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Aquatic Slidewalk by Samuel-Nordius Aquatic Slidewalk by Samuel-Nordius
I'm available for commissioned jobs as well as full-time employment. Contact me on sam@samuelnordius.com for work-related enquiries.
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Created with Photoshop in approximately 15-20 hours. This picture reflects my love for water and my dream that one day humans will live in perfect harmony with the oceans.

This started as an exercise to try and recreate AndreeWallin's incredible piece Curvy City. Then it somehow turned into something quite different. I've also taken inspiration from some of dylancole's personal work. I admire both these artists immensely and try to learn from them as much as I can in hope of one day get the chance to work with the kind of projects they are involved in.

To learn how I made this image, see this page on my blog: samuelnordius.blogspot.co.uk/2…

More of my work:
The Destroyer by Samuel-Nordius Returning home by Samuel-Nordius Trepanning by Samuel-Nordius Daigle - Reign of Terror by Samuel-Nordius Ancient Forest-Dweller by Samuel-Nordius Seeking Shelter by Samuel-Nordius 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so cool! I was just searching for something that describes an ideal city on a forum and thought this was a great match (hence the mention ;)) I'm not surprised at all it has a DD already :clap:
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind words. It means a lot coming from an amazing artist such as yourself.
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are AMAZING. I have no words. 
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You're too kind.
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CaptainTomSilver Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Ohhh... love the idea of underground waterways!
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:iconemeres:
Emeres Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Nicely done. Have you ever seen Future by Design? If not, take a look, you might like some of the sea cities concepts.
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, I really love Jacque Fresco's ideas and wish I would live in his society rather than this capitalist one. I've been very inspired by the Venus Project and the idea of a sustainable resource based economy.
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Emeres Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist
There is an organization that promotes and works on building cities on the sea/ocean, but I seem unable to find it. Maybe their page changed, there are others that are very similar. Their designs were somewhat different from Frescos, but seemed feasible. As for TVP, nothing will change unless people work on it. You have a great skill and as far as I know they are always looking for people in this profession, so maybe you can get in touch. Keep up the good work.

Edit: It was this site if I recall correctly.
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks for the link!
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8-0-8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I sympathize with your love of the oceans, they really are quite beautiful. Perhaps some day.
You know, we can build homes underwater these days!
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen some pictures of underwater homes. They were beautiful but I would feel a bit anxious living like that, I think. Constantly worrying about leaks. ;)
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8-0-8 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
xD for sure that would need flood insurance.
Ever read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? o:
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I never read the book but I'm familiar with the story. If I'm not mistaken I watched some old film version as a kid.
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8-0-8 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Well, in any case, it always seemed like a fanciful idea. They make submarines like that now - underwater yachts. But they're pricey.
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Growlie26 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cool looking.
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LunasChild8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
This. is. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *.*
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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LunasChild8 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
No problem. It's really good. ^.^
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Excellent work!:-)
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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halo2masterq Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Would love if you could do some type of video tutorial for a painting like this!! im just getting started and really want to see each step carefully instead of in a few sentences.
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maxxxter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
why the chemtrails?
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FUTRPilotFilms Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
They are called "CONTRAILS" Stop spreading your propaganda, misinformation, and fear. If you can't wrap your head around the idea of condensation then why...no how, are you even using a computer?
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Because they're beautiful and add drama to the scene.
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:iconthatguy875:
Thatguy875 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!
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:iconrabbittheory:
rabbittheory Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! It sort of looks like Dubai in 100 years :D
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Jeanne-Lui Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This amazing work is featured in my journal --> jeanne-lui.deviantart.com/jour… :heart:
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this lovely feature! I'm honored. :hug:
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Jeanne-Lui Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!! Cheerleader 
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Itecontest Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
perfect choise of shapes
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0222GraphicDesigner Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Cool! It's looks like sea of galaxy! I love Future Illustrations.
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll upload some new sci-fi illustrations soon. =)
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0222GraphicDesigner Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Good luck!
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InQdeth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Photographer
what happens when the sea level rises? :P  i love the idea though!!!!!!! its amazingly realistic :D
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

Well, I think that since this scene is from a very advanced world so we can't really know how they would deal with the tidal waves or how much they have perfected their control of the water element. If it's on another planet they might not even experience the tides. But if it's a future on Earth this could be what it looks like in high tide. When the water level goes down the slidewalk could come down too since it's merely some kind of projected energy field. There could also be invisible energy fields surrounding the slidewalk to control the surrounding environment and prevent people from falling off. There could even be such an energy field projected above the entire water surface to keep big waves from occurring. This is an imaginary world, with endless possibilities, so there's no need to apply today's problems and limitations on it. If we use our imagination to try to solve perceived problems we might get some new cool ideas and get even more out of the picture. =)
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InQdeth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Photographer
LOL ok... awesomeness! and totally agreed that we need imagination to solve problems! =D
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kage206 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
i dont think this would be possible in an actual ocean cause of tides or waves. i think it would have to be a big pool.
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InQdeth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Photographer
with rubber duckies i hope! =D
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Lupizora Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is breathtaking! I love how you drew the underwater lights. Everything looks like a real thing! 
It gives me ideas... =D
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! I'm really glad it inspires you. =)
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Englisheddie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Really cool, and very futuristic design :) The lighting and colours are really brilliant :)
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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Englisheddie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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wolfqueen1990 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
It looks like it's from another galaxy. Just amazing. I love it.
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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OriNoSion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
So beautiful, reminds me of Stargate Atlantis :)
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InQdeth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Photographer
oh my gosh someone else who has watched it!!!!! !!!!!!! ! ! !!!  !    YAY!!!!!     lol but to the point... yes i agree with you!  floating city that's also a spaceship.... totally fits :P
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Moshtik Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I want to live in that world!
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Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! =)
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Beatonio-Motion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Photographer
<font><font class="">Hermosa ciudad acuatica, se ve muy pacifica :) pero muy contaminada por los malditos Chemtrails :(</font></font>
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