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What a gorgeous shot. What I like the most is the contrast in colours and textures. Here you've got this awesome blurred out background...

Great job! I love the typeface you've chosen. It's clear and easy to read without being too cliche. (*cough* Helvetica *cough*) The tou...


Apex Predator - Desktopography 2015 by Vectortrance
Apex Predator - Desktopography 2015
Apex Predator is my second submission to Desktopography 2015.

As it's the 10th anniversary of the project, I wanted to contribute in a meaningful way, so I worked hard to create two distinct pieces. I've been a fan since the first release in 2005, and I'm so honoured to have my work included in a few of them.

About this work

Apex Predator is a bit of an abstract piece that explores the illegal poaching of Bengal Tigers in a different way.

Here’s my breakdown:
Within the futuristic interface (heavily inspired by those seen in the movie Minority Report), some “infographics” give out a few notable statistics about the species, including basic metrics, and an approximation of how many animals are left in the wild. A digitized tiger breaks through the glass. I meant for this to serve as a warning that if human beings aren’t careful to preserve the species, the animal will be poached to extinction, and its existence will only be preserved in artificial ways – in this case, a screen display.

Artifacting, chromic aberration, and glitches are used throughout the whole piece as a further visual metaphor depicting the damage we are doing to the species.
The Outpost - Desktopography 2015 by Vectortrance
The Outpost - Desktopography 2015
The Outpost is my first submission to Desktopography 2015.

As it's the 10th anniversary of the project, I wanted to contribute in a meaningful way, so I worked hard to create two distinct pieces. I've been a fan since the first release in 2005, and I'm so honoured to have my work included in a few of them.

About this work

A hostile alien landscape, rife with seismic activity - desolate and dangerous. A sole outpost stands on the ridge of a volcanic crater, the home to a mere handful of brave men and women, tasked with exploring the surface, taking measurements, searching for valuable resources, and maybe even signs of life.

This is only the beginning of a new era in Human development. The colonization of other celestial bodies will ultimately cement Humanity's place as the dominant species accross many worlds.


I wanted to try my hand at creating an alien landscape, using digital matte painting techniques, much like you'd find in a movie. This isn't the first time I've attempted to create a fictional lanscape, but I'm still quite new to this sort of thing. I've definitely caught the bug though, and I can't wait to explore this whole matte painting thing.

Sunrise on Metropolis by Vectortrance
Sunrise on Metropolis
Made entirely in Photoshop, I started with several high-resolution satellite maps of cities in Japan and Canada, and blended them into a futuristic metropolitan planet, with a vast mix of urban areas, agricultural regions, and various bodies of water. I painted in an atmosphere, some clouds, and shadows in an attempt to make it as realistic as possible. The sun was created using a blend of different lens flares. The space in the background was created through typical photo-manipulation techniques and some painstaking brush work. I'm pretty happy with the end result.


Just to be clear, this is not supposed to be Earth. It's a planetoid called Metropolis, which is covered entirely by urban sprawl.

There's a 16x9 widescreen download for you if you want to use this as a desktop.



Alain Dupuis
I make up half of Vectortrance Studios, a web design joint from Calgary, Canada.

We specialize in creating high impact design strategies.

When I'm not designing, you can find me training as a freerunner (Parkour), Filming/Editing videos related to parkour, or learning how to produce music (often to use in Parkour videos)
Hiya Gang.
Lots of news.

Firstly, I was lucky enough to be part of the 2014 Desktopography release. Such an honour to be counted among so many talented people.

 Desktopography 2014 - Flight Risk by Vectortrance

I've started a second account under the moniker Shinobipixel.
This is where I'll be uploading lots of goodies in support of designers everywhere. I'll be posting tools, tutorials, stock imagery and assets, etc.
Go show that account some love and download all the free goodies I've provided!
  • Listening to: Background noise on TV
  • Reading:
  • Watching: Community, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead
  • Playing: games with your heart
  • Drinking: dihydrogen monoxide + Camellia sinensi


Fellow 2Advanced fan... I think they are about to undergo another upgrade to their site. Check it out, it's different: :D It'll be interesting to see what they come up with for the next version....
Thu May 19, 2011, 2:19 PM
collab :D ?
Fri May 13, 2011, 1:53 AM
Tue Nov 9, 2010, 11:28 PM
what a cool picture..!! =)
Mon Oct 25, 2010, 10:35 PM
Sat Sep 4, 2010, 9:16 AM
Sat Jul 24, 2010, 1:53 AM
I'ma steal your talent and use it to take over the world. Kay?
Wed Jul 14, 2010, 10:22 PM
Tue Jun 22, 2010, 11:08 AM
Awesome artworks ! :O I'm just discovering !
Fri Apr 16, 2010, 8:42 AM
Dude, that pageview thing happened to me too.
Thu Apr 8, 2010, 3:16 PM
Thu Feb 11, 2010, 3:51 AM
So, randomly somehow the other day I got 689 pageviews (about 20 times my average for the month), and yet no favs, comments, or new watchers... Strange...
Sun Jan 24, 2010, 10:54 PM
[link] <-- random deviation
Sun Jan 17, 2010, 1:14 PM
Sun Jan 17, 2010, 12:43 PM
good job....:iconshell4art:
Thu Dec 3, 2009, 8:25 PM


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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watch Alain:hug:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
You're most welcome :D
mjrost Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A belated "thanks" for the watch.
Vectortrance Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
No worries, man. Keep putting out cool work!
kriiimu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hey alain.. interesting name, doesn't sound very canadian. Anyways, thanks for the watch, appreciate it ;)
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
It's super french. Totally a French-Canadian name. Keep on taking great shots :)
theARCHERstyls Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx 4 joining oedwai
i'e fixed the settings so feel free to contribute some art ^^
Rainbow awesome lick 
Apsara-Fae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all the:+fav:s! <3
pin-n-needles Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the fav on 'Daryl' :D I truly appreciate it. Please, check out the rest of my gallery if you have time :)
PS. You have a fantastic gallery!
Apsara-Fae Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the add. ;)
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