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Upside Town by priteeboy Upside Town by priteeboy
Nothing like a surreal stroll upside down and right way up at the same time for this year's Halloween themed artwork :D Not for the easily disoriented and feeble-willed, but that's just Halloween! :pumpkin:

Making this didn't feel like much of a stroll though, in fact I must admit it felt like a tedious chore for the most part, only getting really exciting near the end, so I can say to everyone not to expect many ones like this at all. But having at least one out of the ordinary for my gallery like this makes it worth consuming my whole October (even if half if it was procrastinating on the boring bits :paranoid:) I still didn't give up simply because I've had this on my mind since last Halloween but didn't give myself enough time for it then...That and I loved the title I thought of too much to waste :laughing:

This one's fully digitally painted, I didn't use any 3D here or even textures. It was an interesting perspective exercise too but I'm no pro at that so it might be prone to flaws but hopefully not enough to disrupt the effect of it. And yes, you can save it and flip it upside down to look at the other if you want to, just no re-posting ;p

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MsXeon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is amazing art really amazing
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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MsXeon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ha no prob man
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TheInvertedTower Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This would be a good candidate for a new Boo-themed 'Mario Galaxy' world. :iconcellcow:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they could get really creative with the switching gravity that's used a lot in those games on a place like this :idea: Maybe they could make red boos and green boos and each type only becomes "active" when walking on the matching-colour side =p
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TheInvertedTower Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
You might be on to something. While I playing "Luigi's Mansion 2" there was a level, called 'Treacherous Mansion' (The final Mansion). It was like a museum inside, with each room having it's own theme (Exhibits). These being: Jungle, Desert, Snow, Middle Ages, Nautical (Sailing), Train, Space, and Aviation (Flying). Including the Study, Kitchen, and Restrooms.

Anyway, these rooms were connected with 'Portals', allowing you to fast-travel to any room from the main hall.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds kinda cool. I never played the first Luigi's Mansion since I didn't really get much incentive to do so, but the second seems interesting :O
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SynysterDemonicRose Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing! Your artworks never fail to surprise me! The Halloween theme shines through perfectly in the dark colour tones.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. Glad it does look Halloween-ish :pumpkin:
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SynysterDemonicRose Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course it does! LOL
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Nemelex Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
amaizing colours!
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
It's wonderful!
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ItalianEmpress1985 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is what I imagine the Black City in The Fade in Dragon Age looks like, and it has a great mind bending quality. I love it very much! :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never played that (assuming it's even a game ^^;)
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ItalianEmpress1985 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is a game. LOL sorry, I think I just assume things, but long story short The Fade is another dimension (sort of like Purgatory) where people go when they dream and also the home to demons. There was a city there which you only ever see from the distance, hovering on these spectral landmasses, called The Black City.

This makes me think of what the Black City might look like upclose, all topsy turvy and weird, and slighty macabre and dream-esque.
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Lionessa042 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of MC Escher work :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, some others have said the same actually ^^; There was a little inspiration from that :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   General Artist
Gorgeous colors. I really love the textures and details here! Well done there! :clap:
I also love the complextity of this piece.
beautiful details and many magical elements that totally put me into the spirit of Halloween! :la:
Wonderful stuff
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you appreciate all the little details...They took even longer than usual for this one. I must say I was already sick of it by the time I was just halfway. Lucky I was determined enough to finish it :phew:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   General Artist
:la:
So awesome!

:heart: Worth the effort!
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ConnallRobotnik8 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Reminds me slightly of the Land of the Livid Dead from Rayman Origins. :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't played any of the Rayman games...which I guess is surprising since they do look colourful and amusing, but I guess it hasn't grabbed me yet ^^;
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ConnallRobotnik8 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Here is a pic. :) [link]
Notice the dark atmosphere and the mountains of houses. :aww:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks pretty cool :D Reminds me of years ago when I had a few chances to play the Earthworm Jim games. They had the same crazy sort of art-style 8-)
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ConnallRobotnik8 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Omigosh, yes! 8D Have ya' seen the HD version of the game. :)
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petiteacara Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:wow:

That's mind blowing. Working with red and green is not an easy task, and you pulled it off wonderfully.
Your composition is perfect. I can't even find any concrit to say. I love this.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, as I've said before- it's rare to use red and green on something and not have it looking like a Christmas decoration :xmas: I think it lies in my choice to not use "pure" reds or greens (the reds are a little bit orange, the green is a little bit yellowish) :idea:
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NicoleStorey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
What a beautiful picture! I was wondering if I could share some of your work on my Face Book author page? I would, of course, make sure to credit you! My books are YA fantasy with a touch of paranormal and a lot of Halloween and I would love to have some pictures on my fan page to reflect that. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment. Hmm, that's sort of a grey area there, Normally I allow my work to be feature don blogs even if the blog is about a certain thing or theme. But generally I don't like my work being used to promote someone elses creation or item for sale, or uploaded to Facebook or other social networking sites (only because even if you do provide credit - people there feel like every image they come across is free for the taking :doh:) I'm kinda leaning towards no at the moment, only because Facebook is something I avoid like the plague anyway :paranoid:
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NicoleStorey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I certainly understand. I just love beautiful pictures. Thanks for taking the time to reply to me! :)
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LordCorvell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Very very cool and I just love the title.
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DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Writer
Fantastically eerie job - perfect for Halloween, as you well said! Very very impressive =D
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Sword-Dance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This setting begs for a story. Beautiful! :heart:
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Wow very nice
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant work!
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BlackWolfHumanoid Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome it looks so real.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never imagined it to be realistic :XD: But thanks :D
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BlackWolfHumanoid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
NP
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DanteRoseDen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry you didn't have much fun for most of the creation process, but it came out really well! I love the perspective you chose, and the design of the town itself! Really awesome!
It makes me wonder how difficult it would be to recreate something like this in 3D, like with Maya... That might be a lot of fun! :P
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it would take a lot longer to do in 3D, but probably easier than drawing it since you don't have to worry about "wrong" perspective or lighting in 3D (plus after you model a dozen unique buildings or so you could get away with cloning some models ;p) Thanks for faving too!
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure if even I could pull this off! This is tremendous effort. Natural composition and balanced colour..lucky you ;).
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This took the whole month - still impractically long for one piece I say. But at least the result was cool :XD:

Thanks for the comments and faves :)
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JohnnyCurcio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this one,:nirvana:there are so many details to see and the colors are contrasting enough that each side of the town has a different mood. YET they are still both creepily lit AHH! :la:

cheers :lolly:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! That was definitely the intention, each with its own mood but both under a creepy lighting scheme :zombie:
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JohnnyCurcio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:winner:Escher would be proud. :nod:
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DeviousWitch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god, i can't even describe how amazing this is, seriously!D8 It's just..wow
The perspective, the atmosphere, and so many details and everything...Oh, and my favourite colors!:love: And i love the Halloween theme.=D
Damn, you're so amazing, i really love your artwork and creativity.:la:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked all of it. Unusual for both these opposite colours to be someone's favourite too :D

Thanks for commenting and faving!
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DeviousWitch Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:)
Heh, yeah, i love unusual combinations.=D
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Sun-kiss Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha I like the title :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I thought of that before even starting the drawing :lol:
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