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quick photoshop drawing. i was looking at some old national geographics and saw a photograph of a soviet apartment block in siberia which inspired me to draw this. i really wanted to get that sort of depressing middle of nowhere atmosphere across. will probably be scrappified later! but enjoy for now. (:

textures from - you guessed it - [link] .
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:iconkwinty:
Kwinty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. This picture made me to think about my apartment blocks
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:iconmelodiousdreaming:
MelodiousDreaming Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
This is eerily like the apartment block I lived in as a kid in Belarus. Seriously great job, think you captured what you were going for well.
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:iconeuphoriack:
Euphoriack Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omw... excellent!
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:iconaniruddhakochrekar:
aniruddhakochrekar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
simple yet effective! :)
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:iconjammilly:
Jammilly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Oh, god! Russian winter. Some streets look like all people went away long time ago. This is true picture.
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:iconpitukillo:
pitukillo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful .
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:iconedubinthehills:
edubinthehills Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
killer
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:iconanastasiaklein:
AnastasiaKlein Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I love this. So atmospheric!
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:icondlhrt:
dlhrt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Beauty in all things. I love what you do
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:iconsmudge09:
smudge09 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
It looks like something some one would photograph if happened to come across. Beautiful. I love your work.
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:iconoffbeat-art-dog:
offbeat-art-dog Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I'm glad that you didn't scrappify it...I like it..:)
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:iconjumei:
Jumei Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I thought I saw the clouds move.. I love it!
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:iconskiorh:
Skiorh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
oh, yeah. very familiar look.
you've catched this depressive mood pretty good.
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:iconjessisaurus:
Jessisaurus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i really like this style! you should do more landscape/architectural work! :)
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:iconidea6:
idea6 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Looks like my old apartment building in RUS.
I really love the sky. Good job :D
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:iconchillicat1:
Chillicat1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
I adour this!
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:iconhigureoneesama:
Higureoneesama Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
I live in one...So...I really can see my apartment in this pic :) Verry well done!!
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:iconboommic:
BoomMiC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
it makes me think of san francisco
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:icontheswedishmystery:
TheSwedishMystery Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Love it! Color, composition is great in a wonderful depressing way :)
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:iconlizzahy:
Lizzahy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool. looks like the view from my window.
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:iconthirdsock:
Thirdsock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so cool!

I love how ruined and tilted it looks.
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:iconscratchback:
scratchback Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
That's amazing lighting when considering it's an overcast day
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:iconelfeneva:
ElfenEVA Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
WOOW
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:iconidiotique:
idiotique Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
I used to live in such house. The new "modern" boxes are way more depressing.
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:iconbojkuschi:
Bojkuschi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Hey, I live in Russia, this is GOOD! Especially the sky!
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:iconmarl0wm0nday:
Marl0wM0nday Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Student General Artist
thats beautiful.. it really remind me we're I grew up
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:icongraphibian:
graphibian Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
you have an amazing sense of color.
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:iconphil-collins:
phil-collins Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
nice!
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:iconsydneywindsong:
SydneyWindsong Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
I absolutely love the rich atmosphere you've created
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:iconmoonnos:
moonnos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
looks very very good! its so simple but it haves so much fealing :)
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:iconglamm:
glamm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
this is no less than gorgeous
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:iconpregnant-soup:
Pregnant-Soup Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
The subdued murky palette, lengthy composition, wriggling skeletal lines and simplicity of the piece is just wonderful. Perfect.
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:iconbag-of-bones:
bag-of-Bones Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
wow! very cool! :)
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:iconzweetchuck:
Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DONT...SCRAP IT! :|

i love it :9 the feeling comes across briliantly.
i totally feel this minimalistic composition :ahoy:
n i love urban environments
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:iconabirato:
abirato Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
+fav

amazing :O
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:iconartist6:
artist6 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
nice pic!! good work, i like it!
The clouds are amazing!! regards, rene
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:iconlanguidballoon:
languidballoon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
hahahaha this looks like my schools residence!
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:icongabi2991:
GABi2991 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Student
reminds me of silent hill movie....heheheh...
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:iconweitat:
WeiTat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
:thumbsup: x 3


:) good pic!! :)
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:iconhermes52:
hermes52 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
i like the mood on this art work, good job! :thumbsup:
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dystopix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
I've seen some of these apartment complexes you speak of, and you've captured the feeling perfectly. The thin, crooked lines embody the almost hopelessness of these poverty-stricken, cloudy areas in Russia and elsewhere.

For some reason, I really love looking at these buildings, but I'm not sure why.
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:iconfrosk:
frosk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
i was dead sure that i had faved this ages aso. Something must have fucked up.
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:iconsiddygirl:
SiddyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Fabulous...just FABULOUS!!! :clap:
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:iconriramu:
riramu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
I've seen apartment buildings in much worse state than this... It is an excellent drawing nevertheless!
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:iconparenchyma:
parenchyma Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Student
loish, it's lovely. national geographic is a good place to look for illustration. this drawing is depressing, but the spidery crooked lines add a touch of whimsey.
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:iconstipend:
stipend Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   General Artist
dark skies are fun
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:icontheshadowmachinery:
TheShadowMachinery Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
This is wonderful! I so like that kinda stuff.
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:iconyoolchie:
yoolchie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Maybe I'm weird but I like places like this...
And I just love the mood of this one. The gloomy yet colorful sky really boosts it up. And the same color on those two windows makes it balanced... and stuff.^^ Love it.
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:iconfrosk:
frosk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
pretty pretty p
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:icontheblml:
TheBLML Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Student Artist
Old soviet building? geeeeeeeeee...
I was thinking bout where could i sow this before...
Now i know;)
Next time will read coments more atentiovly=)
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