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Daily Deviation
December 31, 2010
Behemoth by *Dahoota Absolutely excellent and fantastic wallpaper!
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Behemoth

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Part 2: Frankfurt [link]
Part 3: Munich [link]
Part 4: Amsterdam [link]
Part 5: Nuremberg [link]
This is a piece for my final bachelor series based on my explorations and experiences of Germany and a look at the German urban landscape.
Cities often develop in a very 'organic' way, especially cities as old as Hamburg, which is why I have chosen to represent Hamburg in this way. It is a creature built on the back of its heavy industry, especially its Dockyards where some of the largest ships in the world have been made.
It would be very easy to leave Hamburg thinking it is a rather ugly place - the main train station where I entered it is right next to the docklands. But upon exploring it I found it has some of the most beautiful Architecture I have seen to date. Architects here seem to have an obsession with defying gravity - hanging buildings out unsupported over water for example.

The water, fog and ice is simply because this is the state I saw the city in during December and I wish I had gone there during the summer months.

Stock by yours truly, mostly shot in and around Hamburg, although some of the mechanical pieces actually belong to a sugar cane mill and an oil refinery back home in Australia.

Photoshop, C4D and a bit of Corel Painter.

Edit: Thanks for the DD!

Also if you are interested in finding out how this was made, you can check it out the Tutorial here: [link]
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dncube's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

*Dahoota has brought such a creative master piece..

Well the idea is great but if one fails to present idea the way he/she feels about a creation then its of no use but the artist knows people's perspective too and this deviation is a shining example to it...No doubt it got a Daily Deviation..

Every thing covered in such a small Canvas..Of Course its behemoth but for an artist to cover the whole urban elements in such a small canvas is difficult. Everything from Power house used as chimneys for ship to buildings, clocks and artificial legs in walking in Snow certainly represents Urban Germany and is true to its title..
Andreschickenmode's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The first time I saw this deviation was like... Oh a boat... but then I looked again xD
One thing I like of watching deviations, are the descriptions overall I like to know how the deviants made their creations and so on; that´s the first thing that catch my attention and yours did it <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" title=":P (Lick)"/>.
The interpretation of an organic city was like wow hehe, the ilumination the smoke the sky and the ice are asome components in your deviation, every piece of the "city" is well placed but I think it should be a little compact... some pieces really don´t fit in some places or are overcut (sorry if that´s not a word)like in the front leg of the city... the column looks like is over it but not on it, do I explain?
But an example of a nicely placed piece is the clock over the leg it fits perfectly.
In conclusion the composition is asome the lights the smoke, everything some points look a little forced but anyway it looks amazing.
Also the concept and the representation of a city in this way is really admirable.
Keep like that... and if something i wrote isn´t well placed well... sorry hehe I don´t speak english too much
Take Care and keep the good work on.
nishagandhi's avatar
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your work is featured here on my blog :)
AmputeeWrecks's avatar
This is incredible, it's like an updated industrial version of Archigram's Walking City (with a bit of Howl's Moving Castle thrown in for good measure!)

Beautiful work! :iconclappingplz:
AlexKazhdan's avatar
It looks like an AT-AT. :)
CheesyMantisFondue's avatar
yeah, maybe the empire should build a starbase on one of those and attack hoth again. Oh and fix the leg mechanics too.
ProphetStorm's avatar
Besides Munich, this is my favorite; very well-deserved DD.
chojane55's avatar
Wow i would love to live in that town/ship unless it sinks
Coercri's avatar
This is AMAZING! The DD is well earned. Just spectacular. :heart:
please please keep working in this art form...I am in awe of your work....you are so gifted
JoshDykgraaf's avatar
I fully intend to keep working in this style, don't worry :)
MindTuber's avatar
Collage of hilarious, well-composed components
germanvisitor's avatar
This is brilliant.
izzy7o's avatar
omg, im reading the book and it gives such a great vision to create!
karamanga's avatar
I'm from Hamburg, loving this!
GeorgeGoodnight's avatar
That's fantastic in every way.
Odmo's avatar
Wow, Berlin's on legs!
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