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If I Only Had Wings, I'd Fly by BWS If I Only Had Wings, I'd Fly by BWS
This scene - a sort of car show of the Future That Never Was - showcases one of the rockets I modeled for my Empire State Patrol project. Here I changed its color and dropped it into a variation on the scene I built for my “Skin A Scion” contest entry.

The original, print-resolution image (18 by 24 inches at 300 DPI) mixes some older and newer characters together, and its title - “If I Only Had Wings, I’d Fly” - marks the second time I’ve named a picture with a quote from Nat Gonella’s “It’s a Pair of Wings for Me”, which still swings after about 66 years. Love that song - and in fact, though I’ve never known how many people noticed, almost all my Retropolis pictures use titles or quotes from popular music of the twenties through the forties. If you figure out why, you can explain that to me.
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If I Only Had Wings, I'd Fly by ~BWS is inspiring and spectacular. The mix of soft colors and crisp shininess is just....just....awesome! ( Featured by MistressWit )
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love this genre, love your work! what is the best group here to see more of this style?
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Josiahrob Sep 7, 2012  Student Photographer
This is one of the most amazing images I have seen on deviantart. I want to be right there in that room, then take a walk around the city!
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:iconbws:
I can't quite deliver on that, but you can follow some other folks who wander around the city here: [link]
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Josiahrob Sep 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for this link, I found the site yesterday when browsing through your work, I look forward to reading about these people.
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mystdream Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
futuristic
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Reaver-8-0-8-0-8 Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic, retro sci-fi at its best :clap:
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:iconhbenthow:
Is your title based on the lyrics "Oh if I had wings like an angel, over these prison walls I would fly" from "The Prisoner's Song"?
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:iconthe-okz:
whow...
This is Very WonderFull
Very" Detail....
Nice 3D art.....
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ou8nrtist2 Oct 6, 2008  Professional
What a great rendering !
Is this in 3ds Max ?
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:iconalvinart2003:
Amazing inspirational art gallery. Wonderful style.

Maybe someday, my Dev-Art will be as good.
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