Oz 2410 - created by spaceranger


Oz 2410
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This is classic fantasy meets Sci-Fi. A speculation of how the Emerald City Palace might look with a futuristic twist. Here surrounded by a magical aura
floating through the cosmos the city can move anywhere in the universe instantaneously.
Trees are from flickr, brushes from JennB all else is contest source and photoshop. (5 years and 787 days ago)

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inarichi says:

ooh vote is 176, and view is 139?

avatar George55
George55 says:

I think you did a good job, putting the forms together, the perspective and the reflections look nice. I love it... good luck.

avatar Drivenslush

Oh, but I'm a very GOOD man. I'm just a very bad wizard.... hehehe

avatar DanLundberg

Very appealing concept. BUT Perfect symmetry is kind of boring. Looks more like some sort of futuristic, green-tinged silver tea set on a tray than a city IMO. I do like how the background provides a sense of place without distracting from the focus of the image. The trees-under-the-dome element is my favorite part, but I'm not sure what's causing the flare.

avatar Drivenslush

Dan.. the flare is Glinda crash landing her magic soap bubble into the side of the dome.. (she got drunk in Munchkin Land on Lolipop Guild Brandy and the mayor made a pass at her so she left in a hurry...

author says:

At times symmetry is desired by the artist or by the architect. Check this to see other symmetrical structures like the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple, U.S. Capitol etc..: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=2505&bih=1287&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=symmetrical+buildings&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
This is purely fantasy art, meant to express an idea as I see it and hopefully entertain.

Edit: Thanks for the comments! Slushie... how did you know?

avatar DanLundberg

Symmetry is indeed the hallmark of very formal structures as that contributes to their dignity. Whole cities are rarely that rigid, however (and certainly not true of the Oz in the now-classic movie "The Wizard of Oz," for example). Nevertheless, you are completely free to express your own artistic vision just as I'm free to yawn. Good luck!

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

It's simply amazing and cool!... And dot!

avatar hazem
hazem says:

i love it ,good luck

avatar blindscientist

Beautiful!

author says:

Thanks again for the comments, I've added a step 5 to show the scale more clearly, obviously not a megalopolis, more like a cathedral sized space ship. @DanLundberg...I appreciated your first comment, you made some complimentary remarks and in spite of the snide remark I respected your point of view about symmetry. I responded only to point out my inspiration, I said nothing offensive yet you felt the need to be rude... bad form.

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arca says:

Like the image ... I think the symmetry adds to the surreal quality ... maybe it is just me. I like the whole effect. Great detail and well put together. Definitely feels like the Emerald City in Space Lovely! :clap:

avatar gopankarichal

Superb work!! love the color

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Ditto what Arca said, and I love the green. Your step 5 - LOL re: the 'magic generators'. Very nice work, author. Anything scifi, shiny AND green gets my attention every time!

avatar erathion
erathion says:

very nice construction author...best of luck

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