Cyber Siren

by stephl on 25th November 2020 for CYBERPUNK Contest 2020

The “Cyber Siren” is a frequent advertisement on rotation, always luring the higher population, with disregard for anything below the overpass system. This advanced expressway further accentuates the divide between the slums and the luxury district.

  • Update 7

    Final 02

    Featured advertisements catered to the affluent are displayed on the largest screens with holographic projections. The many screens are a constant, overbearing, and inescapable reminder of the unobtainable lifestyle to the destitute population below. The “Cyber Siren” is a frequent advertisement on rotation, always luring the higher population, with disregard for anything below the overpass system. This advanced expressway further accentuates the divide between the slums and the luxury district.


    This piece was created completely in Photoshop.

  • Update 6

    Final 01

  • Update 5

    WIP 03

    Added in the bridges and worked on the background city. Had to remove the original idea of the security guard stations due to time constraints, but the piece still evolved with happy accidents :).


    Still need to work on the hero building/hologram and minor adjustments for the final.

  • Update 4

    WIP 02

    Started placing images for the background city, but many aren't fully integrated in yet or are currently just placeholders. Once I get the overpass in I can start finalizing the background area.


    Also started adding some life to the slum area.

  • Update 3

    WIP 01

    Went with sketch 3, and started placing in images over the sketch to create the base for the slums. I still need to add/adjust lighting and life to this area.

  • Update 2

    Black & White Sketches

    1. Alley leading to futuristic city. Perhaps the FG building could be a neon-lit cafe.


    (2 - 4) As the Earth's surface gets more inhabitable, cities rise up higher and higher. Only those who can afford it avoid contact with the ground.


    2. A futuristic bridge/monorail track leads to a station high above ground, built directly over a once functioning train track.


    3. Security posts are built in the supports of the futuristic bridge/monorail tracks to make sure those who can't afford to live above ground don't contaminate those who can.


    4. Combination of 2 and 3.

  • Update 1

    Inspiration

    Getting inspired by researching and immersing myself in this cyberpunk theme. So much great reference!