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The Three Levels by Nissun The Three Levels by Nissun
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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   Digital Artist
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
QuestionableClarity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
What an awesome concept. I really love how the beautiful colours are consistent throughout, so you really have to pay attention to the content...which speak volumes. Fantastic work! :nod:
simplyhappy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
wow great! awesome climat!
Elora-Danen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow... that is so cool. i can tell it took a whole lot of work. great job.
chelano Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ok this is just amazing. I have no words cause it is
TheUnorthadox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Walking by when I saw it, totally cool! ^_^
addictivesmile Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Three letters : W-O-W
stream-reflections Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
i love how you made everything perfect and payed attention to so many details, like the changing scenery outside the window :) love the idea and i love how you executed it. great job :D
airerunwen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007   Photographer
wow, that is just amazing!
kontralucid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
very very beautiful mate :nod:

my only critic is, the buildings in the bottom floor.. by the windows could be given a slight depth of field to show the distance, as it all seemed rather flat.

other than that, u should be proud with this masterpiece. good job dude! im left inspired :thumbsup:
MiseryDance-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Photographer
Wow; that is beautiful. Thank you for using my stock!!
Aegis-Illustration Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Cielo, tierra, y subsuelo. La atmósfera es inquietante y mágica y sin lugar a dudas, muy especial. La cantidad de detalles hacen de esta imagen una de las grandes... Bien hecho ;)
gespi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
wow man
this is brilliant
bottom level must had been a pain in the... hehe
Karezoid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
monsterlienchen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
*non verbal admiration*
DeepKick Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
im stunned, this is made in such an incredible style, defo one of the best pieces i have seen here on DA.
for some reason it reminds me of monty python.
godofodd Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
This is absolutely breathtaking. I love the concept of the multiple levels of a hotel-like environment and being able to see behind-the-scenes.

I think the colours you've used throughout really make the piece pop. The attention to detail is very impressive as well.

Fantastic work!
Ochrasy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
¿Te acordarás de mi?

¿sí? ¿no?

ladyblue...antes chicaimaginaria...
te watcheo artista :*
illusivemind Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Wow, this is amazing.
OmniscientNerd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006   Digital Artist beyond awesome.
TazounsBones Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Amazing what one can do with photographs, good software and a keen eye for detail and artisticity. I especially like the reflections and the way all colours match! An excellent :deviation: ! ~ :+fav: ~ :w00t: Cheers!
oniNON Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Such amazing piece. Great work. Wow.
aeontriad Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for using my stock in this. fucking brilliant!
jademacalla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Good lord! Fantastic.
graffitipoetstock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006   Photographer
thanks for using my stock. I love your work.
Nocturnal-Whisper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
soulmachine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
that's really awesome. The bottom was very surprising, and it's an interesting work. Nice work! :)
Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
You can really see all the work that has gone into this - it's amazing.
wow :wow: i love what you have done, so much detail and work put into this, i admire the creativity you have unleased in these pieces, thanks for using my stock :rose:
AnaluaZoe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Stunning fantastic work!!!!! Superb and really magnificient!
WolfC-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006   Photographer
Oh your work as always, and amazed that you found my stock useful in some the detail in this...also, are the two pictures in the top level other works of yours? They seem to be...just curious. love it! And the idea behind it :D
Nissun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Yes =D They are "Viewpoint" and "The station" Didn't want to make something new... xD
gencebay55 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
o_O very nice
imvirgo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Wow! This is fantastic! I noticed, the paintings hanging on the wall in the first level, are smaller versions of your other deviations O_O Genius! :+fav:
Artemis-Diane23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
I really like your way of lightning and the golden colors. :) And, like always, the concept is so meaningful and touching...
daemonstock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
:jawdrop: This is truly an amazing work of art! The concept of this is genius, and the way it's been depicted and your work on it is just, wow. I am speechless at this masterpiece. I'm so happy you found my stock useful for this magnificent image!
Vividlight Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
Beautiful!!!!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap:

Thanks for using stock from my digitalife account.
primulatook Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good. I am amazed at the detail. You really threw yourself into the creation of this. Impressive!
sirli Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
it's good! :)
eternity-stock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
:wow: wow! that's amazingly awesome :D the sheer detail and depth astounds me :)
it's beautifully blended together as well, lovely work
Neon-Rain Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
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