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

This image picks up where "Arcology: Nightfall" [link] left off.

Fighter-bombers have breached the outer shell of the Arcology and launched a devastating attack from within. The once proud mega-city and its untold millions of inhabitants will not survive this night...

This and other images in the sequence were originally created for the book “Concept Design II”, about 6 years ago now…

This is a different version than the image printed in the book; it is seen here for the first time :)

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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bobnickmad Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Love that Blade Runner influence, the Tyrell Piramid. Great structure design and it looks fantastic in the red lights provided by the fires.
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Well this won't end well!
Wow this is awsome!
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
Your welcome
razielstarkiller Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the coolest pieces of sci fi art I've ever seen - reminds me of many mental visualizations I've had but never been able to put down onto paper, only into music. Thanks for creating this so I could see it!!
wrshredder Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Michael Bay would be proud :D ,i like the colors! (i have this passion for black and red)
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
So I guess we now know why they were willing to live under "crushing anvil circumstances". The attack craft come off very "wraith-like" in this view, when seen mostly as silhouettes . Reminds me a bit of B'5's Shadows, on a gut visual level.
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hmmm - someone else thought they looked like Minbari...
I imagine this is on earth, some time after a very extreme catastrophe has rendered the environment inhospitable. The big dome is kind of the last decent place of refuge, and the attacking planes are from another group lacking the resources to set themselves up like this and the city can not support everyone & so must decline many people who want to come in. But basically, they are all human - just very far in the future :D
FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice work... still trying to figure which way is up haha
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