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Published: March 28, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 tigaer proudly presents: BACK TO THE FUTURE

Mar. 23rd 2008 - general update of the pic. refined overall detail of the pic and quality of the print.

Sept. 19th 2008 - update of the pic. clouds detail changed.


CHECK OUT THE PHOTO I STARTED WITH: [link] by `freezejeans (i have full permission to use the image)


The meaning of the pic is to show the kind of path we're all going. On the left side we have the oldish, familiar looking environments. While on the right we have the monstrous huge futuristic city that seems to literally eat the people, their lives and lets them appear soooo small that they almost don't count anymore. The old bridge is a kinda symbole to show that both parts are still connected and that only you alone decide to take that walk into the future or not.

On the other hand... it's just a cool sci-fi based artwork. ;p


First of all i want to tell those super critique folks that this pic is far from perfect, i know that. There's, once again, lots of experimental stuff in it. It's very different to the stuff i ever did before. Basically it's a very big huge mo0onster photo manipulation. You ask yourself why it's call matte ';painting' then. That's what i ask myself too sometimes lol. But it's true. In some ways it is a painting. In others not. Since you work with a tablet and pen... you first block in all the stuff you want to have in your pic. That's the painting part. Once you nailed down the composition and main elements, you move into the manip part and the painting work takes a step back. Once the manip part is done, you move into painting again to add detail where it's necessary. Todays digital matte painting is a variety of mediums. From usual photos to high detail 3d to excellent paintings... all combined in a single pic.

digital matte painting, wacom, photoshop, 40hrs, 3500px wide, 300dpi, 110mb psd

development animation: [link]

2nd development visualization: [link]

WALLPAPER PACK (ca 4,5mb): [link]

wallpapers within the pack available in: 2 versions in 800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024 / 1600x1200 & 3rd version in 1680x1050 / 1920x1200

inspired by: chris stoski, dylan cole

happy viewing...

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feelynn38's avatar
feelynn38|Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Delorean here.
You better ad the Delorean here.
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Genie92|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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hansemist's avatar
It's incredible what the sci-fi films can predict!!
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Falken02's avatar
OMG this one is beautiful!
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alebsi's avatar
Love this!
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kettenfett's avatar
wow this looks good. awesome vibe i get from that one. :)
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Dessteney|Hobbyist General Artist
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Technostyles| Interface Designer
Looks like ANNO 2070 :D
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voyageur04| Photographer
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NIKD3's avatar
I am new to this and have been inspired!.. Thank you!
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missEyez|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow, this is sooo cool! I loove it!
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12344444444's avatar
man those are the building i was thinking in 5001.
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Brigitte-Fredensborg's avatar
This wonderful work is featured here [link]
I hope you like it!
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mentalexpolisonXD|Hobbyist General Artist
wow tht a very realistic future new york, you even got the brokklen brigde
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Nevrawd|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply awesum.
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Skarloc|Student Digital Artist
awesome wallpaper :)
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Godino|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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Great job :clap:
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Voyennyy|Student Filmographer
It looks like they rebuilt the bridge and montains grew and they rebuilt the buildings
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Nowonder's avatar
omg....i thought you just added the car and the MAN to this and i said to myself..yeah it's pretty realistic...but then i looked longer and's a whole friggin picture!!! this is before i saw the rest of your gallery. >< WICKED.
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JackyP14|Student Photographer
Wow! Amazing, looks like a lot of hard work!
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