First of all, I would like to say that this is very well done. I mean this was done completely from scratch, not a single hint of photomanipulation. I really like the technique used for this drawing, this looks very realistic. I really like how the Space Needle looks, and the details are just downright awesome. I really like how the bridge was done, truly amazing. Lastly the shading and the lighting is fantastic. This artist really put a lot of effort into this and truly deserves the faves it received. All in all, this is definitely worth faving. XD
The artistic merit is obvious and the level of detail fantastic. My only objection is one of a technical nature, as my gut instinct tells me that if the Space Needle were to bend in the manner portrayed, it would be beyond its center of gravity. Thus, the picture must be a snapshot of the structure in the instant of complete collapse.
Maybe you've done further research and determined this not to be true, but without knowing the physics behind it, the aberrant stillness of what my mind tells me should be a body in motion does tend to capture my eye and detract from the rest of this otherwise incredible scene.
Technically fabulous piece of work! The one thing I am undecided on is the composition -You lead the viewer so strongly to the center with the sun shaft shining down into essentially nothing- which may very well be one of the points you are trying to make! Could be hope? Could be the nothingness of of absolute destruction/desolation? Definitely a thought provoking and powerful image, and the attention to detail is totally dazzling.
I can't click on the "write a critique" button and bring up the window to do this as others might. But, I do have a couple of suggetions gleaned from my experience as a Art teacher and professional artist in traditional meduims. First, I have to say that I like the use of gray and brown as the overall color scheme. It is probably how it would really appear / be. I like, also, the rays of light coming through the clouds in the left back ground. Then, I like the tension that the teetering Space Needle creates. It tends to make one wonder if it is going to fall, giving the picture a note of memorability. I admire your ability to use Photoshop so well. It baffles my old-fashioned mind...haha...
The only thing that I could say might be changed to give this picture a little bit more of a "pop" is this: The rays of light might work better if they were shining on something (a structure or area of different texture) instead of on nothing. The reason that I say this is because the entire picture is very monochromatic. To give the eye a rest from this sameness and to create an area of interest, shine that light on a different colored structure or the edge of a point of interest (perhaps a statement object). It would also draw the observer into the picture more completely and cause this work to 'stick' in the mind of that observer. Just my two cents....Hope it helps.