Man...I have the talent for writing (proof of this on a lot of the art I've done, that my writing is exceptional). I mean hell I can write and tell stories...But this digital painting style is drawing me in more and more. If I had a digital artists that would work me, imagine the level of work that would get done. But I'm guessing I would have to be that dudes very best friend for him to do it free of charge and just for the fun and love of working on a project together.
Trust me, if I wasn't lazy as hell I would. But see I'm more of a Executive/Producer type. I do a lot of writing and I seriously can never have the time of day to work on something of that large scale. I mean granted I work with a program that makes work easier for me to do when I need to quickly create characters and such for my projects. But doing something like this would take me some time and I mean serious time. I am pretty much the only person in my own studio that does everything. You should see how long the character profiles really are. I do them all in Power Point, and almost every character I've done so far has a profile including the unimportant ones. So yeah it is a lot of work, my writing takes up more time than anything. So I've been trying to get a team together to work on things that are larger than life. But I'm fully aware that will take awhile. I mean beginners and people that can't really do much are always eager to help, but the people that are extremely good. Not much. Makes me wish I had friends that were excellent artists.
Haha, I see, I'm lazy too, but the reason I don't do stuff like this is because I don't have a mouse or tablet, so I can't paint at all (Using touchpad sucks, it hurts my fingers). This would take some time, it depends on what you think or know as serious time. For me I think 24hrs is quite serious, I see some people do 70hrs though, so hey . Oh so you are a writer? What genre? I see you must be very busy, so it is understandable, this type of art takes ages normally :d. Haha I wish I had the same friends which are excellent artists. I would then at least get some help on how to improve lol xd.
I write mostly Science fiction, Crime Thrillers, and Gothic Horror, Psychological Horror, Gothic Fantasy, and sometimes Dark Romance. But so far I've been working on the same two stories for a very long time. I strongly believe that my work has a lot of potential. Art on this scale would serve me a purpose because I need someone to develop the city for me where my stories take place. The city Kaidan in my story Ghost Runner is pretty much Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bronx, Manhattan, Osaka, Beijing, Bangkok, Brasov, Shanghai, and other major cities all rolled into one in the year 2070 so imagine how large of a scale such a vast place would be with all the Neon Lights, symbols, and extreme night life themes scattered. There are places influenced by other fictional places like the Slums in Final Fantasy 7 influenced the slum idea I created called Hanbei Avenue in Dragon Street which is the Chinese Ghetto within Sector 3 of Kaidan. I wanted a vast society of all sorts of thriving cultures and people from the world. This isn't some space opera story like Star Wars so there are no Aliens or anything like that. Instead of Aliens there are Androids present, some Cyborgs, and Psychological forces that reside in the story. So I would say its pretty much like Blade Runner meets The Matrix Meets Ghost In The Shell Meets Parasite Eve Meets Enemy of the State because of all the heavy influences on extreme technology and Evolution. You blend that stuff together and you either have a mess of a story or one hell of a crazy journey unlike anything else in the world.
Ah I see, I like the genres you write haha. Sci fi is for me >. I'm sure if you put your mind to it and have been working at it for so long, it would definitely turn out well, just make sure to never give up on it (If you've ever seen the story on how Harry Potter was rejected multiple times). Definitely art would help people visualize the place, If only I had a tablet I could paint some up ._.. I see, so it's like a mega city then, it's a nice kind of world if you develop it, I would love to read it. You could have a story by going through all these different cultures and places. I like crazy stories haha .
This reminds me of both my friend and of Isaac Asimov (I believe my friend is inspired by him). He's a sci fi writer, now dead. But I loved his books (He wrote I, robot and the Foundation series). He has things like yours, he has certain sectors within a ecumenopolis (A city covering an entire planet). His city goes deep down in the Earths crust and mantle I think, and also has domes covering whole cities that have artificial atmosphere etc (The domes are high enough that if you look up, it looks like sky). He went through certain sectors that had different cultures and things it was pretty interesting. Furthermore, "he had colonized" the entire galaxy, so there were different kind of worlds with different cultures etc. Reminds me of what you said with all those heavy influences combined xd.
I don't add work to my favorites very often, but I could literally add every one of your pieces. Amazing work! Its very inspiring and makes me really want to start working on backgrounds, as I mainly work on characters. I look forward to seeing more of your work!
You,ve got some great designs here! Just wanted to invite you to have your work featured on the Hugo Award Winning StarShipSofa Podcast. Every month we feature a different artist from around the world on our site's virtual cover and the podcast episode. An audio segment of the show will be dedicated to you, giving a brief bio and some background on the art you provide for display, along with any links to more of your work for the listeners. We would love to have you!! Hope to hear back from you soon
What I love about the picture is there is so much movement in it. the fore ground ship, the distant traffic, the gulls. Movement gives it energy and that draws you in. Also there is story here waiting to be told it seems like to me but then I'm a writer.