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Now Arriving by fox-orian Now Arriving by fox-orian
... at Aricee Hills South.

Maia [link] stepping off the train to her new neighborhood.

SYNTHESIS is an upcoming online graphic novel project!
See it at the website here: www.synthesiscomic.com
[It's just a placeholder for now. It will launch soon!]


Influences: Boston MBTA, Tokyo Metro, Swedish graphic design.

Special Homage: Mirror's Edge for the much-needed influential boost it gave my work during late 2008. Marked by the runner's bag on the suitcase :) There was just something about the visual approach that game had that made me think differently about everything. It really helped pull me out of a huge artistic rut. So a big special thanks to DICE studios! [Also, the mark on Maia's arm isn't a reference to Mirror's Edge. This has been a part of Maia's design since about 2001. It's supposed to be a scannable QR code -- also visible here [link] . In the past year though, I've slowly phased out of drawing this from her design.] I'd also like to add, that though Mirror's Edge was an influence on me during this era of my work, not everything with a primary color scheme is automatically Mirror's Edge related. XD Prime real-world examples are IKEA and Legos, which are two other things I love!



Check out the process for the drawing of the image: [link]
[kind of a big image]

Also, see how this image was colored in a step by step process here: [link]



Wacom Cintiq 12WX
Adobe Photoshop CS3


*** "Now Arriving" has been awarded the BFA Juror's Award for the graduating class of 2009 in Illustration. It has been further selected to be hung in the university president's home gallery. [which is basically AIB's Hall of Fame.]

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Yee! A DD! My first one on an actual artwork! XDD Thank you so much ~Brosa and everyone else who likes it!
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SYNTHESIS - Now Arriving... by `fox-orian reminds of those wonderful days when you just set out to travel. The destination never seems important, what seems wonderful is the feeling and the enjoyment! ( Suggested by Brosa and Featured by archanN )
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LovinaYavari Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely stunning! the colors, everything is so memorizing. Beautiful job! also congrats on the DD ^^ 
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JJ-Was-Here Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Man, I absolutely love this. It reminds me of the BART system back home.
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Commander-jao Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Really cool, I get a kind of mirrors edge vibe from it
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SynaXs Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
not downloadable? damn, I'd like to use it as the background of my Galaxy SII :/
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Kuki-chan7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
great picture!
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White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I found this on Comics Alliance.  Impressive. 
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otakubhogs Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Interesting..nice
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SonofZion-JLM Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great picture.
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Blackopssniper445 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Flashed back to Black Mesa Reasearsh Facility for a second.
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juantomajok Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
nice colors, man!
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Circus-of-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for posting this and your process. It was inspiring to read the journal which references this breakthrough piece.
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13wishes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Loving the mood! :D
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HeroLoverFoolVillain Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It feels like a great new beggining... of something... for some reason xD

It looks very pleasant and hopeful.

Both the lineart and the colouring are great but I think that the scene it self, as captured and expressed with much skill by yourself, are what make this work stand out.

+fav, congratz ^^
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CTPAHA-COBETOB Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
is she from 'Borderlands"?
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
???
Never played borderlands, hahah -- isn't that game like post apocalyptic wasteland...?
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CTPAHA-COBETOB Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
no, it's a kind of an interplanetar first person shooter, a nice game in a comic style :3
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wow...i love it, it makes me remember my first train ride
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sunsunmoon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
love it, good work
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EvaP0pz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
There is just something amazing about the picture .. more then meets the eye, I just can't put my finger on it :) Amazing picture !
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ezthecat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I like your work
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Writer
来自北京的爱!
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CyborgOrchestra98 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Burst of colorful indie feel.
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SkurvyD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Oh my gosh! The perspective of the train is the same as any NYC trains from the insides! It's so detailed! XD
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marcial-arts Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Love it=)
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PixelPandaa Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I stared at this for ages

the feelings this brought up were wonderfull
Thank you for that
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powerful-pineapple Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   Artist
I think you win by referencing Boston's MBTA and Pingu (although i pronounce it NUG NUG)
Great art!
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Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Yeah! I like the feel in this one. It has a casual feel, yet the atmosphere is different than that of the modern day world. I love this!
Great job, and congrats on your DD for this :D
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GoldenLapis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs great! Nice choice of colors, itīs stunning, and very nice of you to share your drawing making process, good to have an idea of how one art work is born.
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steve-the-magnificne Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Can totally see a story coming from it!
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LamarTheHuman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
Reminds me of the Yotsuba 5 cover
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brunodeloera Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
outstanding
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
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14-andreas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
this looks very, very interesting. i like the scene and colors. now im not a expert i drawing far from it but i loks very, very good. (the kind of thing i would like to be able to draw but alas) i hope that the comic will be coming up soon.
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TheKingInTheNorth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I had a lucid dream about this art piece!
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KenoJ Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!!! Being a huge fan of the mirrors edge game a hate how people try to take the game and make their own lil consept art, but you have captured 100% of the game and still put it in your own view, im going to get a lama and give it to you as soon as i can
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tarkuss Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Very nice. Then again, I have a huge Lego collection, and most of my furniture is from IKEA, so I think I'm predisposed to like this :)

This world feels a lot like the world of my dreams. Except with fewer ruined buildings and catgirls.
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SIGINT133 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Just perfect!!!
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jessicalharris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
wow:D I love the colouring on this its amazing :D
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mauricioestrella Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow shit. O_O
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ella-artiss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
fantastic!
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ArienSmith Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful style and digital shading! Your use of color is wonderful and this is truly a piece you have to take your time and absorb~
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TodoArtist Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great work i love your technique.
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flyaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I am very much looking forward to your webpage to get active!.

I send the word to my friends on my country about your project .

Cheers and well met.
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CrimsonCorpse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my Fav of all your work!
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WolfShadowYuma Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Its so awesome! I love to alot really! Perspective view is awesome too!
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BJKWhite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Writer
I like this a lot, nice mood, nice sense of place.
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Elite-Kit-of-Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
:D Mirror's edge is awesome!
Now i wanna see your novel! (waiting~~ >w<)
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martymckfly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Urgh, this reminds me so much of the daily commute from Yokohama to Tokyo I used to take - and of the humid summers and the hot sun and that dry concrete-y platform of my middle-of-nowhere stop.
Just beautiful.
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EPICBLUEFACE22 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
MY GOD! i wanna do something like this someday
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yo-sociopath Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you are AWESOME... atmosphere is perfect :love:
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