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Metropolis by maciejkuciara Metropolis by maciejkuciara
I've tried to get some detailed environment with copy pastin' method for base sketch. Took couple of textures and photos, mashed them with overlays etc to get the basic concept and composition I had in my head and moved on from there with getting the whole mess into final shape which you can see above.
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Given 2010-04-03
Metropolis by ~tiger1313
Suggester said: A congested extremely crowded urbanized city! A gritty future with high rise buildings that has the picturesque look and feel of a dark sci-fi movie. The lighting creates a great mood of the shadowed parts of some old future "alleys" and creates curious questions on what the two figures might be contemplatin! ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by TobiasRoetsch )
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
specialized666 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing, great work :)
skjin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this piece of work is insane love it
mbanshee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
great atmosphere! :)
hyperwired Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I know his comment is late, but, this is my favorite artwork for about 3 years. This has seen me through hard times through to more chilled times. I respect this type of style so much. You have an eye for detail, but you don't lose yourself in it. You took time to address the overall composition, perspective, atmosphere and subject matter. I feel lost in this every time I see it. My heart sinks and flutters at the same time in the most indescribable feeling every time I view this after a few weeks break.

It encapsulates the complex scale and environment of the world we live in, of almost incomprehensible scale, and humbles the viewer, via the two proxy observers, who seem as dumbfounded as anyone at the moment of this comprehension of the constructs we as humans have created, for good or bad. At first I viewed this as a very intimidating and depressing work, but now I see it as inspiring.

Very strong work. Please, if you are still active and have it in you, more like this.
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
excellent details, this is so realistic that it looks more than a photo, than a drawing. what mediums did you used? pencil and pen, or tablet/digital means?

also, im curious, how long did it take you to do this? it seems amazing.

BTW: this looks alot like HELGAN, the city if the helgast in killzone 2, (the videogame in ps3), and both the grim atmosphere of the planet, and the language written in the billboards seem quite similar.

plz do more like this, you are good!
bobnickmad Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Love the realism of it all, it has a sense of grandeour but it's obviously a zone only for the lower classes. Really transports you in another setting.

Seems inspired by Hong Kong. Or is Ghost in the Shell?
PaperAmmo Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
awesome painting. you used the same photograph reference from the book "Kolonie: The Forgotten Empire", 3rd image from the left front cover.…
Mechamortal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Wow. You could work for Square Enix and make FF art. You're THAT good.
evofusion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is fantastic. I wish you uploaded at a higher resolution for wallpaper use!
JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artist
So, you're Maciej Kuciara? That is the name of the artist who produced this artwork.
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would like to feature your beautiful image on my blog on Amazing Stories, here: [link]
The blog is scheduled to be published on Wednesday 15 May. You will be able to access it through the above link, once it is up. The image will be fully credited and linked back to your DA gallery.
Please let me know if you do NOT wish to have your image published, and I will remove it! Apologies also for the short notice.
cheers, f-l :)
smileharder Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
How can I become good like you or any other concept artist out there? Art school or no art school, and what did you do to progress yourself?
MikeYakovlev Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I need to learn how to paint like this.
caynansantos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
very nice !!!
mbanksj Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this lighting and rendering is amazing!
kalinda001 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
That worked well. Very detailed.
silicon-angel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing work!
Shirtupboy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
epicly done!
starbg92 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ghost in the Shell d
jorgenial Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
LustaufMeer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
as bigcman said, you really hit it
and i love both movies
kombinat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great one!
ninjacarldk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Is the text supposed to be in chinese or japanese? It's kinda hard to see as it looks like some of these are japanese symbols.
rwodahs Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Beautiful image. Nicely done.
CharlieWilcher Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   General Artist
It's like Ghost in the Shell mixed with Blade Runner. Great job!
nutnics Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice
moorkasaur Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this.. this piece somehow moved my soul. Its been a great inspiration. And even though there are some obvious lightning mistakes (at elast i think they are =)) i very very much like the overall result..
QwertyQmin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
"sonuvabitch got a DD. right on DA, right on."

^what I would have said if I was high.

I looked at the picture, my heart sped up (no joke brah), and then I scrolled down and immediately said "that's right bitch" without even thinking.

the sheer detail in this piece makes it almost impossible to ignore, but the real kicker is the feeling of sheer gravity vibes I waft from this beautiful it. Somber industrial colors and a feeling of broad and unadulterated calamity. You sir, are my idol. I'll send somebody up to heaven for you to give you a hi-five.
fakenails Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh...i think some cities already look like this! thought this was a photo!
Allen-dono Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
woah O_O
Pramodace Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Iwillstayhappy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
This isn't a photo? HOLY! JUST AMAZING!
Victor-Lam-art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit man this is the most astonishing work from the last month or so absolutely fabulous ... my I ask which photos you did use ?
vsteve Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I think they are complaining about the laundry hanging from the balcony.
'It's just so .... unsightly."

totally love this
ThatChapFromUpstairs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of GitS/Blade Runner.. Fucking sweet.
GrafGunther Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yewrezz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So... Details... *faints*
Blaisewiddowson Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something special in a mood of this scenery ... just splendid
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
This piece has allot of emotions and depth to it.
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you mean asiapolis? whole picture looks like a anime covention lol
kevinPage Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very cool. one gets a great sense of the space.
brouwjon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
All your detail in the background brings this image alive. You have real talent.

I personally appreciate several very detailed, spectacular works more than a lot of half-finished ones.
IMO you would be using your time more effectively if you concentrated on making a few images that were each really good and detailed, rather than make a bunch of not-so-detailed, just-alright images.
ZaD-MoFo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Really awesome!

I like the falling light casting the shades under what seem pedestrian bridges. I notice the three fluorescence glimpses on the lower left portion, suggesting an artificially illuminated street - Does life really exist without the Sun?

Definitively this work talk without words.
Cassandra-Project Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Incredible and amazing detail. The composition reminds me of Blade Runner... the Kippel crowding the massive structures... loved it.
flaketom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
koalapaul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
po prostu mnie zatkało proszę pana:)) jak duża jest ta praca w oryginale ? jeśli mogę zapytać:)
RageMania Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Gee, I wonder what's in the alleys. The place looks kinda abandoned, thanks to the lighting effects.
yagey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
this looks fantastic! love the atmosphere in this piece, although
i wouldn't like to live there
coolio2654 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Realistic depiction of a near-future metropolis; deserving of recognition because most attempts at future metropolises don't get that much realness. That is probably mostly form the fact you incorporated actual photos in making this so kudos to you for that good decision :). Good job.
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