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Welcome to Section 5 by fox-orian Welcome to Section 5 by fox-orian
[but we're on our way to section 6...]
Man: "Oh god, it's the section five greeter. Quick, just ignore him."
Section 5 Greeter: "Welllcome to sectionnn fiiiive~!"
Other man: "... I want a balloon!"

Here, the section five greeter floats around and offers balloons to those who pass by. He doesn't do it because he has to, he just feels like he should be doing something more constructive with the balloons his species generates.

Light-hearted Adults and children alike can be seen walking around the inner city structures holding the balloons, marking quite clearly that they had stopped by to see the section five greeter.

A for-fun speed painting that originated from an absurd idea with a friend. I spent a little longer on this one, about 4 to 5 hours total work time. It's strange when you work on speed paintings, you never fully know when they're "done." You just kind of have to work yourself to a satisfied level of finish.

Intuos 3, CS4
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OnShiGou Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice scene:D (Big Grin) 
Ruvillie Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
incredible :iconwowplz:
CRT1000 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is neat.
Dragon-Leandro2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
"I dont care about sector 6 Im fine in here"no really this place is so cool
and you did this in ONLY 5h!
ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful place. I'd love to visit. ^_^
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- I want a balloon!
- Waaaaaait aaaa mooooment.
- Heeere youuuu gooo.
- Umm, thanks.
- Nooo probleeem.

So, this balloons are organic part of his body?
Onyxthegreat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even begin to imagine how to be able to make such a thing in only 5 hours. :omfg:
FluffyTheGreat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
I want a balloon, too. :|
SheKicks Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is really good. i'd like to live there, heh
Indigo-Lune Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The persepctive, hnnng. >_>
iamstalkingu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Oh my.
ShiiKuran Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic scenes! I aspire to draw this way! I really need to work on my backgrounds... X'D
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely marvelous colors. A truly majestic atmosphere. The state created (to me) along the lines of brightness and sinister. There's a very clear line between the sunshine in the background and the dimness in the foreground and even if the vegetation in the background looks impecable, the irizations of red and pink in the darkened plants in front give the painting an almost chiling feel... look the mist persists :) I feel as if I'm looking through a ventilation shaft and i'm making my way through the wires to see the people on the suspended walkway. :) Once again nicely rendered and a great speed painting.

The important thing is for you to feel it's truly done and it pleases you :) Cheers ! ^______^
IBTryster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
This is great: I love the colors and the atmosphere of it! And I like the greeter, I'd love to get one of those balloons :)
frngr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
looks like Portal 2 *-*
le-coco Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i like so much the light
Morisan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh wow there's so much i love about this, like the unexpected contrast between the natural yellow with the neon purple and ahh it's just inspiringly awesome :iconimshockedplz:
FedhaNyuni Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and the description. ^_^
fashionbadger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student General Artist
"he just feels like he should be doing something more constructive with the balloons his species generates." lol, that's great. xD
I like the colors and I love the POV!
MirrorwoodComics Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sort of has a similar layout to an area in the first University that I went to, only 100 times more interesting and fun to look at. Nice work.
DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :) Love the mood!
TheBakeryGuy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
phenomenal concept! I wish I had vision like this - or when I do have vision I wish I could actually convey it on the canvas.
cherrynahme Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing!!! 8D its really something!!!!
Blackdye13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
This freakin rocks! I Just got a tablet and can't wait till I can do awsome Stuff like this!
nedivory Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Holy god man!! You're insane!!
theUBERhead Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god! XD that in a matter of hours is incredible! And where am i able to read this online comic of yours, if i have my understanding, it is published right?
se-kung Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
amazing! :la:

good light and color
I love it.
Jaole Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This is strangely cute xD
ProSoul Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I love the neon urban ambience mixed with nature, and how this one overcomes the human creation.I don't have much criticism for this one, I just think is beautiful.
icosa-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I think this is my favorite deviation from you :)
The story, the colors, and the technique all tie in together perfectly. Keep it up, please! :D
fox-orian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hahah thanks XD It's one of my more whimsical images. ... which I dont do very often really.
SharkShock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That, my friend, is neat.
nigeltheoutlaw Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
This is delightful. I never use that word, but it's very appropriate. The whole concept just tickles me.
314es Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Is there a "make a whole gallery favorite" button I can use? xD
You got awesome works mate. Seriously beautiful work.
TimotesH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Loved the lights and colours :)
aznrogerazn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Totally amazing, futuristic feeling. Finally see someone's got a same idea like mine. Yeah. A little peak in our own ideal world.
mem8 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
too good, you rock!
such awesome lighting
Ellesh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
You're work is really incredible. You should do a color/light tutorial.... there aren't many decent ones that I've seen, and judging buy your abilities and your passed tutorials, you'd make a fantastic one!
fox-orian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm planning on doing one for "Understanding cast shadows" and then maybe one on atmospherics :)
Ellesh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
YES! That would be brilliant!
fenrysk-art Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great color contrast here!
lmagine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it man. Love the overall feel to the piece. +fav!
Engelen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Filmographer
buildings + lots of plants is like, my dream :heart:
CreepMatic Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
I love your work it's just amazing how the ink lines and the colors bind together. Very talented keep up the good work :popcorn:
bilbozac Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
wow thats insane your so good[link]
myreikko Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O wow this is amazing! total eye opener!
Al-bionic-dust Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
that´s great, I like it a lot. I wish I´d be that good with drawing the urban environment.
gfaruque Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Totally Fantastic!!
Color, forms and composition mind blowing!
bountyhunter2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I really like your style! Keep it up man!
dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome work, Matt! Awesome little city scene. I totally feel like I'm in the environment. Also, the Greeter is rad! I would totally take a balloon from him every day. I want to draw him now.
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