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Future City
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Published: February 8, 2010
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This is a picture i did for the current issue of the Digital Artist Magazine. Theme was to manipulate an ordinary photo to make it look a bit more special. It was a lot of fun. In the workshop i try to explain the techniques i used to achieve the look and details. Time was an issue in the making process so i concentrated mostly on the basics without to lose myself in too deep details. Surely a nice read. Check it out if you're interested! :)
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Vivirin's avatar
Can I use this for a book cover?
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ambientinsight's avatar
How can I license this image for my website?
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troydt's avatar
Is this picture free? Like could I use it for a book cover perhaps?
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cdehaan's avatar
This picture is beautiful and has a nice light feel to it. I teach English in Fukushima, Japan, and to teach "war" and "peace" I'd like to use a thumbnail of this image to show a peaceful city, since it looks so futuristic and, well, peaceful. Cheers!
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trackmanijak's avatar
You do wonderful work.
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Ilfirin's avatar
Very nice, but for me doesn't look like future, rather presence :)
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whyareusomeantome's avatar
This is absolutely amazing. I love architecture and this gives me a sense of the future but in the present. If that makes sense. =)
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IdeaLic's avatar
IdeaLic|Professional Interface Designer
for me the blur is to heavy in use, but i like the colors and composition of your future city, I can imagine very well to live there :)
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AnimenT's avatar
very mirror's edge like colours to it! did you make the buildings in the background?
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cuteswan's avatar
I must admit, it's nice to see something brighter and a bit more cheerful than the usual dark and foreboding (yet still fantastically rendered) cities. Hmmm.... I'll have more to say some other time (after giving it the thought it deserves). :)
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bukabuda|Professional Photographer
I like it. Very realistic. Doesn't have the appearance of a photomanip.:)
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Fergyton's avatar
very nice job, REALISTIC
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bka-ratte's avatar
damn! this is amazing :+fav:
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Chromattix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job on those buildings, really hard to tell where the 'real" city stops. You were in a good state of mine with the motion blue (for that vertical camera glare effect from light coming off the buildings) but I think the motion blur should only be around the buildings themselves to emphasize their height whilist the trees and sky should be normal :hmm:
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knytcrawlr|Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O masterful...
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Vectortrance's avatar
I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the blur effect. I think it would have been great to more clearly see how the architecture co-inhabits with the organic environment around it.
If anything, the blur could be toned down a bit... Right now I find it actually detracts from the solidity of this composition.
Just my $0.02
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rijkjavik's avatar
looks great
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teNchop's avatar
Nice work!

It would be nice if you put photovoltaic cells on some rooftops, giving the idea of a near-future with some distributed power generation.
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JinzouTamashii's avatar
Would you consider... no, nevermind. You're probably too busy to work on Controlled Chaos; Second Origins...
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Hylanvahr|Hobbyist Writer
This takes me back to the many hours I had spent playing SimCity over the years. Good times, and a great picture. You just don't see visions of the future like this very often anymore.
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tigaer|Professional Digital Artist
i loved sim city :D
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DanChronos's avatar
you are an amazing artist
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Akajork's avatar
watsup with the motion blur?
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kapdesign's avatar
Nice work!
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