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` proudly presents: EPICA


Alright. Here we are. This was the largest project for quite a while now. A lot of experimenting went into this monster. Trial and error... as usual. The scene shows quite an epic futuristic cityscape and this time actually no big story behind it. Just the imagination of mine that always wants to see such big and amazing vistas. 'City of lights', an earlier project of mine, was a first try at such scenes. The light scheme is almost the same too. Just love this lighting setup.


I started this project in c4d and vue, used some basic models, for futuristic looking buildings and modified them. Then i moved the objects into vue and arranged the scene. Quite some work went into the setup there, where to place what, and so on. Also, a very important thing, was the lighting of the scene. As usual i did go for the drama... a backlit situation with some cool contrast going on. I don't even know anymore how long it took too render. Something like 15hrs to render the base picture. Rendered several times until i got it right. In photoshop i added the lights, windows and atmosphere. And i tell you people... i'm done with lights and windows for now. You can be assured that 85% of the lights in there... are placed and revised by hand. A lot of precision work went into that stage. Also altered the buildings with details to make them look not too uniform. Long story short a lot of work went into this. Basically worked on it since february. With longer breaks though.

Intuos3 - Photoshop - VUE - 5500px wide

*There is a "Special Pack" download available with wallpapers, even in 1680 widescreen, and a documentary pdf file with lots of hi-res screenshots and explanations. You can find it here: [link] <- check it out!!!

*If you give a crap about wallpapers and you only want to read the docu, and see the hi-res shots, then please go here: [link] <- check it out!!!

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Given 2008-07-09
EPICA by `tigaer is AMAZING. There is a ton of little details to take in! The colors and realism is to die for. Outstanding work from a very talented artist! ( Featured by cosmosue )
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist
You put a lot of work into it, you did! I. Have. Favourited. This. Full. Stop. It has a really pretty sunset!
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
awesome and great job too
Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Growlie26 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job! I love 3d cityscape pictures/artwork!
ellensarahmarion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome... and kind of reminds me of Coruscant (Star Wars)
RonaldinhoTEN Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Nice, but I think the bridge thing from building to building is getting old and it looks ugly most of the time.
Fabuart Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
rg-12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
that city!
Pyrophile627 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Beautiful. The birds and sunshine are a nice touch. Usually futuristic cityscapes like this are depressingly devoid of life.
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! environnments space and originality ! Good job ![link]
EarthhelL Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness. This must be one of the best artworks I've ever seen. From where did you get the inspiration from?
Meteorette Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Wow- AMAZING detail! The lighting is beautiful, the sky is flawless, the buildings so elaborate.... breathtaking, really.
Greazer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Dualswordz1995 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
wow.... the sky looks really cool
tonetone1224 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I enjoy the sky the most.
snelan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Awesome! May I ask how you did the clouds and the sky lighting effects?
mindscapebd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, spectacular, breathtaking!
missEyez Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loove the name of the city "Epica", it's epic lol
Jonas72 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Hey, congrats on being featured at ;)
cyrusdv Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Brilliant work!
empersand Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Futural Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, this is absolutely one of my favourites EVER. So amazing, I can't take my eyes off it! :)
mattcummings Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
wow.thats really beaut.its the new renaissance!I've started so I'll finish
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010

Thank you so much for adding it to :icondigitaldelicacies: :rose:
embuscadopoder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
MasPix Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ariel-X Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is just magnificent!! Great work.
battlereaper Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully done.
aretoon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I get it, sunset, pretty, vivid colors, sounds like a pretty decent environment painting theme, but you have to follow some perspective, or even just basic lines.
The fact that the sun beams don't match with where the sun is, the fact that the birds right front o the red building and the sun aren't redish as well ( the redness isn't something the reflects off the buildings, but rather something that your eye or the camera picks up right from the sun itself ) really bother my eye.
Sure, decent composition, impressive use of light, but these little details shouldn't bring down a good piece this much.
mercenarysrequiem Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
that's amazing......and that's pretty much all i can say while my jaws on the floor....
rionka Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn, i love this so long, and now i found a wallpaper, THANKS
puffmint Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
its like wow!
breath taking.
SN37 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Welcome to Epica! That's pretty great city concept!
Hwaigon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
this is breathtaking, literally epic.
Tattooxlover Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
You make me want to step through time and go into the future. You make it look so freaking real and within reach.

Amazeing work!
Wrigglybear Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my.
juew Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
i keep looking for batman 2099, lol ....but for real this is great!!!!!!
vopo Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Amazing work, the colour is really nice!
Director1265 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I feel welcomed to Epica. Such great detail and shading! It's too real!

Wonderful, wonderful job there, dude!
danka-ns Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
featured here:
Mis-kin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Student Photographer
Hey, your work is here : [link]
LovePoisoned Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
You keep astonishing me, man! You really make a world I would definitely love to live in, as someone commented on another deviation of yours! Keep up the AMAZINGLY good work!!!
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning !! Epic, that's all ;p
lemon-hush Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Gorgeous!!! And wow, there's still place for birds to live in such a huge city? :O_o: Moreover, they don't look like pigeons but like gooses... hard to tell from this distance :D
What I'm trying to say is that I like the contrast between the urban scenery and the birds :)
R3bel02 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing, especially sunlights, birds and banner.
Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Hello there,
Your stunning piece of work, has been featured in my latest News Article : Stunning Digital Painting You may find this one, here : [link] So hopefully, you'll have a look at it and enjoy and maybe even a little :+favlove: will be wonderful !
Thanks for your support, again congratz !

MissStark Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The light is just stunning! Reminds me of New New York in Doctor Who.
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