Concept 1 of my submission for the recent art station challenge.
My idea is an alternate history of Feudal Japan and its rejection of western culture.
Watching the west conquer and spread their influence across the globe, The proud Japanese people at the time, not wanting to be tainted by the west, moved their cities underwater. In order to survive in the watery environment, the ingenious Japanese people had to develop the technology to sustain their cities.
Modelled in Maya, some minor zbrush work, rendered with arnold, paintover in photoshop