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Gate-A4 by fox-orian Gate-A4 by fox-orian
Maia *Tomiokajiro style!

Background painted in Photoshop, Maia drawn in SAI.

Notes about background: The grand majority of the scene (including the wear on the foundation concrete to the building,) was painted with the "Broad Tip 2" brush in my brush set, (row 4, brush 6,) and contains no sampled textures. The speckles came from spray/spatter brushes I have. The rest was a standard round opacity brush.

Hahah, no the background is not a repainted photo, but rather based on an area in the Boston Marine Industrial Park I explored last summer while I worked at Neoscape. See the warehouse on streetview here: [link]
I remember walking around this area when it was overcast a while after it had rained. The light was so flat and diffuse, the building's blue awnings were a brilliant blue color that just doesn't seem happen in direct sunlight.

EDIT: 6/1/2013
I removed the text from the building. I think it was one detail too much. I like it more this way.
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nicholasxcato Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So glad i found you on Deviant art! I came accross your youtube channel some years ago. Im working on a manga now and your half toning and scanned manga effect tuts are just what i was looking for! Thanks for the help and I cant wait to see more fron Synthesis :)
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Zwiebel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Um, wow, gotta admit I did think that the warehouse was a manipulated photo at first.  Though as a security professional I gotta shake my head at whoever put up those cameras, especially after having looked at the google maps link.  They left like 20 doors uncovered, plus if trucks park on either side of the camera you wont be able to see anything! Lol, still, this is awesome work!
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THE DETAILS! IT'S LIKE I'M ACTUALLY THERE!
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aXel-Redfield Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
dayuuuuuuuuuuuuum , i thought BG is a photo!!
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CarabARTS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow the lighting looks so real!
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LtColonelBob Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I have to say I really love your background art. I can't wait to see what amazing BGs you do for Synthesis!
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monkey226 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
You always have such amazing backgrounds, is there a particular city you draw inspiration from?
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Check out the description :D
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:iconmonkey226:
monkey226 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Well, I'm blind.
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's alright man XD
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