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The Gates by Shue13 The Gates by Shue13
This is a matte painting from a traditional beach sight with a cool sun down I shot last summer and an obvious central focal point with quite symmetrical lines, which I really liked to turn it into something sci-fi but keeping the actual boats to make them comtemporary compared to the futuristic buildings. No spaceship this time, I really focused on the buildings.

It is quite Dylan cole inspired even if I dont have his talent but I learnt a lot from him and his 2D techniques for matte. Very few 3D here, just the arches for basic shapes. All the rest is painting.

Original plate is my own stock and textures as well or bought on Asile FX which I recommand a lot: [link]

Hope you like it. Have a look at the Walkthrough of this piece here:
Thanks for faving and comments always welcomed.
Cheers!
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This is a lovely piece and invokes multiple feelings all at once. Despite the futuristic SF flare, it remains very common place with the boats and the natural sunset in the distance. The colors are rich and warm. Typically when I think of futuristic stuff, especially with designs as industrial as this, I think darkness, gloom, something with dystopian undertones, but not so here. The sunset, the water, the clean practical symmetry gives this piece a hope.
As a writer I tend to see pictures as (often unintended) jumping off points for stories. That is how I know, at least for me, that the picture was moving, and that the art has served its purpose as inspiration and storyteller. This picture does that.
The shapes in this piece are also original. In futuristic pieces, the pictures are often angular, with lots of long straight lines. The fact that so much in this picture is rounded off makes for something quite original and somehow wholesome. It also lends to the sense that the structures are part of the nature, that all of it blends together.
I really like this picture a lot.
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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T21VIRUS09GeN Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artist
You make technology appear so magical, really nice!!
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconc0rwyn:
c0rwyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
This is beautiful. 
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:icondiscotechnology:
discotechnology Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
When my dreams best serve me, this is what they look like...
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
he he cool!! thx!
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archproart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work of sci fi...a quality piece...
from archproart.com new artshop
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!!!
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:iconsardonicautumn:
SardonicAutumn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Writer
How have I not found your talent before now? This is absolutely beautiful...
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You found me now. Thank you, really appreciated!
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!!
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
^.^ no prob. Keep up the awesomeness ^.^
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Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:spotlight-left:Hello, your work(-s) were featured here :spotlight-right:
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hey thank you and Jim!! I'm honored by what he says!!
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
A lot of really cool art in here.  I run the occasional sci-fi game in my pen 'n paper rpgs; I am definitely going to take inspiration from some of your work. 
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad to inspire!!
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Artist
since the digital camera, i always hate it when peeps ask 2 come see there holiday pix, cause they got like 900 of them & usually 875 are boring, but i would watch all your holiday pix :D
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ah, thanks a lot. Here is another one :thumb380066990: I just uploaded!!
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Artist
yes i just saw it, it was in my deviations, thanx:D altho just a bit 2 earthly 2 realy have that epic scifi WOW factor, but dont get me wrong, awesome job again, some pro's aint half as good as your work
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! Really appreciated!!!
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sorry here: [link]
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guerrillasneeded Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
super!
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
just make sure to protect your art mate
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks yeah!!
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killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
goood dammmmmyummm this is beyond reckoning this is glorious
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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:iconnobujr:
Nobujr Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Looks a little like a star wars colony above all the water. This is fantastic! How long did it take to make?
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! I dont know, maybe three days!!
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
What an amazing sight! I would love to imagine that some part of the 23rd century Earth depicted in "Star Trek" (one of my big passions when it comes to sci-fi futurism) might look like this, especially since the new movies seem to really push the idea that future-Earth will have vast cityscapes with massive pointing structures... =)
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Shue13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!! Glad you like it!! Star Trek rocks for sure!!
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thanks! Glad to find someone else who likes the series. I really wish we saw more of Future-Earth in "Trek," even though I guess that doesn't fit so well with the show's theme of "going out there." I personally like to think that places like what you've done here would exist in an Earth 250-300 years from now.
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IamTheIceman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This one is amazing, thank you for making such quality art
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! Glad you like it!!
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LordPorksword Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Very cool pic Shue13!
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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JST2345 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfull perspective!
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!! :horns:
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
WOW...... O_O
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thx!! :lol:
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ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now this is grand art, this picture is just full of greatness. The color, the lighting, the artistry.
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thx so much, I'm honored by what you say!!!
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ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome, I really do like finding really cool and great looking art. I know I can draw pretty okay, but it's just great to see all the beautiful art people come up with.
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arcadian123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
awesome! XD
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!!!
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arcadian123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
be welcome xD
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daviniasiles Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's wonderful!
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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