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Foundation by tigaer Foundation by tigaer
What we have here is a picture that I would consider a quickie. A mashup of my earlier Scifi cityscape pictures. It still took a while to get it done but the general composition was set very early on and kept throughout the making. Normally I tend to sometimes drastically change elements of a picture even within the making. Always depending on how good things work out. Sometimes you have to work out things and look at them, to fully understand if something in a picture works or not. Had not to do this hassle for this one. Instead I did a lot of finetuning, especially in the front parts. The city I kept rather basic without investing too much time and detail on it. Just wanted to keep the background more rough. Slammed some textures and lights on it. Does the job and creates enough depth for what I wanted. Something that works really nice here is the sense of business/goings ons that a city like this would generate I think.

Technically it's, as usual, Vue to create me a base picture to work on. In Photoshop I added quite a load of textures and made them fit somewhat nicely within the scene. I added masses of lights to suggest even more detail. The lights required some time to place them good in the scene. Then I tried to add a little more depth with some atmospheric glow and haze. Overall it works good enough for what I had in mind for the picture.

The docked ship in front was originally a concept drawing I did a while ago. My french Luminarium colleague Sebastien Hue managed to create a nice 3d model from my rough drawing. I did manipulate and overpaint the ship quite a bit for this scene to fit in good enough. But anyway, a big thanks to him! Pay him a visit here. You'll see some variations of that ship in future works soon, that's for sure.


6000 wide - Vue - Photoshop

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wolfredgray Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
for a "quickie" - this is pretty amazing.  i suppose it helps to have a treasure trove of previous work to incorporate ;-)  doing this from scratch - not so quick!
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
So stunning!
DigiPablo Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: :faint: :faint:
silentruth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
reminds me of mass effect's omega
it's stunning.. like i want to know what's going on on all those levels i can't see
taitsu22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
WhaiShai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Photographer
I love it! Great work!
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
Wow, this looks amazing, beautiful work!!
NdM-Art Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow!!! Is yout picture named Foundation because of the series of Isaac Asimov?
How long did it take to draw such a picture? And how did you draw all those lines? is everything digital?
Which textures did you use?
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Hello! Your piece has been featured #digital-artists's December Digital Highlights. Keep up the amazing work!
MandelCr8tor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW,!!! thats enough
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