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the tower of Babel by tnounsy the tower of Babel by tnounsy
... in a parallel universe

would like to hear from you how i can improve a speedpainting like this, i keep get declined from some group but i'm not really sure where i did wrong... your critiques would be much appreciated!
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To begin, the artist asked "would like to hear from you how I can improve speedpainting". I answer in saying while the idea and style are very popular today as a work habit and an exercise you needn't be concerned with speedpainting as a goal. JUST DRAW. When we sit down with certain goals in mind sometimes they help, sometimes they strain the creativity. I feel it's less important to care about getting into a speedpainting group and more important to Just draw and create a good piece of composition. Having said that, onto your critique...

The cityscape of the future is one that is often done but there is a simplicity to this one that draws us in.

All the viewpoints and perspective seem accurate and the dutch angle also adds a nice dynamic that's interesting and different from a lot of atmospheric perspective pieces.

The tower of Babel set in a futuristic world definitely puts our minds in a whole new place when thinking of the humans attempting to build a tower to heaven. There's a great light on this tower that draws the eye to a good area of focus and leads us up out of the frame only to circle round again with the bridge on the upper left and then follow the flying vehicle back towards the city. A very good read for composition, definitely one that draws you in and keeps you there for a moment. Good work.
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
This feel a bit like something I see Feng do, just in the way the lower parts of the city and the shapes in general look. I like the slightly snake like effect of the white street how they weave through into the main building.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!

yes back then when I did this I was watching a lot of FZD videos :) 
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MMDFuph Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Tower of Babel, whose top would reach into the heavens!
i love the idea of sci-fi humans building a similar structure, but in my imagination it looks like a weapon. The speed painting is impeccable 
I've had this crazy idea for a story where the Tower everyone thought was actually a weapon, and it's target was Heaven (Either way it's regarded as impossible). Some Idea huh
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saanteeh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
love it!
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Krzysiek2222 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
awesome
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! 
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Yuuuusha Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of 'Psycho-Pass' AWESOME
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I find this painting of a tower in the future fairly intriguing. Mainly because of that out-of-place mass of light at the bottom of the tower. It gives me the impression that somebody has set off a bomb down there.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
You're welcome.

So, is the tower of Babel being torn down by god again? :lol:
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zeedurrani Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work, don't worry about groups, they can be a little awkward at times.

Quality speed paint!
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
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de-pilo-pendet Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Awesome work. Really feels like you're in a busy, futuristic city. :D
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you! :)
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oxidizer05 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool
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:icontnounsy:
tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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nyoki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sick!

:D
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
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Deacon-scribbler Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
We used to think we had figured it out. Thought we understood everything. Hell, we traveled to the stars, colonized long dead worlds and could even reignite dormant suns if we wanted. Every species we came across marveled at our ingenuity. They were impressed at how we defeated challenges and made the impossible a reality.
All except one. Their was one world that taught us a real lesson.

We thought we had cracked it. The language of machines. Countless times breaking things back down to ones and zeroes then a step further to machine language, helped us understand the things we found in the dark of space. We could find common ground and understanding with all we came in contact with. But the Rodani were beyond that. They showed us that we knew nothing. That there was something else. Beyond the binary, beyond the machine language. A real, source code to the universe. They knew of it and shied away from it. Their scholars told us that this knowledge was deadly. That aligning all beings under one language, one understanding would bring about an end. We had long outgrown tales of the apocalypse. So we used our knowledge to take theirs. We began building the Tower. The tool to decode and understand the universe. We thought we knew it all, but soon, we would.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the story, really cool!
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mus0u Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please don't tell me dragons attack this city too!

Good job though :)
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
aww that's a good idea
maybe i shall do one some day :D
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mus0u Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was referring to my works, actually :halfliquid:
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GEMODUBZ Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
<3 this
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tnounsy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
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TheFireBreathingDuck Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very cool - nice work.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Poor freight carrier is in a panic because he's late for his deadline.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the comment.. and the story :D
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aerroscape Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Digital Artist
hey- dont start thinking yuo're not good enough- they often decline because there are so many other submissions that they might don't even look at everyone... I get also many declines
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the kind words, yea i think some of the admins may not look through all submissions but anyway i'll treat it as a motivation to work harder
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Niamstudio Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Woah! Very nice!! : D
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks niam!
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EquusAustralia Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In a parallel universe i WISH i was in! Great work!
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool. Love the detail and blue colors.
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
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Karmela-LKL Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Brilliant work!
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you! :D
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TetheredComic Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:dalove: beautiful! :heart:
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tnounsy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thank you! :D
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