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Speedpainting 'Hidden City' by ANTIFAN-REAL Speedpainting 'Hidden City' by ANTIFAN-REAL
Hello! :)

It is amazing what a little time and inclination can do for ones creativity - I've managed to do 3 images in the last 3 lunchtimes (with a little tinkering at night). This one is different again - "Junker barges bring God knows what to God knows where"

This image took a couple of hours or so again - probably about 120-130 mins, just because I was messing with the atmosphere etc – kinda fun to paint, I love the idea of old boat like craft that defy gravity, but somehow need sails and smoke pluming engines to move about! :D

Original res 3500 pixels (high)
Painted in PS CS3
Intous 3 Tablet

Who knows when I'll get chance to sketch again! :)

G x

V I S I O N . A F A R . 2 0 0 9 . S H O W R E E L


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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere in this one. The sky-boats are pretty cool.
DarkAnimalStudio Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist

I have both of your books (Bold visions and 100 ways...)and am very happy to say that they have helped me more than I could possibly relate. Thanks so much for putting forth the effort. I grab them when I'm stuck and they always help me come out the other side with a smile! BTW> I use that textured brush you describe every day! Best Wishes!

ANTIFAN-REAL Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are very kind :) thank you so much for your lovely words! :)

G x
dewmanna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Digital Artist
MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work! <3 I love your style~
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like your style! I'd love to feature something like this for a unique kind of commission. Here are the details if you're interested: [link]
Tygerson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Mysterious and beautiful! Love the atmosphere!
philippeL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb job, I love the details :)
dcbernman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
The colors! Oh the colors!
Icarious Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Dude! Skys of Arcadia! Totally remindsmeof that.
DarkWyvren Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Do you work from grey scale and color over it?
thick-Kartoschka Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist do you omeup with this stuff?????
Neywa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student
Used here ^^ :
Alaneia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010

Oo !
FlyinEye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't been on in a while and thought I should see what one of my favorite artists is up to. Glad I did. Your work is sooo good. I really love it
jon-rista Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece has an amazing atmosphere that just gives dark, immensely distant future feel. Excellent work. :)
Got-Labs Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
That amazing :clap::clap: and the view makes it even beter! Good job:)
Aivre Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Featured here!


x-AMY85-x Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
woow... how do u come up with these awesome views?!
please lemmi know!
Clepsidras Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece-of-art as been featured here:


If you don't want to be featured, let me know, and I will remove it. :)
Thanks for your great work!
otaku25 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thats so amazing *o*
selina Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
I like the mysterious tone of it, well done!
naoko3000 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
nice picture!nice imagination!!! I love very much what you do, it seems so realist!!!! very good!
Spectraljump Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
It's blurry and vivid at the same time.

Lemme ask you this, Did you paint the big ship on the left as it is, or did you blur it later with a blur filter? :)
eve-dC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
how did you do that?

this pic shows a place which looks very similar to the ones i see in my dreams! :paranoid:

i love the atmosphere!
Pegahoul Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haa so jealous, never get the color right when I'm speedpainting >< must go b/w first
KeremGo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Feelings of distance, depth and loneliness makes that scene very striking. Love it as always :+favlove:
k3si4k Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it
DAB-FX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
ultra nice ;)
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Wow, really cool work.
IceFireX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
amazing work, great foggy feeling.
SALVUKY Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
well done! :)
warlady-kiara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
it's beautiful! it's wonderful! it's just awesome...
MT-y Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great man!
Love the central color of it all
:+fav: :D
Dekus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
freakin epic scene... great values and ship design is cool too!
grimfairyreaper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
its a good sketch I would love to see this concept fleshed out its absolutly fantastic!
daydream-vs-arronax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Very nice!
acciopen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Writer
i like the way the ships look like they are moving, all blurred and stuff. that would be so cool to be on one of those :D
Sydan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is good. Very good.
my-delilah Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Every single one of your pieces has a story. It's amazing. I love this so much.
DarthBanach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
I love your use of green.
This and Tree Root Canopy are my favorite pieces from your gallery.
TMiracle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome like always ^^
NEO3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It its a true gift that you have, always congrats your speedpaint, but, I would very much like to see a "slowpaint", with everything that you can do on its full glory. :)
Thanks for sharing your work! :salute:
mynti Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Would love to see more touches of that peachy color in the sky! I am digging the drama and surreal perspective, nice work! :glomp:
timegate Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome atmospheric affects. I like how it feels like underwater, so thick with atmosphere and smoke.

Very cool and interesting. you should write a short story to go with it, to explain what the tower is and why the ships are going there!

nice work!
RufusMador Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Artist
You need to get back to producing artwork and design for Video Games.

This is awesome man! I feel like I'm standing on the edge of a cliff, looking upon the city that holds the key the the next step in my epic quest!
Amikino Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love landscape speed paintings and this one really does the job, even with such a one-tone color scheme that is very hard to pull off without making it boring..
i do think that you could have added something in the foreground that is a bit more focused and sharp so that there is more contrast, but i guess it doesn't matter seeing that it is in fact speed-painting...
good job though, all in all.
Kedoelian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Writer
i really like this
PrinceFries12 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
ShidoEV Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, just amazing!!
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June 10, 2009
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