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A Labyrinth of Steel and Snow by EmilisB A Labyrinth of Steel and Snow by EmilisB
Here's one that's been floating about my head since the start of the year. Not exactly how I imagined it, but close enough.

This belongs to an idea for a graphic novel / book that I've had since at least 2010, although it's changed a lot since then. Basically, it involves a futuristic city that is perpetually shrouded in fog, although there are other locales as well... The city is called Port Heimer, I've no clue where I got that, it just bubbled up in my head one day. It's a spaceport, located on the planet which at the moment is called 'The Cradle', although that may change. There are reasons behind me choosing that name and there's a pretty interesting back story, but right now it only resides within my head. I'm still not sure what to call the main character, I had him pegged as Noah for ages, but I'm not too sure anymore.

It was loads of fun to draw and only took 4 days to make, thank god. Still suck at drawing humans but whatever. And snow on the ground is deceptively tricky to draw as well!
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Dirigible-Quixote Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
"Still suck at drawing humans but whatever"
"What? That's silly, that guy looks fine-"
*zoom in*
"Oh- . . . Ohhhhhhhh . . . I . . . ohhhhhhhh"

Joking aside, this is brilliant. The hex pattern on the glass railing is a gorgeous little touch, and it really makes this look like it's in the future.

Aside from the flying cars, naturally.
Toyona Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love the scene here and great imagination and title~
solomon-russell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice job, I like the Perspective.
Zero2525 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Citys built on the foundations of citys walkways between buildings these will be the mega citys of the future, there will be a few people who have things and millions who have not, kind of like today. This is just fantasy.
MagicalSecret Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that background is so damn stunning! The perspective is also very well done. Do you reference from real life or do you use photos?
EmilisB Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thanks! I usually try not to use reference and just make stuff up myself as I go along, unless the subject is very specific and I have to get it down accurately. Although I do watch a lot of movies/documentaries, etc in my spare time and while working, just to build up the visual library in my head for future use haha :D
MagicalSecret Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's impressive. I'd love to be good at backgrounds like that, but I've been putting them off for far too long and concentrating solely on humans, so while one prospers, the other suffers. -__-
bpbradbury Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I absolutely love the city, along with the rest but the city being my fave, I too have started a story(yet to be named due too so many ideas flowing through my head) I am usually a more traditional artist but due to my lack of equipment (I cant scan any of my own work) Im using photomanipulation as a way to work on my composition, the starting piece is called plotting revenge. maybe you could take a look and even possibly add some critique, I'm self taught and am obviously no writer. I wish to change that though, thanks for your time
RainSoda Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Devi-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Love the in-depth of the background.
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