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Matte Painting 5 by TheUncannyKen Matte Painting 5 by TheUncannyKen
Hi all,
Not really sure what's going on in this scene, Citizens leaving earth in big space ships to escape the apocalypse? Maybe, but it looks like a perfect, warm summer morning, so it doesn't make much sense lol

There's also this big debate in Paris, people don't want high buildings to be built. I saw that in London, they've already made dozens of them and dozens more are coming! So whats the big deal? ;)

I really wanted to see the elegant eiffel tower dwarfed by huge ugly concrete towers...

Photoshop CS2
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:iconjakefraus:
jakefraus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New member
The debate about towers in Paris isn't just because of the underground networks - there are sollutions for that. It's just that the council is too strong and wants to absolutely preserve the 19th century architecture which is actually turning out to inhibit any real architectural evolution or progress and contributes to the work crisis - everyone is leaving (for london amongst other places) - so this scene has quite a bit of relevance ;) 
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JohnnysDream Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Awesome.I have something similar.
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:iconlisboadom23:
lisboadom23 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What makes you think somebody is leaving ? This is just a cool futuristic scene and looks like just another day in future Paris
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:iconmjolnir13621:
Mjolnir13621 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Writer
In Paris, the ground is weakened by miles of tunnels, if they build anything too heavy, than the ground will collapse.
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:iconlalooze:
lalooze Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bravo
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:iconneraksol:
neraksol Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
wicked awesome!
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:iconneondog:
neonDog Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Hi, I would really like your permission to use this matte painting in a background in a low budget sci-fi film I'm making.
You can see the trailer for it here [link] it has your matte painting in all of the apartment shots

I will be submitting the film to a London film festival - let me know if you approve!
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:icon543bs0za:
543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very starwars courusant city
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:iconkisuke-hc:
kisuke-hc Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
amazing!
all in photoshop?
are those building #D model, photo stock, or self drawn?
check my gallery too dude! :)
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:icongreazer:
Greazer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
this is so extremly nice...I really want to now how you creat so beatuiful pictures
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:iconme2ftw:
ME2FTW Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Awesome! Reminds me a bit of paris in the Mass Effect world.
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:iconjcsison:
jcsison Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the details!
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:iconarchangel72367:
archangel72367 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have featured this deviation in my latest journal!
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:iconavon22889:
avon22889 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous my friend. Looks like ffXIII
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:icondesignswen:
designswen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
nice !
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:iconnecrania-art:
Necrania-art Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! It looks like a really nice morning for a coming apocalypse :)))))))))))))))
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:iconarchangel72367:
archangel72367 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Featured in my latest journal! :peace:
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:icon1x1x1x1x:
1x1x1x1x Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome like that
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:icon1x1x1x1x:
1x1x1x1x Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
warships lol

invation...

everbody prepare the defences...
no time for cowards...
no time for lazy...
now is time for defend our onor and our...
lives...
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dac5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
brilliant matte painting loved the eiffel tower. featured it here [link]
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:iconchipbone:
Chipbone Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Detail to die for...
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:icongalleryum:
galleryum Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
"Curofrance". Very cool..!
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:iconc0r8377:
c0r8377 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please see smiley ->
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Snazz84 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, even in London we have a lot of people trying to stop the skyscrapers because they'll block "historic views" of this or that. I can see why those people think that way, but it's still annoying. Aren't there a lot of tall buildings in the La Défense district? I've never been there, but I've seen some photos that look cool.

Anyway, great image! :)
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:iconchardin-80:
chardin-80 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Perspective good looking natural
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:iconguitaropathe:
Guitaropathe Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a genius!!!^^
I write scie-fi novel, and I'd love such a thing as a cover!
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:iconimladros:
Imladros Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Looks like just a normal traffic day in Paris to me. ;-)

Great work!
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Love how it looks!
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:iconzakkusu-fea:
Zakkusu-Fea Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
O_o
So Amazing !! x'3
I love it So Much !! :D
+fav ^^
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pooface12345 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Hey, it might not be the apocalypse. It might just be a particularly busy day in the Paris of the future, and a lot of those corporate types find cruising in the stratosphere so much more convenient than being stuck in a traffic jam.

I guess.
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Adingangbato Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! just wow!
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:iconrobotech1984:
robotech1984 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
this looks super cool so faved
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:iconpinwizkid:
Pinwizkid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Beautiful! I was wondering you could recommend any tutorials for doing landscapes and city scapes like this in photoshop. Thanks!
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TheUncannyKen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks mate!

Yeah sure, go check out the ultimate matte painting master:

[link]

The one and only Dylan Cole.....The dvd's are very expensive, but even though its a shame, you can download them........

:)
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:iconothienka:
Othienka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, clean and symmetrical future, bad thing urban planning doesn't usually goes so perfect as the pictures we make...
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:icontheuncannyken:
TheUncannyKen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks alot!

But sometimes, real world architectural projects look like sci fi.
If you enjoy cityscapes, go check this blog:

[link]

ALL the pictures over there are REAL, and it looks fucking amazing... Really, for some of them i couldn't believe my eyes.....straight out of a sci fi movie!
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:iconothienka:
Othienka Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx for the blog! :)
It was pretty interesting.
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:iconnicorobinlover:
NicoRobinLover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Wow, tout aussi classieux qu'tes autres travaux..

Ca s'rai marrant qu'tu déclines cette compo en faisant genre Paris est attaquer !
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:icontheuncannyken:
TheUncannyKen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
t'inquietes, j'ai une autre matte paint en preparation ou c'est ambiance guerre nucleaire!
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:iconide-chan:
Ide-chan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
WOOW! perfect! i love it! :love:
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:iconentroz:
entroz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
I like the trees. Most people would take them out. I like them in. Shows that the people of the future still love nature.
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RKGfXnl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Dude, this rocks so hard!! I feel matte paint vibes... now i need to do one to haha!!

faved
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AStepIntoOblivion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
<3! :D
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:iconastepintooblivion:
AStepIntoOblivion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Eiffel looks so forlorn... :D
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:icontheuncannyken:
TheUncannyKen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
lol, yeah that was the idea
thanks for the fav mate!

:)
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:iconmacguyfromscotland:
macguyfromscotland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I often wonder what the future holds and this feels something like it, got a iRobot feel about it.

I'd say high rise buildings are nice, but living in the country, I'd say having too many feel crowded claustrophobic to me, I like to see the Sky...
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:iconpullzar:
pullzar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
cool!
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:iconmaysam:
maysam Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
speechless!
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:icontheuncannyken:
TheUncannyKen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
thanks man!
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Dvotar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
awesome work :D
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