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Published: December 16, 2010
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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1920x1200px 1.4 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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i love it!
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i like it!
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nishagandhiHobbyist Digital Artist
your work is featured here on my blog :)
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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:
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AlexKazhdanHobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like an AT-AT. :)
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yeah, maybe the empire should build a starbase on one of those and attack hoth again. Oh and fix the leg mechanics too.
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ProphetStormStudent Writer
Besides Munich, this is my favorite; very well-deserved DD.
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Wow i would love to live in that town/ship unless it sinks
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CoercriHobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING! The DD is well earned. Just spectacular. :heart:
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please please keep working in this art form...I am in awe of your work....you are so gifted
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JoshDykgraafProfessional Digital Artist
I fully intend to keep working in this style, don't worry :)
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MindTuberProfessional Digital Artist
Collage of hilarious, well-composed components
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omg, im reading the book and it gives such a great vision to create!
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I'm from Hamburg, loving this!
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That's fantastic in every way.
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holy crap :D
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OdmoStudent Traditional Artist
Wow, Berlin's on legs!
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Omg you got a DD Josh. Awesome!!
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