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Sol City by Rozefire Sol City by Rozefire
I wasn't doing much, so I doodled this. ^^ I'm not entirely happy with it because a) I'm pretty sure some of the perspective is off on the left hand side, and b) because it's drawn solely in pencil with the tones added in Photoshop. I wanted to use my pen, but my dog chewed it up so badly that the ink is coming out of the wrong end. >.< Stupid dog...

So, as I'm too impatient to wait for the new pen to arrive, I just finished it in pencil. Blah.


Well anyway, this is Sol City. A place where the sun shines 24 hours a day and there is a permanent hosepipe ban in place. Plants shrivel and die unless kept indoors and it's against the law to walk around without some sort of sun protection, eg. hat, sun cream factor 600, etc. Again, it's connected to the original story I am writing. Slowly.


(ps. that should be Sol with a little line over the O. But DA sucks, so no line.)
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:iconpaldipaldi:
paldipaldi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012   General Artist
this is a doodle? OMG!
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GraceMcCall Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Ahhh! To have a tail...
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:iconzeacorzeppelin:
ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
It's on fire. :)
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Without the line it's more straight to the point. Sol.:sun:
I like the concept.
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:icontruekaoz:
TrueKaoz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student General Artist
This is a lovely image, i love the limited amount of colour and the amount of detail. Truly beautiful
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:iconkiddo1311:
Kiddo1311 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. The perspective is askew so this piece is full of tension and uneasyness. It's awesome. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Mendicant-B1as Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
may I read what you have so far or the finished result?
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:iconpaddy-s:
Paddy-S Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Nice and simple.I like it.
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:iconsully-bean:
Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Such kawaii charas!!!! XD
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:icontheretic:
tHeRetiC Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
sounds cool
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FlyAwayMax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Student General Artist
I like the writings on the walls and signs especially. I noticed that the o with the dash off the top is in, like, every place you use that language :3 *is a nitpicker*
I don't care if the perspective is off, it gives the whole place sort of a warped feel, like just by looking at the place, you know something's different.^^ Like everybody else, I really like the detail, too!
I can't draw buildings/cities worth stinking poo xC
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MegaCatZero Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Awesome. o= I had a project for a city named Sol, too, but it was far different from yours. XD Anyway, this is awesome and I'm faving it! ^^
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:iconcloudymood:
cloudymood Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Awesome!
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:iconexcrete:
excrete Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Man, I'd love to live there.
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:iconlabella-luna:
Labella-Luna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
OMG you are so right about your other picture "City Escape". They both have the same boy and girl...... I think.
Anyway I love this one too.
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Luno-Affinity153 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Wow awesome drawing :D
love the landscape and the great detail
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The Sun shines 24/7? :o Jesus! :D
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:iconm3i-m3i:
m3i-m3i Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
ahh i really like it! with the description my imagination is going wild :aww: if your doodles are this amazing, what are your intentional pieces like ^^
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tatyana001 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
I think it looks amazing
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:iconmaostro:
MaosTro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I love that shadows are not dark, they are subtle, gentle, as if I can see the whole city... And it's located inside somebody's feelings at dawn, beautiful
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:iconheira:
heira Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
it's an amazing piece for a doodle. the perspective may be off in places but it adds character to the image. :D

btw, are those tails on those kids? :?

what's the story, hmmm? :sherlock: it seems pretty interesting. :aww:
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:iconmissladi:
missladi Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Well, it's hard to have good proportions when you're at a point where the items are really close... so yeah, this is fantabulous!
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Chico02 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
BEAUTIFUL!! =D
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:iconjinggle:
jinggle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I really like this and City Escape. Hope you can do more art work like this.
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:iconbluexmoons:
bluexmoons Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
I really like the concept behind the drawing and the drawing itself. Even if the perspective is a little off. =D
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Kuzunari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
ah, is that dog still alive? i don't know how much time has passed since you wrote that :) sol city hmm? what inspired you? would you actually like to visit a place/planet where there are two suns to grant light all day? i find it kind of sad but i like the city scape :D i like bridges between buildings, it's really cute to me
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3-D8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
I would love ro go there :sing: Amazing details, keep up zhay good vork!
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:icon3-d8:
3-D8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Ahem, I meant to. Aheheh.
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robertc009 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
how big was the piece of paper you drew this on?
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:iconsugil:
Sugil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
woahhh O.O
i´m marveling at peaple, who have the endurance and fantasy to draw those labyrinthine citys!
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:iconsamichi:
SaMiChi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
I loves it
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:iconhentousen:
hentousen Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
I really like the angle and the shadows, there is something that makes me continue to stare at it and i feel like im in the environment you have drawn.
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amok451 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
looks exactly like my souvenir of Tokyo :P
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SuperSpook Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Interface Designer
Dont you fins its better when perspectives dont add up?? :) much more interesting ^^

I dont know how intentional the subtle/no colour was but it makes it seem even hotter! real nice piece! :D
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mOOninater Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Must not be any black people in Sol city, we don't need no stinkin' sunscreen.
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:iconiamjoeytang:
iamjoeytang Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Student
i like the concept.
very impressive.
i m waiting for your story.
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:icontin-can-man:
tin-can-man Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty nice work, the perspective is really interesting, and feels like the world is falling
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sapphire13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
the effect is cool!
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Shitaka-ga-nai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
Wow, its very nice. In my opinion the leaning building and the grate and all those little mistakes that us humans can make and do, make the picture seem, well, more human. It makes the city seem more haphazard, buit up on itself, with little things added her and there, more real I guess?
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sl33p1e Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Such detailed scenery!
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:iconchangyenyin:
changyenyin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
if ur art were made into animation and sell it into the anime industry .i bet u did be famous around the world.
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stopsigngraffiti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
I love this style of drawing..it looks all washed out and bleached--but that's sepia for you! Also, a very interesting concept for the story...I'd like to hear more from that!
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MonkeyDan1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
Nice, I really like the layered city, and the bright tones show off the fact that the sun is so darned bright.
Dan
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radioblur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Great cityscape. I love the colors and the angle and the focus. The picture really pulls you in from the top and guides you down to the bottom left to see those kids. It's really good.
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blakShadow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
woah cool ^^ hehe it's so simple but awesome ;)
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:iconsenkei:
senkei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks good nonetheless. Story should be interesting ;P

Nice work. :+fav:
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:iconjoostgriffioen:
joostgriffioen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
people, the perspective is meant to be this way!
its clear that its an artists expression of massive city buildings.

i think its romantic.
looks like downtown bangkok near The Mall.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Professional Filmographer
but he's wearing a hat D:
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:iconmandragorafreak:
MandragoraFreak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
I love street images, and I admire very much people who do them, cause they're so complex. Your style is amazing, i like it very much! Keep it up!
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Namik0 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Ya, the building on the left is slanted, none the less, it is still a completely awesome drawing.

Well, the sun always shines in Alaska, but definetly not as bright as I would imagine it does in Sol City. That little thing kinda hanging of the street overpass looks kinda like Momo from Avatar (for those who know who it is and/or watch it).
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