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City of Dreams
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Published: July 2, 2018
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"This city's always got a promise for you. Might be a lie, an illusion, but it's there. Just around the corner, and it keeps you going."

Inspired by the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 trailer. Looks nice! I'm curious about the story. 

The two written languages in front are the runic Elder Futhark, the oldest form of runic alphabets, and Elvish from lotr. 
Been pushing some ideas around with what that means. The further inward I go depicting the city the further I can bring that idea forward.

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XZaramothX's avatar
Is this the typing found on the one ring?
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funnyman3's avatar
I'm soooo excited for that game. And when I saw the title, I immediately thought of Cyberpunk 2077
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Holy, exquisitely wondrous! This Ethereal CyberPunk CityScape is stunning, and The Elder Futhark and Elvish Neon Signs look incredible. The designs, skyscrapers, towers, marketplace, bridge, buildings, signs, pillars, roof, windows, doors, archways, street, crosswalks, pipes, architecture, futuristic citizens, poses, expressions, interactions, subway entrance, benches, graffiti, hair, outfits, jackets, hats, jewelry, sky, clouds, haze, shadows, smog, technology, street lighting, statues, lamps, effects, movement, flow, perspective, realisticness, atmosphere, hues, textures, composition, concept, uniqueness, style, lighting, colors, and other details are also sensational. Amazingly Radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
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behindspace99|Professional Digital Artist
great movement in the citezens below, really like this painting
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Zireael07|Hobbyist Writer
Futhark and elvish? Not the script you usually see on cyberpunk pictures...
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janeartworks|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I like all the details
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I love the gritty reality feel of your cityscapes. It takes me back to the world of "Bladerunner", "Fifth Element", and maybe a little "Total Recall". The somewhat lose feel also helps with the illusion of urban movement and a slightly fuzzy reality. These would be so powerful for matte backgrounds for movies.
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Veratai|Hobbyist Artist
oh don't tell me that the neons on the right say jewelry/ring store XD
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Raven-41's avatar
The runes looks something out of Tolkiens world; Arda.
This could be like 100.000 of years out in the future or something!
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XZaramothX's avatar
Yeah I thought that too.
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Drakenmann|Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful scene! i love it!
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Kaldrinn|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that's amazing, like you're building a city ! Very very nice job, love it :D
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2066-STUDIOS|Student General Artist
nice work why don't you check out my page although its not as good because i don't have enough money for decent equipment but I'm hopping people will donate so that i can do more creative things with my art.
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QwchenEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
Some kind of super future Minas Tirith, where all LOTR races are living together. Great idea, thought about it myself some time, and you pictured it. :D

What do the elvish ads mean?
And the Futhark one?

I could search for my Futhark book, but I am a bit too lazy right now. Talking about elvish, there exist different dialects ... high elvish, just plain as in middle earth and of course the black speech, merely using just the same glyphs.

H.W. Pesch also even invented, in his book 'Elbisch', a German elvish letter alphabet, besides the English version and what not.
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HarryIsMyPotter|Student General Artist
Reminds me of the Halliday Journals building in Ready Player One.
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artist9795|Student Traditional Artist
Really nice!
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Daegann|Hobbyist Writer
I really like this architecture !
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Kellerica|Student Digital Artist
A beautiful scene, and I kind of love the use of the Elvish runes here ^^ Very cool. 
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Magnus-Strindboem|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again I must say you're really good in composing and executing this kind of picture, great sense of architecture and design. Of course using the elvish and dwarfen script was and added bonus ;)
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RevengeofKirby9612's avatar
But everything in New York ain't always what it seems

not a lot of people will get than reference
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