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Lake Shore Drive by dirktiede Lake Shore Drive by dirktiede
My latest obsessive Chicago background piece. Pen & Ink, 22"x 10", ~30hrs. Minimal touchup and graytones in Photoshop.

Extrapolated the angle from panoramic photos taken from Navy Pier (off the page to the left) and the observation deck of the Hancock Building (tallest building in the foreground), and a little help from Google Earth to help with building placement.

Taken from my comic, Paradigm Shift. You can read it here: www.paradigmshiftmanga.com
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ZeitgeistSam Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I know from personal experience how easy it is to make a skyline look like a massive jumbled mess of blocks and bricks. You knocked this out of the goddamn park, though!

Would you have any issue with me coloring it as a practice piece?
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dirktiede Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
So long as you link to the original, be my guest. Let me know what you come up with.
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Pericles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
A lot of work on this piece mate. A really excellent work. Congratulations. :)

:+fav: :D
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RobinsArtist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
This kind of quality is what separates the men from the boys, so to speak. I am in awe--well done.
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KelliRoos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing. :-)
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Redtaileddolphin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
That's amazing... Your level of dedication to detail is nothing short of miraculous...
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kojika Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ah, I know this place~! I just adore how you do your scenery...so much detail, and it always looks awesome!
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Talancir Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. now that's some dedication.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You crazy Chicago manga-ka, drawing crazy detailed cityscapes, making all us others feel like slackers. You go now! Go! Be bigshot comic boy, married to laser science girl! GO! GO I SAY!

btw, you missed a window on one of the buildings. Yeah, it's just there, to the left, the one with the windows, with one missing. That's the one.
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RisenHellFire Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Man thats detailed.

My Parents are hopefully taking me back to Chicago after X-mas.
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