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Chinatown by Lubrian Chinatown by Lubrian
This is something I've been working on slowly over the past 2 months. I'd like to become even better at backgrounds, perspective and detail and this exercise was a way to show where my weaknesses lie and also how far I've already come.

It was originally based on the Chinatown area in Leicester Square, London, but along the way it split off from reality and I began just making up the buildings and background shapes as I went along.

I really think.. I could have continued working on this for hours and hours longer, but it's also as far as I care to go for now. Might update it in the future but more likely I'll start a new piece!

Hope you like :)

*ps I originally drew this in CYMK but had to flatten and change it to RGB for deviantart for some reason.. JPEG's can only be uploaded with a preview image and then not allowed in certain categories??
So if it looks flat, I apologize. This is more how it should look - twitter.com/Sorbet_and_Rice/st…


The work in progress;
Pagoda WiP by Lubrian
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:iconcrystalwatertales:
CrystalWaterTales Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
I really love it! It looks great! The colors are especially beautiful.
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot im glad you think so!
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:iconcrystalwatertales:
CrystalWaterTales Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
no problem!
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Zaleho Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow this looks really wonderful. Well done <3
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! means a lot coming from you!!
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooooh Woopoooooow! 
Now that is a sight to behold :D OMG 
IT CAME OUT SO AWESOMELY!! 
Freaking awesome Job Ruki :D
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot daichi:)
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well deserved Ruki😃
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Lil-Samuu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
That's beautiful. :)
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand what 'flatten it' means, but JPGs don't require a preview image..  This looks just as good, just kind of color shifted. that RGB-CMYK stuff really screws with my head. Gonna have to figure it out for that majora's mask zine thing though heh.
this is amazing. the shisa looks so cool :D
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hm idk what it is. Possibly it's my dying laptop, but if I upload it as a jpeg itll insist I attach a preview image, then it no longer lets me select categories like 'landscapes and scenery' or even 'illustration' because it's not a valid file....

sankyuu thoo! wooo!! SHISSHAHAHAHHAAA
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow deviantart has gotten so glitchy it actually changes based on the quality of your computer eh? Good googles macdougals.
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha love that last line XD yeah i guess so D: mine must suuuuuck!
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applePAI Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Eeee, having followed the WIPs of this since the start, it's so exciting to see it finished! <33 it came out absolutely gorgeous, and well worth all the effort you put in! It's super charming, and the colors are just lovely; it has a really nice energy to it, too. Amazing job! QvQ 
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Lubrian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much Paipai! and for the reblog and retweet on tumbls and twits :D
You're so sweet to say that thank you! :hug: I felt inspired by your backgrounds recently too!!!
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