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September 6, 2006
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The Three Levels by Nissun The Three Levels by Nissun
Without full view you won't see anything. Watch them one by one, slowly, scrolling down.
Well. Finally. I started this the 9th of June this year, and three months later I can say it's "finished".

I'll tell you how I started this: I was looking my old works and when I saw "Viewpoint" I thought that it would be cool to make a similar one with various floors. Well, here what you have are not literal floors, but each one represents a level of the society. With robots, because I like that. So I thought: three levels. And I made a background for each one (yes, they were made separately, but I don't want to submit them one by one because if you don't look at the three at the same time they lose their meaning) The first one was made of clouds. The second had clouds but also the city. And the third one didn't have any sky. Because in those futuristic, tall cities, the sky is for those who live up.

Ok, with that initial draft, I started each level. The first one was easy to make, because it just had to be pretty and clean. The second one was harder, because I knew what I wanted to represent but there were no stock photos who fitted. I was "stuck" there, and I finished it without liking it, but I don't think I can work more on it. So then I went on holidays, and some days ago started with the third level. Still don't like it as much as I like the first, but the most important is that I think it represents all I want to: it's dirty, dark, and there are broken robots everywere.

This is the most difficult photomanipulation I've ever made, because I had a very definite idea and because It uses a lot of stock. Now the credits, of course, I think I'll spend all the morning sending notes to the stock artists... God, that's also hard work.

Level 1
Background sky photo:
=Flore-stock (small ones)
~Wishful-NotionsStock (hanging lamp)
*mizzd-stock (dancing woman)
~FoulWater (glass lady)
my own photo (the robot)
Background city:
~shanghai-STOCK (lamps)
=firewalker (can) and ~m4integrity (sunset) (for the machine)
~ThePaperTroll (phone on the wall advert)
By tdenham [link] at [link] (man)
By lemon_drop [link] at [link] (woman)
And my own photo for the robot.
Level 3
Background buildings:
~wu-stock (a doll)

[edit] And thankyou for all those wonderful comments! :thanks:
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Crycateto Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this a lot! Great concept :)
Kiriya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
crazy and very creative idea!
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Reminds me of Heaven, Earth, Hell.

Looks great.
funkynaonao Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
it is so briliant work..! great job!!!!
kJz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
wow :o

this is the kind of work that people might think of but never get to it cos it's gonna waste sooooo much time...
i`ve been thinking of starting on a piece that`s gonna need lots of time and work but well... wish me luck lol:)

besides the respect u`ve earned by only having this done, i love the whole concept and of course how the whole thing tuned out :)

V4Vivi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
This is amazing! I love it because it's so "outside-the-box"!
It makes me think of so many things, the top "floor", of honoured guests, royalty, high society, people who have servants... The middle one is like corporate business people, It appears to be the most simple, but it is so detailed, I had to stare at it for a minute to "get" it... And the bottom one is like the trashy dumps, like where Utopia casts off all it's rubbish...

It's the coolest thing ever.
hurricanekerrie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
genius as always. I'm a huge fan. I hope you make it big in the art world someday. (If you're not already. :D)
antigoneks Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
unbelievable! =)
CarinaT Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
I noticed the three levels of lights in each of the pictures as well. The light source in the 3rd level is poor and cheap, as is the class of the level's inhabitants.
This really works up the imagination and is so interesting to view and dwell upon. :D
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