I have recently found out about the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair. It was an amazing time of
invention and epic-scale grandeur that we could never be duplicated in today's uninventive times. It made our millenium collebration look like a wet firecracker. The above scene shows The Palace of Electricity on the right and The Palace of Machinery in the center. Some of these Palaces were 3 times the size of a football field. The Fair displayed unccountable exhibits and even introduced for the first time: the hamburger, ice cream cones and popcorn! It was a shame that all of this was destroyed after the Fair finished it's year's life.
I started from a pencil sketch and small B&W reference. I exclusely used the airbrush and the marker tool in Painter and close to 100 hours of work.' This digital picture is reduced to 45% in size, hence a lot of the detail can not be seen. I will do a sequel to this image in the near-future.
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