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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.
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Toyona Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love the scene here and great imagination and title~
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solomon-russell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice job, I like the Perspective.
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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.
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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?
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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
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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. -__-
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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
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Hyorina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woooow
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Devi-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Love the in-depth of the background.
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sentimento9 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
so nice. i really feel the wind!
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clarrr17 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks beautiful :heart:
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RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
makes me think of Romantically Apocalyptic with less 'apocalyptic mess' around XD awesome stuff :)
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olebern Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This is really great. I love it :-)
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GirTawns Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the misty snow effect :) great work
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LAWLIETloveSHARI Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this. >.<
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DrLinuX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
nice work
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calie-coco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice artwork !
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rjwarrier Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS REALLY KOOL. THE SHADES AND THE PERSPECTUVE
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peccatori Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beatiful work! ;)
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samoholic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, great job, hope you get that story out of your head, seems really interesting.
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VermillionDesign Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I really like the mood in this, and it's beautifully done as well :)
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Xendica Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply stunning. I love it!
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Ariis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow so many details, and emotion in this is amazing <3 I can almost feel the cold..
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Liieszz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
So much details, and the everything looks So realistic!
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alsobroken Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice looking piece!
I love the composition, and the colors made me grab a jacket.
I like the way the curling banner and the power line break up all the straight vertical lines.
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dmaabsta Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!
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MarinelSheu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Great work
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mikes-ocean-sun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Your attention to detail is amazing!!! Great job! :D
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Asfahani Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning perspective... :wow:
You catched the atmosphere very well. :)
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efthimia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
much emotional i would say.it reminds me of something...
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CentralCityTower Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with those flying cars it almost reminds me of an early version of central city
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Veduta0 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this a lot :)
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Laurabltrn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!! It seems so realistic :D
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Timbo1834 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really good use of perspective on this piece. I also don't know if it was a texture or a brush that you used, but being from a norther part of the United States, you captured the winter sky really well. The only thing that sticks out to me is that the face on the character would maybe have a darker value to it given the lighting situation around him. Overall Great Piece!
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glownight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing, and it definitely has that futuristic feel to it.
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HentaiNeko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow man, this should be a DD!
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KellBellz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow, how cinematic!` It looks like the scene out of a beautiful art book or comic <3
I love the gradient and the little details on the buildings.
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Que-ink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is rather amazing...totally love the lighting detail~
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Sitting-Brain Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, still you might want to revise some minor details in shading and perspective some time in the future.
Good one nevertheless.
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RyAction Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
This needs a movie.
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EmilisB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Yeah, that's sort of a dream of mine, haha. Then again, most artists probably have dreams like that :P
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RyAction Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I really mean it. If you ever make a movie, even if it's a low buget film let me know. Also I took a quick look at your gallery and was like "HOLY SEA-COW", it looked amazing.

Do you take request or something, cause it would be great to see some of the locations from my story in your art style. If you do, bare with me cause I'm not that good at describing things.
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EmilisB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks! If you want to describe some of them to me, I can try something out. I'm by no means a versatile artist + I only have a week of holidays left, but if it's within my capabilities, I could do it, especially since I need to squeeze in as much practice as I can before I go away to university.
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RyAction Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
K. I have one in mind, and I'll do my best to describe it. I'll send it in a note, if that's okay. How long do I have to send it?
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EmilisB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Whenever you have the time, within the next day or so maybe?
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RyAction Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I'm working on it right now. I'll try to send it to you by the end of today, if not around tomorrow morning. just to let you know it's underwater, here's a link to a video that might help you understand what I mean when I send you the describtion.

[link]

Thanks you so much ^_^
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EmilisB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Looking forward to it :)
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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Sheepili Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohgosh, i adore how you drew those buildings- very realistic!
Great perspective- the only thing i could think of is the guy. His pose is abit off(his left arm), but overall i love this piece ^^
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