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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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:icondonlvir:
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  Hobbyist General Artist
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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:iconvimark:
vimark Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one! Cool artwork, good job!
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siska02 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
amazing work
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Akroma217 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it..
I love the way it makes me feel like I'm right there.
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siska02 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
wonderful work
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Cathorse Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LLama cigars! :O
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JaredWingate Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is super wild... belongs on someones wall.
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beaudeeley Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really good! love it!!
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P-edr0 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Llama cigars, the only cigar that costs 0 points...rsrs
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Strange-1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Llama cigars! haha. Really cool manip.
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Darkashter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Digital Artist
wow i love the colors and the composition
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brave1brave Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
very good
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AndromedaCollision Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work :D all the colors work great together :)
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Cevelt-MikLiak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huge YAY for the :llama: cigars :P
Nice work :D


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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, I really like this! :D
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underthisbluesky Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Cool.
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fish-o Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Well, I looked at some of your other stuff, and I agree that this is not your best. I really like the more mellow pieces more than this because it feels like all the neon signs are just, all up in my face. I like that you actually have an idea behind this though. I like people who have ideas behind their pieces, because I never seem to have.
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DreamsOfSailoN Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
woa nice feel
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MadElfTk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Nice composition; I like your use of light.
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EionHazard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's really good!
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alovernotafighter Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Hi! This has been featured here: [link]
Thank you for submitting with our group! :rose:
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dpunie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
This came out really nice man. Great manip God depth to it ;)
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:iconvimark:
vimark Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ghost in the shell
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PerfectAngelFighter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Very nice.
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OliverFluti Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Niiice :D Love it
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slyeagle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fabulous use of angles on this one. Good job!
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psycobelic-delight Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
This is a very, very good work. However, I think every propaganda is too clear, and they take the attention away from the action. You could make use of the environment principle from Da Vinci.
Some blurriness, smoke.. even better: texture (like in the bottom background layer) could adapt the lights to a complementary stage.

;) I hope this is of use for you.
Have a nice day.
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dancapz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
you are so very talented.
the lights is perfect!
the sharpness is perfect...
very adorable work..
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kaitquefait Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This came out wonderfully! :heart: It looks so meticulously planned, great execution. The "llama cigars" sign made me laugh! Your hard work paid off. :nod:
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Jo-Vix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Muito legal essa!

realmente criativa e impactante!

parabéns!
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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mtmac Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one! Cool artwork, good job!
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Mailla Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your description reminds me somehow of 1984 by George Orwell ... But anyway, very impressive work! =)
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thestoneycoyote Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great capture, this looks so cool!
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rox52 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wow, that is amazing! - seriously. WOW.
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Mishkin-Rayman Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If you want to get disappointed with what you do, spend a long time with it! Always works for me to, I put in a lot of effort and just lose all enthusiasm for what I'm doing :P

I think it's a good piece, interesting to look at with all it's details, how the houses angle towards each other... and the Llama Cigars sign is a lovely wink to the dA crowd :D

Thanks for submitting this to our gallery & good work!!
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dmcn88 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
I just love this kind of environment... Typical blade runner style :)
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BenoitJWild Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!!!
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SeekerNami Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I see cyborgs... :love: LOVE IT!!!

The perspective and angle is really lovely. I can easily feel the enormity of the sorrounding buildings!!
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yume-ninja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice`
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Mangatellers Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the Blade Runner feeling that this pic has. Also the perspective is awesome. I really enjoy it. Welldone. ^^
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