Here's my final....did want to add a few flying cars and textures to the image but ran out of time.
Here's my final....did want to add a few flying cars and textures to the image but ran out of time.
Last edited by neilpa77; August 2nd, 2011 at 05:39 PM. Reason: Lighting tweak
Nice topic. Hope its not to late to enter.
Great futuristic buildings. Interesting how you cropped the buildings at the top. I like the majestic view.
Great forms of the buildings. Only thing that annoys me a bit is the perspective of the building at the left corner.
I like the crisp and the colors.
Nice forms on the constructions.
dramatic scene. Perhaps the withe area in the middle loos a bit empty compared to the areas on the sides.
I have difficulty to interpret some objects but thats cool. I like the way you put the colors in the middle.
The city looks huge thats great.
I like it
Nice mod and forms of the buildings.
interesting architecture. hope you finish.
Great niched atmosphere.
I like the forms coming at you.
Nice mix between modern and old buildings.
looks interesting Hope you have time to finish.
Good Very futuristic
I believe I have run out of time so here's my final -
arg! outta time. here's my final and wips below it:
EoW #169: Pat Thompson
"Shanghai Sky Port Concept"
Due to global warming, Shanghai's old streets have become submerged, and since the price of gas is so astronomically high in the future, transportation went more the public route - as seen by the numerous Sky Trams - or to lower tech, such as mopeds and junk ships as seen below. The rich of the city (mainly government workers and owners of factories in America) can afford the flying cars, which can be seen docking at the specialized sky port in the center of the image. It functions as a 3 dimensional parking lot, complete with a shady park up top, with access to the Sky Tram from the roof. The Sky Tram can also be accessed from the blue glass elevators at street level, which is how most of the population gets around these days if they don't have a scooter.
Also, Mao has been further deified, and is thought of as the founder of China's prosperity, so he is honored throughout the city with giant jade shrines, complete with sunburst lighting. On a side note, the Sky Port structure was inspired by China's Expo Center building, and the Chinese character "Zhong" which is part of "Zhong Guo", meaning "China". The circular base and courtyard architecture are inspired by traditional feng shui layouts, and the Hakka minority living structures. I think as China modernizes, they will begin to lose the minorities, and so will try to cherish and honor them with recreations of the minority's culture in modern life.
Crits? Ran out of time when doing the vehicles, so I know I need more detail there, as with the water. Also wished to have more time doing fun little doodads on the the street level and in the dark market in the corner, but not enough time. will try to polish it up more so as to put in my portfolio. any suggestions on how I can improve it are very welcome!
Last edited by Pat Thompson; August 2nd, 2011 at 01:07 AM.
@snatti: beautiful piece of urban decay, love the tone of the light. Especially a fan of your use of textures. However, I feel that it doesn't really match the spirit of the brief - as in it doesn't strike me as something so much from 2112 as it could easily be something from today.
@merl1n: i'm a fan of the windows. I think I got a bit carried away with mine, haha. anyways. i like how you captured the atmosphere, feels very tangible. For a crit I'd say just needs some clean lines and bit of polish and she'd be looking snazzy. Another thing on a similar vein to snatti - what makes the city different than a city of today?
@dragon4lunch: great work! i feel that it's got just enough detail without getting it too busy. Cool bridge idea - i would have liked to see you tweak that some more, maybe making sections of it glassy/see-through. what's the function of it? transport? office space? For a crit, some of the buildings seem a bit off scale from each other. many by the river are rather mini, and then a great giant hulk of a building rises up right next to it, making the big one seem very blocky when situated next to the detailed minis. other than that, looking sweet.
@penpoint: like the vivid colors, but the angle is throwing me off of the canvas a bit. there are so many interesting things on the left to look at, but I can't help moving down and to the right and out of the image. like how you've got a KFC in there. They go nuts for the Colonel over here. not quite sure what's going on in the center - is that the double sphere tower/icon of SH thing?
@Eightball: Cool piece! rather busy, but then a megopolis should be imo. liking the ad blimp and the bridges, but i feel that the bridges could use a bit more love, and cleaner, perspective-abiding curves (especially near the horizon and with that top road). i like the bg the most. the boats are interesting, but also could be a bit cleaner. only other thing i see would be the water - should be reflecting those lights like crazy, and the boats as well. very cool concept overall man.
