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future cityscape concept WIP 5


future cityscape concept for digital matte painting class.
will have to be completed in TWO DAYS (gah deadline!)

ultimately the image / landscape is going to pan across horizontally using Adobe After Effects. there will also be moving space ships

EDIT 3/5/08: added texture and more dynamic lighting!

EDIT 3/18/08: put another 5 hours into it. detailing / saturating colors etc. yes i know i need to push some buildings back it does feel a bit 2-D.

EDIT 3/20/08: should be pretty much done. (except ships and arches)
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ThisFutureOrTheNext's avatar
Excellent work buddy.
DevineDeviant's avatar
Hi, I absolutely love your work, I imagine visions of the future all the time along with many other people around the world, and I can see similar scenes, there is a top quality website called which is full of conspiracy, Armageddon and end times prediction threads, hundreds of thousands of people use the message boards for civilised discussions every day, who are not artistic at all but they will connect with your artwork like it was one of there own visions, just as I have done.

I am putting together a thread for the website with an emphasis on the fact that if millions of people around the world have such vivid imagination, dreams and vision of the future, then surely looking beyond all the end of the world prophesy almost proves in a way that the future is still to come in one form or another.

I am asking you for your permission to feature your artwork along with around twenty other artists, on the site, in the thread, with strict instructions not to copy it, and with full recognition to you, so that people can appreciate the dreams and visions of others and perhaps look beyond the panic of the demise of the human race, with all the Armageddon discussion and be prepared to fight for a better way of life for all.

There is no financial gain or any other benefit for me or anyone else by doing this, it is simply to get exposure for your artistic vision, and help others take a look outside the box.

I won't feature your work without permission and I will link you to the thread if it is given.

Kind regards, Ed
Hyroar's avatar
Nice picture. ;)
pennylaneheart's avatar
I don't like the pyramid. It reminds me of Vegas. I hate Vegas. God, I hate Vegas.
Intellectual-Soldier's avatar
I don't blame ya! but the rest looks nice nontheless!
jules2626's avatar
when im 80, i guess the cities might look like this lol :P
Miskatonic-Jack's avatar
It's like the Manhattan (NNYC) of Futureama only fifty times better!

I suppose that Empire State Building was made to last!
Miskatonic-Jack's avatar
The Pyramid seems a little out of place though, and I'm guessing the arches are some sort of bridges? And some needle-like towers emerging from the low rises on the right half would help comlete the piece it seems.
crisandm's avatar
This is a very well laid out city... whay can't we gave cities like this on earth right now.
Hyroar's avatar
Agree! That'd be awesome, but in architecture people are way too accustomed and careful, when thinking about something fresh and new.. :/
crisandm's avatar
Shame, maybe a few double shots of 5Hour should get them thinking "New".
monkeycat11's avatar
you definitely need to do more of these cityscapes
hey i can help you animating this scenery using AE if you let me use it as a background for one my 15-25 second projects for a recycling campaign on youtube.
toiletbear's avatar
haha, yea i imported this into after effects tracking a video plate of nyc. didnt come out too nice though.

but sure if you want to use it go ahead, just link me afterwards please! i would love to see :)
Miskatonic-Jack's avatar
The future might actually look pretty cool! Very realistic. I'l :fav+: it when it's finished.
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wynnter89's avatar
thats amazing !
uAe-Designer's avatar
nice work maan

keep up
LambPlush's avatar
woo this is awesome =o i especially like the pyramid shaped building in the back!
(btw this is :iconhohohokuto: 8D just checking up on your works~ *o* you're recent stuff is awesome!)
criarpo's avatar
exelent work!! can i use this picture as a background for oneof my pictures for the peugeot contest???
toiletbear's avatar
Before I give you permission could you link me to the Peugeot contest? I would like to see what it would be used for before I give you permission. Thanks for asking first!
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