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Red Light District by jcbarquet Red Light District by jcbarquet
Done for the Hysterical Minds Exhibition HM11: Empathy.

This is my first cityscape, I think :)
I wanted it to have a touch of sci-fi without looking too futuristic. Hope you like it.

Photoshop, Intuos

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Given 2012-10-27
Red Light District by =jcbarquet ( Suggested by jakerobson-tull and Featured by alltheoriginalnames )
Very good perspective and the lighting is very well done. The lighting has a certain warmth to it as it spreads out. It actually works in very good contrast with the dark blue sky above.

I especially like the illusion of the shiny wet pavement that people are walking on. That is not an easy effect to achieve. You did it well. The people also seem to have some movement, especially with the lighting on them. This reminds me of Blade Runner a bit. Great work overall :) This has some serious impact! It makes me want to visit this place in your painting! :)
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Looks like a nice portrayal of a seedy and squalid underside of a freeway. Futuristic is nice, but one has to remember that old stuff often persists, particularly in bad parts of town like this one. This rendition keeps that in mind very well. For example, that car looks like a model current to our time, but run down by the time this "photograph" was (will be) taken. What's going on there? Looks like either a drug deal or a john cruising for a prostitute? I see some other prostitutes hanging near the car. The buildings close to us look even older in stark constrast to the brand-new towers in background.

I would not want to visit this place without being at least discreetly armed. You captured the look of wet, dirty, and palpable danger quite well.
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Wonderful scene!
Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
is great! love the details on the buildings, the lights, the colouring, the wet floor, is a really nice work of art!

Kampy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
superb perspective!
KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Khaalidah Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I like this a lot. Very nice sort of futuristic look.
jcbarquet Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
AliciaHollinger Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!
AngelSuburbanite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This is really cool; awesome job :)
Masteroflightnings Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow si parece una foto !!! Esto es perfecto
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