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Good day dear fellow Deviants! At last I finished the re-imaging of my old oekaki 'The Tiny Cavern Castle' [link]

The low-tech little castle has been replaced for a high-tech metropolis inhabited by millions of individuals, but yet the structure of the old oekaki basically remains the same. :)

I strongly advise you to look at the full view, since you haven't really seen this piece yet if you judge by the preview, there is a world of detail to get lost in. At least I hope you will all experience it that way. It's all about creating wild and wondrous worlds that look a bit different as the usual sci-fi landscapes look and feel like. I think I succeeded pretty well, well worth my Christmas holiday. ;)

Original oekaki: 400x300 px, Shi-Painter, about an hour of work
Re-imaging: 4500x3375 px, Photoshop 7, about two weeks of work

For the digital painters in the audience: yes, it looks so soft around the edges because Iím such a nutcase that I painted the whole damn thing with the airbrush tool set at a 20% flow. I like the fluffy dreamlike quality that it gives to a piece. Especially when set to a colour theme like this.

Oh well, enjoy! :)

[edit 10-01]

On request here are some of the details in close up (1024x768):

The Capital of Refinement: [link]

The Settlement at the foot of the Swirly Mountains: [link]

Fuchsia Downtown, Westwing: [link]

Fuchsia Downtown, Eastwing: [link]
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Given 2005-01-18
Capital Cavern by ~Bakenius

This is one of those pictures that make fantasy and dreams come alive. It has so much depth and details; it depicts one of those places that one would love to run away to if they could. ( Suggested by AniaMohrbacher and Featured by voodoo-prophet )
IrisSonata Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally just scream "holyyyy f****ccck!" in my head! This is just...stunning! Like, wow.. I just can''s SOOOO pretty! It's like a future city/alien-like place but surrounded my hills/mountains, possibly actually underground but in a snowy area! The you got the main huge city ahead that possibly leads to the outside world where that huge amount of light is coming through!! I just, this is literally breathtaking! I love my fantasy/ sci-fi art but THIS....*sigh* Wow...
JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
sonigque Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nati11184 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
unhappily, someone stole your artwork:…
Msmimundo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
More awesome!!
zulfauppah Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
.. and the links to the close-ups don't work...
Cicatriz-Esp Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
wow this is so dreamy.. I wish i could live there forever
zeldalinkfreek Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
dude, you should go work for bungie or something
custard9 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Darkest-Underneath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I was browsing through Wallpaper Abyss the other day and saw this piece, and remembered that I had favourited this long ago.


Just thought I'd mention it in case you didn't like your work being spread around and edited, but if you added it yourself then sorry for bothering you! (I had this problem once before where I warned someone their work had been spread only to be told it had been done by them under a new name.)
Bakenius Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ugh. Not liking this. :(

I don't mind my work being spread (otherwise it's wise not to post it on DA) but altering without my permission is not. I wasn't asked, and don't approve of this - it's used without my consent. Not sure what I can do about it though...

Anyway, thanks for letting me know.
Darkest-Underneath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Your name is there as an author at least :(

It seems like the best thing to do would be to register an account so you can either comment or send a private message to the user. Anyways good luck :(
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   General Artist
wow. amazing
MariaMjolnir Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This is absolutely stunning *_________________*
toriterese Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore your work in this realm, and the bunnies and animals! Love love love![link]
Bakenius Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :) I'll think you'll might like what I have in the works to be released on the internets in the next month or so. I'm trying to capture and reframe all the different 'worlds' I put in the DA work the last decade in one big piece...
Dudes4eva Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I'm really impressed. That Wallpaper looks really awesome. *O*
I like the colour and the atmosphere. :D
There is so much to see in there.
It's just fantastic!
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Very good
AndrewKaimetsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god this is wonderful. For a moment when I was looking at the buildings at the bottom, I almost felt like I was actually there. You sir have succeeded at what you set out to do. And you have done it phenomenally.
ZurriZi Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
beautiful :heart:
wow this is so pretty
missnikki086 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
this is so pretty
Kerevon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
...What I love about this? It's recognizably the same fantasy city, but much farther in the future. Beautiful and creative. Very, VERY well done.
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Digital Artist
This Is Gorgeous
The Emerald City Has Serious Competition
chibbi-yaoi-fangirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind if I possibly used this city as the setting for a story. I've been lacking in things to write about lately and it is truly driving me insane, but this really inspired me and I would love to have your permission to use this in a story of mine.
Bakenius Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Go ahead, sounds cool. :) Would love to read if/when you finished it though. :)
chibbi-yaoi-fangirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I will be sure to send you a link when/if I finish it.
Hesera Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I am so in love with this piece!!! <3 Great job, great detail! And it's amazing to see the original piece as well, and how different they look!
rabbijim Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Llialur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011   Writer
This remains one of the most impressive pieces I have ever seen.
Every time I look at it, immediate trip to another place another time....
You can't beat this, this one is for the ages!

How about some more?
Bakenius Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)

I would love to, I just need to find about a month of free time somewhere. That was much easier back in 2005. :(
sevira Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I adore the lighting in this, especially the way you've added a sense of great scale using the diffuse glow around the central city.
WTFWonder Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Breathtaking, nearly paradise.
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Excellent blend of the alien and techie!

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Amazing work. Congratulations to the DD. :)
Akki-san Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Gorgeus, striking, and overall incredible. What program do you use?
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous with amazing detail!
Zattoe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
atomiccatz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I have this as my wallpaper! I always like to stare at it alot. XD
Pantstrovich Featured By Owner May 28, 2010   General Artist
This feels like some place I could go.
Waxflower Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
WOW, I would LOVE to visit a place like this! Looks like something that would exist in people's dream :)
naan21 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
another wallpaper worthy pic..

why must you make me choose XD
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Brillant work~
DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really nice, but a bit too pinkish for me, Though I can't help but get lost-like I do on DA every day
SneakyFerret Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Digital Artist
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