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Behemoth by JoshDykgraaf Behemoth by JoshDykgraaf
Part 2: Frankfurt [link]
Part 3: Munich [link]
Part 4: Amsterdam [link]
Part 5: Nuremberg [link]
This is a piece for my final bachelor series based on my explorations and experiences of Germany and a look at the German urban landscape.
Cities often develop in a very 'organic' way, especially cities as old as Hamburg, which is why I have chosen to represent Hamburg in this way. It is a creature built on the back of its heavy industry, especially its Dockyards where some of the largest ships in the world have been made.
It would be very easy to leave Hamburg thinking it is a rather ugly place - the main train station where I entered it is right next to the docklands. But upon exploring it I found it has some of the most beautiful Architecture I have seen to date. Architects here seem to have an obsession with defying gravity - hanging buildings out unsupported over water for example.

The water, fog and ice is simply because this is the state I saw the city in during December and I wish I had gone there during the summer months.

Stock by yours truly, mostly shot in and around Hamburg, although some of the mechanical pieces actually belong to a sugar cane mill and an oil refinery back home in Australia.

Photoshop, C4D and a bit of Corel Painter.

Edit: Thanks for the DD!

Also if you are interested in finding out how this was made, you can check it out the Tutorial here: [link]
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Given 2010-12-31
Behemoth by *Dahoota Absolutely excellent and fantastic wallpaper! ( Suggested by svet-svet and Featured by Casperium )
The first time I saw this deviation was like... Oh a boat... but then I looked again xD
One thing I like of watching deviations, are the descriptions overall I like to know how the deviants made their creations and so on; thatīs the first thing that catch my attention and yours did it :P.
The interpretation of an organic city was like wow hehe, the ilumination the smoke the sky and the ice are asome components in your deviation, every piece of the "city" is well placed but I think it should be a little compact... some pieces really donīt fit in some places or are overcut (sorry if thatīs not a word)like in the front leg of the city... the column looks like is over it but not on it, do I explain?
But an example of a nicely placed piece is the clock over the leg it fits perfectly.
In conclusion the composition is asome the lights the smoke, everything some points look a little forced but anyway it looks amazing.
Also the concept and the representation of a city in this way is really admirable.
Keep like that... and if something i wrote isnīt well placed well... sorry hehe I donīt speak english too much
Take Care and keep the good work on.
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*Dahoota has brought such a creative master piece..

Well the idea is great but if one fails to present idea the way he/she feels about a creation then its of no use but the artist knows people's perspective too and this deviation is a shining example to it...No doubt it got a Daily Deviation..

Every thing covered in such a small Canvas..Of Course its behemoth but for an artist to cover the whole urban elements in such a small canvas is difficult. Everything from Power house used as chimneys for ship to buildings, clocks and artificial legs in walking in Snow certainly represents Urban Germany and is true to its title..
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wow! this is incredible! all those amazing details and colors. what an awesome concept!! well done!!
Broken-Grace Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The entire concept of this is breath-taking and woah. The detail is amazing and the overall piece just looks perfect.
I really like Germany, and want to visit it one day. Normally I only hear negative things about it, so you focusing the beautiful architecture is nice.
So total respect for you amazing-ness :D
And I thought it was Howl's moving castle in the thumbnail XD
MashiroYuei Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
When I saw it,I was like Ö and O.O and OMG WHAT A NICE WORK *u*
hehe so creative nice work!
this is absolutely amazing *o* did u have to take each building's pic? *o* wow totally awesome and mind blowing XD
This is both beautiful and imaginative. It also reminds me of one of the moving cities described in one of the books of Michael Moorcock's The Elric Saga.
This is a stunning and hugely clever piece of work - Amazing job :D
BDStudio Dec 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very original work!!
Love the way you show that city like this.
QuantumPhysica Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, :omg: this is really amazing! I can only guess at the work you must have put in this! It's perfect!
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