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This one took me a long-long time to get done.
I started this sucker in october and then (thankfully) promptly got slammed with several professional gigs, which I hope to post samples of soon once the NDA is lifted on them.

This one was a challenge, its one of the largest pieces ive ever done and certainly one of the most dense. Im also generally pretty crappy with things like cars, so parts of this one came slowly.
This work is one of four out of a series I plan to do, which will be mundane, everyday interractions between people in a futuristic bladerunnerish type megacity. Im not sure im going to do all of them back to back, but its tempting.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it!

All the best to you.

A few notes:

Bunneh [link] who appears in the wall graffitti is courtesy of :iconlastscionz: who was kind enough to give me permission to use one of his awesome original characters in a work, please check out his gallery if you havent already done so.

The Honda Logo appearing on this ficticious hoverbike is a registered trademark of Honda Motors, all rights reserved.

I have the privelege and honor of having others who are interested in my art ask me questions about it, so I thought id go ahead and post a few answers that im commonly asked when I post something new, hopefully some of you out there will find them useful:

1) *All* work is done in Photoshop 7, from sketch to finish, no other programs are used.

2) I dont mock up in 3D or use 3D programs

3) I sketch on a color background in dark value then add color, then I bring out the light sources

4) I use no references, swap files or tracing but I will glance at a few photos if I get stuck on a particular aspect or want historical/structural accuracy.

5) Most pieces take me 2 weeks to illustrate 6-8 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Thank you so much for your interest and for visiting my gallery, I appreciate your support.

Thanks so very much for the DD, it's a real privilege to get the appreciation for the work and all the wonderful compliments.

Many thanks to Sam Nordius and $Moonbeam13

Best wishes and God bless,
-Brad Rigney
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Stopping for Directions by *Cryptcrawler ( Suggested by Samuel-Nordius and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
sethbrundle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic in scale. :iconclapplz:
Kiki4rich Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not gonna lie He look like a Ninja turtle lol :lol:   simply Amazing.
Rwd4more Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Love this one.. Faved!
jonesmac2006 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
jaw droppingly, gob-smacking cool. I am a very recent viewer of your gallery and these paintings eep me awake at night wanting to work on my own stuff more.....
kholghi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I Love your artworks.congratulation to you.
I love your lighting.
specially this red work.
when I look up to professional artist same as you I became Disappointed from my self.
I never can be same as you.Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Crash Stupid Me!
Ovinaso Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW :-> this one definitely transports you!
WorldWithinWorld Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
I love it! Its so inspiring! Thanks for making such wonderful creations :)
malvarisco21 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're not human... amazing!
Hindumaliman Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
BlueGnoll2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Very convincing alien species
djoevil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
you create other world, amazing!
Danjez Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
So good!
nucks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
What amazing talent and vision you have to create such wonderful and fantastical scenes. I've just seen your work for the first time today and I am an instant fan of what you've been doing! Wow - kudos!
unp0ssible Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
looks like i could reach out and grab em
atdoodle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Digital Artist
absolutely mind blowing. I had to show a fellow artist friend your work the other's insane how realistically rendered your work is
AlexTuis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One of my last meeting with your Art! I am happy to find you again!
Poison-B Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, great job
Waylines Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Can't get enough of your work! Amazing stuff!
Rotter12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Nyrith-kei Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Amazing. I love the diffused red neon lighting on everything! Very atmospheric.
ZK-Cultus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Still can't get over this one. From a technical aspect it's obviously unbelievable (especially knowing that you did it all from scratch), but the expressions are also perfect. From the amused look on her face, to the earnest "please don't fuck up and stare at her tits" look on the guy talking, to the averted eyes and smirk on the guy in the background. It's all quite subtle, yet taken together make up for a perfect interplay.
ZK-Cultus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Amazing. Did you purposely make the hoverbike look kind of like one of the lizard creatures? I kind of liked that.
sauravs911 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Very nice costume/clothing ! ;)
pingueustein Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Very impressive, great work
Dihan22 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
incredible work
BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SeteOuros Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Wow! Amaaazing!
out-of-logic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
реально!) и фантастика
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work!
Dreagthe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   General Artist
I love the red overall colour scheme. I hope she doesn't ride too fast on that speeder, or else her boobs are gonna freeze off. :-) Terrific, another fave.
ethants Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is wonderful
lleon09091992 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
its unbelievbly realistic,superb work,and all athers,its just so cg and smooth)
Avilels Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
this looks like prey2

THorvaT Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Honda :D
GravityShock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gibzova Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
love the color
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol the honda sign on the bike is hilarious, Hell of a job
CommandoFilis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I love this piece too much @_@, btw you're a great inspiration!
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
There are so many wonderful details. I feel as though I could stare at this piece for hours. Wonderful piece! Well worth all the work.
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Has been featured here: [link]
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Dragons-Canvas Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Super WOW! Excellent work!
mbinz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
stunning! such a lot of talented work gone into this! `¬)
Mangatellers Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic artwork. The pic has a Mass Effect feeling in it. I like the expression of the alien who is asking and the one in the BG. Well done! :D
ElsaVonNarbe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist
This is so perfect! Stunning work!
colt51 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:wow: Speechless :wow:
MkshftChrstian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
i almost thought that woman was real and the textures are amazing! you deserved that DD :D
jarredspekter Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful imagination and rendering! :clap:
AxnAkshan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: the numerous teenie-tiny details you got here! Like the water droplets on the front of the bike & the girl's helmet and the light creeping from underneath the truck.
Simply amazing!
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