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.
Every single graphic on these pages is copyrighted and original, created by me on an Amiga 4000 and Sony Pentium PC.

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