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Future City by tigaer Future City by tigaer
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 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Can I use this for a book cover?
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ambientinsight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
How can I license this image for my website?
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troydt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Is this picture free? Like could I use it for a book cover perhaps?
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cdehaan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
You do wonderful work.
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Ilfirin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Very nice, but for me doesn't look like future, rather presence :)
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whyareusomeantome Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
very mirror's edge like colours to it! did you make the buildings in the background?
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cuteswan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
I like it. Very realistic. Doesn't have the appearance of a photomanip.:)
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Fergyton Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
very nice job, REALISTIC
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bka-ratte Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
damn! this is amazing :+fav:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O masterful...
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Vectortrance Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
looks great
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teNchop Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Would you consider... no, nevermind. You're probably too busy to work on Controlled Chaos; Second Origins...
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Hylanvahr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i loved sim city :D
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DanChronos Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
you are an amazing artist
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
watsup with the motion blur?
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kapdesign Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Nice work!
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Verticae Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Digital Artist
While the overall impression of the piece is pretty good, I do think it's nowhere near your usual work. Allow me to elaborate.

The motion blur is obviously the first thing that jumps out. I don't really see why you added it, it just looks like a fancy visual gimmick without too much effect. It acually emphasises the vertical lines, which are already on the strong side, so I wouldn't have gone with it.

Another point which surprised me in a piece coming from you, is the lack of depth. The foreground, middleground and background are very cleanly seperated, giving it an artificial look. The two towers on the left are a nice start, but it needs some more.

As a few suggestions, one of which already mentioned by ~DragonsOfKrynn, I'd try and break up the monotony of the current composition a bit. Add horizontal elements such as skybridges, place a few buildings in the foreground to break up the trees, maybe cut a hole in a few buildings (or cut them out entirely) and add some more background elements for a better depth effect.

The color scheme and structural believability is good though, on par with your previous work. While I understand you were under a timecrunch, I really think you're capable of doing a lot more with this image. Maybe have another go on it outside of the magazine? :)
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah yeah... it was a time issue. :) there could have been tons of ideas in there. but on the other hand that would have made writing of a workshop even more difficult since you only have limited steps available. :) not sure if i give it another try since i have different ideas right now and roughly time to execute anything.
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Verticae Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Hey, fair enough. I just figured it should be said, considering the quality standard of your usual work. And nothing sees flaws like a fresh pair of eyes. ;D

Thanks for the link to the magazine, by the way, seems well worth checking out!
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jahno-pictures Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
schön. erkennt man einiges wieder, was ich nicht schlimm sondern eher spannend finde.

die bewegungsunschärfe im hintergrund stört allerdings.
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pebcak Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Berlin-Frankfurt-Mix? Gefällt. :D
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DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's really cool, I like it. As an idea, if you do any more of the future city ones, Try connecting all the buildings with skybridges and roads and transportation in those sky bridges, as well as the same idea being carried up and up in a pattern that's almost gridlike. Interconnected buildings...
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triplepogi2009 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Nah, it's probably hidden by those tall buildings :D
And besides, it's glad to see something that's NOT DARK for once.
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DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, I guess we're not all lovers of the darkness and gloom like me
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triplepogi2009 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Digital Artist
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yep. that's a concept i always have in mind when it comes to futuristic cities. in our particular case here it just would have been too much. i could have added tons more detail without the room to explain it in the workshop. there's always only a limited amount of text you can use... and that can limit you quite a bit. so i'm quite happy with what i got here. :) thanks for your feedback :)
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DragonsOfKrynn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. I take it you thought of that before I did?
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DyceIBG Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
This is really neat looking. It looks simple, but good nonethless.
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Lamarcus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Writer
Ooh, very nice! I see Tokyo, Dubai...anything else?
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
tons of frankfurt in there too. :)
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pain-designs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
hat was,gute arbeit :)
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pelleron Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I really like the blur effect :)
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TRGamer8 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
AMAIZING =)
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n3oka Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
jo sieht aufjedenfall mehr "special" aus ;) :D
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rocketrat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Cool!
I like the realism. No flying cars :lol:
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no time for flying cars :D lol :)
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denkyo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Photographer
nice buildings! but the vertical motion blur seems to be, let's say, ...an acquired taste :)
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TindrasGrove Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
I think it worked good for the buildings (lending the futuristic feel) but didn't work out so well on the trees.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Photographer
yeah, maybe if the trees and clouds weren't blurred, it would work fine :nod:
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive!...:)
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