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Back To The Modern Hive by Shue13 Back To The Modern Hive by Shue13
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My third and last piece for this illuminate IV exhibit.

Sometimes living in a huge city, working downtown makes you think that you're nothing more than just a bee in the hive.

Buildings made in Vue 9 and spaceship done in 3DSmax.
All postwork in Photoshop

Hope you guys will like it!!

Check out the full exhibit here:
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Where to begin, where to begin... This is a wonderful piece, with a great concept. The colors make me think of so many different things-- the kind of "golden darkness" I envision the inside of a hive would have, or that its evening yet workers are still being sent out. I like that you threw some dark green in there instead of having all black, yellow, and orange. It makes it a little more interesting. The thing that I REALLY love is the ships. They have a bit of black-and-yellow-stripes motif reminiscent of bees, but they also look like fish, which is great because "mindless hive of bees" and "mindless school of fish" mean something similar. I also like that you didn't beat us over the head with the "hive" motif-- you just had the honeycomb-shaped hangars and we got the picture.

I don't have a too many criticisms-- I guess it might be a tinny tiny bit cluttered, but that kind of comes with the "futuristic cityscape" territory. One thing I wish I could've seen was more "life," more "busyness." As the picture is now, it looks gorgeous, but there isn't as much activity as I would've thought a "bee hive" would have. It just seems to lack humanity (which may have been what you were going for). Maybe if you focused less on making busy buildings and more making crowded streets, traffic-jammed criss-crossing highways, and added more ships leaving and arriving (without getting TOO busy), it would really give this piece the hectic hive feel to really drive this thing home.

As it stands though, I really like it! You still get the busy hive feeling across with the colors and atmosphere, and the ships have a great "bee/fish" design that gives the piece a "mindless worker" vibe (seriously, those ships add so much to this; I bloody love them). Maybe you could do a more focused "Back to the Modern Hive 2" piece that kept all the stuff that I liked but added more activity and life to it. I dunno.

Thank you for reading this inane bit of babble XD! Sorry if I was a bit harsh in places, and I hope I helped!
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work!
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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ScriptedVerse Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
When Bee's / insects become the chosen ones...after the mammals are long gone perhaps. 
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah kind of!! Thanks!
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ddrocklee Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013

Very nice work how long it usually take for you complete the artwork?

 

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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it totally depends!! This one is 3D so it needs to be modelled, rendered then heavily postwork so this one was maybe around 1 week or so!!
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Herc5150 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!!
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MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like that everything looks rusty, and worn out. most futuristic city-scapes look unrealistically clean, which is unrealistic. just because its the future, doesn't mean that humans are any more careful about keeping cities clean. Props to you!
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you appreciate it!!
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MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very much! honestly, i envy people with your kind of talent.
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keilen6 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
this is stunning, breath taking, it makes me think
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Good job ![link]
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup, ca fait plaisir !
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killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
how many years did it take
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol! Probably 1 week!!
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iytj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
superb work!:clap:
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! :lol:
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:iconiytj:
iytj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
you're welcome!:D
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Kataklysm147 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
wow what an art! great epic work! i love the details of those structures, skies, and those flying ships too, this art is a bit brighter in contrast on the lower side of the art though, but overall, this is one-in-a-million nice art.:D
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, much appreciated!
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Kataklysm147 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
no prob haha.:D
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Designfjotten Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is so freekin awsome :D you got some seriusly good talent bud :D
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! :horns:
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Caesar-The-Alligator Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Your artwork is extraordinary. ^^
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :beer:
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tomanymonster Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
great city
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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shadowvaen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The details on this are fabulous. It looks so real, as if it could go on forever and ever and ever.
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :horns:
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shadowvaen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:headbang:
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Wow I really like it!
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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Your welcome
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Je me replonge dans l'univers de Blade Runner en voyant ceci. Enfin, je dirais un savant mix entre Blade Runner, Tron et Total Recall.
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci c'est un mélange détonnant qui me plait bien, he he!!!
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alors c'est réussi ;) .
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
C'est ajouté dans le best-of de ce mois de :iconfranceofficiel: ^^
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woahou!! Merci beaucoup, j'en suis honoré !!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great colors you picked for this one mate! :thumbsup:
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THanks a lot Erik!! I know this is colors you dig too ah ah !!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe how could you tell :P
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Fantastic! :D
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Steve, always appreciated from you dude!! Hey did you join CGSociety by the way??
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
more great work :)
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it dude!! :horns:
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MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just wanted to let you know that your artwork has been featured in my latest journal. Feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Markus, thanks a lot I'm really happy about it!! :horns
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ptitvinc Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   Digital Artist
alors moi , si je peu me permetre biensur :)

je trouve l'ensemble tres complet ! il y a vraiment tous les élément pour faire une grande oeuvre ! et l'armonie des couleur est vraiment bien faite ( parfois c'est meme sa le plus dure ! )

cela dit je trouve que ta compot manque un peu de profondeur du peu etre au manque de contraste différent ! on a une légere sensation de palissement générale ! ( exempl entre ta tour de gauche et se qui se trouve derriere il manque cette petite différensse ! peu etre une fumé venant du sol aurait fait l'affaire !

sinon quoi d'autre heuuu .... pas grand chose ha si ! une accentuation des réacteur des vésseaus aurait été un plus , limite avec un bleu tres soutenu et tres intensse qui se serait reflété sur certaine partie du vésseau aurait donné des point de lumierre différent et une autre dimmenssion encors a cette oeuvre vraiment tres complet ! il faut le reconnaitre il y a du boulot la dessus!
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