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Arcology: Nightfall by steve-burg Arcology: Nightfall by steve-burg
This is the second in a sequence of images depicting different stages in the Future History of an “Arcology” – a city/habitat contained inside a single immense structure.

What rises must one day fall. While the Arcology stood as a symbol of greatness, it was not without enemies who lurked in the shadows, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Here, the city is about to come under devastating attack.

Heavily armed fighter-bombers streak in low over the coastline on final approach for their first attack run. In the distance, the Arcology slumbers peacefully, unaware of the imminent threat.

This is an exterior view of the same Arcology seen in my piece: “Arcology: Daybreak. The horizontal slice through the dome’s equator is the very same gap shown in that other image. The elliptical opening is the main port for airships and transport to and from the outside world.

This and other images in the sequence 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.
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Marchly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Extremely creative work going on here.  The Arcology is interesting with very dramatic detail.  Speaking of dramatic, the composition of the scene itself is great, really evoking tension.  I gotta say even though the Arcology is the main subject of the piece, those fighter-bombers are very creative work.  Not sure if your design lineages are the same, but I imagine elements in the fighter-bomber design from old 1960's-70's era science fiction art mixed with some 1980s-1990s anime mecha influences.  Great scene overall.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
FULL SCALE INVASION!
RUNFORYOURLIVES!!!!
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razielstarkiller Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning both in the breadth of imagination that went into the piece as well as the immediate sense that an immense scene was paused just at the proper second to reveal a crucial point of motion.
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Cool to see the outside of it! Amazing ship designs.

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - and I'm glad you picked up on the fact that the round structure is the city's exterior! I've found many people don't make the connection - I'm not sure what I can do about that (short of presenting an animation that bridges the environments together in a single shot!) Hmmm... now there's an idea :lightbulb:
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Periphery830 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
this is so detailed! it could be a screen shot from a film! bravo
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
awsome!!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
ur welcome
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing!
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