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Stopping for Directions by Cryptcrawler Stopping for Directions by Cryptcrawler
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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 )
Rwd4more Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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