The middle of Indiana is indeed horribly flat, but the north isn't that bad, and the south is really hilly.
Unfortunately I'm in the middle. Damn it.
I like the fact that there's another one of those out in the distance. This would actually make a lot of sense from an environmental perspective, I guess. Instead of having everybody sprawl out with their huge pointless perfectly groomed lawns and all those access streets, driveways, etc... just stack it up!
Haha yeah. I grew up in Fort Wayne where there is no topography. I guess the main thing I'd be worried about living in a city like this one would be tornadoes. You'd have to go a long way from the top to get to a basement.
you know, your style reminds me of those sci-fi illustrations we usually find in books during the early mid 80s and early 90s; i mean the brush work is very reminiscent of those times... i really like that! nice work!!
You're brave. If I had managed to draw something half as cool as that building, there's no way I'd trust it/myself enough to put it in the background behind all that atmospheric perspective. But I'm glad you did: It could have been HEY, LOOK! AWESOME BUILDING HERE! But instead it's subtle. Subtle is good.
Perhaps I'm just odd like this, but I'm quite captivated by the little barn or house or whatever it is over on the right. What is it? Who owns it? How do they feel about being within driving distance of the huge cluster of futuristic architecture? I have to admit, I'm a sucker for little details that hint that the picture is part of a world or a story. It just feels so much grander.
If I could offer a nitpick in an attempt to be helpful: Is it me or are the curves in the road a bit sharp?
Hey thanks for commenting! I'm glad you enjoy it. Yeah I wondered about the road. It does seem to curve too sharply for a country road and it should probably have ditches or something along side it, as someone above already pointed out. I think tomorrow I'll go back and make those tweaks. Thanks for the input!
Nice work! And you're right, all these flat plains just NEED something towering on the horizon. Iowa's not too bad, being reasonably hilly, but a lot of the Dakotas are just this flat. I wonder what I'll be visualizing next time I'm travelling the flatlands?
...Y'know, it's silly of me, but I don't have to stretch disbelief for the background starport as I do for the thought of a highway with no margins or ditch. How's that for an odd mindset?
For a non-artist, I seem pert' popular over at Ten Ton Studios just for reality-checking. Uncomfortable or unnatural poses, fields planted in the wrong direction for hillside irrigation, sword-hilts too thin and pommel-less to stay in one's grip, a laundry line set up too close to the dove-cote....
I wish I had the gift of drawing, but I wasn't particularly good even before developing hand tremors. But as a middle-aged realist, I guess I've got an eye for--what, common sense?--that can come in handy once in a while.
Thanks for livening up my flatland drives in future, and I'm glad I could give something back.