Wow, now that's really something. Nice to look at, not too dark, and I like how you don't hide the city architecture with all these street or window lights. The sunrise adds a new perspective on the city skyline as many future city images I've seen on dA are composed at night or sunset where the lights could drown out the detail. Great job!
First of all amazing work.Love the epic view of the city .But one question.I am kinda newby in Digital Art so i have to ask this.Is this complete painting or u used some kind of image or 3d program to create the city then render it in photoshop?What ever the answer this is an awesome art work !!!!!!!!
PS sry if my question is completely noobish but as i said i am new to this "game"
Wow thanks for the answer i was always curious about what matte painting is .But may i ask u one more question?So in this pic what did u actualy paint?In my understanding it think you painted the sci-fi looking buildings and maybe the sky(the sun as well)?I just asking because no mater what they look very realistic and as the article said i dont realy see any problem with using a pic as base to work on !Thanks again for ur time answering my question !!!
Well, I used around 8 images for the sky and the city, relighted them, stiched them together and painter over them quite a bit - so they are not painted from scratch. Similar thing with the buildings, only the further buildings are fully painted. Hope that helps
Ohhh i get it now .So ur geting a LOT of pic put them together.Then start painting some small details(ai the light,the shadows) and make them blend together(and in my understanding u are also making some part of the building to make them look more sci fi).I got to say it has some amazing results .Again thanks for all ur help and time asnwering my questions !!!!!!!Maybe i will give a try one day it seams realy intresting way of making art .