These Tomek Setowski illustrations of metropolises that are seemingly built on and into people would give Salvador Dali a run for his money in the surreal department. Decadent cities with abstract and sometimes colorful architecture are constructed surrounding beautiful women, who wear the structures like dresses. These images make for a sight that’s truly inspiring in its inventiveness, ambition and execution.
Tomek Setowski really sells these surreal concepts with a realistic manner of painting. The people within each illustration are rendered with utmost care to proper anatomy, lighting and other factors, but even more impressive is the amount of detail Setowski crams into his cities. Every window, shadow and stair step is accounted for. It’s almost more rewarding examining the tiny structures than it is to view each painting as a whole.
Human-Integrated Cityscape Illustrations
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