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Siberia by JamesLedgerConcepts Siberia by JamesLedgerConcepts
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Created entirely in Photoshop, using a Wacom Intuos 4 large tablet. Mostly painted (default photoshop round brush) with a few building textures thrown in (my own photographs, taken in Bristol, UK and then shrunk down and twisted this way and that) plus a sky from one of my own photographs, which has been manipulated loads. Took about 1 month to do, mainly weekday evenings here and there.
Siberia is the name of the organization that controls the city. This was done for a short film. Animation would be added later i.e. vehicles, lights etc.

To create a similar image (including revisions) would take between 1 and 2 full weeks work. The cost would be £500 to £1000 ($800 to $1600).
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Siberia by *kingjamesuk ( Featured by Casperium )
:iconknemius:
Hello, This is a nice piece.

One thing caught my eye is that the difference of detail rendering between high buildings at the far back and the slums' huts in front.
The scene gives a lot of detail even in the distant buildings despite the atmospheric perspective, yet the slums are rendered more crude. I am sure this is intentional to an extend but imo; this devides the image in to two technically.

The attansion and detail could be carried to the most front side of the scene; to the slums too and more detail and clear rendeing could be used while relaying the crude, disorganised and filthy setlement/conditions it suggests.

Being able to percieve a single light source from a sky-screaper at right back side, yet being left dubious of detail from huts is too sharp difference. Left side front could use some detail-lift :) And the piece would become more striking and more technically balanced.

Keep up the work.
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sandysatta Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Great picture-I'd like to ask you about using one of your images on the cover of a book. Please email me right away. You can also email me at sandysatta@yahoo.com
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ok - just sent you a note/message. You will find it in your notes.
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buriedflowers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good!!!!!!! Oh my god!
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:iconjamesledgerconcepts:
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again!
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An9reyART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Мрачно, но очень красиво!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
спасибо An!
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DeviousSqurl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Extrodinary... I have some difficulty with cityscapes.  This is inspiring to me to try harder. 
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks DS - it took me weeks to get this image done, so somehow I need to drastically speed up the process, which is necessary to make a living from it. Getting there...
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DeviousSqurl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I took an environmental game design workshop awhile back and I had to do some kind of cityscape and I sucked lol.  I think it's the perspective of the buildings I kept messing up.  But practice makes perfect.  The workshop taught you how to paint faster and still get detail by using your own textures, shapes, and stuff but other people took parts of buildings off pictures and then painted around them and meshed them in the painting.  The fact that yours is all painted from the beginning is awesome. 
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, most professionals WILL mesh in photos to speed up the process and get instant compressed detail. I will have to do that too as painting can take ages...!
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ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Gorgeous! I love it.
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant - thanks COG!
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salvatrane Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....CLAP CLAP CALP!
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NicksFluffyShit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sick!!!
Impossible to discribe!!!
I will just say: WONDERFULL!
(except the thing with the slums, at the left under part)
EVERYTHING IS JUST LIKE IN A FILM or Game!
RESPECT!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again. The slum area was going to be out of the final shot, so, as is often, I wasn't required to finish them.
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NicksFluffyShit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok! ^.^
BTW: I'm from Syberia, Russia! ;D
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing - then you will have seen this city for real!
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NicksFluffyShit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfabulousplz: Yeah I did! xD
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rockaddict44 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
love your art. thats a crazy amount of manipulation. how much simpler does a tablet make art like this?
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 44 - a tablet makes it 100% easier. Most of this was painted, but even doing manipulation is much easier with a tablet. Much more control. It takes a few days at least to get used to a tablet though as it is quite weird at first. Using a pen is much better for the wrist too - I can draw for hours and hours continuously and I never get an aching wrist. A mouse is way too limiting.
I use a wacom intuos 5 large. The larger tablets are better because there is more room for arm movement. Also, larger tablets are quite essential for larger screens. Using a small tablet means that the cursor has to jump around the large screen area with very small hand movements, which is really frustrating and hard to control.
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rockaddict44 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Thank you. I have to admit though my artistic skill with drawing is limited though. Still...It's nice to see someone who's good at a little of everything
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fridafreakru Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Photographer
Great work!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks frida!
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SoniumJM10051 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are one of the best artist on DA! But I agree with critique by knemius. The buildings in front are to similar, while those skyscrapers at the back are so manifold. But all the same it's amazing. You are amazing!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, that's excellent to hear. Yes, I have learned my lesson with this image.
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Duckforcover Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Digital Artist
wonderful and beautiful with a bit of the dark side thrown in, love it.
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much Duck!!
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Hazneliel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Hello, is this image for sale to use in a proyect? If not are you accepting commisions??

Its an awesome image
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Haz - it's not available unfortunately as it was done for another client.

I do accept commissions. Let me know if you need anything.
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NeroVII Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just so cool.
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Nero!
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NeroVII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! This is probably my favorite picture on DeviantArt right now.
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Superb - that's a hard thing to achieve...!
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KrazyTacoguy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Artist
WOW THIS IS AMAZING GFDSADFGFV LOVE THE WORK AND EVERYTHING
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much KT!
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KrazyTacoguy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
YOU SIRE ARE WELCOME JLC DERP
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mrayne32 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a beast!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds good to me, thanks 32!
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zeedurrani Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
James this is really awesome work dude! Respect.
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much zeed!!
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zeedurrani Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problemo mate :)
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Yishtar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG..... Impressive....... Without voice.....

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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent - thanks Yish!
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Yishtar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !!

You are really amazing!!! :dalove:
Hope one day I can draw like you but .... Haha !! I don't think so XDDDD :iconlachoirplz:
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just keep practicing, I do 16 hours per day and I still need to learn lots more.
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Yishtar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes but due to the vagaries of life I have lost a little flame that animates someone who has a passion for something ...
There are only a few weeks I went back to the drawing, I think it will come back .... And I'm a amatrice drawing, I'm a waitress ^ ^

More practice ^ ^ yes there is that true!

^ ^ But I did not see that you are a proffessional in the drawing XD! :iconlachoirplz:
It is also true that we learn throughout our lives.
Thank you for taking the time to answer me it is very nice, I wish you great success in your work! :squee: :happybounce:
Perhaps you soon :D

I'll put the text in french beacause I'm not sur of the good translation :D


Oui mais suite aux aléas de la vie j'ai un peu perdu cette flamme qui anime quelqu'un qui a une passion pour quelque chose...
Il n'y a que quelques semaines que je me suis remise au dessin, je pense que cela va revenir.... Et je suis une amatrice en dessin , je suis serveuse ^^

Plus de pratique ^^ oui il n'y a que cela de vrai !!!

Mais ^^ je n'avais pas vu que vous étiez un proffessionnel dans le dessin XD !!!
Il est vrai aussi que nous sommes en apprentissage tout au long notre vie.

Merci d'avoir pris le temps de me répondre c'est très gentil, je vous souhaite grand succès dans votre travail !!!

À bientôt peut-être :D
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean, sometimes we all get distracted, even from our favourite hobbies.

Thanks, I am working loads now, day and night, so lots and lots of drawing and learning all the time.

The good thing about being a waitress is that it isn't a job that you have to take home with you. So you can draw every hour you arn't working!!!:)
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Jobe3DO Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great piece!
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers UA!
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AleksandraKhalilova Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Wow
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