@zimfin: fun concept. again, love the rich guy in the rickshaw, and his robot is cool as well, but imo fairly standard robo if you take off the hat and round out the eyes. also i think that moped's a bit too close - looks like they're about to wreck. also, the moped rider's legs kinda disappear, i see them, but they might be a bit too small imo. for some reason that car reminds of me Marty McFly. The umbrella is a cool idea - is that a force field? i like how your piece captures more of the day to day life of Shanghai instead of the outside observer perspective that many of the rest of us chose.
@OchreHand: sweet. you've got my vote. Are those soccer fields or farms on the top? In China the sports of choice are: Basketball (I know, odd, right?) ping pong, tai qi, line dancing, and working out on funky playground equipment. I feel your piece is simple, elegant, well rendered, projects a sense of scale and a definite sense of the future.
android411: cool and moody. epic shapes, but I have no clue as to what they are. Hills? Clouds? Modern structures? my favorite part is the windows. did you make a flat grid of squares, and then just distort them for that effect? looks fantastic anyways. I'll try to do that next time in stead of crazy perspective diagonal/centers calculation.
@neilpa77: interesting idea. looks dangerous if those are sidewalks. love the characters and the coke ad. the central building is killer as well. I think with some more color, and texture it could be really really cool. but for right now imo, everything's a bit too uniform and sterile.
@janjager: love the red of it all. the jet packers are sweet. overall cool concept, but a bit too messy imo.
@siryder: i really like yours. wish you had done some more with it, very cool idea. the floating lantern like structures are my favorite, and the vehicle is nice as well. very clean lines, simple yet communicates quickly and effectively. the bg isn't rendered much, but from the hints of what's back it looks epic. very tantalizing overall. I'd love to see more but oh time is out.
@corrick sweet. most moody of them all. love the ship and the moon, gorgeous. the lighting is excellent, but overall I'd like to see some more texture on the buildings or some lights - I doubt Shanghai is that sleepy.
hideyoshi yours doesn't look crooked to me - and if it is it suits the piece. is that water they're traveling on? i mistook it for sand until today. cool piece and displays a well thought out vision of the future. buildings look very space agey, like starcraft drop ship structures or something. i think with just a little tweaking you can really make it pop. since the atmo is quite thick, maybe give the piece some very warm colored sun rays slanting down towards the main character's boat? also, maybe some reflected highlights from the water onto the steel of the buildings? One conceptual crit might be that I think Shanghai, flooded though it may be, would be a crowded place in the future - i might envision this spot as being home to a bustling mini street market and fish mongers as well. China's sidewalks are a very vibrant place, so why wouldn't their canals be? great work!
Last edited by Pat Thompson; August 2nd, 2011 at 09:47 AM.
Hey really sorry for being a little late for this - stupid internet went out last night. Should make it a habit to enter a day before the duedate... >_<
Anyway, I went ahead with my idea I put forth earlier in this thread. This is a scenario where sea levels are super-elevated (about 30 meters perhaps), which would be a major problem for Shanghai. By building an advanced wall to hold some of the water back, then using the pressure from the water to fill and stream through elevated water channels, people were able to create roadways with boats instead of cars. (Boats with sort of a waterwheel design, as seen in the parking lot).
This is a future where electricity is rare, but where material technology is very advanced. People use tensile (tent like) architecture, sometimes self-illuminated as shown here. The fabric "opens up" with many holes when hit with extreme wind force, so that way it doesn't get blown away/destroyed in the case of a hurricane.
Here's a process, feel free to link to it, Vulgar
Last edited by Zirngibism; August 2nd, 2011 at 12:23 PM.
Missed it by that much...
The decaying ruins of Shanghai, Old Earth Year 2112. No-fly zone status imposed 2097, atmospheric debris and particulate matter beyond safe limits.
Abandoned after Earth's atmosphere was stripped away by twin gamma ray bursts weak in their own right but strong enough to end this phase of Earth's history in the late 21st century, the crumbling ruins of Shanghai maintain a constant plume of pulverized concrete and steel in the air. It is a smuggler's haven, for those brave enough. In an instant ones own hiding place may be crushed to dust by decomposition and unwilling demolition. The fortunate industrial scavenger may still find deposits of endura-steel within the skeleton of buildings still standing.
For those others who visit, it is a gravestone with mankind's ingenuity and ultimate frailty the inscription.
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@Pat: Thanks. Your observations are accurate and I appreciate you taking the time to write them.
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