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Middle East 2050: Vista


Hello everyone here is the finished illustrations for the Middle East 2050 project I was teasing about.

The aim of this month long project was to create a series of 4 concept art illustrations that show cased a sci fi futuristic Middle East using different inside and outdoor scenarios from a positive angle rather then a political/war view. I choose this part of the world so I could challenge my limited knowledge of the culture and how effectivity I can incorporate elements of sci fi while still retaining the feeling of the regions in the Middle East like Oman Iran and Qatar. 

This project used a lot of different digital painting techniques, including photo manipulation to achieve a better idea of realism (example being the cityscape). I even went as far as writing in Arabic to make it more authentic.

This is image one of the series

Until next deviation LATERS :peace:

painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom tablet in about 22 hours spread over three days

Like it:blowkiss:hate it :police: its up to you not marmite :dummy: 

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OnlyTheGhosts's avatar
Easy to imagine it looking a lot like this when it comes around to 2050
Shatteredlecrown's avatar
Too bad it will never reach this point.
BluebottleFlyer's avatar
Impressive architecture right there Josh, and if a mixture of future and old Middle East is what you were going for here, you got it spot on. :thumbsup:
B127's avatar
Politics aside, that really is an amazing drawing, hovever. Do you have an architectural background by any chance?
B127's avatar
if you look at Quatar, the UAE or the rest of the rich part of the Middle East, I don't think you have to wait until 2050 to see this...
GraphiteHeart-Pony's avatar
so cool! love the wall art
iamli3's avatar
at the current rate the global elite are bombing the fuck out of the middle east such a state for their technological capacity will be impossible no matter how far into the future you look.....
LennyTribe's avatar
One can always hope...
A more likely scenario would be a savage, medieval, primitive setting for the middle east in 2050, since they act like a bunch of animals over there. Let's hope they kill ISIS in time before it grows large.
Draco-Aroace-the-1st's avatar
That is just racist, you have no clue about what is really going on over there do you?
Racist? Why are you using words that you clearly have absolutely no idea of what their definition is? Nothing I said indicated racism. Not even if I said that 'Muslims are a bunch of inbred savages' that would be any more racism than saying "Women belong in the kitchen" is, because that's not the correct word to describe that sort of bigotry.
I agree...they would hold back human, to being a bunch of mud throwing savages. We are meant adavnce and not devolve, back down to using swords and spears.
MasterVule's avatar
This set of illustrations was made to made to visualize positive future of middle east. And don't be a xenophobe 
Oh, I have to tolerate the beheading of innocents in order not to be xenophobic?
MasterVule's avatar
There are crimes on the both sides. Btw.. did you know government of US said if they pay a ransom for that journalist they will prosecute them? hmm?
Hey, governments are fucking evil. We all know it. I'm not saying they're not. But the difference is the ISIS are fleabitten savages that do blood sacrifices to an imaginary friend.
Fred7162's avatar
ISIS is not a goverment though. They may say that they are, but that doesn't mean that they actually are. They're nothing more than terrorists, and if you actually knew what was going on down there you'd know that EVERYONE is fighting ISIS.
I hope they'll get blown off the face of the earth. Can't reason with orcs like them.
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