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city in the sky by daj city in the sky by daj
based on something I sketched a few weeks ago. I originally tried to recreate the sketch in Blender, but I'm not great with 3D. Inkscape is awesome. Spent a couple hours on this.
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thnzr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
great one !
i like the spotlights and the gradient on Saturn
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daj Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Thanks :)
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mikeroku Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Hoagland's Mars, Part III, The Moon Connection
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Anarres Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
I like (and wonder) how you did the tiny spots of light in the city. They give a very eerie look to the image -- almost as if all the stars of the sky were instead clustered there.

Beyond that, I don't really fall for the large buildings. They seem too strangely placed, and out of proportion (not only between the city, but in respect to themselves). The sky is very nice, with those blurrings around the stars. The moon could use some crater detail, perhaps. And the planet definitely could use some more work. The sea shades give a very still and quiet feeling to the image. The ambient light of the city does a good job lightening the sky behind it.

I like it. Good work.
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daj Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
The small lights are several random hand-drawn lines (scribbles ;)) with the line type set to dotted (each with different spacing). The stroke colour of each line (there's about 4 or 5 maybe) varies as well for a more random effect.

You're right about the buildings, but that's kind of the effect I was going for. At any rate this is basically just a digital sketch... if I ever make a more detailed version I'll keep your suggestions in mind.

Thanks for all your comments! :D
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jagged-r0cks Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
Really cool concept.
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sicklittlemonkey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
:wow: good use of transparent blends :+fav:
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azdruid Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
That's really impressive! It's always nice to see something of quality drawn in Inkscape rather than scrapped together in a raster program. Excellent work.
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daj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
thanks!
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