I started this image way back, first rough concept sketches are from last year. But with the Assembly demo party approaching, I decided to pick this up and finalize it for the Graphics competition.
I did rough 3D models in 3dsmax to build a base for some of the buildings, everything else was then painted in Photoshop. A lot of own photographs was used for textures. A total time of about five days was used for this picture.
First the look in the picture was quite colorful and clear, but towards the end I felt that it needed a darker twist. Maybe the end result would’ve been better had I pushed the dimmer palette all the way, but hey, at least now I have two versions with a very different mood :)
I can post intermediate steps for you to see in this thread, with a higher resolution version or details. And as always, comments and critique please!