The piece was finalized adding details, micro-compositions, and layers of atmosphere in Photoshop and the compositing package Nuke.
You may find two characters from BMS if you look closely!
Using a mix of photos from Mattepaint as well as personal pictures and kitbash 3d models I laid out the scene. I did many iterations to try to find the right balance of scale and dynamism.
Based on various references I painted over a photo I took in NYC to figure out the rough mood and layout.
Futuristic Blade Runner-style cityscape. These are initial thumbnail studies.