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    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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    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)

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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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    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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    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...

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    GunTrouver - thanks, im working on more of course...

    curtisfell - i know centre pompidou, im originally an architect.. i hadnt thought about that building for any of these, but i see where youre coming from.

    no crits on the succes/disaster of the propaganda reinvention? would love to hear what works, what doesnt as it is so different from what i have done before.. composition? colors?

    here is the original sketch:

    edit - looking for un linked image to attach to post.

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    cool stuff... so much quick detail. thanks for sharing

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    love your first piece (the green blue cityscape)! your meticulous detailing is extraordinary! just love how the city seems to be swaying with the wind currents... excellent stuff!

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    oozing neons

    continuing my attempts to capture what i like when i walk in the city..

    going for a bit simpler stuff and wanted to do some brighter colors. i really dont mind if it gets more graphic and less realistic..

    comments and crits appreciated.

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    check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)

    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)

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    Nice ones, m8.

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    cheers MrozekArt.

    now anybody care to hook me up with some crits?

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    the latest has a kool feel to it

    i am really digging the complex ones tho... that much depth is insane. those marker comps earlier really have a kool feel to them. graphically they read very well.

    what is your process? marker layout to ink/refining/detail to photoshop? do you lay in the big forms first or work your way out?

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    These are all awesome. Love the detailing..Cant wait to see more =)

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    I see all of your works, and i have a conclusion:

    First - you have too much free time.
    Second - when you have too much free time, you start drawing.
    Third - When yo draw, you are a Detailed Crazy Nut!
    Fourth - And i think, that i like drawing details...
    Fifth - ...shame on me.
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    Where's Waldo's apartment?

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    You are robot!!!This is insane(in very good way)

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    Great stuff. Very pleasantly surprised to see what was in this thread.

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    Nicely done!

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    Oh my.. all the details... o.o
    Totally awesome!
    I love that last drawing, nice colors. ^^

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    damn!
    I've never see anything like this..

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    OMG, there brilliant

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    thanks everybody for the comments.

    quietadrian - i wanted to comment with an update, but starting my sketchbook here and doing other stuff is taking its time. keep that Watts thing going and Update man!

    flaptraps - yeah based on that upside down city (NewWorldWonder its called) i was asked to do t-shirt design for a national chain store here. made all these designs and in the end they chose to just use a hand written scribble, cause they liked my handwriting so much..(??)

    liquidwerx - thanks - you got some real nice figures going on yourself.

    CamStatic - glad you like the last one too. bit of a different approach. im still not sure if im gonna redo some stuff on that one.

    paarma - left a message in you book. like the linequality. you got to put more stuff up man.

    Cique - thanks mang.

    check out the sketches for some totally different stuff.

    tensai


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    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)

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    God, I'm blown away by all of this. It's almost impossible to add anything, really. I love that your work shows your surroundings so strongly. Your mind seems to be so borne of Tokyo and the crazy magnificence of the place. Most people would find that much detail simply crushing - both in their eyes and in their work.

    Phenomenal, dude.

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    fantastic details with simple colors!awesome

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    These are truly breathtaking. Remind me ALOT of Aeon Flux, very very very cool. Truly inspirational too.

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    All the cityscapes are breath-taking! All those small details are crazy -in a good way!
    Yesterday I just started doing some cityscapes myself, and now seeing your work just influenced me even more! :D

    This one is my favorite amongst them all: link
    keep it up!

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    huh, where did this suddenly come from? stars! sankyu sankyu.

    - dirty_c: thanks man. coming from you that is making me speechless. seriously. i think its just that im obsessed with the scale and complexity of this place. things are so unpredictable that the city and its systems seems almost organic. fly-overs, aircons, ducts, wires - theyre so wild its almost like greenery. nobody seems to be in control of it and it just keeps on growing... and i love neon. i want to design some...

    - michael see: thanks, im really impressed by stuff from the old woodblock masters and how they got such lively images with so little means. if i could create something with a sliver of the same power, i would be one happy dude.

    - frog and *BAM*: i had to look up what Aeon Flux was, but thanks . im glad its inspiring.

    - Silveraxe: cheers man. i always like to hear which pieces people like. im curious what you will make of your cityscape.

    since there is no art on page two, i think i better put up some new art in here.. not as good as the other stuff, and already posted in my sketchbook, but nonetheless:

    edit - in text image link replaced with attachment at the bottom

    this was originally about trying to get an atmospheric effect like fog down with minimal effects. but i often like to change a picture in the end and in this case i thought i would drop some sort of colour bomb in there...

    im doing a cityscape for a new chinese magazine right now, its a WIP in my sketchbook, but when its finished ill post it in here.

    thanks and again,
    comments and crits greatly appreciated...

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    I scanned my citysketches
    here's the link

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