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AMETHYST - Allen Road Depot by zonefox AMETHYST - Allen Road Depot by zonefox
Sunday, January 3rd 2996, 01.33am.

Kooqu and August move carefully and quietly between the empty carriages at the Allen Road Metrotrak depot in West Jax, bathed in the orange glow of artificial light. The hopeful writer and her slightly nervous lookout inspect each carriage quickly before moving on, trying to find a suitable surface to paint on in the short time they have while they remain undetected.

Since late 2993 the Allen Road Depot has been a prime target for graffiti artists and wannabes hoping to get their names and 'pieces' up on the trains that operate on the Richside/Nomastoe East Line. The Richside district local council have mentioned that "Long-term plans are being drawn up to combat the mindless and persistent vandalism to Europan public transport in the area", which basically means that they're not doing anything at all. :D

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'Allen Road Depot' started out as a simple picture of a Metrotrak train carriage (from my ongoing story project 'Amethyst'), to use as a backdrop for my graffiti - similar to and inspired by the setup used on the [link] graffiti site. After I finished making the carriage I added the railway lines, then a wall... then a city backdrop, a second carriage, details, and finally some characters. It was a relatively straightforward piece that just kept growing!

In fact, the development of the picture also brought back an old character i'd cut from the story plan - five years later, Kooqu has returned to Amethyst, this time as a graffiti artist/writer.

'Allen Road Depot' is a combination of pencil and inked lineart, digital colouring, graphics tablet and Photoshop pen tool. The colouring, as always, was done with a basic optical mouse. :) Apologies for the need to scroll to see the whole thing, but making the image smaller was getting rid of a lot of details that i'd worked on for hours. It's a large image partly because of the length of the train carriage, but more to do with the plan of mine to do a large picture that I could print out on A2 or A1 sized paper.

This image pushed he PC to it's very limits... the original uncompressed 300dpi version is 7000 pixels long, and takes up 130MB of disk space!

'Allen Road Depot' and 'Amethyst' (plus all characters and related information) Rich Morgan 2005.
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zak29 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Thats awesome! The graff looks really authentic too, spot-on spraycan effect. The dimensions of the image itself also work really well. Great piece Rich
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zonefox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
Thanks Zak - also thanks for the DevWatch and +Fav too :D I've been looking at real graffiti to make sure I don't make any obvious mistakes... still room for improvement but if it looks convincing enough already i'm past the difficult part!

-Rich
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zak29 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
You're welcome, cheers for devwatching me too :)
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himiko-hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
this looks so gorgeous rich i really love how this came out...great work as always
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zonefox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
Thank you, Himi :)

-Rich
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Ultracron Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the proportions and the image is grubby and dark - it's a nice change from some of the more cartoony stuff you do. More please!

How about some photos given the same treatment, including characters? I think with some filters and airbrushing you could get some cool results!
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zonefox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
Thanks Dave :)

I have tried some photomanips in the past but i'm really bad at persevereing with my attention span, hehehe. I like doing the graffiti though, so maybe i'll use some base images from towns to do artwork on walls that won't get locals writing letters of disgust to their newspapers!

-Rich
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dashal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Student Filmographer
No need to apologise for scrolling - it's well worth it for this pic.

This is absolutely amazing! The scenery in the last couple of pieces I've seen from you have looked so real.

When I first glanced at this I thought it was a photo. That's how real it looks. Awesome job, Rich. Keep it up. :clap:
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zonefox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
Hehehe, thanks again Mike! I'm glad people like this one as it took long enough! ;) Thanks for commenting!

-Rich
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dashal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005  Student Filmographer
No problem. And just so you know, if you did make this available as a print, I'd definately be interested in getting one. ;)
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