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Future bandits ( 1998 • digital • 6000 x 4500 px )

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As the future mega cities become populated by massive skyscrapers, human activity will spread upwards. Here I illustrate an unfinished construction site between skyscrapers.

"Future bandits" was my first attempt at making something serious in 3DS Max. The plan was to make a cyberpunk art image depicting a Sci-Fi future scenario. I started working on it in 3DS Max 1.2 and ended in Max 2. My main source of inspiration was a large construction site just outside the game studio I worked at. Every day on my way to and from work I would look for some new interesting aspects of it. The site was changing constantly and was full of useful visual reference. I even took pictures of some machines and all kinds of construction hardware and junk - cool stuff. I worked on this image over a period of about 3 months, mostly during weekends.

"Future bandits" was awarded first place at an international 3D rendering competition, The Gathering'98, held in Norway. The extra cool thing is that I still receive emails from people telling me how this image inspired them to become a CG artist - which is always nice to hear :) See how this image was created.

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Jack from USA wrote:September 1, 2011

You do on a PC what many studios have a team of artists to work on. Fantastic!!

B.R.A.I.N. from Malaysia wrote:December 26, 2010

"All units,we have a runaway flying vehicle,he entered the construction site"Lol.Love the artwork,epic!

Bill from USA wrote:November 19, 2010


Chris from USA wrote:April 18, 2010

Very cool! Looks like a scene from a cyberpunk movie. Must have taken ages to make.

Lukas from CZ wrote:February 24, 2010

And this one is also my favourite work of yours! Keep it up!

Tom from US wrote:February 8, 2010

A vision of a future shown in a cyberpunk style that reminds me of Blade Runner. I love this!

Jason from US wrote:November 30, 2008

Your images look so real its unbelievable.

Vyvern from Sweden wrote:June 23, 2008

Fantastic image.

z from cro wrote:March 24, 2008

remarkable, man...
a true cyberpunk touch.

roll on ;)

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