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Neuromancer - Chiba by PHATandy Neuromancer - Chiba by PHATandy
Just a quick concept painting for a Visual Developement project based on the city of Chiba (Japan) in Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

Worked up from an image taken from Google maps, with the Street View mode.
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:iconbobnickmad:
bobnickmad Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
love that car
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I remember I was looking at a car in a craigs mullins painting at the time, it was much better, haha :D. Wish I could find it.
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jpachl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As a Gibson fan, I have to admit: This picture meets the atmosphere of Chiba better than I could in my dreams!
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Check out my newer one, I think I did it even better!
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Jeffromelun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, you send dreams buddy!
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PHATandy Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thanks, glad they're not nightmares.
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yolcos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Artist
Hello PHATandy, I am currently doing doctoral research in urban studies on the representation and image of the cyberpunk city. Can you tell more broadly about your creative process? How do you work and how to re-imagine the space of the city from Gibson novel? What about conventional or innovative drawing techniques in your work? Any data is important to me and I will give due credit. Also I would love to show your work in my research if I have your permission. Your work seems important to be researched, discussed and disseminated. Sincerely, M. Mr. Jorge Octavio Ocaranza (my email: yolcos@hotmail.com)

Hola PHATandy, actualmente estoy haciendo una investigación doctoral de estudios urbanos, sobre representación e imagen de la ciudad cyberpunk. ¿Podrías contarme más ampliamente acerca de tu proceso creativo? ¿cómo trabajas y como re-imaginas el espacio de la ciudad a partir de la novela de Gibson? ¿qué técnicas de dibujo convencionales e innovadoras utilizas? Cualquier dato es para mí importante y daré los créditos debidos. También me gustaría mucho poder mostrar tu trabajo en mi investigación si tengo tu autorización. Tu trabajo me parece importante de ser investigado, comentado y difundido. Cordialmente, M. Arq. Jorge Octavio Ocaranza (mi correo: yolcos@hotmail.com)
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timtillack Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Hi :) (Smile) I really love your artwork here. I'm curating a blog themed around cyperpunk for a postgrad project and would like to link your image to my blog. The conditions of the project are that all media must adhere to strict copyright, so I would love it if you could give me permission to use the image. I will be able to link back to your deviantart profile and will credit you as the artist. Cheers. Tim
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Provided its non-profit, go for it. A link back would be great.
A link to the blog would be interesting too, would love to see what its about.
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IskariotSector Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Reading Neuromancer is going to be sooo different after seeing this. It really makes the whole character and atmosphere of Chiba City come to life. awesome work, man! :)
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thanks man,
I need to come back to this stuff, its been such a long time. I'd love to have another crack at developing this world some more.
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stegox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hi,
I represent the staff of SekaiMusicNetwork, we are a new network which has just opened in the Japanese community, we're music promoters.
we've saw your gallery and we find it beautiful,we would like to have them on our network like background for the songs.
can we use your artworks in some of our videos in exchange for a sponsorship on our part? :D
thank you

-stegox,SekaiMusicNetwork staff
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Hi Stegox
I'd rather you didn't thank you. Neuromancer isn't my property and I wouldn't want people using it for anything.
Sorry. but thanks for asking.
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stegox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hi,sorry again for the trouble, could you tell us (if you know) who is the present owner of the artwork?
thank you

-stegox, SekaiMusicNetwork staff
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Well I'm the owner of the artwork,
It's just that's its based on a book, Neuromancer by William Gibson.
So I feel like its not right for it to be used like that, since its based on another's ideas, not my own.
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ScannerArtly Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Hi, :)

Can I use this image of yours showing your credits? Please watch my offer to see your benefits ang warranties, and let me know :)

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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
No;
I'd rather you didn't, the concept is technically not mine since it is based on W Gibsons novel.
Thanks for asking though.
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ScannerArtly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Ok, Thank you anyway my friend. :)
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razor2244 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Hey, can you link me on Google Maps this place? :D
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
hehe I wish, I dont think I could find it if I tried.
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CaptainDavyJones Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excelent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this novel!
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thanks! Me too!
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CaptainDavyJones Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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war777 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Amazing work... but isn't the sky of Chiba post to be a gray static color?
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nilloc97 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow! chiba city just comes to life here!!! I cant thank you enough!
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thanks a lot dude, glad you like it.
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SkylineStudio4 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Would love to get together with you and do a story based project. I may have the skills for the characters and all that, but granted..Someone who can design large futuristic environments would be a lot more useful in that sort of thing.
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks man, but I can't. Employed and have no time to spare really. Sorry.
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nilloc97 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow! nicely done! It looks so alive. It reminds me of the city from Bladerunner.
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thanks man.
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Ju-Ichi-Gatsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Great atmosphere, I've always thought about it a little bit more glowing but I really like how your picture reminds both technology and downtown areas. And the tones... awww! Brownish/grey vs. neon. My compliments :)
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thanks man, glad you like it!
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:iconwasabit:
Wasabit Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Good work. I've read Neuromancer and this remember the same atmosphere.
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thanks very much!
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:iconwasabit:
Wasabit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
did you ever think draw a graphic novel inspired by neuromancer?
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
If I could write/draw comics well I probably would do. I think cyberpunk is my favorite genre.
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:iconwasabit:
Wasabit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Me too! But, I'm still a novice. :)
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Triumpha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one!
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thanks for the comments! Glad you like it.
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Triumpha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, I really like your style. :)
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3557029 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
JUst how I imagine it too :)
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thanks!
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3557029 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
No Problem, I love Neuromancer, and you pictured Chiba perfectly.
Nice.
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3557029 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Not a problem :)
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strangerat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome.
I started to read Neuromancer not long time ago and I absolutly love it. The picture really suits Neuromancer's atmosphere.
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thanks man.
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:iconjim-zombie:
Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, one of my favourite novels. I think you have done a good job at capturing the atmosphere.
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:iconphatandy:
PHATandy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Thanks buddy!
One of my favourites too now, I am surprised it too me son long to get around to reading it.
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Dreganius Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Brilliant artwork.
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PHATandy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Thanks!!
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