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In the shadow of a giant by PenUser In the shadow of a giant by PenUser
Done and done.

I inked and colored this one... ended up a lot darker and lot less colorful than I thought to be honest. I just wanted to get the shadow to show up as a dark and oppressing as possible, and to get the scale done well. I suppose it was successful, kinda. Ah, I'd really want to see what an actual colorist could do with the lineart...

Quoting myself from the sketch version, some background on this: "So, I decided to draw big buildings in a planning spree I had for the next scene in Requiem, which is at a massive centre of government and bureucracy on Earth, the Green tower of CGA. It is called so for the green tint of the outer shell, as it is a combination of a farming tower, living areas, shops and government functions- although at this scale it would be best described as a vertical city. In this picture its base(or parts of it) can be seen on the upper part of the picture... so, it's HUGE. Not much of it is seen actually, so the main focus is on one of the "small" office blocks littering the base of the five tower-complex. Around it can be seen highways and smaller buildings, parks and such. The irregularily shaped buildings are farming towers which produce food for the surrounding areas. I wanted them to have an "organic" look to them, hence the shape... I'm pretty satisfied with it. :) (Smile) The plane on the foreground is a small VIP shuttle that also features in the story, though just as a background object."

Original A3, inked with 0.1, 0.3, 0.5 markers, PS CS3 + tablet for colors.

Right, off to draw something else. Sketches maybe.
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dmaland Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great sense of scale.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Mars636 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Superb!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
That's so awesome!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You're welcome CX
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cougashika Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Mobeius-esque, the fine details and the use of shade to color the scene.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that's always a good thing to hear. :)
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joulester Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is truly a great effort. I'm left breathless however which way I view it. When I zoom in I spend lots of time scrolling around, enjoying the nice details and when I zoom out, the whole picture is just so emotionally engaging, thanks to the excellent lighting and shadows. I'm taken by the design of the buildings - which feature ample 'empty' zones. It's very easy to the eyes. I love the subtle gradient mist highlighted by the sun felt throughout the scene. And the colors are just so right. You're really talented! Great work!
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