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Sci-fi City by nkabuto Sci-fi City by nkabuto
Photoshop + Wacom + Lots of textures/preferences

This is my personal work, inspired from playing Mass Effect 2. :D
Hope you like it, all C&C are welcome, thank you. ^^
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VixenandIndigo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this screams epic!!!!
DMT-07 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Epic fan of Mass Effect; this is certainly nice!  Though I also think it looks a little jaggier and techno-rubbly.  Good use of light and texture to suggest motion and depth!  If you did this in Photoshop, you can blur in one direction to make the motion more apparent.  (Well, I find it effective for stills, but simply a horror in video.)
GoofyDoofus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Always love the blue and yellow
alimahdi2993 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
krugerfz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Hi, I sent you a note about using a few of your images like the one above. We want to included it as a background slider on a site. Will include a link back to your profile. Okay?
cavaleum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
really great job! it's awesome it would go well in the mass effect series! love that game
Noitusan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Amazing artwork! :thumbsup:
TruthCol Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I also love mass effect and it's feel.  You've done a great job
MirkoB82 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi, i'd like to use one or more of your fantastic images for a sci-fi ebook of mine (story is 40% done). May I?
MirkoB82 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi, i'd like to use this or other of your magnificient images for the front page of an ebook of mine (an sci-fi book, yet to be completed.. i'm at 50% of the story.). 

Could I ? is it possible?

PaganiZondaFroadster Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is amazing. Great job.
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work :thumbsup: I really like the stream of flying cars between buildings and the birds, they give life to the picture =)
Ylliasviel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work,all the details and the colours looks really great
akkajess Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing work!:clap:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work!
ProcerDeCrepusculum Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist

Mind-blowing use of color, perspective, and overall technique! *v*



ayeslol12794 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
light-beard Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
This takes me there - breath taking
finkybeatnik Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is the art work for the cover of sci-fi invasion 50 movie dvd, is it not? Wow, so you did that, awesome work.
clintphoto Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
very cool!

I am working on a low budget sci-fi now:


love to see this sort of work in our show!

Anyway great work!
kellyHyuga Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
how the hell do you amazing ar? I want to learn too is to dificult rigth? what I need to nkow to learn?
SkylineStudio4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
You could always try both, just get photoshop and just start painting away :).
SkylineStudio4 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do own Photoshop lol, but I am nowhere near on this level.
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Well, of course, you can't just simply jump to that level, you need lots and lots of practice, ya know :d. Why not try plan a scene like this and just go try it :).
SkylineStudio4 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
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 :P. 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.
SkylineStudio4 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Ah I see, I like the genres you write haha. Sci fi is for me >:D. 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 :D.

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.
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Eckko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome landscape!!
Mr-yellow Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
looks great ;)
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
most excellent work!
programmings Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
very atmospheric, amazing job!! great detail
OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
jonnyyG Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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!
mario-j-m Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
very beautiful! I like the color of the light, and the birds.
SGTErikPike Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Nice city. Any story behind this piece? Background?
Rango75 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Great work!
raypettit74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Coooool! Love the colors
BEYONDtheDISC Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Please, contact me at
BEYONDtheDISC Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist

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Synergen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student
this is everything I love about sci fi, I got goosebumps looking at this, thank you!
1Blake Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
great work!
Heroesinthedark Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hi. Join my group...we are doing a lovecraftian art book for a charity fundraiser!
Surehuinel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   General Artist
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ahh107 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Absolutely beautiful! I can see the tinge of ME2 =D
julianoafonso Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Wow!!! Man it's crazy! Congratulations!
Sir-Johnny Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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