CS – Concept Art – City Scape Digital

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Rough Mock up of what I want it to look like

I started to put together my drawings with a photo my mum took of New York at night. Below is the images I used to create the piece above.

I then started to play about with it more and change things about it and clean it up.

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1st Ver – added in white blocks for signs, reflected the first layer of buildings into water and used the liquefy tool. Cleaned up the marker drawings and removed their sky.

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2nd – Added in two buildings at the front based on a sketch I done. I also used the same glowing sphere on both sides rather than two different ones because I feel like there could be a bridge here. I’ll play about with this idea.

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3rd – Changed the overall colour to a purple shade.

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The sketch I’m basing this piece on

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4th – Added in a rough road to see if it would suit the image. I kind of really like this so far and I think I might keep the road in it. I just need to make it more like a bridge.

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I made a bridge in maya but I really didn’t like it much I feel like a flatter one would work better. I forgot to save the file of the bridge in maya but I still have a rendered version of it. I’m not keeping this in the final because it just doesn’t suit it at all. 

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I added in clouds and the moon and added a blue tint to in between the two layers of building to give the impression of there being lights in between streets.

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added the sky into the reflection on the water

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Fixed up the road and changing the windows on the buildings. Originally I copied the ones from my hand drawn thing but I didn’t like the looks of those on the buildings in the background so I used a rectangle brush instead. 

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I’ve adjusted the water to be a bit more blue, i’m not sure if i’ll keep this way or not but I kind of like it so far. 

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While playing around with colours, this happened. I kind of like how it is but I sadly won’t be keeping it this way. It’s also an older version (I didn’t save this nice light purple version as PSD) so I can’t go back to it. Sort of makes me think of this as what it would be like during the day only with lighter buildings.

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I changed the direction of the two middle buildings. I’m not sure which way I like them. 

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