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Night City by Josh-Finney Night City by Josh-Finney
Night City, as described in "Neuromancer" by William Gibson.
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why the hell haven't I faved this yet??? 
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:iconcyberpunkdreams:
cyberpunkdreams Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Part Bladerunner, part Neuromancer, all cyberpunk ;)
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:iconyolcos:
yolcos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Artist
Dear Josh-Finney: I am currently doing doctoral research in urban studies on the representation and image of the cyberpunk city. Can you tell more broadly about your creative process? How do you work and how to re-imagine the space of the city from Gibson novel? Any data is important to me and I will give due credit. Also I would love to show your work in my research if I have your permission. Your work seems important to be researched, discussed and disseminated. Sincerely, Jorge Octavio Ocaranza
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timtillack Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Hi :) (Smile) I really love your artwork here. I'm curating a blog themed around cyperpunk for a postgrad project and would like to link your image to my blog. The conditions of the project are that all media must adhere to strict copyright, so I would love it if you could give me permission to use the image. I will be able to link back to your deviantart profile and will credit you as the artist. Cheers. Tim
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Mikanojo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In its own way, the city is so beautiful, so alive.. i want 2 touch the bricks i want 2 feel the warmth of the wires surging with electric blood..
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SenInt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Night City in Neuromancer by William Gibson?"
Now I believe the Night City in Cyberpunk 2020 roleplay is a reference from Neuromancer. In fact, there was pointed to read The Neuromancer for getting the inspiration to create a scenario and getting to the "feel" of cyberpunk environment.
Awesome picture in any case! ;) :iconjcdentonplz:
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derbz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Great piece of work this one Josh. The perspective works really , your eye is drawn to the big imposing building on the left which is well detailed without going over the top. The background details and tones you have used are very reminiscent of the cut scenes from Blade Runner which is always a winner!

I also like the 'noise' you have added to the scene, tiny grains that hint to smoke, damp conditions etc that really bring it to life. Great stuff mate.
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josivanp Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Impressive
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:iconjoey1058:
Joey1058 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. Is it part of a real location, or totally fabricated?
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are a few photo elements in the painting, but the yeah, the location is totally fabricated.
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CCGlazier Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Perfect.
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CCGlazier Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Most excellent.
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CorissaBaker Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Someday, I'd love to be able to do art like this. Seriously.
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ekomancer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Love it! Neuromancer is such an awesome book, and this is an awesome piece.
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:icondreganius:
Dreganius Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
*Gasp*

It's beautiful.
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man. I apperciate it.
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:iconjamesledgerconcepts:
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconsavagegoose:
SavageGoose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
An eye-catcher!
I confess Blade-Runner did cross my mind, 'cept this is not quite as Noir-or rainy!
Would like to see what you could do with hades of grays and soft blacks
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flyingbearx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Man your cityscape stuff is awesome!
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:iconmorwiwan:
Morwiwan Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great image! Gibson- adore this.
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:iconripamonalie:
ripamonalie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
i really like this one
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:iconbergone:
BergOne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I love this series, and it makes me wonder why I didn't get round to watching you before now.
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I've got more cityscapes I plan to do...

Megacity One
Fritz Lang's Metropolis
New York Penitentiary
Blade Runner's "Hades" landscape
BAMA
Freeside
The Bay Bridge from Virtual Light

I'm open to more suggestions.
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yolcos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Artist
All these cities and spaces are really amazing, and with your brilliant talent, surely you can find inspiring "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino, or try something with "Le Carceri d'Invenzione" by Giovanni Battista Piranesi or "the city of the immortals" in the tale "The Immortal" by Jorge Luis Borges. Congratulations for your excellent work! Jorge Octavio Ocaranza
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BergOne Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I am looking forward to these. I'll let you know as soon as one pops to mind. But that is cool list, though to find a city that matches these.
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I'm trying to figure out if it's a model, or a photo-manip. Very nice. :-)
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe at some point I'll do a step-by-step tutorial on how I do these. Photo elements are used, but mostly as reference. All the buildings begin as shapes made in Illustrator, which are then painted over in Photoshop. So in short, no, not a photo manipuation.
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CanRay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
I want to get a drink from a guy that has metal fingers now... Can't figure out why...
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ChronoSFX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
great image, excellent feel.
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tlejeck Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
EXACTLY how I imagined it. Absolutely brilliant.
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mlsterben Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
But where do I turn my face into a shark face? :D
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Bahahaha...I loved that. So fucking weird. As for you question, well, Night City was part of Chiba and I'm sure they could accomidate you desire. They could do just about anything biotech related. Although, in the book I believe Mr. Sharkface had his work done in the Bama Metroplex...hmmmm...maybe I should do a rendition of that, too?
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mlsterben Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Was it BAMA? There are so many people with so many weird body mods it's kind of hard to keep them straight. I'd definitely like seeing it, as well as Freeside. :D
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I believe sharkface was once of the Panther Moderns which Case met in BAMA. Of course, I suppose he could've gotten the surgery elsewhere. :P Of all the thing Gibson got right, who would've guess it'd be people grafting extreme animal feature onto themselves.
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!
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xxheartlessbitchxx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Wow, that's nice. Looks so realistic!
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gonzalexx1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Alright! I love all of William Gibson's works, and this brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!
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davbla Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very cool.
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julesrivera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I really dig this and I dig how you made the sky more of a gold color than I imagined. Makes it feel more lively.
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:iconartriad:
ARTRIAD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
The Neon Hell that awaits us. Beautiful work from a terrifying book.
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Neuromancer terrifying? The book certainly had its dark elements, but I'm not sure I'd call it terrifying.
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
depends on how you view the future in Neuromancer and whether or not the envronmental ruin and urban growth count as a failure of mankind, etc.
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The7GodsofChaos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I hope the upcoming Neuromancer movie does the book justice. If handled right, it could be amazing.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
What an excellent subject to explore! I think you did an excellent job with it, totally worthy of the source material.

Have you ever read "All tomorrow's Parties" by Gibson? I haven't yet seen anyone do a decent job of the amazing bridge/ghetto setting...
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And yes, I'm totally planning on doing the Bay Bridge ghetto. :)
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:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Oh man, I'm very happy to hear that! :nod: Really looking forward to it!
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DYING-BREED-94 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Digital Artist
this is godlike :thumbsup:
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:iconnickalmand:
NickAlmand Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
DAMN! You always have some of the most beautiful cityscapes, man. ^_^
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you, sir!
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:iconnickalmand:
NickAlmand Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
No problemo! =)
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