Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
MATTE PAINTING - Babel Myth by fstarno MATTE PAINTING - Babel Myth by fstarno
The Decline of Babel Myth is a personnal matte painting that I did during Christmas holiday. I took some photos with my digital camera on top of the empire state building in New York City last summer while I was at SIGGRAPH 2006 Boston, there is only 4-5 hours of driving between.

The concept of this artwork was inspired by the famous movie Blade Runner (starring Harrison Ford) in which, you can see amazing futuristic cityscapes, which are define today as one of the most classic matte painting images from the old times. I always was fascinated by these old school matte painting techniques. These amazing artists was working on huge glass canvas with nothing else than pencils, brushes and oil painting. What a different world!

The modeling of the ships was done by a friend of mine: [link]



Frederic St-Arnaud
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2009-11-08
MATTE PAINTING - Babel Myth by ~fstarno
The suggester said:
The time will come, and one fine morning you will see from the window just such a world! He will shine in front of you in the new shades and colors! There will come a new era, an era of new discoveries ... ( Suggested by ifreex and Featured by gucken )
:iconcyb007:
Cyb007 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work
Reply
:iconimtfx:
IMTFX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
7 years after, Still an amazing work !
Reply
:iconclaredrew:
claredrew Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the future
Reply
:iconmrouf:
MrOuf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice :)
Reply
:iconcuchulainnssickbed:
CuchulainnsSickbed Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I was thinking blade runner when I saw this! :) Nicely done! :D
Reply
:icongenotive:
genotive Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Work done 5 years ago. :wow:
STILL LOOK AWESOME!!!
Reply
:iconjosueconcept24:
JosueConcept24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great job!
Reply
:icongoldenlapis:
GoldenLapis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! I saw this in the Brazilian edition of Computer Arts, simply great!
Reply
:iconrg-12:
rg-12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
asdfgagasdfadfadsfag
this photo made me jizz!
Reply
:iconlegendary41:
Legendary41 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Hot damn, this is really amazing? How long did it take to create?
Reply
:iconshen17000:
Shen17000 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is really amazing
Reply
:iconsardjito11:
sardjito11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, what wordless for you :) amazing, dude
Reply
:icondbagdonas0211:
DBagdonas0211 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I tell you what, this picture actually gave rise and inspiration to the capital city of my book. Course, I found this on google, so I never had been to your deviant art beforehand. The futuristic Tower of Babel you got in the back there? Yeah, used that to symbolize my Citadel. So, I suppose I need to thank you for the inspiration.
Reply
:iconraphapinheiro:
RaphaPinheiro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awsome Work, man!
Reply
:iconemangeee:
emangeee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
Reply
:iconalexyong96:
AlexYong96 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Photographer
This is a good paintng, I don't know how people can do this. Good job.
Reply
:iconunam-et-solum:
Unam-et-solum Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Very well done!
Reply
:icongiant-iceberg:
Giant-Iceberg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Godly! It makes me speechless.
Reply
:iconithry-fa:
Ithry-fa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
3D effect without 3D glasses... J'adore !
Reply
:iconalembaarts:
AlembaArts Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Just awesome. Love the tower in the far bg.
Reply
:iconkevinbianchi:
kevinbianchi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant
Reply
:icondistantsky:
distantsky Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
just brilliant!!! I'm speechless
Reply
:iconbrightthing:
BrightThing Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
nice
Reply
:iconcheprereatum:
ChepreReAtum Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
AMAZING!!
Reply
:iconbluebrothers:
bluebrothers Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Awesome depth, perspective, visionary, awesome colours. Love the airplanes flying over , hate the airplanes polluting the environment. How is life for the normal people in this postmodern city? Do they suffer from bad health from the smog and the economized food and drinks? Or are there so many lovely technical advancements and fair distribution that everyone is in happyness, health and wealth and not even suffering from the plains- smoke? :)
Good job!
Reply
:iconjoshuaross:
joshuaross Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, amazing. i don't even wanna know how man man hours you have on this. It seems an impossible feat. amazing
Reply
:iconmr-expert:
Mr-Expert Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
Reply
:iconstarshipsorceress:
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I seriously must be losing it, because when i first glanced at this i thought the crafts were glowing flying squirrels... *gets head checked*
Reply
:iconholograf-dracula:
HoloGraf-Dracula Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
very nice
Reply
:iconliu8588:
liu8588 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Empire state Building on taking pictures will be won't take money? ha ~ You work really spectacular!
Reply
:iconds4:
Ds4 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone is trying to steal your art to win some french contest (with prices)
Reply
:iconapollolapin:
ApolloLapin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing detail, I can almost smell the smoke
Reply
:iconindestructiblehugo:
IndestructibleHugo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing cityscape!
Reply
:iconn8kol:
N8KOL Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   General Artist
I can see the influence of Syd Mead in your work, looks so believeable.
Reply
:iconc5jones:
C5Jones Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I can't even imagine painting each window on every building individually, and I regularly spend 10+ hours on simple drawings.

You must have several times more patience than Job.
Reply
:icondeathnaut95:
Deathnaut95 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi
First I would like to say that your Matte Painting is totally awsome XD
But I have a question: Do you know a website with some Matte painting tutorials. I have already looked up on Youtube but....nothing helpful lol
Reply
:iconskip04:
skip04 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love how it is futuristic without going overboard like the Coruscant scenes. You should submit this or something like it to the group TELECHRONIVERSE.
Reply
:iconkisuke-hc:
kisuke-hc Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
damn, i see this photo everywhere man, and i love it
i always wonder, the building is CG or photo stocks?
Reply
:iconruaz:
ruaz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the depth and how the tones gradually and smoothly match the sky tones. the perspective is pretty cool too
Reply
:iconjdhighley:
jdhighley Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Awesome!
Reply
:iconpinkalong:
pinkalong Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The color tones in this matt painting are so realistic, and add such depth. Great, I will look at this one many times over.
Reply
:iconmedo1o0o09:
medo1o0o09 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Freaking awesome!
Reply
:iconjonasdero:
JonasDeRo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This work is absolutly astounding. Your combination of photo's, painting and 3D is seamless and the overall result is pretty much as good as it gets.
The only flaw is see is that the 'checkerboard' skyscraper on the right side does not align with the perspective (it's top piece) ;)
However the work is beyond marvelous, I also love how you added all the billboard and city lights!
Reply
:iconsilantraz:
silantraz Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
hye very nice! Is the any tutorial that I can learn on how to create this kind of image?

Thanks. :)
Reply
:iconautomnal-glimpse:
automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo epic ! I absolutely adore it ^^
Reply
:icondeanoparker:
DeanoParker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Inspiring!
Reply
:iconjbmt2000:
jbmt2000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Un incroyable bravo. Je suis de plus en plus fier d'être du Québec. J'ai toujours admiré ton travail et je viens juste de réaliser que tu habite Montréal. Encore BRAVO pour nous faire rêver...
Reply
:iconmonstrico:
monstrico Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
this is definitely a favorite of mine. its been my wallpaper forever now!
Reply
:iconortiz211:
ORTIZ211 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
i love it
Reply
:iconrizarlogic:
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I really like the little details on the buildings showing signs of a computerized future!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
March 15, 2008
Image Size
2.2 MB
Resolution
3396×2528
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
150,922 (5 today)
Favourites
5,133 (who?)
Comments
316

Camera Data

Make
SONY
Model
CYBERSHOT
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 5, 2006, 6:18:30 PM
×