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January 4, 2009
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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 )
WorldWithinWorld Mar 31, 2014  New member  General Artist
I love it! Its so inspiring! Thanks for making such wonderful creations :)
malvarisco21 Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're not human... amazing!
Hindumaliman Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very convincing alien species
you create other world, amazing!
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!
looks like i could reach out and grab em
atdoodle 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 Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One of my last meeting with your Art! I am happy to find you again!
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