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Redemption Alley by Borruen Redemption Alley by Borruen
FULL VIEW NEEDED ! :aww:

HUGE EDIT!
I guess this is the final version =P

oh holy lord this one was hard...
I had great expectations for this piece and I really worked hard on it, but in the end I felt very disappointed with the finished thing, I kinda don't like it. I can't find anything wrong with it and it may be one of my best works in technical aspects but I just don't really like it. The feedback wasn't like what I was expecting and that made me despise the piece even more. It took me almost 3 days straight working, blending, reworking, changing stocks, blending, drawing, changing stocks again and repeating the process a hundred times and in the end, it feels just "ok" to me. That's just awful...

it's about a future where humans, aliens and androids coexist in a strict social pyramid and most forms of "unhealthy" entertainment were banned. Strict morals are enforced in violent ways by the forces of the central government. People are controled in every way possible, even inside their minds. There's the regular police that keeps tabs on people's actions and the "Brain Police", as it is called, which is responsible for checking people's thoughts, memories and wishes, and may intervere when someone commits a moral misconduct in their head.

From synapse and memory modifiers (humans and aliens) to hacks (androids), the underworld always tried to find ways to avoid the prohibition and deceive both police forces. The alley represented is one of the few underground spots where people can find every kind of "unhealthy" entertainment, from sex to gambling, drinking, partying and all the other good stuff deemed illegal.

As Orwellian as it can be xP

it was inspired by Blade Runner, Fifth Element, 1984 (of course), Equilibrium, Matrix, Bioshock (yea Bioshock again), Mass Effect and even Killzone

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thanks a lot for your stocks guys!


hope you like it :aww:
everything is welcome!
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The darkness of this picture in general gives of a sense of decay and sadness for this picture. This is a good use of lighting to reflect mood. I reaaallly like that. It's a technique rarely used. You pull it off extremely well in this piece.

The texture and feel to the creatures makes them seem very believable even though they are creative and very imaginative in their own right. The blue light of the entrance door is a brilliant contrast to the reddish brown light from the alley. Not many people can pull off such contrasts in light in the same picture. I applaud you for that too.

The perspective is brilliant. It makes the creatures seem extremely small in comparison which I think likes to that whole theme of decay/sadness/insignificance I mentioned before.

This is one good piece. I can definitely understand why you want it to have more attention. It deserves it.
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VelvetCyberpunk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Ugh! I read all but the last line, so it is influenced by BioShock, then I don't really see anything wrong with this at all. It's beautiful work.
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VelvetCyberpunk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
this is a really nice piece, and it's sad that you don't like it. Of course I love anything cyberpunk so maybe I'm baised. I do have one thought, this piece strikes me as very BioShock-y. It look like Rapture was transported to a cyberpunk city, and that's not a bad thing it may seem contrived to some people.
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Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the future without neon and lcd advertisments plastered everywhere? Looks fantastic.
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cxmb Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
neat stuff is neat!
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TheSkyWolves Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I like this quite a bit, although it doesn't have the same flair that your graveworld or Oboro do. Quite a different piece, and it reminds me quite a bit of the sleazier touches in the Spielburg movie "A.I.- Artificial Intelligence."
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alexandresama Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
haha llama cigars
awesome deviation
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The-Li Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome.. very Blade Runner-esque! Love the detail.
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Engel-Teufel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
i'm getting blade runner meets my darkest Robert Heinlein fantasy. REALLY solid work here amigo. from the neon colors punching out from the desaturated browns, right down to the texture in the walls. well done!
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squrrl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors and contrast! This is a marvelous piece.
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kriscastle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ooh i love love love it!
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