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City Angels 2 by frankhong City Angels 2 by frankhong
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Imagine FX Issue 56.

Creating an Atmospheric Environment

"Learn how to establish mood early in the painting, and using concept art techniques to refine the painting into a believable world, with Frank Hong"

"I will be taking you through the creation of this painting step-by-step, explaining both technical and artistic decisions I make along the way. I will develop a dark atmospheric feeling for the painting very early in the production, and bring it to life with realistic rendering techniques. Many of these techniques are used daily in both professional concept art and matte-painting, and are essential tool sets to grasp. By utilizing the full arsenal of Photoshop you will greatly improve production time."

"Atmosphere development is the main focus of this workshop, so I’ll be taking quite a bit of time walking you through some of the concepts behind it. It’s important to know the feeling you want the viewers to get when they look at your painting, and carry that through to the finishing strokes. If the mood is correctly established, you’ll have more liberties with designs and layouts without changing the initial concepts."

Check out the Issue 56 for details. [link]
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:iconcrossroads44:
Crossroads44 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This reminds me of Sanitarium. Not only for the angel statue, but for the cobblestone and the grass in the foreground
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:iconex7ra:
EX7RA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow great job
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:iconkatznflocken:
Katznflocken Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I can imagine a whole story that must have happened in this place.
The only thing that bothers me are the red lens flare in the bottom left corner.

Other than that, the magnificence of the piece, it really strikes me. I cannot express how amazed I am by this, I'm thinking about what kind of people must live there, if there is any at all. Seeing the gravestone things arranged in order, the angel in the background, the worn down houses, and just the overall atmosphere... its like a dream come true. Wonderful job.
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:iconivbenjamin:
IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
drawing the floors must be tiring D:
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:iconlockslie:
Lockslie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutley amazing ! I can imagine myself living in a place like this.
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:iconkakobrutus:
kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Featured in [link]
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:iconzelectricz:
zElectricz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome!
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:iconavalonne65:
Avalonne65 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow !!! Magic !!
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:iconmizukatsu:
MizuKatsu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
awasome *-*
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:iconsupahnova:
supahnova Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like something in a dream, outstanding job!!
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:iconallisonstanley:
AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I got a print of this at Anime Expo. It's so beautiful~ It was very nice meeting you
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:iconashrazan:
Ashrazan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Beautiful work, wonderful detail...
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:iconieatedacookie:
ieatedacookie Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
i love both the city angels pics nice work :D
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:iconlevi-rogier:
levi-rogier Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
very nice...and captivating
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:iconchemicalkidd:
chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconhamiims:
hamiimS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I TTHHINK MY EYE FELL OFF
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:iconstarshinesmonet:
starshinesMonet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I would love to see this setting in a video game.
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:iconspeedyroby:
SpEEdyRoBy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DesignSphere Featured Here: [link]
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:iconspiritofnature:
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I first thought it was a picture. After some blinking I realized it was photoshop. It is amazing. I get a bit of a peaceful and ominous feeling about it
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:iconrahona:
Rahona Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful.
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:iconsalem404:
Salem404 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wonderful
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:iconsabbelbina:
Sabbelbina Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool picture!
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:iconxxseizurebunnyxx:
XxSeizureBunnyxX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Pretty.. *-*
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:iconscorpioshadow:
ScorpioShadow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You are an inspiration to artists everywhere and at every level.
Your gallery is just pure awesomeness.
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Shadows are what you make of them.
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:iconcrisdelaraart:
CrisDelaraArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Artist
wowwwwww I looooved!
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:iconmini-kirara:
mini-kirara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
freakin' sick. im feeling sketched out like im actually standing there haha
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing and fantastic. *U*
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:iconcagivareborn:
CagivaREborn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
d(0_____0)b.....
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:iconyunravensyen:
yunravensyen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
O.O Amazing~ It nearly stop my breathing.
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:iconchemicalkidd:
chemicalkidd Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've featured this here. Hopefully that's ok, please let me know if it's not. Thanks :)
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:iconcommand76:
command76 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
ur work amazes me
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:icon98heaven:
98heaven Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Impressive work Frank !
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:iconfrancarn:
FRANCARN Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Brilliant!
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:icontejal:
Tejal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Amazing lighting and ambiance. You have a real talent. I've liked many of your previous postings, and look forward to seeing more wonderful landscapes.
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:iconzauzeri:
zauzeri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Pure awesomeness! Like it a lot! Instant :+fav: :)
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:iconn3kuro:
N3kuRo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Ahh! Your art is always as good as usual! >.< So good! I really like them~! ^^
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:icondarkend777:
darkend777 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
You're a genious :D
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:iconlordlkiller:
lordlkiller Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*O* /faint/!!!

its like um, way-better than photo!!!
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:iconmarshmellowbrains:
marshmellowbrains Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. I love this entire painting. =]
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:iconkool10:
Kool10 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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:icondrunkcanadian:
DRUNKCANADIAN Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
My mind was blown by your work...AGAIN!
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:iconwolkenfels:
Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Awesome article and i am happy that i can take a closer look at the picture here. Well done!
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:iconpoorsonaked:
PoorSoNaked Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
:love:
iz amazing~
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:iconarizlaan:
arizlaan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Extremely Amazing! I would love to learn how to paint like this!
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:icontasiorts:
tasiorts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Great scenario! I read this tutorial it's really nice and clear!
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:iconmizuki-san10:
Mizuki-san10 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Whare did u take this pic?
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:iconametakeru:
Ametakeru Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Oh, my! Awesome as always!!
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:iconfrankhong:
frankhong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate!
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:iconvxmrtm:
vxmrtm Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+++ great workshop piece and article itself. I'm jealous :D
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:iconfrankhong:
frankhong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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