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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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:iconpenandinkdrawings:
PENANDINKDRAWINGS Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I love this,I'm gonna have to learn how to do digital art. :)
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Thank you =D Digital art is fun indeed..

On the contrary man, I suck at traditional.. couldn't do anything as good as you do :)
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xXMaito-chan27WXx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
/kehabisankatakata/
HEBAT BANGET!!!
*kakak mau jadi insinyur atau arsitek ya?*
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Wkwkwkwk arsitek.. cita2 yg ga kesampean..

Makasih banyak yah =D kapan2 pengen bikin kaya gini lg :)
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xXMaito-chan27WXx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Sama-sama :)
Kok ga kesampean? *padahal kakak hebat banget*
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Hahaha soalnya dapet masuk jurusan yg laen, yg ga berhubungan ama gambar =P
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:iconxxmaito-chan27wxx:
xXMaito-chan27WXx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh, memang kakak sekarang masuk jurusan apa? *Maaph saya nanya-nanya nggak jelas*
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
teknik informatika :rofl: hahaha ga nyambung kan =P
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:iconxxmaito-chan27wxx:
xXMaito-chan27WXx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Whuut??
*Padahal kakak berbakat banget!!!*
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Tapi yang penting sukses... :iconaboishappyplz:
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Wakaka iya yg ptg sukses..
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:iconbobe-tan:
Bobe-tan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Brutal architecture is always a great inspiration. I love design for this corner.
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Putting aside the horrible concrete material, brutalists are great in design concept, very fascinating. Thank you very much =D
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shirogane90 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
WOAHHH MANTAFFFFFF!
eh itu cara bikin garis geret2 di gedungnya gimana ya?
O__O
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Tengkyu =D

garis geret2 gimana ya? tekstur weathered gt? pake brush aja :)
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:iconshirogane90:
shirogane90 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
garis2 yg bikin kesan gedung lama ituh :D :D
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Iyah, pake brush aja cukup.. tipis2 timpa warna asli. Lebih baik sambil liat referensi :)
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shirogane90 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
heee thanks buat referensinya :D :D
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owen-c Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah cool, I hadn't noticed that you had done a Brutalist based illustration before as well. I've found it an interesting style lately as well due to its mix of interesting shapes and overall harshness. Putting plants on them in my case was an attempt to "soften them up"
You also make them look more inviting than usual, maybe it's the lighting.
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Carthegian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
hahaha yeah, I've done this quite a long time ago. I'm interested in brutalist because the shapes are various and there's a lot of possibility combining it in urban scenes =D They're more eye catching due the concrete blocks..

Thank you, I am still learning about how lighting could make buildings look deeper and more amusing..
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! a manga artist that's just as good at backgrounds as they are at manga...it's quite funny how scared most manga artists are of drawing backgrounds, but to me they were never as hard as trying to draw an anotomically-correct character :faint: then again, I can't recall doing a scene that focuses just on architecture like this - an important skill as most uman characters will likely be in urban environments =p
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Carthegian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thank you very much! :dance:

Well, drawing backgrounds tend to be tedious sometimes, and you need a lot of references if you want to make it right. I agree with you, it's harder to draw the perfect anatomy :) People would mostly just pay attention to characters than a well-drawn backgrounds though XD

Try drawing pure architectures sometimes, it's totally good for practice with lighting =D
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Kn1ghtofDarknes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
It's a wonderful piece, great detail and drawings! now having said that, it's sorta depressing to me seeing that one building in the centerpiece without windows and so few people...i'm weird okay! :P
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Lol, that's becoz I'm not capable to draw lotsa people at once.. I'd die of exhaustion =P And the one building actually exists as I said in the artist comment, it's gonna be demolished soon though :)

Not weird, but yeah.. probably :rofl:
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Kn1ghtofDarknes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
also the girl in the red sweatshirt doesn't have a second hand ><
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:iconmiyazu:
Miyazu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks cinematic!
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Yay! Thanks very much =D
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:iconedgeofuniverse:
edgeofuniverse Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
mantab ni, mirip kaya foto :D
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Makasih banyak ya udah sudi mampir XD
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edgeofuniverse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
sama2 :D
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:iconb03di:
B03DI Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MANTABZZZ !!!! keren abiz rekk...aku seneng environment nya...hehehe
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Wah thanks berat bro :)
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unrealsmoker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Ampun om, jgn ditembak.. =P
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:iconseig-warheit:
Seig-Warheit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooohooo
keren2 O_O

wa aga dungu klw arsitektur...
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Walah ini kan masi gedung kotak2 aja =P
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:iconthe-hary:
the-hary Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
Wahaa gw ketinggalan gambar yang ini!
keren bro! :thumbsup::D
nice perspektif!
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Ahaha gpp lah ktinggalan bntar.. thank bro =D
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:iconnitro7:
nitro7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
This is a really lovely style!! I wonder what programmes have you used in creating this beautiful drawing...
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:iconcarthegian:
Carthegian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thank you for checking it out :) I used photoshop cs4 to make it =D
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   Digital Artist
No, your comment is really useful in understanding brutalist architecture, and things like that. I wouldn't have saw that far into it, and it's interesting. I have a habit of thinking terrible things are beautiful, too. : )
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