Trans-Ocean Bridge

Trans-Ocean Bridge

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Trans-Ocean Bridge

Title: Trans-Ocean Bridge
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 67959 points)
Posted: 7/4/2010 20:10
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  33 comments    57 faves    0 avatars

The Trans-Ocean Bridge was never completed. It fell victim to the competition of the Trans-World Tunnels network, although both featured vacuum tubes for maglev trains and particle accelerators geared for the mass production of nano-black holes. Dismantlement began and soon stopped, the insanely massive piers and mile-high pylons being too costly to tear down. Etc.

That took way too long and I won't have much sleep.


Layer dump added.

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b236 (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 8/10/2019 11:38

this is amazing! it feels like a painting and i love it

railslave (Level 2 Tulip) @ 1/26/2016 03:36

really nice, stands out as one of the more original things. Love the sense of scale and colors

GamingBlissRep (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/22/2015 17:04

I love your style in this one!

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/11/2014 07:02

Wow this is one of my most favorits!

hnt6581 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/9/2012 16:17

Truly awesome, the depth fog, layering, choice of camera, excellent!

Riva (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/7/2011 13:39

I saved it as reference, so I dont have to run around with camera myself :) 

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/6/2011 13:24


Some years of photography were helpful with that kind of stuff. =)

Riva (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/5/2011 16:43

I really like how you delt with the air perspective and atmosphere. Something Im really figthing with 

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/26/2011 21:14

 You know, I really love this one. Those foreground houses are simply beautiful.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 8/13/2010 21:57

so great at 2x. fantastic palette

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/22/2010 12:09

 Shame this didn't win. Was far better then the other 2.

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/15/2010 18:03

 I like that a lot. Really excellent color choices. It reminds me of some old National Park post cards from the New Deal era that I have.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/13/2010 14:29

Hey, thanks! :)

Actually I've grown very dissatisfied with it, I almost hate the colors now! (can't say why exactly, hope to fix, probably won't - soon).

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/13/2010 10:11

This is beautiful!

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/10/2010 03:16

Thanks again guys!

@ Davidov: made your year!?? Wow... Here's some links fer ya, from the little research I did for this image (my first thought was the Gibraltar Straits bridge, decided it would be just another boring commuter ride 200 yrs from now).

Minstrel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/9/2010 07:54

 The use of colours reminds me abit of Boris Vallejo's work on sci-fi covers. You know, with the deep blacks in the shadows and the brightening in background. Doublepuss good, comrade.

microDOT (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/8/2010 12:58

I admire it's orginality...

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/7/2010 16:13

You're welcome :) I absolutly wanna see this second entry finished by the end of the week. No excuse.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/7/2010 15:09

Thanks a lot guys! Merci les gars!

Really unfinished as most of my challenge entries, though.

@ Manja: thanks for the cool challenge, got me started into construction stuff which I'd been thinking about a lot but not doing. Btw, not yet started that second entry. X_X

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 7/6/2010 16:30

I voted for only this

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/5/2010 09:06

This is great. Yet another great peace. Voting first place right away :)

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 7/5/2010 07:52

At least this started as very ambitious, and it mostly holds its promises.

Ergg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/5/2010 06:12

 J'adoooooore !!!

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 7/5/2010 01:25

I can only hope to achievethis some day.

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/5/2010 01:16

The town/suburb in the foreground looks really nice, I don't know if "dirty" is the right word to describe it (the good kind of dirty, not the bad kind :)), but I think the style gives it character and realism.

The perspective and that cape works well to establish the humongous size of the structure - definitely has the scale of a proper wonder. Great work, will vote! :)

Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 7/5/2010 00:36

Wow, incredible depth and perspective! My only complaint would be how the two closest pylons lack some detail - such massive structures feel too flat for me without anything to catch the eye on the wall facing the viewer.

Other than that, both thumbs up!

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 7/5/2010 00:25

Loving the concept behind this :D

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/4/2010 23:30

I especially love the palette *_*

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/4/2010 23:23

Damn ! Instant win. I'm seriously amazed.

CaKsTeR (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/4/2010 20:21

This totally appeals to my love for monstrous structures, therefore it earns an insta-fave!

Wonderful perspective work!

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