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Arcology: Daybreak by steve-burg Arcology: Daybreak by steve-burg
I wanted to develop a sequence of images depicting different stages in the Future History of an “Arcology” – defined as a complete city/habitat contained inside a single immense structure.

This seemed like a suitable theme to indulge in my long standing fascination with colossal scale and epic futurism.

The time is indeterminate, but let’s says it’s at least 1000 years from now. Here we see the city at its zenith, home to tens of millions. The whole thing is contained within a single immense dome 70 km in diameter. If necessary the dome can be sealed to protect it against threats from the outer world.

This is the first in a series of images that were originally created for the book “Concept Design II”, about 6 years ago now…

The entire scene was created in Lightwave 3D, with textures painted in Photoshop. The 3D render was modified in Photoshop to produce the final image.

The other images in this sequence will follow in short order :)
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binary12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist

Very Well Done!!

One of the most impressive arcolgy artworks I've ever seen.

wish I could live in it

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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
How vast and sprawling.  Very  cool   :)
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JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
You certainly get those imaginations inhabitants of other dimensions and other planets with existing lives. I know you have a lot of talent in this kind of work, but if you believe in other people is certainly with the thoughts and ideas focused on this element type.

I've had some imaginations alike that when I woke up I did not want to return, are things that I do not know how to explain, but able to demonstrate in Art. But I do not have any tool to be able to express these views I have.

I really wanted to be able to draw so that neither you, Congratulations.

NOTE: (Google Translate) I'm from Brazil and unfortunately I can not speak English.
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Artist
reminds me of that bladerunner pyramyd
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesome :). Thought you might like to know that I used this, and "Scholl", as partial inspiration (with credit and a linkback) of my description of an alien facility in my Mass Effect-related fanfic, here: [link].
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DevineDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I absolutely love your work, I imagine visions of the future all the time along with many other people around the world, and I can see similar scenes, there is a top quality website called abovetopsecret.com which is full of conspiracy, Armageddon and end times prediction threads, hundreds of thousands of people use the message boards for civilised discussions every day, who are not artistic at all but they will connect with your artwork like it was one of there own visions, just as I have done.

I am putting together a thread for the website with an emphasis on the fact that if millions of people around the world have such vivid imagination, dreams and vision of the future, then surely looking beyond all the end of the world prophesy almost proves in a way that the future is still to come in one form or another.

I am asking you for your permission to feature your artwork along with around twenty other artists, on the site, in the thread, with strict instructions not to copy it, and with full recognition to you, so that people can appreciate the dreams and visions of others and perhaps look beyond the panic of the demise of the human race, with all the Armageddon discussion and be prepared to fight for a better way of life for all.

There is no financial gain or any other benefit for me or anyone else by doing this, it is simply to get exposure for your artistic vision, and help others take a look outside the box.

I won't feature your work without permission and I will link you to the thread if it is given.

Kind regards, Ed
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IzanMarvel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
awesome job man, watching this...is like....one can dive in future cities.
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darkomiku Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Wow... incredible... I wish i was there! lol
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
to think that there's a city on top of another, reminds me of society where there is the rich and poor. Still, art is epic!
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telohs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
wow, the structure reminds me of the inside of a computer, with circuits and stuff, looks über awesome.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I guess it has a circuit board graphic, but on a huge scale! :)
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Vistroied Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
wow exelent furruner architechure
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woodpecker87 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
love it
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LemmingMcLem Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Wonderful!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
:)
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torrancecarroll Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
WOW
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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kropped Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Such a great image!
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Now THAT's SF!!!

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! And thanks for including my work in your collection - That's an incredible group of cool SF imagery! :)
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
My pleasure! Thanks so much for your beautiful words!
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3Dave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Immensely fantastic! Incredible work! I like the composition, and the lighting really sets the mood.
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that's amazing!! Great work.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:O Wow! Cool :)
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7drone Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
A building huge like the sky. Really massive :)
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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Melethrill Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
I am kind of speechless oO
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much :D
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm, yet another of your images that I felt compelled to look at, and love. I guess I should watch you and all that. . . :B

More on-topic; this has got to be one of my favourite images I've seen from you, and you more than succeeded in portraying epicness. It's an overused word, but perfectly appropriate in this instance. :thumbsup:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)!
Epic might be an overused word - but I sure do like things on an epic scale :D
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So I can see. :lol:
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gwulfwud Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Added this to my group's collection

You are welcome to join and contribute as well..

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EyeGasmic!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you - and I have joined up :D
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dlax1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
can't wait to see the others... wow
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
They are posted now - check in the gallery ;)
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dlax1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
done and done ^^
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Right on :D !
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
I just love city scapes like this :D very cool
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you - sci-fi cities are a lot of fun :) !
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
no problem I agree :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:D
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
NP :)
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, mean addiction to Blade Runner ;-)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Ah - I understand :D Yes - it is true - especially the Tyrell Pyramid :thumbsup:
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, if you find the Tyrell building in my one... ;-)

[link]
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, makes me speechless. Seems like you have a similar addiction than me ;-) I love the light and shadow play on the towers. Fave!!!
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Yoran1992 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This ones Epic man
it really looks like the city or wathever it is is alive and what a great sunset

:)
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