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Custom Shapes City by steve-burg Custom Shapes City by steve-burg
Just playing with custom shapes...
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BergOne Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Just playing .... and you stil produce great art. Hardly seems fair does it? :D
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Well, I guess it's probably really work, but it feels more like playing when I'm doing stuff for myself :D
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:iconbergone:
BergOne Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Ha ha. That shows :D
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darkpeter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Is this only concept? Looks good but if you will add more details this pic will look amazing. The composition is great and I like these flying ships (?):)
It have really sci-fi appearance and I like it too!

When I look at this I have some ideas to make similar picture...but I don't want to steal a concept..hah:P
I invite you to my Gallery. :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yes, this image is just a fast sketch :nod: But I might develop it with further detail as you suggest. The real challenge is to find enough time! :D
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this so much; it's like taking a flyer ride through the kind of monolithic city that'd be exhilarating to fly through! :la:
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I can't even see the ground :D
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:iconmrrehead:
MrReHead Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Very nice composition. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you - my pleasure! :)
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:iconjncarter:
jncarter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again I'm in awe
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool flyer shape!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I've been "alerted" it resembles something in Halo - but what can you do? There's too much stuff to keep track of - and I just needed to come up with a quick shape for some scale ;)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
There are so few REALLY new ideas under the Sun, hm? :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Very few - and I suppose the "shock of the new" (as I remember it being referred to in art school) isn't always the intended target :nod:
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I miss those days of experiencing real "new". Maybe that's why I wax so nostalgic for the seventies as it was my "age of exploration".
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
With the internet, it's become extremely uncommon to see something really new - on the level of encountering Giger's work, for instance, or Chris Foss or John Berkey, or Syd Mead, or...
Maybe less really is more - it certainly seems so to me!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Those guys were kinda like the pebbles dropping in the water.
Now all we see are the ripples they left ;)

In all fairness there certainly is some great original talent out there today - and on DA, too. But folks like Frazetta, Mead, Whelan, Berkey, McCall, Nagel, et al were just so ground breaking and really had no or few peers. That and there were fewer avenues for viewing such works. The internet definitely changed the game - I guess for both better and worse. One thing's for sure is that it's easier to get our daily diet of creative visual fuel! ;)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE IT!
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
banshees
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EBE246 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
OMG
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dustycrosley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work! Recently started experimenting around with custom shapes myself. :)
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
menacing scene, that diving-beetle shape is inherently sinister.
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qwertyDesign Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Hello Mr Burg. How did you make those great shapes?
Was it custom brushes, textures or something else?
Really great piece.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The buildings are custom shapes. Just a bunch of lines and rectangles, really. I made a number of layers, then distorted the whole thing into the perspective you see in the painting. It is very fast to work with these shapes, I've discovered.

The little hovercraft (whatever they are) are just silhouettes with some painted detail to give them form.
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qwertyDesign Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Its really great. I might have to give that method a workout myself sometime.
Thanks for the tip.
You have developed a great range of methods over the years and worked on so many great projects!
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autogestion Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great composition
exotic ships framed by those surfaces really give it atmosphere
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Awesome!
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
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ZacharyHogan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Would be nice to see the background ships travelling in different directions and speeds to give them different shapes - as it is they look copied and pasted (I'm not accusing you of anything!) and don't add any interest
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It's good advice. (they are copied and pasted, BTW)
This is really just a sketch, I would definitely want to do what you suggest in a more finished painting :nod:
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DJArkaeus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of Halo's Banshees! :D wicked stuff
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Now that you mention it, they do look like that a bit! :)
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AK47Black Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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jrmalone Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a great sense of scale. Love this!
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Sort of reminds me of insects flying by.
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HawkWinds Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Nice lighting :)
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yu2673 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your playings looks better than some serious drawings.
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MadamMayh3m Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011   Digital Artist
love it!
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SteffaneC Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
neat! different perspective
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Broadshore Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great Steve!
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annisahmad Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
awesome. very nice comp.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I'm experimenting with various things that really speed things up for making sketches like this :)
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