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The Tenebrous Sprawl by spyroteknik The Tenebrous Sprawl by spyroteknik
dark incarnate, dreaming of low contrast worlds

*edited, highlight stronger, texture to ships
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agenao Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
this is marvelous.

i'm using it as a writing prompt on a goodreads group writing challenge ([link])—any chance i could impose on you for a high-rez image?
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DarkAcreJack Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning.
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Eniat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
May I ask, how do you avoid posterizing when working with dark colors?
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I use the hsb slider in ps, and keep the tones the same value, above 0% solid, love working in dark muted colours.
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Eniat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :peace:
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l0v3-pAoPu-fRu1t Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I like how the dark feel is coming out. Keep it up!
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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LordOfGazelles Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
that very good, but I'm losing the figure and the rest of the foreground, I can see that it's supposed to be dark, but it's difficult to see the man, I'd suggest lightening the foreground a little, doesn't have to be a lot, to help bring him closer to the viewer. Other than that it's freaking awesome
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6foot4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
love it! Nice work!
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MaraJade94 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
it's fantastic, like all your other pieces, great atmosphere, so dark and grim :)
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sofiamargarita Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You are amazing, i admire you.
It's like I can feel the rain falling.
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MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just want to inform you that this wonderful image has been featured in my latest journal entry. Let me know if this should not be o.k for you. Otherwise feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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NxRed Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Photographer
Nicely done :) For a while I thought it was Teme-Ni-Gru from Devil May Cry 3 :P
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mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
O NEAT! your so great at painting low light environments! wonderful job.
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:iconverloreneseele:
verloreneseele Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Beautiful piece. Love the darkness!
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PizzaCheese Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
reminds me of your "exit scene" i like the composition
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Maieth Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
*love* that sky
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thanks
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Asterisks Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE! This is awesome.

I wanna see this movie. ;)
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thanks, me too :)
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obsilion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
At my eyes, this is one of your best deviations. It is hard to get the good lighting on a night scene, but you are doing it perfectly on this artwork. The city looks great, and realistic as well.

Congratulations. ;)
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thanks, much appreciated
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
wow, not bad, I like your detailwork and the dark atmosphere...
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
thanks
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice job! great work with the lighting conditions and details. Great highlights =D
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Cheers Kitty
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:salute:
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AndreeWallin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's really dark and cool man, great work
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
:beer:
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ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome.
But the most beautiful thing for me is searching for the tiny details on buildings. Look how they appear through the dark when you look at too long.
Brilliant execution from Spyroteknik, as always!!!
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thanks my friend
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TehBeardedOne Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That really is awesome.

It's great how you've managed to make it so dark, yet it's not totally black with a few highlights, there's depth in them shadows too. Very impressive.
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
thanks
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TehBeardedOne Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
wow fantastic!!!! I love the darkness in this piece!
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
thanks
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
incredible use of lighting :clap: such a great dark and moody atmosphere :)
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
thanks man
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csick02 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
is it weird that i would love to live in a city like this? haha. This one is awesome-love the low contrast style.
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
cheers
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soullessflyer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thought was it reminds me of Blade Runner, looking at the other comments I agree with the Matrix and Dark City comparisons. Another awesome image I feel like I'm looking out of a window with the figure just in front of me. What a dark Bleak looking city, don't think I fancy living there at all! :)
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
:beer:
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eilidh Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very atmospheric scene you've got here, Martin.

I would have liked the figure's outline (the head especially) to be a little more illuminated, it would match and echo the moon in the sky perfectly.
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Good call Eleni, weirdly, I had it a lot lighter at sketch stage for that reason, but it got darker without realising as I went along, edited accordingly :)
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eilidh Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely an improvement! :thumbsup:
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agitpop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
killer atmosphere, man! love the look of the main tower.
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
thanks
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JJCheddar77 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010   General Artist
This reminds me of the Matrix when Neo went to the Machine City. :noes:
Very awesome work. :)
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
cheers
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome gloomy cityscape!
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