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This is a high resolution remake I did of a background from the Cowboy Bebop episode Jupiter Jazz part 2. A screenshot I took of the original background [can be seen by clicking right here.]
This was some good practice I decided to do while re-watching the series recently. It was a ridiculous amount of fun to remake, especially with that huge cloud layer backdrop, which I painted entirely with a full soft round brush. Even the fence up front was done with a soft round brush, ( it was not filtered with gaussian blur!) I might do others to try to understand more about what goes into backgrounds like this.

Photoshop, Cintiq 21UX, 4~5 hours.
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:iconkuki-chan7:
Kuki-chan7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing
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SaturnianShadows Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing *^*
* jupiter jazz is my favorite episode from the anime
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:iconthesn3s:
theSN3S Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I like how you dont use the gaussian blur filter to get that effect on the fence. Good work. Btw, Cowboy Bebop > everything else.
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The perspective is beautiful~!
Outstanding~!:rose:
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:iconcometzero:
CometZero Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
omg that is so awesome! Love Cowboy Bebop and love yer art! How splendid!
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dmitsuki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
I really like this, if you don't mind critique however...

The clouds are not done as well as they could be. The composition is off and the "layers" are too strong, it doesn't properly blend into the lighter colors going into the background.

Really nice picture, would like some desktop sizes for a background!
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:iconardillas:
Ardillas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Love the way you draw cityscapes - ftheres a feel to them - the light or something - its great :)
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fuegokid Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
I really do like this.
You're good at doing backgrounds, I also like the little changes you did to it. It seems a little more modern in your version.
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emily-ree Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I love how you draw cities! They're so inspiring! @_@
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:iconthehardthinker:
TheHardThinker Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I feel like I've seen this in my dreams...
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:iconbryankun:
BryanKun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like your remake better than the original, seriously. May I ask why did you put that fence on the foreground?
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:icongimildenn:
gimildenn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
simple but amazing :)
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:icontherealarien:
therealarien Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazingly understated. Love the feeling of this :)
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:icondelan0:
DelAn0 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
would make a dope wallpaper
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XCARB0N Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
OMG ...love the colors!!
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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Puuuuuuurrrdy
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:iconsenseihenry:
senseihEnRY Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
very awesome
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Cowboy Bebop! EEEEEE! *squeals* That's my favorite anime!
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:icondbz-fan101:
DBZ-FAN101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
COOL!!!
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:iconpimphand:
pimphand Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice man I dig it.
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HarryManzinni Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
without seeing the title or anything, i knew it was cowboy bebop. This show is just so beautiful, in terms of settings AND plot.
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done. I particularly like the out of focus fence in the foreground.
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:iconthatonekid9669:
thatonekid9669 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
I love that episode. Nice work. [link]
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect song to be looking at while watching this picture.
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wait. that's wrong.

but you get my point.
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:iconthatonekid9669:
thatonekid9669 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Artist
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh.
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:iconekqo:
Ekqo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
That is gorgeous. :heart:
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:iconkampfly:
kampfly Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i like the tech on top of the building. this whole thing looks pretty dawg on cool :meow:
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:iconhyoko-x3:
Hyoko-x3 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
question: how do you do all those geometric shapes? D:
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:iconprincesspyon:
PrincessPyon Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
this is amazing !
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compliment-pin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
greatttt work! really good skills if you mind me saying...
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headpunchies Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Pretty neat exercise. I should try to do that. Very pretty lighting, I like the fence added in! Nice job.
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Czarine Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
How odd. I just finished the last episode of Cowboy Bebop five minutes ago. Had never seen the series before.
Was that blurred fence on the original scene somewhere? Anyway, I think it works.
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fox-orian Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, the fence is my own personal touch. The city is supposed to be a dangerous place, so I think it adds a bit to the setting.

Also the original background had the benefit of scrolling so composition was dealt with differently. In this, as a widescreen image and no scrolling, the composition feels insanely lacking if that fence isn't there.
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Claytorpedo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student
Looks really great, good colour pallet. Perhaps this would be a good exercise for lots of people to try, especially since you could try drawing all kinds of futuristic city-scapes.
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Yuu-Lin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
this is beautiful!! *p*
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akira-designs Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see an entire episode remade by you. It would be amazing.
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blackCRYSTALeyes Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, really cool :P
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:iconrienlen:
rienlen Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Digital Artist
This is really good, you did a great job capturing the accuracy between the high-res and the original, and made it even more eyecatching if you ask me, :0 Especially with the foreground elements.

Aaaagh this is just so nice.
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Solo-W Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
That scene alone is breath-taking! :wow: Awesome job!! =)
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memocskn Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Remind me Darker Then Black Sezon2
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Nice work--this is a great piece, and I like the use of blues.

....and it's always great to see anything BEBOP-related.



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The future is a existential gauntlet we must all run.
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notMateo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
when i saw this, i thought of cowboy bebop and for some reason FLCL. love this, greate compostion and colors
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GentlemanTobius Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You get such a great feeling of distance in this picture. Fantastic work, man!
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Kenjiuni3 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice contrast between the sharpness of the buildings and the smooth of the sky
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Devious-Aegis Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the soundtrack was awesome, and so is this (y)
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anbx Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A kickass background for a Kickass series. Congratulations
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ignaciodibujo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love CB so much, great piece btw, it certainly look like it. In fact, I said "Cowboy Bebop?" before I read the artist comment.
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Sovietfuturistic Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! nice picture ;)
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Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
pretty! love it! :iconiloveyouplz:
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