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phoenix west by rennerei phoenix west by rennerei
Phoenix West is what's left of the Phoenix steel mill site of former Hoesch AG steel and iron plant in Dortmund, my hometown.
Two blast furnaces, the gas storage, parts of the coke plant, some cooling towers and machine halls survived the closing of the site, now abandoned and apparently playground of grafitti artists who managed to paint steel pipes practically hanging in mid-air with nothing to climb up on near them... I don't get it. They must have jetpacks or something.

Anyways, it's beautiful, I love the place : >

Pencil, watercolor pen + photoshop.
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:iconcrimsonavengerv2:
crimsonavengerv2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconeemm:
EEMM Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
How long did it take you to reach this stage of the composition?
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:iconyinglung:
YingLung Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
The industrial sector is often my favorite part of a city.
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fantasy-flower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like a photo!!!! Amazing work!!
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:iconthgy007:
ThGy007 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Are you sure you're not a camera?

Very nice though. I like!
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:iconnoobbody31:
noobbody31 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Wow, thatīs amazing. And youīre from Dortmund too, just as I am. Thatīs making it even better!
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:iconioancuza:
IoanCuza Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW i think you are over every body.

amazing job, it takes yearīs do that.
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:iconferment2010:
ferment2010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty a good work!
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:iconotakbolong:
OtakBolong Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Draw more industrial please :)
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:iconsurthur:
surthur Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nich schlääächt
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:iconkebap23:
Kebap23 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
this is awesome
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:icontamayouchi:
tamayouchi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so lucky to have such a great place to render near by you! Admittedly, so do I, but it's a bit of a questionable area and you don't want to be caught doing sketches for a long period of time. This is a really beautiful piece, it makes me feel like I should be climbing those girders!

I totally agree about those graffiti artists and I have no clue how they get to high or blocked off areas. Maybe they're secretly Spider-Man. Or Solid Snake with help from those lifts. ^_^ Now I'm just letting my imagination get away from me!
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mindstrel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
*mind boggles*

Intricacy, man. This is really, really, amazingly cool and well done and...gah.

I love the lighting.
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jaques-de-boys Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, als ich die small view gesehen hab, hab ich gedacht du hättest es fotografiert und nicht gemalt, sieht verdammt geil aus <3
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chessykat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Ag, Marren, I really hate you. You're too good.
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:iconrosaschleim:
rosaschleim Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
holy crap, a drawing for real ! thats f*cking amazin!
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:icontwistedseason:
TwistedSeason Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
I love industrial complex-looking stuff, but it takes skill to pull it off. Well done!
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! I thought it was a photo at first when i was looking at the thumb XD;;;...Then i see drawing's up at the top there XD *marvel*
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MorgenLust Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
whoa! *blink blink* so much detail! its fantastic. i kinda feel that one could stare it it for quite some time and still miss a lot. amazing! :3
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ShadedRogue Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
That's amazing, I can't even draw anything remotely architectural let alone even make it look realistic. I thought it was a photo at first. -in awe-
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:iconterrietk:
terrietk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
kdal;fjadslk HOLY CRAP O_O
the details on this..! This is amazing omg :heart:
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are so incredibly amazing. I totally thought this was a photograph. :XD:
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:iconkooshie:
kooshie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student
I wish to explore it. =)
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:iconmr-roi:
mr-roi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks like a photograph... and a good one at that ._.
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:iconellanutella:
EllaNutella Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
I...I thought this was a photo for a while. Sat in my devwatch for a few days.

0.0 This is amazing.

The black and white also adds a lot to the atmosphere.
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:iconfelzm:
Felzm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great aplication above a photo!
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:iconsakana-sticks:
Sakana-sticks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shooot. I thought this was a photograph when I first saw it...AMAZING!
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:iconmercuryfox22:
MercuryFox22 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Wow, very detailed, clean work. The effort shows.
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:iconmalaena:
Malaena Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Splendiferous! I like it muchly!
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:iconrrei:
rrei Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Digital Artist
This is beautiful, I love places like these, and you did a wonderful job with the perspective, shading and details.
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K0R2N3H Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Interface Designer
Even your photography is kickass. Seriously, this has a fave mixture of Art Deco, Post War, and just overall awesomely composed awesomeness.
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pandabubbaluv Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I think this is actually a drawing, isn't it crazy how real it looks??
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:iconchessykat:
chessykat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
There's another one of her drawings that looks stunnigly real. It's a picture of her room.
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:iconpandabubbaluv:
pandabubbaluv Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
I know, that one got me fooled big time... I still had a hard time believing it was just a drawing even after I read the description
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:iconchessykat:
chessykat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Yeah, I had to zoom in even after clicking full view.
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:iconk0r2n3h:
K0R2N3H Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Interface Designer
son of a bitch...
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:iconhyuga34:
Hyuga34 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
lol @ these posts.
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:iconk0r2n3h:
K0R2N3H Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Interface Designer
I forgot to zoom in on this to double check, for she is the master of delightful trickery.
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AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy hell, you drew this? I couldn't believe it until I read the description.

Haha, jetpacks. I sometimes notice graffiti art on unreachable places too, makes me wonder how the hell they get there, let alone being able to work there.
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jessibot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
This is just insane, I thought it was a photo as well. Wow. You put your talent to incredible uses.
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:iconjaynightwind:
JayNightwind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
I think I know this place. Really very nice drawing.
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:iconsiemari:
Siemari Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
*--------*





WHOA.

:heart:
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:iconthelychee:
thelychee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
This made my day.
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:iconlunarprotector:
lunarProtector Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
they were on a boat


and FFFFF this looks like a photograph! CRAZY GOOD
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:iconpsychopie:
PsychoPie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Holy...
That is impossibly amazing! The level of detail is just...wow.
haha well done!
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:iconnaymless:
Naymless Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Did you take a photo or did you go to that place with your equipment to draw right there?
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:iconflamming-june:
Flamming-June Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
You have one hell of a gift, woman.
Absolutely stunning.
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donatien1740 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The old iron plants here in Germany are just awesome (btw: why am I not writing in German? :shrug:)
I first thought it was a photo, you're such an amazing artist! I love your pictures :love:
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sent2ufromheaven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
WOW! that is one crazy detailed background.
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x-rain-check-x Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Wow this is crazy! It took me a while to realize that it was a digital drawing..I figured it out when I realized who drew it. o:
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