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The River by owen-c The River by owen-c
02-13-10 EDIT: New version UP!

Or, as I like to call it, "Hong Kong by way of Brussels."

It's worth noting that there are a lot of details and most of them are in the model itself...the only real exceptions being the roof shingles, floor tiling and plants. Everything else is all just model...
Full image is 3000x5000 or so if you wish to get a closer look.

I ended up spending so much time on modeling that the lighting got the short end of the stick as it were. I'm still not really satisfied with that part of it and may go back to it later.
Also, the original concept of the image was at night, so perhaps I'll go back and create a night version as well.

At any rate, let me know what you think.

*** EDIT: Thanks incredibly much for DD and overwhelming response.... I am much honored...

*** EDIT 2: By request, now available as a print as well.
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Given 2009-11-27
The River by ~owen-c is a very highly detailed scene with a fairly unique cartoony feel to it! - words by suggester ( Suggested by ShengDaFlashPRo and Featured by joannastar )
Shaun2186 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Amazing work. Love the level of detail. Inspiring stuff. The colours are magic
MaroonGoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Love it! I want to live here!
Aishavin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I would love to live there.
owen-c Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
by the way did this get linked somewhere? It has been getting a lot of hits today, just curious.
Aishavin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Not that I know... It is high up on the popular feed (for good reason), that is all I know.
Demon57 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful details and colorful style :heart:
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Kage-Forgotten Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Welcome to the world of Forsaken.

You are an out-cast Master Samurai with exceptional skill. Born to be the Leader of a destroyed Empire, but Exiled by the Supreme Guardians of the Emperors Shine for Misconduct. You alone have traveled the devastated lands in search of rest and peace, but to no avail you have fallen to wayside as fate pulls you back into the very world you are trying to escape from. Armed with just a Katana, Kage (You) Must fight your way back into Honor and relinquish the title " Forsaken. "

Hello, My name is Malykai and I notice your Forum comments and I am making a game (already in-progress) and I think you would be a great addition to it. It is Open Concept game, meaning you are able to add you input and ideas into the game to shape its outcome. So the GDD I have but will change as we Create more and more. I am a 3D Modeler/ Animator/2d Concept Artist/Sound Engineer. I want this Team to be full of Newbies so that the hunger to create drives us. The Style and format of the game is hack and slash adventure (third person.) With this project the goal is to get a finished title under your belt and from there you can branch out and with your new experience build a bigger and better game. Thanks for your interest in the project
Now this is where you come in. We need artist (which I myself am also one) to help us realize this Vision which is already in progress. We need concepts including environment pieces Character works and the two combined.Also if you posess the skill to do 2D maps that's a plus but not mandatory. If you feel like this is a fit for you and have been wanting to add more to your portfolio, and work with other exceptional artist then this is the place. For compensation we will be splitting Royalties if we go for funding, but as of right now it is a non-paid project in which you can add that you have " Worked on game." to your portfolio.(Why not right?)
Deviantart thanks to you. you've been a great asset helping us move forward. I just wanted to let everyone know that we are moving into getting the animation pipeline rolling for the Main characters and Enemies and setting up a small prototype to work out all the kinks before we move on. Things have been moving great and we have received a great amount of contribution from the team.
We are now looking mainly for these Positions:

3D Character Modelers 2
Rigging Artist 2
Animators 2
Sound Engineers 1
Voice Talents 2
Dialogue Artist 1

Currently Have:

2D Concept Artist 4/4
3d Modelers 3/4
3D Character Modelers 1/3
Rigging Artist 2/2
Animators 2/3
Programmers 5/5
Level Designers 3/4
Sound engineers 1/2
Writer 2/2
Dialogue Artist 1/2

The Roles are being filled just fine guys thanks

So please feel free to contact us
Via Skype: Xardyon0
or here on UDK forums

Thanks guys will have a update coming up here in the next couple days.Thanks again for all the help and support. BTW the animations are not final quality these are for testing and will be iterated several times and if you see a position full please don't hesitate to apply we could always use the help.

Keep following us @
Feel free to view our progress and to Contact meat the following :


Contact Me @
Skype ID : Xardyon0 (That is a zero at the end)
Carto ID : Xardyon
Or here on DeviantARt @ [link]
DarkJanet Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful town.
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