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A Bridge Between Two Cities by Zirngibl A Bridge Between Two Cities by Zirngibl
I decided to squeeze in an Environment of the Week (EOW) contest over at Conceptart.org.

I ended up winning by only one vote. (Though barely anyone voted in this contest. It could have swung 3 different ways easily. Guess I lucked out.)

Here’s the thread: [link]

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My idea is sort of an industrial alternate reality in which workers in an enormous power plant must "bicycle" their way across a long "track" from a mountain of shabby modern suburban-style dwellings to the monolithic entity. The irony being that even though there's an enormous industrial power plant city across the chasm, they're still actually using HPV's (Human Powered Vehicles). (These are like bicycles, only they, via a chain, transfer the rotating force to a wheel that digs into little notches on the tether and propel the bicyclist forward. Once they get to the other side, they simply detach their "bicycle", fold it up, and store it in a locker area until it's time to return home. One would think that the plant would be so easily able to supply power for an easier (and safer) form of public transportation! They don't just walk across because the area is so high that the work of returning to the ground and then making oneself up to their work area would be a lot more effort and take more time.
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deerbard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! I had such a similar idea in my head once! Just different environment. I couldn't draw it. One day I'll be able to.
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tractern Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Great idea- although I have not seen the other entries, this is a good idea, so I reckon it is deserving of the winning position. :)

Congrats.
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Heather-Farr Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Eeeeek! It scares me D: I can just imagine being up there and freaking out!
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Zirngibl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, and everyone behind you getting mad at you for holding up the line. For some reason, the idea of that happening freaks me out more... though that's coming from someone who loves heights.
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mychiilist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I like this, but I just feel the bridge is too crowded, but that maybe the idea (is it?). Nice atmosphere
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Zirngibl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I had originally been thinking of Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film "Metropolis", where that densely-packed line of workers were marching into the underground factories at shift change. Probably too unrealistically dense, though. Traffic dynamics would cause periodic haltings in the progress probably...
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Diarment Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I like this idea, although I would like to see more done.
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Zirngibl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, me too.

I only had 2 days to really work on it and I felt kind of rushed.

I'm trying to loosen up more, too.
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dead-angels Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
coooool
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Zirngibl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm toying with the idea of doing another view of this type of shot. And thanks.
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