I learned some Blender in order to create the city, but still relied heavily on digital painting in Photoshop to get the colors, atmosphere, and details right.
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Cool! Like Blade Runner meets Judge Dredd. I always thought Judge Dredd would fit-in with the city of the original Blade Runner. I believe Blade Runner was set in an alternate-dystopian Los Angeles. I could more see if someplace such as Tokyo or maybe Dubai became like this within about another 30 years or so. So fantastic! You could do the old-style Matte Paintings like they used for the original Star Wars Trilogy. Matte Painting is becoming a lost art with all the CGI and Motion-capture tech.
If you liked Blade Runner, there is a movie from 2009 called, "THE MACHINE" with actress Caity Lotz. It plays like a direct prequel to (the original, 1982) Blade Runner. Once you see it and understand where the story is going, you are like, oh, I get it. Very atmospheric filming just like Blade Runner.
Amazing art! The intricate Clear details and minutiae are awesome enough but its this city's concept and layout which is creative, a futurist Atlantis in points of five with the LED blue line patterns reminiscent of sunlight patterns on a wavy body of water's surface. Just brilliant!