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July 10, 2011
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The Urban Explorer by Luches The Urban Explorer by Luches
Once known as a retail and entertainment hub, now a shadow of it past glory as nature begin to retake the ruins

Yet still it attract tourists from all over, as a must stop area for any ruin explorers.

But do take precautions, while in the past, it might be one of the safest place on earth, but now, it will only be safer with a weapon or two at hand.

~Artist note~
This is a piece I did around 5-6 months ago, it was meant for another project but plans changed and I got to post it now :D

It is strange how a few months after I "completed" it, I still end up making major changes to it after I was prepared to post it up a few days ago.

Hehehe let see if anyone recognize this place
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Suggester says: "The Urban Explorer by *Luches is awe-inspiring and details in the background completely blew up my mind. It's literary gorgeous and I absolutely recommend you to check this out." ( Suggested by tincek-marincek and Featured by MacRebisz )
EmilySchwarzKatze Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
ok wow this is amazing. I'm Singaporean but I've been living in UK for the past 10 years. a friend randomly showed me this picture and I instantly recognised Shaw Cinema. That detail is amazing.
KRAKENHEAD Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Girl Scout Level: Saber Wielding
CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013

Hi. You're amazing! If you could take a quick second to answer this, you would honestly change my life: What do I physically need to do during practice, each day, to eventually be able to create something like this?

Can you please break down exactly what one extremely motivated beginner student would need to do, each & every day when he or she sits down to practice, in order to create these incredible photorealistic 2d digital drawing/paintings?

People just say 'Practice harder..' But I do not know "exactly" what this entails. 

Can you maybe make me, like, a list or something?!! So I can then go out and explore those topics? Or at least tell me what I need to physically be doing with my practice time so I can become great as you are?  

If there's any books/DVDs/tutorials that really helped you become great, please share!

Thanks for the help!

NinthTome Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Very original for a post apocalyptic world. Looks very interesting, and I'm curious to learn more about this.
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

I will be doing more piece on this theme and character  
In the mean time you can check out the other pieces already in the gallery
NinthTome Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Cool, I will... :)
captainyang Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
This is awesome it reminds me of The Last of Us
Luches Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah quite a few ppl had mentioned that to me before, although I did it way earlier than The Last of Us,
I am more inspired by the Japanese artists who did it abandoned tokyo images
captainyang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
yussss , abandoned city art styles and such. I've started to love those kind of images it's like a clash between nature and technology! Looked around your art abit awhile ago , now i'm loving it more :iconilavplz:
Asgierbloodfang Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
This piece is fantastic and gets the brain going on a backstory. I am an avid role player and this artwork has got me thinking of new and exiting RP possibilities. I now feel compelled to design and RPG based in a similar setting. The gears have started turning and I have some good ideas already. Thank you so much. This piece is a real inspiration and I think I will be spending the rest of this day off from school working on suitable rules worthy of such amazing art.
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