Artist
This piece-of-art as been featured here:


If you don't want to be featured, let me know, and I will remove it. :)
Thanks for your great work!
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kristelldrawsStudent Traditional Artist
thats so amazing *o*
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I like the mysterious tone of it, well done!
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nice picture!nice imagination!!! I love very much what you do, it seems so realist!!!! very good!
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It's blurry and vivid at the same time.

Lemme ask you this, Did you paint the big ship on the left as it is, or did you blur it later with a blur filter? :)
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