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diecimila - "Ten Thousand"

A Quick History Lesson
This piece has been in development for almost a year now, originally conceived as a tribute to my first five thousand page views. Early work went really well, and was on schedule until the piece got too large for my computer to handle. Only recently did I get around to having my friend ~Orikon to take out the areas I no longer cared for. Finally I could work on it, but being so long after I had worked on it, my plans for it's completion had changed quite a lot. A year later, I'm a bit ahead of myself concerning the 10k nameplate, but I think it's past warrants the name.

About the Piece
I might put up some work in progress shots of this to show the whole development, but I'll give you a quick run down of what is here. First of all, the building is a vector drawing I did based on a photo by *somadjinn, whose gallery is fantastic. Recreated entirely, for some reason I can't recall right now. :laughing: That took a fair amount of time. From their I gathered some cloud stock, and started adding the flowers. I have shots from that period of time, but it got way off track, and they all got deleted. At that point the piece was 41+ mbs, and was crashing computers with 2 gigs of ram. Anyway, after the trimming, I kept it to the moody scene you see here.

Final Thanks
I just needed to put in another thanks to those who still watch my gallery despite my big gaps between submission. Thank you for your continued support, and I will try to earn all of those spots on your watch lists. :thanks:

Stats and Stock
Original Dimentions : 2800 x 4500
Document Size : 11.4 mb
Resolution : 300 dpi

Building reference : Montreal Skyscraper by *somadjinn
Cloud photo : Blue Sky by ~VenomMistress
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:icontonsatz:
Tonsatz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
this has been featured in my journal wahoo!!
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woohoo! Thanks :D
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candysores Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Woo! Stunning! :D
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot! :D
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:iconcandysores:
candysores Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
No problem! :glomp: - Check out [link] (Spread the roller derby love) :D
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g04tb0y Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
really nice dude, i love the atmosphere you got with the clouds :D :highfive:
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot man :D
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:iconpamdzmz:
pamdzmz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Student
i adore the perspective and the clouds! great work!
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot :)
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hasanaliakhtar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ohh beautifully done..U have done a great job while making a building..Clouds and fog are also looking good there..All the best..Cheers:)
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconcontey:
contey Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007   Filmographer
wow thats one tall building
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet ;P
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:icontonsatz:
Tonsatz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
wow, 20 favs so far!! congrats
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea! That burst of favs put it in second in my highest favourites, people like those tall buildings apparently. :lol:
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:icontonsatz:
Tonsatz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
buildings can be beautiful :nod:
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:iconpasternak:
Pasternak Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   Digital Artist
VERY well executed man!
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot for checking it out! :D
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:iconorikon:
Orikon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
You finally submitted it! :dance:

Awesome work :clap: Sort of reminds me of the Citadel from HL2. Great job vectorizing and cloud manipulating.
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea the citadel is kind of there :P Thanks again for cleaning it up for me so that I could actually get it done =P

I was thinking I might actually do a remixed version sometime soon, we'll see :plotting:
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Orikon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
You're welcome man.
It wasn't really the building itself that reminded me of the citadel, it was more of the atmosphere of it and 'building high in the clouds' look :nod:.

A remix sounds cool, are you doing something with those flowers? Seemed like a waste just to get rid of them.
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably not with those flowers, something completely wacky if I do do something.

This piece got 8 favs in the last 24 or so. Seems a little odd, I'm wondering if someone featured it or something, but I have no idea where.
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:iconorikon:
Orikon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
I googled "toop diecimila" to see if it was in a journal or something but I didn't find any. :shrug: Can't complain right? lol
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess not, still, mysterious :ninja:
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:icontonsatz:
Tonsatz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
well it is an awesome piece... people like it, so they fav it :D
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LiftedUpByAngels Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
wow... awsome job..
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thank you.
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42Lullabies Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist
I love the contrast with the colors. :thumbsup:
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:icontonsatz:
Tonsatz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
its finally nice to see a submission from you! and such a great one too!
i looked at the stock photo of the building, and you did a great job of recreating it, i like the small changes you made to it, and the shadows you added to it as well.
i like all the smoky clouds you added around it.
It's a beautiful piece, Spencer :)
--added to my fav list!
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:boogie:

Thanks for the great comment, it feels good to submit something :)
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bobthebldr Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007   Interface Designer
'Bout time you made a new piece :D Anyways looks awsome like always. Love the mood set in this piece. Good job!
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man :salute: I know it's been too long :no:
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
All I can say is how deeply honoured I am that you used my stock as reference for this (master)piece. Beyond the vector recreation which must have taken you eons, the result is absolutely stunning and incredibly moving.

Thank you.
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush:

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment, I've never gotten a reaction like that from a stock artist :) I'm so happy that you are pleased with the result. :D
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