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The Mechanical Phoenix by JoshDykgraaf The Mechanical Phoenix by JoshDykgraaf
I always enjoy making my city images and this one is no exception. Here I have worked with Toronto based photographer Jesse Blight. Check him out: [link]

Toronto is an interesting city, being the financial centre of Canada as well as the country's largest city, it is perhaps the true centre of power, dwarfing the capital of Ottawa. Much the same way that Sydney and Melbourne dwarf Canberra here in Australia.

Toronto is the epitome of the modern skyscraper city and has an iconic skyline to match with some fantastic architecture. The city seems relatively untouched by the economic crises and decay affecting much of North America.

That being said though, the city is for better or worse going through a period of change, with a number of seemingly mass-produced developments going up and the iconic skyline being changed, hence the title and form.

This one is well suited to being a wallpaper and I have put it up as one. Enjoy =D

All source imagery taken by Jesse, additional stock shots by myself.

For more of my work, check me out on Facebook: [link]
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Smudgeproof Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Oh ya, that's awesome.  Yay Canada :flagcanada:
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thefantasim Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
This deviation is being featured at #Untold-Possibilities.
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[link]
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NEFUR-STUDIOS Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured: [link]
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it :o This is absolutly stunning :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love how original and creative your works are. Great!
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megan7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Wonderful work :love:
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
Feature [link]
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Nice feature.
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Surehuinel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure!
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CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
It remind's me a lot of the 1986 Japanese anime movie, 天空の城ラピュタ aka 'Tenkū no Shiro Laputa' (Castle in the Sky).
:iconhplz:ope it has permission to be in Canadian airspace...i would'nt want to see this fantastic work of art blown to piece's :icongrin--plz: -->:+fav:
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a fair call, I've had that before about some of my other airborne creations. Similarly my walking pieces have been compared to Howl's Moving Castle.

Haha for that to happen, Canada would first need a significant air force =P. Just got to make sure it stays north of the US border. (As I understand it the Canadian Air force is just as negligible as ours is here in Australia)

Hmmm....that gives me an idea. I might weaponise a city soon. Maybe Washington DC or Beijing....
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JustinArt87 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! That is...amazing! Brilliant job photo-manipulating the buildings into a phoenix.
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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spystyle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're truly an artist in those kind of photoman' works!
and i really like the way you express yourself. great piece!
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I've been putting a lot of work into developing this style and making it my specialty. It's good to see people think the effort is paying off :)
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: wonderfully imaginative work, congratulations.
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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1Rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love thec oncept & beautifully constructed.
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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peroline Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work !
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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WoofyDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work man! Another awesome piece!
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JoshDykgraaf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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