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Post Apocalyptic Ruined City by stayinwonderland Post Apocalyptic Ruined City by stayinwonderland
Finally finished this one. Few weeks in 3ds max, vray and photoshop. Foliage in ivy generator and forest pack lite

Original render 3000px @ 8 hours.

CLICK HERE FOR MAKING OF: www.stayinwonderland.com/2012/...

EDIT: Thanks so much for the DD! Wow, I didn't anticipate waking up to this! :D Comments and questions welcome!

EDIT TWO: I've had a lot of comments saying that this is like The Last of US. Just to set the record straight in case folk thought I ripped it off, I hadn't heard of that game until a while after I'd made this. It was however, inspired by a short animation called RUIN. So check that out. But the spirit of it was inspired partly by this quote from Fight Club...

"Imagine," Tyler said, "stalking elk past department store windows and stinking racks of beautiful rotting dresses and tuxedos on hangers; you'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life, and you'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. Jack and the beanstalk, you'll climb up through the dripping forest canopy and the air will be so clean you'll see tiny figures pounding corn and laying strips of venison to dry in the empty car pool lane of an abandoned superhighway stretching eight-lanes-wide and August-hot for a thousand miles."
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Post Apocalyptic Ruined City by ~stayinwonderland ( Suggested by mintyy and Featured by PolyMune )
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Belthazarus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
We have a commission for a Post Apocalyptic Environment piece. If you have the time and are interested, please email me at gamesmythsllc@gmail.com
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Nice
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CasparySmith Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant
I love the post apocalyptic pictures that involves nature coming back to reclaim land that humanity took away from it over the years. The digital art style you made this with looks very detailed with all the plants growing from the buildings, the collapsing buildings in very background and the birds up above in the sky. Also I love that elephant you put on bottom right. I like the idea of once zoo animals that escaped after humans left and now are adapting and thriving in this environment.  
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stayinwonderland Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool, thanks for the detailed feedback :)
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FireBreath128 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That one random elephant.... x-x also assuming thats new york how does an elephant even get there even if humans are extinct 
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ecodude74 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Central Park zoo.
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stayinwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
zoos? 
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chundertunt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Fantastic work my friend and I greatly appreciate that break down you have given.😆
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miletich2 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So this is the result when we have absolutely green laws. :XD:

Nice work, bro.
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I've always want to explorer areas like this
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Ericthecat55 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this picture 
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real-vulcan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow so amazing
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lauthandir Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats what I like :D Something of my Game, that I write.
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ReasonOverStupidity Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Crazy awesome!
WTF happened!?
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chasesocal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiring
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JTofSD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Nice work

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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That elephant looks so small there =) Beautifully done !
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tak-lung Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
uhhhhh cooooool
and an Elfant? lol that's not something you find of in postapocalyptic setting but really refrshing. I guess Elephants ran from the zoos and now all those zoo animals roam the streets. cool
I love how nature reaquires the city and that this pic is actually not so gloomy or anything ^^
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Siberiade Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
i hope this day will come soon
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bob4123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
lol its not too bad for the elephant he can roam where ever he wants
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MolochTDL Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ruined? More like improved! No traffic!
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
The details are all so crisp!
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skytabula Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

haha random elephant ^^

Beautiful picture! I love post apocalyptic ruins

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38phantom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Inspirational
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SharkbaitOOHAI Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of I Am Legend and The Last of Us
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JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Marvelous work! :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want to live there please
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BladeNight01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
It would be awesome if they made a Fallout 4, and it looked like this. Awesome picture.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
epic scenery! :love:
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No kidding.
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EdgardOliva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This has The Last of Us written all over it! :D
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stayinwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I get that a LOT. And I made this long before I saw it. Truth be known it has RUIN (animated short) written all over it.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good point, you're right.
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juliablanco Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite part of this is that it's not gloomy and gray like most post-apocalyptic art is. It makes me happy.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day! :D
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   General Artist
Well there will be no problem with traffic
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Quadhouse Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely and lonely at the same time.
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Peridot29 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to the Jungle, indeed.
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BringMeASunkist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is very nice
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AngelHero4 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Artist
With any luck, that elephant will evolve into a mammoth one day.
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jiyu-ni Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! :D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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KatelijnVanMunster Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I especially like that you have an elephant walking in the scene instead of a human, and that the colors are bright instead of dark and gloomy like a lot of post-apocalyptic scenes.
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BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click this link to see something awesome www.deviantart.com/art/Post-Ap...
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XiwyCain Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
That's remember me: Life after people. Great job! :D
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