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The City on the edge of Forever by Colourbrand The City on the edge of Forever by Colourbrand
"...it had evolved over hundreds, even thousands of years; what started out as a meager space station blossomed into a interstellar metropolis, vast in size and capability.

It was a literal nation in its own right, with a society that was born, raised and would pass away.

It could do anything here; take in vessels, build ships, and host anything it fancied.

The possibilities are endless.

So was where it resided, in a sea of perpetual darkness with infinity as its horizon.

A City on the edge of Forever..."


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I was inspired by :icondaemoria: art of gigantic space structure-scapes; so I wanted to have a go.

I was also inspired by Dusty Springfield's "Reputation" song....:stare:

This took time to do; figuring out the right kind of colours that compliment, and any, backdrops; the latter varied from nebulae, to galaxies, to planets; black space worked because it focused the viewer on the city.

The glare was to add something a bit more than just inky blackness.

I stuck to a minimal pallet; greys, blues, and reds; it reminded me of the striking sci-fi films of the late last century, something that still influences me. The ships are the generic travelling machines.

I also wanted to make it a hive of activity, so I added lots of 'flying spots'.

Comments and feedback most welcome!

Enjoy :D
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:iconrhoskel:
Rhoskel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Now this is a fine bit of kit...   it kinda makes you want one of your own!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thank you sir :)
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:iconsidewinderstriker:
Sidewinderstriker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A stunning, wonderful, and gorgeous deep space station. A truly artificial world.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - I am glad you feel that way :D
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Fun freefall megastructure.
Bonus Multiplier: the implication that this vista is only a part of an even larger structure.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true sir - it is as vast as the vision :)

Thank you matey :D

BTW - love your name - The Atomic Dog :) super :D
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:iconravousrat:
RavousRat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Spectacular! :wow:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: one tries :)

Thank you :D
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:iconravousrat:
RavousRat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icondragonfiretoo:
Dragonfiretoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
wonderful work :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconseptimus-oraka:
Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
I would love to see an artwork of this station in all its glory! :) also, this image is too little to be used as wallpaper. :(
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, thought it was big enough! Lesson for next time.

As for her glory...maybe ;)

Cheers bucco :D
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:iconseptimus-oraka:
Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
You are welcome. :)
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:iconverdenpark:
verdenpark Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Great job. Wonderful detail to it.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :D one tries :D
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
epic and nice bird of prey
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers matey ;)
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
wow.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:salute:
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
I've tried my hand at drawing spaceships and stations, but the results are...mixed.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Join the club ;)
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
my attempts are up if you want to see them.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Links please :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting ideas - like the Jupiter one a lot - simple but effective - you have a lot of potential - keep going sir :)
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:iconjhantares:
jhantares Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
great Clap 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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:icongummy-gundam:
gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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:icondonaldbrent:
DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D Love that cityscape, really fun shuttle, lovely blue lights :D
      ...it looks huge!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Canne go wrong with blue lights :D

And it's as big as one's imagination :D

:thunbsup:
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:icondonaldbrent:
DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blue lights for the win! :D I imagine this place is huge! :nod:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As vast as  your imagination sir :D
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:icondonaldbrent:
DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I got a pretty big (but oddly limited) imagination :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, that's the city sir - it is vast but has it's limits too - but like all limits, they can be overcome :D

Cheers my friend :D
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:icondonaldbrent:
DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be well! :D
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:iconrreddvar:
RReddVar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I feel like I'm seeing a scene from Battlestar Galactica! Great work! :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D :bow:
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:iconsequito-equitis:
Sequito-Equitis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Reminds me a bit of the glimpses of the sentient machine home world from the Spock Walk in Star Trek the Motion Picture.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, that was a quality piece of SFX!! Thank you very much for that sir :D
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:iconnategold0410:
Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
impressive to say the least!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :D One tries :)
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
As always mate your work continues to impress, whether through colors, idea or sheer scale, its always great. :D Also that ship to the immediate right of the station looks like one of the Super Star Destroyer from the Star Wars expanded universe.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What great and noble words :D

Thank you - and the ship? Just a generic vessel :)

But again, thankies :D
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Of course :)
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:iconcrusher-777:
crusher-777 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2017
Hoolyy fucking shiiit Jawdrop

Just ... just... wow...

nothing against your art style, but if someone could make a high resolution, life like variant of this....

...wow, awesome work Thumbs Up 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I thought it was....
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:iconcrusher-777:
crusher-777 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
It is Awesome!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend - one tries :)
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