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Shantytown by AlexRuizArt Shantytown by AlexRuizArt
yes my friends, many shantytowns were destroyed during the making of this image! I had the help of many photographs of these shanytowns(a city district inhabited by people living in huts and shanties) to give it an extremely chaotic and cluttered feel.
I also wanted it to appear lifeless and barren, with the exception of some birds in the air and maybe a little dude here or there(see if you can spot them!).
All done in photoshop, about a days work. Thanks for lookin'!

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:iconsaintofthedragons:
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much ambiance! Fantastic atmosphere.
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work :)
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SterileMind Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The immense amount of detail is crazy. This is sometimes how I feel living in San Francisco. Everyone is living right on top of one another and you can barely move without stepping on someone else. Really amazing piece.
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shinoooz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Great Work!!
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:icongrahamsym:
GrahamSym Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Very cool image :)
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:icontaitaviracocha:
Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impresionante!!
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Efflamm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
loook like the amazing concept art from guild wars ^^
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GUILTY-SPARK343 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
thats cool =)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you lovely work has been included in my best art of DA feature [link] have a nice day :)
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
that is amazing and looks a bit unstable!!
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:iconfiery-fire:
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in Pirates ;) of Oceans & Seas >> [link]
Hope you enjoy it !! :ahoy::skullbones:
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:iconmustang47:
Mustang47 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Just like the first who comments, fuckin awesome
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:iconviv4ever:
viv4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
hello there, my name is justin and i am currently working on developing a card/board game that may or may not be a commercial product. In either case, I just wanted to ask permission to use some of your works in exchange for art publicity. Your name would be included on said card or board and if you wish, I can even include the website address to your work. I wish to help promote artists as well design this game I have been conceptualizing over several years. Would you be interested?
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nekoluver15 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
there's no way he'll reply back. :C
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:iconviv4ever:
viv4ever Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
yeah, oh well
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:iconasiapasek:
asiapasek Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great sky, great light, and I like spherical mirrors
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:iconpixie7:
pixie7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
beautiful!
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:iconkaptain-spyder:
Kaptain-Spyder Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Just fucking great !!
I really love your style
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:iconstormfire-sf:
Stormfire-SF Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great work, dude. Nice perspectives.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Featured [link]
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Astounding !!
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:iconangelitoon:
angelitoon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool!
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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:icongaianchild:
gaianchild Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Curiously, the very fact that this city looks so dead is precisely what gives it so much life. It's incredible - I love it.
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:iconluciankinox:
luciankinox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Incredible and beauti!!
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:iconkamiame:
KamiAme Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
interesting^^
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Natal-ee-a Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This was always one of the best apocolyptic cities I've seen under the keywords. The color and lighting is ideal for the mood and the fact that the city is dead. Wonder what happened to cause this. And unlike a lot of destroyed city images, this one has a great fantasy feel with the huge tower in the middle.

I'm currently trying to attempt a destroyed city drawing and this one has inspired me greatly! Good job!
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SiNDiKiT Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Thats crazy, Nice Work! Lovin It
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:icondrawmachine:
Drawmachine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Prepare yourself, cuz i think i'll fav the whole collection! :)
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:icondaisyrainbowflorrie:
daisyrainbowflorrie Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
a day? a DAY?!?!?!
*is officially gobsmacked*
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SbtrneanHmskElle Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
absolutely spectacular
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Heh, cool scene! Very well put together.
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:iconsimbaro:
Simbaro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Ohh my god i think this picture single handedly knocked me out of my art funk that has lasted days, thank you thank you!!!
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farshadfgd Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
look at the space !!! i really like this
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:iconwanderer-1:
Wanderer-1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
is that the gateway arch from st louis on the top? lol very cool
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:iconmullet2dmax:
mullet2dmax Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
We should find a restaurant to eat at there. Third world, post apocalyptic food is always the SHIZNIT!
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:iconganabiah:
Ganabiah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
good work :)
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:iconsimulshah:
simulshah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
beautiful :clap:
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:iconpacalvotana:
Pacalvotana Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
huge amout of knowedge to create some work like this...
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:iconlstjules:
lstjules Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow. i really like it. makes me think of a junk yard of houses, it's so dark and gloomy.
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:iconokay54:
okay54 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, an amazing idea, excellent lighting also!
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
A work of insidious genius!
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:iconschmatzkeks:
Schmatzkeks Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
WOW! Just amazing! :O

I'm wondering how to make such pictures :D
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Davolivera Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
whata great thing ? uhouhouho i like !
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:iconjayweccent:
JayWEccent Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, Ho long did this take you?
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:iconephynephryn:
Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
it more than amazing its looks like as a dream.... Great picture! :clap:
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:iconmyrm:
myrm Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
only thing that bothers me is the foreground being so flat and purple instead of green.
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:iconhungrysparrow:
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Now that's what I call an urban sprawl. Beautiful in an unkept chaotic kinda way.
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Holy crap. This is flipping amazing.
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DarkStormX1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
beautiful painting. A Must Fav
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