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March 22, 2011
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Strange News by tigaer Strange News by tigaer
Project name for this one was 'assimilated' until i found a title i had to use for this one. Now imagine mankind will make it some day... and meet other lifeforms (in peace!). How would a technological mix would visually break down the look of a city, that shares human as well as alien technology in its architecture? Of course this is all speculative and imaginary. The title i used is actually a 16min song that followed me through the making of this picture. "...And you will know us by the trail of dead" - Album: Tao Of The Dead. Awesome piece of music. My recommendation.

Now this one is a perfect example of a painter who has no idea what he's doing. He's letting guide himself from what the pic tells him. Excited like a little kid playing hide and seek. Well i basically just sat down and played with brushes and Photoshop. This time i used a plate i shot a few years ago in Berlin. =passacaglia may remember. =D I always knew this material could be useful someday. Now i finally found use for it. I'm pretty surprised what came off of it. Since pretty much nothing of the actual plate is left. Looking back at what i did so far, this pic surely has a unique approach and feel to it.

I think i got a little inspired by the style of concept guys like Sparth or Syd Mead. Everything Photoshop this time. No Vue or 3d elements in here. Well... not exactly. I created some brushes off of some of my scifi Vue buildings. That worked not bad here. The basic pic was done after 2 or 3 days. A lot of time went into (pretty much unnecessary) fine tuning. I had the time and used it to polish certain areas a little more than others. Just for fun.

I personally would say it's one of my best pics. Really enjoyed making it. Hope you enjoy the view too!

Photoshop - 5000px wide - 1 week

Print Detail: [link]

Plate: [link]

Wallpapers: [link]
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Given 2011-03-24
Strange News by `tigaer Suggester says: "The depth, atmosphere and attention to detail really makes you dive into the world envisioned in this painting. I think this pic defines what science fiction art really is. Discovering new worlds!" ( Suggested by igy and Featured by MacRebisz )
Wow this is a stunning picture I think it could've been an image of an Alien world on Star Trek or an Sci-Fi TV show.

No you what it's better than that just being a digital matte paiting used as background as a shuttle did a flyover.

It could have been the inspiration to become one of the twelve colonies from Battlestar Galactica.

Stunning imagery, brilliantly done.

So how to drag this comment to a minimum 100 word comment, yeah really struggling with that love the picture just don't know what else to say about it. Other than a good job. keep up the good work, yeah that's done it.
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Superb illustration, great detail and fascinating concept. Details, colors and lighting are sharp and well presented.
OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Simply awesome!
M0N5T3RS Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really stunning picture could well be an image for an Alien planet on Star Trek or a Sci-Fi TV show
rg-12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
love it!
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Featured - Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
Spartan4317 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You have satisfied my Grunty Thirst. Congratulations.
Ellorna Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is...amazing. Great work!
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I shall join the adoring swarm in awe of this picture
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
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tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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