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The Slums Of Wu Jian
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An ancient city of slums that has been build and rebuilt over centuries. The houses stacked together so high that you can no longer see the sky, day and night feels the same. The illustration depicts the character, Sabriye that was born and raised here, return to this place once again to seach for her long lost sister.

This is an illustration done for the new Exalted 3rd roleplaying book funded by Kickstarter campaign. Art director Maria Cabardo.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
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NeverwinterCitizen's avatar
Incredible, great imagination and talent
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Fantasy or not this reeks of the Ghetto, well done.Raven icon 7 
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SablePhoenix's avatar
It's Kaineng City from Guild Wars Factions!
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SHLEEMO|Professional General Artist
Oh my god! 
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BloodAngel2000's avatar
mind if I use that place in a story?
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GynnildArtEdited |Student Artisan Crafter
Sweet mother that looks awesome :)
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berserkerbloodlust's avatar
this is so mesmerizing
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isischneider's avatar
excellent work!
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melichanx's avatar
this is so goddamn fucking GORGEOUS Oops! Oops! I think I've fainted. 
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eltiempodeadolini|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i felt oppression
well done
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Lijam's avatar
I just copy here my commis I posted on facebook.

I exactly don't know why, but that picture reminds me of my room full of books. And sometimes  the mood of my room corresponds to of the expression of this image. Fortunately it doesn't happen often that way.

imo, it's an very impressive image.
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AerinoMinami|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! O__O
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Kareruren's avatar
This is one of my favorite pieces and does an excellent job of opening a different view on what a cityscape in creation can truly look like. Compared to alot of visions of how things might look the ramshackle towering height slums are a interesting change of pace, and really set the book on a good start.
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amuri-e| Digital Artist
Perfect armosphere and perspective. Beautiful.
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angelplight's avatar
amazing 😍
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Jennosaurr's avatar
love this!
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planetoiid's avatar
This is simply beautiful.
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Moeba-pop|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How does one even start to imagine this kind of piece. The composition, and details, its so beautiful! 
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BriggsArt92|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imagine an entire cliffside, yes, the whole thing covered in metal and wooden crudely made shacks. If there was such a thing... THIS WOULD BE IT.
Very Well Done!!!
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Nevelee77Edited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason I'd love to live there.
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Jey4r|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this atamosfera envelops me
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YamilAle's avatar
This is art! Heart 
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makbluzy2288|Student Traditional Artist
I love this picture and the story with it! very good source of inspiration for fantasy writers
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