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Close to Downtown by Carthegian Close to Downtown by Carthegian
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EDIT: I did some fixing and enhancement as suggested by `fox-orian Hope it looks better now..

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I am deeply influenced by brutalist architecture when making this. In fact the building in the middle is inspired (if not resembled) the 3rd church of Christ in Washington DC. I just thought it was amusing to have a building totally made from concrete and served almost like icon to the vicinity.

Although fun to draw, in reality, brutalist architecture is said to be a unfriendly to the environment. Even if I’m not an architect, I can see why. All the references that I gathered depict aged buildings with weathered concretes and spoiled paintwork. They just stood there like colossus made of concrete that irritate you in the eye. Not really aesthetically beautiful, especially for urban planning.

My credit goes to:
`fox-orian: for the brutalist architecture introduction (and many stuffs) :)
Mayang.com: for the textures I used in pavements
You: for even bothered reading this damn useless comment .. (and even bothered looking this mundane piece)
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:iconsoorajexplorer:
SOORAJexplorer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool work :D
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconalicevii:
AliceVII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sooooooooooooooo beautiful
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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:iconle-angelique:
le-angelique Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
i always amazed w ur architectural drawing :o
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
But, you're an architecture student yourself, aren't you XD I don't even study it.. :)
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:iconle-angelique:
le-angelique Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah.. then you're skillful :p
i have no idea doing it in sai or ps lol.. i'll try though xD
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
As long as you actually hv knowledge abt architecture, doing it in sai or ps shouldn't be a problem. The learning curve is not that high. Go ahead and try it ^^
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RKGrafixx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
really nice job. those illustration technic is great to visualise architecture and landscape architecture...well done
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you very much buddy =D I just like to make architecture like this =D
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