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
Hi 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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. Of all the thing Gibson got right, who would've guess it'd be people grafting extreme animal feature onto themselves.