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Seattle Post Apocalypse by bdbros Seattle Post Apocalypse by bdbros
I have done this matte painting a long time ago for a TV commercial to the audience of 750,000.

(There is no use of 3D,It is 100% done in photoshop).

Note:All the photo references which has been used in this work are the property of bdbros.
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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
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zap2028 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
charme effrayant...!!!!
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:iconcaochinhan:
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Outstanding work.
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent work!
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:iconcanray:
CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Bet there is at least one Starbucks still open.  ;)
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:iconbdbros:
bdbros Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Yeah,instead of sugar you can use black ashes;)
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:iconcanray:
CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Writer
And you have to get past the Starbucks Zombies!  ;)
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:iconbdbros:
bdbros Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
cool avatar,is that your own work:)
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:iconcanray:
CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
No, I can't do any graphical art at all, I'm a writer.

It is from an old SNES game.
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:iconmgraphicdesign:
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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TahaAlasari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work, i love it :love:
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:iconmypurplechicken:
MyPurpleChicken Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:omg:... Oh my god... this is truely unbelievable. This is just incrediable. I just LOVE it. You have talent. Well done :thumbsup: :)
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:iconmypurplechicken:
MyPurpleChicken Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Forgive me for spelling incredible wrong :P :ashamed:
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sreearunkr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Suuper Cloud Effects And Small Dust Particles. Continue Your Journey
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:iconjaejoong92:
jaejoong92 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I THINK I DIED A LITTLE INSIDE AT YOUR AWESOMENESS!
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molotovh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
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.
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Tago73 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
great atmosphere!
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
:wow: :love: :clap: :D
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:iconm60rpd:
M60RPD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
The destruction
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:iconrememberthe357:
RememberThe357 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
This is the second paining I've seen of Seattle in ruin :( I;d like to see one where its not destroyed maybe a futuristic Seattle thats flourishing.
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cwrw Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
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.
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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.
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bdbros Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thanks,actually there was an animation there for the commercial.that is why I have to leave it empty.:)
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Makes sense. I was wondering if there was some kind of requirement for the monochromatic color scheme. Thanks! :)
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Bluegalleon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
A strong piece, love the emotion in this one. :)
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:iconvargson:
Vargson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Kill them all, kill them with fire, no one shall remain.
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:iconmrponguy:
MrPonguy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
:O
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:iconazereshi:
Azereshi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
muh! I saw a non-apocalyptic version of that view every day on my way to school for like 2 years. that's chilling!
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:iconmidnos:
Midnos Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O How the hell have you done... xD GREAT Work here!! =)
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:iconhotaruthodt:
HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Digital Artist
That is amazing. :wow:
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auqifx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
awesome
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:iconsolarune:
Solarune Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Writer
Wow, this is utterly chilling. :O
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There's no 3D.... yet it's copyright of the 3D Training Academy and was featured in a 3D artist magazine....?
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Dragosd2000 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I so envy you for this one, it's stunning. Though I can't understand how it was made, amazing
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cptnsuz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
The Alaskan Way Viaduct is in surprisingly good shape post-apocalypse. :)
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:iconstonedsmeagol:
StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awesome picture, makes you wonder what if, a great composition.
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:iconmadgardens:
MadGardens Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Grim
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:iconargiopia:
argiopia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
WOW!!!!! Tutorial?
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:iconskevlar:
Skevlar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great apocalyptic image!
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:iconheartwrench:
heartwrench Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
i love post apocalyse pics. they're all so hauntingly serene
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's because almost everybody is DEAD ! So much for the religions ! Some groups underground, the Underneathers...
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JohnJMccann Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
wow it is amazing !
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
So post-apocalyptically amazing! i feel as if i have entered another world or stepped into the game of Fallout. Amazing stuff man.
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