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I saved the steps.
I love this, being able to look back on the process.

It's only the second time I used this exact technique, the last time was with the work 'Sintra Street View'

Working on another similar one now.
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12PeaceArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am curious, loved your tutorial and googled sketchup, and apparently it costs 695 dollars? Thought you said free, so just curious as to where it is free?
Ceresy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just need the "normal" Google Sketchup, for personal use :) It's on sketchup (dot) com
There is also a Sketchup Pro Version which is not free, maybe you saw that one.
seancumiskeyart Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial and process. Thank you!
magicrr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
i love you!!
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ok Im so using Sketch up from now on, what a time saver!
TheHiddenSNOW Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how long in total did this take you to do?
KevinNichols Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
great -what is google sketch?
Pencilsketches Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Great tutorial! the only thing that trips me up is the lighting? is there a quicker way to add the appropriate lighting. I manually go in and color change things. I am just in the learning stages of Painter. Thanks for posting!
knightTA Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you so much for doing this!
Fantastic, breathtaking job! X)
elartwyne Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how you save the 3d view in sketch up i can make it XD
ElementHaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for showing use your process.
Smashbrudda Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
nice tutorial
MagixDay Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O____O SOOOOOOOOOOO amazing man!

Thanks for the advice about Google Sketchup, I'm gonna try... I'm so bad drawing perspective <.<
sparb Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I would ever think of using SketchUp for this. Thanks for the idea. Love your work by the way!
diabolumberto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
have you some video of your practice ?
ZahirTM Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
did you draw the trees and do you do the water? so just have the basic shape of building and paste the texture on it. add some lighting?:D how do you make the detail on it?
constantie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I would love to try this on my own :)
Kimchipanda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how do you put the sketchup thing into photoshop?
FR34KO Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Awesome! so good to see the steps and cool to see sketchup being used in this way -its a great program!
onecrazypirate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
How are you adding the colour? You don't seem to be repainting anything but I've never been able to find a blending mode in photoshop that would allow this to work...
JonasDeRo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ok first of try using 'Image>Gradient Map' you can nicely set each value of your tone. then you can use masks to apply it to certain areas. Another good colouring way actually is with a blending mode -> Overlay. It's a great blend mode but you gotta understand it. Basicly if you use neutral gray (RGB128) you're not affecting, using lighter colours will lighten and darker colors darken. Then you can choose to use a color also (keeping in mind the previous) and paint where you want to add stuff. Hope that helps.
onecrazypirate Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Yes, thanks, I did not understand 'overlay' very well but I seem to be having some success with it now.
cacysunlee Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantasctic !
YuikoHeartless Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
you are very cool! i'd love your dA!
face0fmelinda Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
very helpful, thank you!
where do you get the textures? :)
JonasDeRo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
face0fmelinda Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
thank you very much! :)
uAe-Designer Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
thanks man .. really helpful tips .. XoXo :P
LifelessAlarm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Great tutorial, very helpful! =)

Just one question that may help me. Do you download the reference for the perspective or did you actually make the initial model in sketchup?
Liclac Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tuts...
angelwingkitty Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You, my friend, have introduced me to the wonderful program of Sketchup! For that, I thank you.
JonasDeRo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yup I used it for Dereliction, Lost Citadel and some other works. It's fast and works really well for reference.
Be sure to play around with the 'field of view' which can give you the 17mm super wide angle look I use in many of my works.
Flipfloppery Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
OMG! One would have thought it took you more to achieve such result !! I admired your art before but now... xD it's ridiculous! You rock
Sanjuuishi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Tutorials are always a fast and fun way of learning new and inspiring things. Thanks for sharing :heart:
eilidh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for sharing this!

... I'm going to check out Google SketchUp now. =p
(I've always wanted an easy-to-use tool to set up 3D spaces, vanishing points etc. Looks like this fits the deal!)
EldarZakirov Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, friend! Very interesting!
LivingDemon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at first, I thought that there was a pit next to the wall in the second pic... ^^; but, nicely done though!
ghostcharmer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yay for sketchup! ^w^ i have yet to use it for an illustrating base, but this has inspired me ^^
Chris0919 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Nice tutorial. :D
MisterDedication Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
this is unreal!! sooo fricking good!
Silverkiwi78 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is a beautiful tutorial and a very pretty image :D
Aseela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
looks so alive !! do u imagine these places or do u c them in real
Dr-Stain Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Student
thanks, thanks, thanks
AnaCZ Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I think there have been more Google Sketchup downloads for the past 24 hours than for the past 2 years! Great tip.
ArtByRiana Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome walk-through. I need to check out that Google Sketchup thing. Thanks for displaying this!
CSCaboose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009   Photographer
thanks! Never knew about that google thing! xD
sukhamrit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Materia-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
wow this is great, you should try and get this in a photoshop magazine or something, really helpful stuff thanks :)
JasonRoll Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice, Thanks for sharing this.
The-optimist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Student Photographer
I love your style, great work!
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