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Customs Checkpoint by JamesLedgerConcepts Customs Checkpoint by JamesLedgerConcepts
This image is a personal project, so doesn't belong to anyone else, i.e. a client. The full license for this image is £1000 ($1650). Why so much? Because I sell prints of this image regularly at conventions. By selling the full license I would not be able to sell any more prints.

I had to let this go as i was fine tuning endlessly.
It has been completely painted in Photoshop CS5 using a Wacom Intuos 4 large tablet. It took me about 3 months (on and off) mainly during evenings.
I used 1 point perspective techniques with a little help from the new CS5 vanishing point tool for a 2nd (very slight) vanishing point. I just aint got the time to learn a 3D package...yet.
I created the main central area first and the added more structures as I went on, making the composition spread further horizontally.
I masked area's and painted in the details using the vanishing point grids as guides. On occasion I used a textured brush or city textures which were manipulated over and over and reduced in size dramatically until I could piece them together to make new textures.
I wanted to add a more detailed space craft but my inexperience in art has limited me this time round.
The lighting was draining - I used lots of lens flares, shrunk down to small points!

To create a similar image would now take me about 5 to 7 days. The cost would be £500 to £700 ($800 to $1120).
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Customs Checkpoint by ~kingjamesuk Suggester says: "A hidden gem in the urban-outer-space genre with plenty of technical lighting effects to behold. This artist definitely deserves more attention!" ( Suggested by DTKinetic and Featured by MacRebisz )
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PrinceViz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Your art/illustrations are one of the best I have ever seen. It looks so realistic, the effects are eye popping. All I have to say is that words cannot explain the beauty of your artwork. And if I could I would type 2-3 paragraphs about your art/illustrations. But I can't do that, since I'm lazy right now xD 

Anyways, great job and I can't wait to see more! 
Have a nice day <3 

- Prιɴce™
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
That is great to hear - thanks very much indeed PV!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 1971!!
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Gurra943 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers 943!
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SoniumJM10051 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... GORGEOUS! You are so talant artist! i love Sci-Fi so~ much!
I have no words! Heart stoping! xD
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much Son!
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MaetzJ Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely awesome!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one M!
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