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Background - Tokyo wewy comp by priteeboy Background - Tokyo wewy comp by priteeboy
As soon as I heard "Square-Enix" and "Contest" I just HAD to give it a try, and since making my own characters isn't exactly my strong point, I was stoked to hear that backround designs were allowed too. Though, it had a urban-Tokyo theme, so I dived into something new that I have never done before...creating an urban environment rather than natural scenery. You can see the contest details and what it's all about here [link]

Now for the fun part, giving you the gist of how I made what you see :D Well first I found a few pics on the net to use as reference when modelling all objects in Cinema4D, that took nearly half of the total time to do. they were then imported to Vue 6 for better texturing and lighting. All but the cars were made by me ( they were free-to-use models that came with Vue ) the trees are customised Vue trees I turned into Cherry Blossoms too. Finally, postwork to the final render was done in photoshop, such as adding glow/flares around lights and light-beams that would have taken too long to render in 3D and that cool "wet look" on the road. Oh, and all signs and road patterns were made from scratche in Photoshop, no photo's used any further than reference for me to replicate.

Final 3D scene had just under 1 million polygons, just over 200 objects and Global Illumination lighting. Once again, rendering was done in two halves as my laptop can't handle rendering it fully at 2991x1978 ( I tried rendering it larger, but it took hours just to do 6 %, so I had to stop and settle for something smaller )

Oh, and I forgot to say that I'd rather not receive critique on this one other than directly from the *wewy team in the unlikely event I may win.

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:iconnightscreamarachnia:
NightscreamArachnia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I love this!
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:iconrelira:
Relira Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This is very accurate!
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Eun-su Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Digital Artist
KARAOKE! =D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as I don't have to hear it :laughing:
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:iconthe-fantasy-goddess:
The-Fantasy-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygawd!!! I love this!! :faint: I wish you had made the cars headlights and brakelights be on and smeared so they look like they were going fast!! I mean, it IS Tokyo!! :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, didn't think of that. Cars aren't my specialty I must admit, these ones were stock models actually - I did everything but the cars :lol:
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:iconthe-fantasy-goddess:
The-Fantasy-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing, I don't understand how you can do all of this... :wow:
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:iconthecrimsonemo:
TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its so cool to see you doing real life cities for a change =D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cities were never my thing - all those corners and formal shapes are so tedious to make, they are a bit more tolerable in 3D like this, but it's no good unless I can do them in both dimensions :p
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm the same, it is so hard to keep everything accurate I'd rather just go wild with forests and landscapes instead, least with them you can stay creative.
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dragoninsummer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Makes me want to walk around that street :aww:
I LOVE Big city at Night :)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I'm actually quite nervous in urban areas at night, guess I don't go out enough :ninjaeat: but then again, if I was with people it'll be a different story, since there's always cool stuff to see in the City...though I'd like to see the real Tokyo one day :shocked:
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dragoninsummer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Yup! same here! :)
Many people say that Tokyo is the most amazing city they ever visited. i never been to that city though..
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
You really know how to create a wonderful composition of colours. I just love the wet look and reflections, and the ambience and feel are right. Great work. :)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, I normally use brighter-then-usual colours in many of my works (so much for my "realism" attempts :lol:) But using so many bright colours can be a different kind of challenge, since it can determine whether it's nice or just a shocking display of overly intense colours :eyepopping:

The wet-look on the road is a must-have for a scene like this too 8-)
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zamboze Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
great job here!!^^
i realy like it...

you're realy good with bg and environtment^^
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, I've spent most of my life drawing scenery, so it's second-nature to me now...as for characters and fan-art, well I've only been doing that since joining DA really, so I still got a long way to go before they start looking like yours :XD: (having a tablet would also help me in that feild too lol)
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gwend-n Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
OH. MY. GODDDD!
Its freaking awesome! Hahaa.
Opps. Sorry for the overwhelming comment but its just really nice. (times)Infinity. :D nice details and all. ^^
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats OK, just means you really liked it lol. Thanks for cmmenting!
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Syco2194 Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Wow, just beautiful.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ( and for the extra faves too :XD: ) glad you like what I've been doing lately.
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Syco2194 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
No problem, this is beautiful :D.
I have it as my desktop right now, hope you don't mind :).
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, nah, personal uses like using my art as a backround is OK, I just get peeved when people submit it elsewhere.
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Syco2194 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Cool :). I would never steal it, no worries there, you are the artist and I respect you.
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lionbaby120 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
as usual... THIS IS OMG AMAZING!... wow.. like wow... wholy crow! very detailed love it!
Lion ur #1fangirl!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, thankyou very much!
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Lesleigh63 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
This is very well done.

On the off chance that the judges search out 'background' - you may want to fix up your title - you're missing 'g'
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap! How'd I miss that :stupidme: anyway, I fixed the title, thanks for pointing that out :phew:
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Ishimaru--24 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
ohhh, good luck with the contest
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Dr-Dv8 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Student
Oh I like this! I haven't seen many backgrounds for this contest and I'm glad somebody did one! This made me really happy!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, I agree that everybody is making characters instead, but it seems Square-Enix already has the best character designers anyway, and that *wewy seemed more interested in backround concepts than characters, I just hope this grabs their attention too :)
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Lorey Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omfg:!!!
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:iconjiangling:
jiangling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Nice background. I love the way you handled the night lighting.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lighting was tricky, glad you think it came out well :)
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LilFlac3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
dawg...wow. U are def my idol when it comes 2 this stuff. all I can hope for is 2 get at least a lil bit of your talent. Big props mayne.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, I think it would be self-sentred of myself to expect to come first place, but I do at least expect to get in the top 10 places though, I worked really hard on this :phew:

glad you like it :)
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leirazamzam Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
wow, really nice, good luck!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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xxoblivionxx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
great job! love the little detail you added to the scene. good luck on the contest!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :handshake:
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:iconkeremgo:
KeremGo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very good work mate :clap:
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:iconcric:
cric Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great enviorenment, it'll be a blasst for battle scene :D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, as you can see, there is a big empty spot right in the middle of that intersection...the perfect opportunity for a battle scene :nod:
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joeyartist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work. I love how you handle light & I agree that the wet roads are amazing!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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mrbrightside1978 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008   Photographer
Ha...makes me wanna grab a car and burn through the streets as fast as i can go...great job pritee!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tokyo Drift style :toocool:...
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Spider-Wire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008   Writer
reminds me off of Midnight Club
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Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah, that's almost exactly what I wanted my Sonic City project's background to look like. o_o; Man, now I'm really envious. :lol: There's no way in the world I could ever draw something even remotely close to that. And what's more, the quality's all there. Insane stuff man.

You better win something...or get mentioned, because this is a masterpiece all in itself. :P :+fav:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, yes...this is a very Sonicky backround :XD: Sonic is the Urban Mario, and city stages are a must-have in all Sonic games. Don't say you can't do it, I'm sure you just gotta practice :nod: I didn't get to this point in the two years I've been on DA, art has been my main hobby ever since I drew on the walls when I was a baby :D

Glad you like it, I too hope I get at least something out of all the hard work I put here :fingerscrossed:
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