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Aug 5, 2006, 6:18:30 PM
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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
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MATTE PAINTING - Babel Myth by ~fstarno
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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 )
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MrOuf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice :)
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CuchulainnsSickbed Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I was thinking blade runner when I saw this! :) Nicely done! :D
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genotive Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Work done 5 years ago. :wow:
STILL LOOK AWESOME!!!
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JosueConcept24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great job!
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GoldenLapis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! I saw this in the Brazilian edition of Computer Arts, simply great!
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rg-12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
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this photo made me jizz!
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Legendary41 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Hot damn, this is really amazing? How long did it take to create?
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Shen17000 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is really amazing
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sardjito11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, what wordless for you :) amazing, dude
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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.
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