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WAR by ErikShoemaker WAR by ErikShoemaker
A matte painting collaboration done with my friend Gaétan Weltzer (~DesignSpartan) for Slashthree's 20th exhibition "War": www.slashthree.com/exhibitions…

The scene depicts a classic dystopia: riots in a city of a totalitarian regime, a concept inspired by various media. 
I really hope you like this image as we had a lot of fun working on this scene. We did the first brainstorming and sketches in May and send the psd file back and forth for more than 4 months, so we spent quite some time on this image alltogether. It was a great pleasure to work with Gaétan!

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The base plate and other stock images are from shutterstock.com, the model shown on the screens is `jademacalla.

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nudagimo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Ausgezeichnete Arbeit! :clap: Am meisten gefällt mir die Kombination der Farben!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dankeschön! Freut mich dass sie gefallen! :)
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Bitte, auf jeden Fall! :wave:
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RedLotus4 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
This looks like 1984 meets War of the Worlds meets Total Recall.  Love it.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup all of these are inspirational! One of my main inspirations was probably the movie Equilibrium, and I think Gaétan was inspired a lot by Starcraft. :D
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Beautifully Done! :wow: :love:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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:iconniponkarma:
Niponkarma Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Amazing city !
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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BeansB Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2014
Awesome!!!!!!  Was this, and all your other work, done in Photoshop?
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jep it was! :) thanks!
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BeansB Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Good job, you're welcome!!
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:iconfiorinosulaco:
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Headbang! 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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:iconkexito:
Kexito Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Writer
Just wow! :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot again!
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DeeMo247 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Fantastic work! Great job Erik!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondeemo247:
DeeMo247 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^_^
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MrBoo337 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
That such work is necessary in the Louvre
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha I don't believe it would fit in there, but I appreciate the nice compliment. :)
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work dear, congrats!! :clap:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man!
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome dear ;-)
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AlexeyLight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Wow! Nice!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconconzpiracy:
conzpiracy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY FUCKING FUCK :omg:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha man, thanks a lot. 8-)
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
What he said :wow: :D
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:iconlordporksword:
LordPorksword Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Very cool!
Really like the red glow highlighting the mass of people in the streets below while the blue light eminates across overhead.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like the color combination!
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:iconrippie92:
Rippie92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
ballsy 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) danke, dich sieht man also auch noch hier auf dA
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Rippie92 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
klar :)

schau halt nicht mehr so oft vorbei aber immer wenn ich mal on bin guck ich an sich immer nur ob ich irgendwelche nachrichten bekommen habe und ob du was hochgeladen hast haha 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha na dann, ist ja auch das wichtigste :)
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anthony-g Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
incredible work guys!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the support man!
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insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow Erik! this is next level my friend...
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot man, I had great help from Gaétan. He's a beast. ;)
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastische Arbeit! Wow! :faint:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dankeschön :D
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gerngeschehen! :D
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:iconelemento11:
Elemento11 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Digital Artist
very interesting scene going on in here,great atention to detail, image blending is fantastic with a perfect execution....
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the nice comment :)
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just so epic! I can imagine, why this project took so long. Amazing story and detailed like a game :wow:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, glad you like the details!
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is really great and different! Good job both of you.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot man! Appreciate it.
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome Erik!
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AliGFX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's such a great work as usual Erik.!
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