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Shanghai 2112 by Hideyoshi Shanghai 2112 by Hideyoshi
New York was awesome! :)
Here is another Environment of the Week for

about 5h, no ref. I did't set up a perspective grid, so it's pretty wonky...
I actually feel I am really out of shape with my paintings ;_;
Pushing my limits and overcoming them has become harder and harder... at least I know I need improvement, heh.
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You nailed it. I daresay that shanghai will likely look quite similar to this in 100 years. The quality of work here is incredible, and the overall effect is quite interesting. The mood of the piece seems to be a combination of sadness and longing with a flavor of wonder and adventure. The man on the boat, and the woman on the shore looking at each other as he floats away.... that small part of the picture takes the incredible landscape concept and brings it to life with a story.

Detailed massive industrial landscapes bring forth awe, but too many artists leave them like that, static windows into a static world. The incorporation of a human element (or even plants or animals) changes the dynamic of the piece to make it a system that is in flux. It also gives the viewer an alternate perspective in looking at the piece, where it is easier for them to imagine themselves in the landscape because they can substitute themselves for the character displayed. This brings forth a complex array of emotions from the viewer and elevates the piece to a new level of artistic merit.

It is wonderful to see that you understand this, and you deserve to be commended for all of the fantastic pieces you have created.
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hey just found this comment in all my message piles and wanted to thank you for the kind words!
I am glad I could achieve such perception of my artwork and it motivates me to create more.
iatemypencils Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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koruldia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it.
So you ve been to NY? I ve never been attracted to America but all my friends that went there falt in love with the city.
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
NY is cool, pretty fascinating as one might imagine. But dirty, too..
I visited my girl there actually, she lives there. :) I am planning to move there at some point, but I'd have to find a job there first I guess..
how are you? :) I miss Japan!
koruldia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finding a job in NY? sounds very hard now... ^^;
I am okay! have a lot of free time so I started coding games again :)
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thats nice! Yeah, finding a job over the distance is even harder! :(
koruldia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, that's what I am trying to do right now :tears:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lets wish ourselves good luck! :highfive:
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