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Waterfall city by superspacemonkey Waterfall city by superspacemonkey
My first matte painting for a class assignment. While it's not my favourite form of art matte painting is a very useful skill, however you need a very good sense of perspective and eye for detail.

I played it safe with this piece and went for a very stationary composition. The idea is KL city in the future where it's become a waterfall city. Photos used were found from Google.
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BlueGlacier Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
breathtaking!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Amazing look,superb artwork and stunning coloring! :worship:  Congratulations!  :winner:
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DeathsAssistant99 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I like that soft edge near the city where the water hits green and it appears to be going no where..
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JassysART Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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slendermaster Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful just
beautiful
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AarondaImmortalSaint Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Awesome
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Kredom Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
WOW! what an awesome picture! great work!
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I-Geniai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Photographer
nice
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Messokori Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
could you send me a larger version of this? Perhaps 150% bigger. I can't get it clear enough. I want to try and replicate this with watercolors, if thats alright.
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superspacemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Hello, thanks for your comment. Sure, I can send you a bigger file. Please send me your e-mail in a note and I'll mail it over. :)
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omgipeed27 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
strange, this is the EXACT same concept as a painting my good friend and acclaimed artist James Gurney did back in 2001, and with the same title. that had BETTER be just a coincidence or im gonna be mad.
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superspacemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Hi, if you google 'waterfall city' you will find that this is a pretty common idea that just about anybody, James Gurney or not, could come up with. And the title, it says what it sees. Pretty straightforward. It's really not strange at all. Have a good day.
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Alliris-Violet98 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I want to jump into this drawing and explore every little detail! Absolutely astounding!
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superspacemonkey Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thanks so much! :D
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TekComic Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
This is, a true Utopia, it's just perfect!
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IzeStorm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
The detail is sooo :omfg:...

:+fav:
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bobkyle07 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! O.O
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Sakura-Courage-Solo Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Like, wow. Just wow. Its like a modernized version of Waterfall City from the Dinotopia books! I love it! n.n
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loud-deadly-silence Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
holy cow! That's a painting!!!! OH MAN!
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n-t3ch Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Awesome picture! love the colour scheme.
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Hatreda Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist
:jawdrop:
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plethobelum Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Very lovely. We have the same project for our art class. I was looking for some ideas and you just inspired me. Thank you.
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superspacemonkey Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
I'm glad to know that it helped! =) Thanks for the comment.
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plethobelum Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
No problem :)
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StarrySkies7 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I really like how the entire city is enveloped in waterfalls. It's definitely something I've never seen before. Nor is it something I'd have thought of on my own.
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MidniteMelody Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
it is really impressive. i didnt like only shrubbery on the right side of the picture because it can't live in a watterfall i think
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mimikooya Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
atlantis, baby here we come.
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winterryoneko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
omg i love it! i wanna live there lol that would be AMAZING!
great job, i love everything about it, so detailed and everything it is just...wow O_O ^-^
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appelight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
omg! ur amaaaaazing! i stumbled upon ur art because of the sexy kusuriuri...and i find this.... omg!! its just ahhhhhhhhhh! (cant find words to describe such magnificence...)
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Annachuu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist
I wish KL looked like that *is Malaysian* I love it, the colours go so well, and the misty waterfalls and lightings somehow remind me of Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings :3
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insteadofdeath Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
this is beautiful... i wish my city really looked like that! :heart:
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MusliMultimedia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
creative!!!!:wow:
AWESOME!!!!!!:omfg:
HOLY COW!!!!!:omg:
that's cool!!!!!:XD:
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kaydered Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's very nice :)
There isn't anything I can add, that the previous posters haven't already said. But great use of space, thats for sure. ^^

(and hey, long time! :p urgh, i really should put up my new art... its been like a year since I last came on... I never actually got around to posting my things XD)
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diana-hnd Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow....
I'm speechless.... It's like watching your everyday boring steel jungle turn into a fantasy modern city.

Beautiful.
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Sterntau Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
wow, amazing
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Wow, that's really cool but it looks terribly labour-intensive. The KTM building there reminds me of Rivendell. :P
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neko-nezumi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
what medium do you use for this?i hope it's water colour!i love watercolor!
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toshema Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful work great job!!
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MetarsusDemented Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Student Writer
I can honestly say that this is DD quality right here.
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FroggyBanana Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooooolywoooow that is amaaazing. 0__0

Your resolution must have been set so high. xDDD

That's... wow. Just wow. <3 And the COLOURS.
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tronkey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
wow thats so cool
i wanna go there right now!!!!!!!
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