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Settling In by fox-orian Settling In by fox-orian
Here we have a concept of where Maia lives.

After a few days of moving in, she's still trying to get settled. The majority of the space is empty, as she has very little to fill it with. Some of her utilities aren't connected yet, so the TV doesn't even work. She's too new and culture shocked to go wandering outside to explore her new neighborhood. So... she just sits and thinks to herself.

Maia's apartment used to be a greenhouse on the roof of the building. Years before, no one was using it anymore, so the landlord butchered it and converted it into a livable space for rent. It explains the very open living room where the walls and ceiling are glass, the odd ventilation, and the air misting sprinklers still in the ceiling.

The steep stairwell closest to us is the entrance/exit. Those stairs lead down to the roof on the third floor [seen in on page 5 linked above,] where Maia must use an emergency stairwell on the side of the building to get to the street level.

Bedroom through the door in the far back, kitchen through to the left, and the bathroom is the door on the left close to us.
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Tailed-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is probably my favourite illustration of yours. I've been trying to work it out, though - is this in 3 point or 2 point perspective (or did you kinda just make it up as you went along?) :D
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's 100% normal 3 point perspective :)
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Tailed-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome - something I need to get around to having a go at. Thanks for the help :)
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your coloring is phenomenal 
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OsmiumMachine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His architecture skills is even BETTER! I look at all his drawings and I feel like I'm in another world.
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Lucian-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice.
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PonponPL Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so detailed!  Wonderful! I love it! *q*
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nicolasdantes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it!!!!
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool ! I could imagine this being my bachelour pad in a few years !
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android272 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a really nice job on the shadows.
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
man, nice line, nice coloring especially on window panes. and i like the story behind it.
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Amor13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I agree with endgameRO, I definitely would like to live in a place designed by you
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fridouw Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're an amazing artist.
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dynsen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Great shot!so crisp
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endgameRO Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
This looks awesome. Man I would totally want to live in an apartment designed by you. :))
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MultiverseCafe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE the dirty windows. It's just a little extra that really made the whole thing real!
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Redxiii18 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I definitely fall in love with your work. you are really amazing! i LOOOOOOOOVE your style and the colors!
Great job !! :D
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ezdeban Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
love the picture, love the story... very inspirational...
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sharpersuperdude Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Want....
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tarkuss Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Nice! I love the design. Then again, I have a lego collection, most of my furniture is from IKEA, and I have many fond childhood memories of a brutalist building, so it's a good match for me.
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Dollylonn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
You're amazing! Absolutely amazing!
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Inkbust Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
This kind of stuff just makes you want to draw,no matter your ability.Thanks.
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VladimirJazz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Fantastic work. I'm working on a pitch bible for a cartoon series concept, and I'm no background artist. I can do some things, but much of what I'd like to do, I don't have the materials to do. I plan to use some of your background work, fully credited of course, for the pitch bible so the network can get an idea of the world I'm trying to fill with my characters.

If it gets optioned, I'll be requesting you for work. Of course I hope my series is produced, and if it is, I certainly hope you'd be willing to become a background artist for it. It looks like you do a lot of anime work, and I also have an anime series in the conceptual phase. If you like my work, perhaps we could collaborate on some stuff and really turn out something great.

Keep up the great work,

- Dave Perry
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TheStarCharter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Love it!
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Mihalyfi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
some really good details on this one,well done...
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killerdesh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
faith's lair? XD
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l4dplayer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Yeah! Faith's lair!!!!
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killerdesh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
nice shot! ^_^
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Cabycab Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good research work, your influences are very interesting. It looks awesome!
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MirrorwoodComics Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I missed this one, beautifully atmospheric.
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kettul Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Interface Designer
I know this is a bit old but I keep coming back to this (and your entire portfolio) over and over.. you've been a great inspiration to me and my personal work. Thank you and keep up the good work.
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tblade4891 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Im going to build a room just like that lol
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darkzero779 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very nice im wanting to make environmental artwork designs like this but im afraid of things like well all of my art would be....not good,a knockoff of somthing,or someone made one like i made(if i made one)ut they did first and i didnt know and i get in trouble, and im not original whatsoever.....so thats why i feel about my art,and since i feel upset alittle for the people of japan ad others in serious times,i feel im worthless...but anyway youre art is awsome and well done design :)
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Ger1973 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This one looks great ! Very nice perspective. You really work the details. I'll add it to favourites. Do you have a publisher for the graphic novel ? When it will appear ?
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99rupees Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so awesome!! <3
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ExileFlash Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
suupa -w-
^^
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Zhaana Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your style !! really clean and stylish ;)
Your rendering of lighting is spectacular !
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laloue Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Beautyfull!
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sprucetree Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
How do you DO this!!!!???? This is goal material!!

Love your work, if that wasn't evident!
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AlexanderLee1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Artist
:D I just LOVE your work.
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AlexanderLee1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Artist
Fantastic style and composition. I need to go read your tutorials!
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Bartoleum Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Wow, you're definetely a favourite. I just love the calm look in your scenes- beautiful colors! Your work inspires me!
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gredgar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
spacious lol
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stealthydiscorock Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
your drawings are so beautiful, also i checked out your website and you have alot of talent in website design and nice choice in style too =D very nice keep up the great work
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nai-XaIn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
*heart*
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dancethroughwalls Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010   Photographer
Wow..... nice friend she has there, huge apartment and she doesn't have to pay for squat? Now that's what you call a comic book life, wish I lived one lol.
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EviLeprechaun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
No joke, that would be like my dream house/apartment.

Fantastic work!
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codeart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
i agree completly!
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Little-Monkii Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Very nice, I really like your pieces.
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Sydan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it's sooo... perfect...
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