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Utopia by Adam-Varga Utopia by Adam-Varga
Man spent quite a time on this! I started this strictly as a digital illustration, but wanted to incorporate photographs of buildings I took. So this is 50 percent photos, 50 percent digital. A fun collaboration, hope you enjoy it.

Photoshop CS3, about 15 hours, give or take a few weeks.

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GalaxyCreations Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely detailed
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MissyVakarian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looooooove your work ! It inspires me to create more ! Maybe you'll make a tutorial, some day ?
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hello! thank you for the comments, and i do have some video tutorials! I'm uploading more here.... www.vargaa.com/process/
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Universe-of-Dusk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Check out my gallery too! :D :iconyaayplz:
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:iconadam-varga:
Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you i will!
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Universe-of-Dusk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How exactly do you imagine/create this? Cause when I try my mind kind of fizzles and I end up having a mental breakdown
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just picture the overall scene, and work one building at a time haha. very simple..to me I guess :)
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pier101 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I would like to ask you if I may use this image for a project I've got coming up. It's a school project, and I think this image would be a great one for us to use. We will give the credit for the image of course. Please respond with an answer as soon as you can.
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, yes you may use it, but be sure to list my name (Adam Varga) and site url somewhere, thank you! good luck on your project
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pier101 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank you, we absolutely will. WOO!
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Tahchalah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
jaw drop'n!!! what can I say?
awesomeness in like 5 languages that haven't even been created yet!!!
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mrfpsmax Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
NICE!!!
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Worth the effort!, you have a great eye for large scale perspective and lighting
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Hexabol Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful cityscape! Really captures the density of urban living well. I'm not going to lie, though, when I saw the United States flag in the image I was like "awesome, it's in my country!" :)
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha glad you found that! thank you
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patusprime Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
muito bonito seu trabalho, parabêns!!!!! eu imagino o trabalho que dá você pintar os detalhes!
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
obrigado!!, mas eu não falo português haha
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patusprime Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
não fala mais escreve xD
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GiulioDesign94 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful !
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!:)
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GiulioDesign94 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're Welcome :D
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Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really beautiful piece of work, I love how you have a great blend of both nature and technology in there as well as the general air of peace that surrounds the place.

Hey, do you mind if I used this image for my blog? I've sorta got this whole "capital of knowledge" theme going for it and I think this image would really fit it well.
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the detailed comment!, and u can use it, but somewhere u have to credit me, put my name, and preferably a link to the piece, enjoy, thanks!
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Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright man, thanks a bunch. Here's the blog, let me know what you think:

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I was sure to credit and link to you in the introductory post.
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice, looks good as the header, thanks for the credit, I will keep an eye out on your blog!
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aretoon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice matte but here are a few things I see in this that could use some improvement

The composition is nice, but could use a bit revisions to build an eye patter to follow, that white trainway kinda leads the eye out too quick and too suddenly, I'd like to see it a bit muted down and maybe heading inwards or something.
Also the composition is a bit too tight, I feel there's a bit too much going on and it's all squished in, maybe a wider composition would help

Also I feel like there'd be a whole alot more haze going on in the city. On top of that atmospheric perspective is barely there. Tho place these hazes selectively as it is very easy to overdo it. Also for shadows you've used different values of black blue and different colors for different distances and sometimes the further away building has more contrast than the closer one and eye questions that. As it gets further away shadows turn blueish and the contrast fades away, turns in to more of a hue shift almost rather than different values.

As for rendering - sorry I just keep seeing new things everytime I look at it, maybe a bit too long of a critique - you could definitely use some bouncing light. You have vegetation in the city and it's not as well lit as the buildings or your highlights aren't as high key, if you boosted them up with a yellow-greenish tone and had some of that light bouncing onto the buildings (cyanish-yellow-green) that'd help alot into your rendering, hlep it bring together. Same thing applies to every highlight and shadow, always keep in mind the ambient light.

(also, on a fairly gray - or white - surface, warm light casts blueish shadows, if you look closely to snowscenes or beachscenes you'll realize that and I don't know, I had found this piece of info so useful when someone told me it for the first time, maybe it'll help you out too )

Also I feel some of your buildings don't live up to the visual insterest other buildings contain, maybe break them down and make em a bit more visually appealing. Add textures! They look way too clean as they are right now. Lasso tool will get you only so far :D

Other than those, I don't have anything else to say I think , I love the variety I love the foreground futuristic extensions of buildings and I love the overall look, keep on practicing!
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ya the main points I took out of that were the contrast of the buildings, I kept several buildings in the back bright yellow when they'd be subdued. And the other thing is the building shapes...you can clearly tell which ones were hand made. Do you know of any feature besides the lasso and marquee tool? I need to make more complex buildings. Thanks for the critique!
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Jul-l Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that's really amazing! I love the light and seems that the image breath, really nice ))
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! oh and thanks for the cute comment too;)
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Kamachu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HO
LY

CRAAAAAAAAP

ADAM, IM SPEECHLESS. THIS IS AMAAZING~~~~~~! :heart:
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks! as always my first favoriter!
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Kamachu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How could I not be (well, that and Im a night owl :XD: )

This seriously has got to be the best piece I've seen you do as of late. EVERYTHING, the detail lighting perspective ITS ALL INCREDIBLE! :love:
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Adam-Varga Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks again! I have to practice digital alot though I don't feel its up to par. But then again I compare myself to all these other amazing digital artists on here
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Kamachu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dont worry, I do that too xD But comparing and feeling lame makes you work even harder, and discover new techniques~!
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