If Futurama was Real...

...well, what I think it might look like.

New New York

(click image to enlarge)

Just sharing a larger version of this, my personal favorite photo-illustration. It took a couple weeks of work, fitting in time whenever I could, so i don't have an accurate hour count. Most of the major elements were purchased from istockphoto.com. I like the appeal of the the city in the opening credits; it's completely busy from ground to air. I usually try not to make things so cluttered or without a clear subject... this had a collage feel in the end and I think it helped capture that ongoing busyness of the cartoon city.

Individual works in progress (click image to enlarge):

The original image was created for a Worth1000.com contest.



Blogger Matt said...

Wow!! this is great work. I like how you included from the beginning of how you created each of the characters . Great Job

April 2, 2008 11:59 PM  
Blogger Brandie said...

Amazing detail! I'm constantly in awe of your work, D.

April 3, 2008 12:19 AM  
Blogger Avi Muchnick said...

Amazing stuff Dylan! I love the progress images too.

April 3, 2008 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the street sign in the background is in Japanese. the kanji are hard to see, but i think i can see Eki Mae, which mean some station. my japanese is not that good so i might be wrong. here in japan they do not have proper street names, just signs telling you where you are.

April 3, 2008 5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all hail hypno toad!

April 3, 2008 5:38 AM  
Blogger The Swine, said...

Watch out! someone might make a live action cgi movie out of it if they see this!
Sooo Coool!

April 3, 2008 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Charles said...

Nice retouching skills

April 3, 2008 6:17 AM  
Anonymous pentupentropy said...

I hate that people can do this. Why do I have to suck at it so much? I mean, don't get me wrong, I draw a killer stickman, but photoshopping and freestyle drawing just aren't my things.

Good job.

April 3, 2008 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Futurama WERE Real --> Subjunctive

April 3, 2008 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah! This is awesome. You sir are the man.

April 9, 2008 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Lil said...

One of our local landmarks is in there! Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, UK. Very unique work, the cat and dog are a nice touch.

April 9, 2008 5:35 PM  
Blogger Pensador said...

That's amazing, man! Great stuff.

April 9, 2008 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Pin said...

jajajajaja excelent

April 10, 2008 1:39 PM  
Blogger Marvin said...

Awesome work..Became a big fan when I saw your ZOIDBERG AND BENDER image the first time.
I see you're a big fan of Futurama too..what about doing the Professor? Or Morbo...
Awesome again!

July 21, 2008 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

There are plans(hopes) to continue this as a series. Professor for sure. Hadn't thought of Morbo, but I'm liking the idea now.

July 21, 2008 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Langley said...

You do some really awesome work. do you sell prints of any of it? you should I'd buy it! Keep it up, nice job.

September 14, 2008 8:17 PM  
Blogger Vika.Valter said...

awesome... was browsing Designyoutrust.com when saw your name! you are all famous now!

October 13, 2008 1:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


March 9, 2009 6:54 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

wow its cool but how did you make hipno toad real please show us and
i hav saw this on 3 web sites now did
you really make it

April 16, 2009 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

Matt said...
"wow its cool"

"but how did you make hipno toad real please show us"
If I have time I could bring out the layers, but the Toad wasn't too difficult. I really just took the one layer of the toad source (masked) and painted in the eye colors on a new layer with a soft round brush. Straight up PS painting.

"and i hav saw this on 3 web sites now did you really make it"
Not a bad thing to be asked. Most sites where I've seen this image have been kind enough to leave my name and website on the image; I hope you saw it there too.

April 16, 2009 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool.
Someone else tried also, but not as realistic as yours http://ansamaa.org/gallery/184/

September 1, 2009 5:29 PM  
Anonymous futurama download said...

Great vision of future man.You have done a really good work and emphasized each of the character in just your very own way.

November 20, 2009 2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, Lila is hot =)

March 1, 2010 1:29 PM  
Blogger Aaron Brown said...

"Bandwith exceded." Sad face.

March 1, 2010 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is 'Leela" based on the actress, Jennifer Garner?

March 7, 2010 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

"Is 'Leela" based on the actress, Jennifer Garner?"

No, but the model does look a lot like her! Just some lady found on istockphoto.

March 7, 2010 3:29 PM  

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