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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 )
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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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boxterduke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This is beyond cool, bravo
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IamHaden Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Backhanded compliment: That is amazing work, but im guessing you did it b4 Behemoth was released, huh?
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Scratch that, just googled it. You mean the Canadian film that just came out? If so, then definitely.
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe? Behemoth the film, game, novel(s) or numerous band albums?
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IamHaden Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
im referring to the novel by Scott Westerfeld
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:iconjoshdykgraaf:
JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry I haven't read it, although have read some of his other books back in highschool.
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IamHaden Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the Leviathan series is really good. you should read them
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fahad2112 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
lovely ............................
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Najeeb-Alnajjar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMG FAN-TASTIC :D
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:iconnajeeb-alnajjar:
Najeeb-Alnajjar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMG! FAN-TASTIC :D
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gmdawid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow !!
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carlosbernad Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
love it
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Q-harrr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
It reminds me on Monty Python :D
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Owltalon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. God. This is beautiful. And such a good idea, turning the cities into clankerbots. I SO must look at the others now!
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:iconzuboff:
Zuboff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Grandios!
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Amazing creation!
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:iconkageoushu:
kageoushu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I love you.
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bmarvel777 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing if i was premium i would give u 5 stars i'm serious this is supper beautyful. not how i imagened the leviathan but definitly 10 times more epic WUNDERBAR!!!!! :iconwowplz:
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dnb-nOise Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
A MAZING!
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rindriagattoo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is what we called master piece, you do great dude :D
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OctaveNicolas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Awesome !
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Erickpunk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
the best
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key11 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Wowzers. Reminds me of Mortal Engines.
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smokinggoat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
wow! this is incredible! all those amazing details and colors. what an awesome concept!! well done!!
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MrAverage Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Artist
This reminds me of the stuff I used to see (WAAAAAY back when) in "The Amazing Archigram." A very cool bit of architectural amalgam - I find these kinds of things fascinating. Sort of Escher-esque in a way.
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Jamilb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Artist
I have to say, this is EPIC
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   General Artist
Over words and imagination!! :clap::sun::cuddle: Simply Spectacular!
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:iconignapolis:
ignapolis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconvisionart:
visionart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Brilliant Artwork!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow that's amazingly weird but awesome :D
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Clador Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
cool i like yur job
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:iconbosniak:
bosniak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
excellent work...
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MasPix Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
awsome
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ironmysox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Bloody hell!!! Incredible work. You must sweat talent!?!
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
LOL?
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Buashei Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Digital Artist
WOW
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Luna-ire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Wow, this is amazing... @_@
I'm just blown away by this.
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thewaywardsoldier Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist
this is so incredibly amazing and creative in every way! I've never seen anything like it! I love how you were creative with what it's legs were made out of, like columns and such. And the buildings and the bridge that goes no where. 5 stars!
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work, Dahoota. I love all the different architectural styles represented here.
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kpqj Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Fantastic!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's beautiful. Did you use some of the photos and then you manipulate them? It's kind of fun to do all that.

Photo wise is also I wonder if those are from the internet or was it you snapshot them yourself?
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, it's almost entirely compromised of photographic material that I shot myself while wandering around Hamburg. There were a number of parts though that I needed to create in 3D as there was no way I was going to get the angle I needed (eg high angle shots).
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you mean, in this way, that beats the internet images. Moreover, I heard they continue to corrupt themselves when preventing internet images for being used in here. :( I used to have an artwork composed with internet images, but in the end, some numbskull fun-destroying trolls delete it somehow.
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AkityMH Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A up sized version of Howls Moving Castle
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SMBZrocks Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Amazing, detailed and beautiful work!
Nice job!
Congrats on the DD!
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chocopudding Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
OMFG THIS IS AMAZING!!!
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BleagueRd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
It makes me think actually of the clankers in the book Leviathan by Scott Westerfield.
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razzann Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work ! :D
and good job !
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cyang908 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thats pretty amazing and creative of how u done this. :D
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