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Rush Hour WIP by MikeDoscher Rush Hour WIP by MikeDoscher
Edit: This is done now. You should go look at the finished version: [link]

This is an image from a setting/story I'm working on now. I just thought I'd show the work in progress- such things can sometimes be interesting.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I know about the finished project, but it just occurred to me......

With Florida's Postal Service asking people to stop crashing into their offices and lobbies (it's actually in the news) I think I would be horrified every second I was on one of those 'air trollies' you got there knowing seniors are 'out there'.

Nice work:clap:
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I saw that one. The Kool-Aid guy probably shouldn't be driving, even in Florida.

The thing about Titan City is, it's not really what it seems. Themed entertainment is so integral to basic design of the city that there's lots of things that seem dramatic, or even dangerous, but are just show.
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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Such awesome retro design! I'm jealous!
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are my new hero. I never knew that Art Deco could be pushed to its ultimate destination! The Cable Car is just jaw dropping. I'm looking forward to seeing this finished!
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Wells45 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Looking great. You have a great talent for dieselpunk style art.
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maceobennett Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I look forward to seeing more stuff like this.
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I had a dream about this place. Awesome to see it realized so beautifully!
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DeadBilly27 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Flying highways filled with classic looking cars and a gondola? Sounds like my kind of city. Well done here.
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LukeTorpedo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
No guesses where the inspiration for the large truck like one came from in that image lol. Looks like a VW camper!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
There's a little of that in there, but mostly that one there on the right is inspired by some of the European delivery vans from the 40s. I don't remember exactly which vehicle I took the front grill from.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
the whole flying cars in a futuristic city thing has been done to death but I love the street car I dig the look it has.
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Eisenmann87 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That tram reminds me of the "Wuppertaler Schwebebahn": [link] :D
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ICNH Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Do you have any of this story up so far, because I would love to read this.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm afraid I don't have anything up yet. I'd been wrestling with how I wanted to tell the story, and in what media. I'll be sure to post something about it here when it comes together, though.
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LightController Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Retro/steampunk futuristic is always so much more interesting than hyper modern...
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CanadianRuskie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Digital Artist
Love the train
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Yuki117 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Awesome, work, cant wait to see more!
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Warheadguy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
You know what means good dieselpunk. Something like The Fifth Element.
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mossawi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Digital Artist
wow great
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, Art Deco, 50s, futurist, metropolis, blade runner, final fantasy, mirrors edge, fifth element(elephant?) lulz , nice cocktail. what i love the most is the feeling of sunlight and depth.
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Celphirio Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i pitch my idea for movie to someone big, i'll make sure to have you as the lead mecha art director/designer. The designs are so detailed, fluent, and amazing! Someone like you would make amazing concept art for a movie series!
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the--Z Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
verry nice, Graphic novel like story, or more of a Book with pictures, or is it just ganna be a book or somthing... oh well.

I like the cars, it has a certain 1950's feel to their design. verry interesting cable car as well.
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Ovni-the-UFO Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
That guy's gonna fall off that car pretty fast if it's travelling at any real pace. xD
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MillioninPrizes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
This is looking really nice.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
This kicks all kinds of ass man :D I love how you and I have been pursuing similar visual design cues and interests and how we both arrive in our own distinct conclusions with these things in mind. Mike, you are seriously rocking the retro deco vibes, take that from another Mike who digs the deco as well ;)

Cheers!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Your work is very inspirational. :)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Your so very welcome and I can say, without hesitation, the feeling is mutual ;)
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Lord-Shot Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
really cool work, the pallet of colours is really good, and the retro style of draw is really nice.
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like a cross between Blade Runner and Immortals, if you don't mind me making the comparrison :)
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, I don't mind at all. :) Throw in some Fifth Element, Harry Canyon, and a bunch of other stuff that escapes me at the moment.
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you don't mind, but I figured I'd ask, first ;) Some artists I('ve) know(n) actually take offense at such things :|

Anyways. Yes, Fifth Element is there, definitely. That one leaves it's marks all over the place ;) :)
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I think that reaction comes from a lack of confidence and a naive conception of originality, really. There are so many interesting things out there that feed into each other- some influences are obvious, and some are not. Personally, I can't abide either pretention or ignorance so I try not to encourage it. :)
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you could be quite right :) And whether or not you're completely right, I do know I like your take on this better than a few other takes I've heard :)
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Lolip Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
hah, i was thinking fifth element and blade runner lol. I never heard of Harry Canyon but i'll scope it.
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Even the WIP looks very cool!
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Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hm nice couloring, but... your cablebus seems a litle bit dangerous because by this length there is only this small contact to the cable... seems that its getting problems by winds^^ and, when their a lot of cablecars / busses in this city it would be very tricky to fly there with this aerocars, because of the many cables.... but this are only my thoughts^^
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Good thinking, but the cablecars actually have systems to counteract the oscillation caused by the wind. Those tubes beneath the cablecar are filled with a magnetoferric fluid that is induced by an electric field to slosh back in forth in such a way as to counteract the rocking of the vehicle.

Collisions could be a problem, but the ability to lay the grid out in three dimensions makes it possible to increase the distance between vehicles and get more of a safety buffer.
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Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah only my thoughts as i said^^ but well i like your technical drawings alot, their inspiring me for my own sci fi / retro universe^^
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nomyai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I like this, futuristic and archaic at the same time.

I can't wait to see the finished work!
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mikopol Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I like this aerial tramway! :)
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Crazy! You've taken Blade Runner's art deco/nouveau motifs and amplified them by an order of magnitude. I love that hazy atmospheric perspective, it provides both emotional resonance and a sense of depth to the environment.
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jmb1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Cool, I like the retro style cars. :D
Great Work.
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TrentMK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its always awesome when vintage and future is combined this way. Always.
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Retro style, I love it.
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