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Dubai Ruins by JonasDeRo Dubai Ruins by JonasDeRo
I imagined what Dubai would look like if mankind would disappear and nature would take over, and if the UAE wasn't in de middle of the frickin' desert of course. (perhaps after a climate shift caused by global warming?)

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:iconledaverix:
LeDaverix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.. well they propably took it to serious with green-city architecture :D
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DanP2002 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I doubt Dubai would become andy more temperate because of global warming. Maybe another ice age. 
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usoutlaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Incredible.
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:iconanttum:
anttum Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Student Artist
wouldn´t Dubai be covered with sand and not trees bc it is in the arabian peninsula.
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WarthunderEZA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
plz read description okay?
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:iconanttum:
anttum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Student Artist
Ain't nobody got time for that. And i doupt that dou to global warming climate shift would happen.
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:iconensmoe:
eNSMOe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Globel warming -> more water evaporates -> more and more intense rain on coasts -> Dubai is likely to become Tropical if it doesn't sink.
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:iconanttum:
anttum Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Student Artist
Global warming also is the reason why deserts spread
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:iconensmoe:
eNSMOe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
landwarts fore sure but seawarts? The Persian Golf is no Aral Lake.
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:iconmissblanketburrito:
missblanketburrito Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Looking at this makes me want to cry. I could stare at these a long time and just medidate on the lighting, thinking about the future.
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:iconlulubos91235:
lulubos91235 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhh more more beautiful then now 
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:iconchris000:
Chris000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
A rainforest Dubai is a hell of a shift. Makes me wonder what the rest of the planet would look like if you terraformed the UAE. 
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:iconledgetit:
LedGetIt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
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В целом, неплохо. Но всё портит именно климат пустыни. Скорее я ожидал увидеть разрушенные песками и ветрами здания, чем зелень.
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Kraytas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you are the best artist in the world.
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:iconzromat-kieloo:
Zromat-Kieloo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very interesting work, I wonder how long would last the Burj Khalifa in these conditions.
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:icondoncuetlaxochitl:
DonCuetlaxochitl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This look fantastic, although it's Dubai, desert. But, still it is awesome work. You should the rest of the Megacities, like Mumbai, CD de MX, and LA.
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justintart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
wow that is cool! 
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ddungmaria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fake,
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Starbat Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If anything, I think global warming would make that region even hotter and drier; not a rain forest.

Still it's a compelling visual!  :)
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Zromat-Kieloo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Maybe an axis change, if somehow the Earth axis had some drastic change, the climate would be very different, hot deserts could become swamps or tropical forests, while some forests could become grasslands and so on.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Other than the slow wobble that the Earth's axis undergoes over tens of thousands of years, what could possibly cause an axis change so drastic?

I can only imagine it would be caused by some incredibly catastrophic event such as a massive nuclear explosion or an asteroid impact.  In which case, any climate change could be attributed to the aftermath of that alone...
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Zromat-Kieloo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Maybe if a huge asteroid pass close enough to Earth without having a collision, the gravity forces would be strong enough to disturb the Earth's axis, it's very unlikely to happen but it's a posibility.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've read about scenarios like this.  However, unless the body passing by is HUGELY massive, it would not have enough gravity to disturb the Earth's axis that much.

The only way that could work would be if the asteroid made multiple sequential passes close to the Earth at strategic points, affecting the Earth only slightly but cumulatively each time. 

Perhaps humans will be able to manipulate asteroid movements in the future, to be able to do this to planets for terraforming purposes.  But it would almost certainly never happen naturally.
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snnrslnx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Dubai would turn into desert again instead of rain forest if man(people)kind disappeared.
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daydreamartwork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice picture
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:iconbal3rt:
Bal3rt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
I lived in Dubai for 7 years, recently moved to Australia. The nostalgia makes me giddy. A warm smile to you, sir.
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SammyPlays13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
So i'm wondering if you've heard or and watched the (oldish) documentary called Aftermath: Population Zero? It's about if mankind just disappeared in like a split second and these drawings reminded me of it.
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Modacity Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
ahh, srry i was just quickly reading the lines, climate change shift makes more sense for this peaces climate, srry mate :D
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Modacity Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
shouldn't it be covered with tons of sand, because most of the vegetation wouldn't really stand a chance in that climate alone *unless they evolve according to Darwins theory of evolution"
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Autumn-Souls Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
The description answers your question.
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:iconalphawolf12321:
AlphaWolf12321 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017   Traditional Artist
Wow. If only I could do things like this. Your art is amazing.
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:iconuda4754:
uda4754 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Shouldn’t it be covered with sand, I mean It is located in a Desert
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:iconbookseven:
BookSeven Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Look at the description.
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:iconlady-stesonora:
Lady-Stesonora Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Huh. A very interesting concept here. How do you get such details!?
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:iconzektawolf:
ZektaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
I would hate to see dubai look like this but then I would actually like to see it, help...
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:iconwithdeath:
withdeath Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're amazing.
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:iconfracturedperception:
FracturedPerception Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now, this is a Dubai I'd be happy to live in.

Having grown up there, I hate thinking about going back to that place. I hate the materialistic aura, the appalling labour standards, the nationalistic attitude of the locals. It's just a massive ball of negative.
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lucarionite96 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My jaw dropped when I saw this. Great artwork! 
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HawkSkyHawk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ik right
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pilotg205 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
Wow! This is great - I was wondering, may I use this for an art class presentation at my local university? To add, there is a small research component. If I could ask you just a few questions about this piece, that'd be wonderful. If this is okay with you, let me know and I'll shoot you a few in a private message. Thanks and nice job!
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Lovely image
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:iconmatthunx:
MattHunX Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
I cannot stand the sight of that place. One giant vanity-project of the obnoxiously wealthy. Instead of building arcologies and making improvements to the environment and renewable resources, they erect luxury hotels.
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tiggyfnaf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The last of us...Insane Joel mode 
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pinturaluil Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful gallery:clap:
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EmpowerPeople Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
That's amazing that you this incredible vision of the future in 8 hours! I'd love to see a time lapse of you working on something like this. I think we could all learn a lot from that. 
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AsgharBukhari Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Great, except it wouldnt be green, it is a Desert land, the greenery is artificial. In a post apocalyptic world it would be swallowed by sand dunes - would love an artist depiction of this reality 
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Autumn-Souls Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
The artist is well aware of this, as they literally mention it in the description.
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