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November 19, 2011
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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 )
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
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ok - just sent you a note/message. You will find it in your notes.
buriedflowers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good!!!!!!! Oh my god!
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again!
An9reyART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Мрачно, но очень красиво!
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
спасибо An!
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. 
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...
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. 
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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