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    Icon Tensai Cityscapes - Ink Figure Series!!! - pg6; 10 Aug

    hi all,

    ive been checking out the forum for a while, love some of the work here and it is about time to jump in and post something myself.
    first work is a portrait of tokyo, drawn by hand, 'painted' in photoshop. because the size is 75 x 50 cm i put some crops up as well; one of the foreground, one of the back.

    im here to learn something so comments/praise/critique are all appreciated.

    i've noticed that on some monitors the colors are really of though, but anyway, here it goes...

    tensai
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    tensai


    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)



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    Fuck backgrounds, who needs em.


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    overwhelming.. I dont know what too look at first.. same feeling you get when your in the city..

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    WOW.. congratulation....great work.. but.. Where is Wally ? hehehehe very nice and hard work''' how much time for finish it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDeathwalker
    overwhelming.. I dont know what too look at first.. same feeling you get when your in the city..
    ken - thanks for the reply. your comment summarizes what i think are the strong and weak points in this illustration. making it overwhelming is exactly what i tried to do here. it sacrificed focussing and ease of 'reading' though. but that is how i feel about this place, so...

    tensai

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    Fascinating...

    ...interesting use of color. I like the clutter.

    I find when I look at a cityscape at night, my eyes are drawn to the occasional spark of unusual light, like neon signs and so forth. Your piece captures that. The blue is more twilight, which adds a different mood than, say, black. It's also kind of whimsical, like a parody of urbanism.
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    Wow

    Hoky Crap shit man! that must have taken for freaking ever!
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    The Waffle house sketch book.

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    sick man! Awesome!

    Where in tokyo is this by the way?

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    heyyy, just went to the library to get some music, i come back, people actually take a look! thanks for the comments.

    ill do a quick reply cause i have to start working...

    drawing took me i think three days and my back. colors i did mostly in three values cause of the size of this thing and it stil took me two/three days and my hand.

    im doing one right now that is i think twice as complex as this one so im in way over my head, but then again thats how i felt with doing this one...

    qstom: whally is in there somewhere man. if you see him tell him he owes me 50 bucks though..

    cinc2020: thanks man glad to see the mood coming across..

    wafflehouseninja/black frog/chingwa
    i slept allright - during the day. the only way to do this for me is at night so...

    here is one more midlevel crop. just a bit zoomed-in compared to the first one. ill post some more stuff soon!
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    tensai


    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)



    Quote Originally Posted by strych9ine
    Fuck backgrounds, who needs em.

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    For some reason it reminds me of schoolhouse rock..

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    man that is just awesome. welcome, and i look forward to seeing more from you. this kind of reminds me of my homie dave choe's stuff, very nice lines. keep em coming!-c36

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    i love the level of detail. i look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    It looks even more busy cropped...

    I would suggest haveing the buildings in the back darker than the ones in the front. I think that might help.

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    yo man - thanks for all the props!
    el coro man, seeing some of your sketchbook stuff is what drove me here!!
    checked out your man choe - very nice and loose stuff he has there.

    dns2k - this was the first time i did this hyperdetailed thing.. i'll post some more stuff soon - i tried to get this new piece finished last night but im not done with it yet.

    this site is the bomb though. so many good work here, nice to have sections for learning/sketching, and it really makes you wanna go and draw.

    thanks alot,
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    lovin that - it feels like a living breathing city! feels just like tokyo.

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