The Shared World Prelude: Dark days of the 2050's

A concept for my personnal project The Shared World.

The prelude is telling in short the cascade years, from the red days of the 2030s, the grey days of the 2040s to the dark days of the 2050s. In the 2050's, a wide energy crisis is turning off the cities all over the world, mostly in east Asia. Then the world starts to shrink but this is a story for another time.

About these pictures:
It’s a mixed technique of photo collages, AI generated (pieces of old midjourney v4 tests) recomposed in photoshop and paintover to finish, in order to make concept art faster. The following pictures are derivative ones, from img2img (Stable Diffusion). They keep the main color and composition and sometimes bring a bit of something, locally more consistency. There's a working process starting to work.

Upscaled final version

Upscaled final version

Edited version

Edited version

Raw Stable diffusion img2img from first picture

Raw Stable diffusion img2img from first picture

First picture

First picture

photobashing

photobashing

quick collage from various pictures

quick collage from various pictures