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December 18, 2009
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Mallard by AdamBurn Mallard by AdamBurn
Now this is something very strange, it has not planets in it, no explosions, no aliens or marines, its just a serene painting of a train in an old fashioned station.
Seeing as Christmas was coming up and I am off to see me Grandparents whom I have not seen for some time I thought I would paint them something, I am hopeless with buying gifts, My granddad is quite the train lover so painting a train seemed like a smart choice.
For those of you who don't know it the train is a Mallard, a rather sleek looking locomotive. The whole image is based on a photo taken by my girlfriend whilst waiting around in York station, the image had a great dream like quality to it due partly to the overcast morning and the rather poor quality camera phone hehe, I wanted to capture that ethereal feel the image had so lots of bloom.
Took about 7-8 hours of work, all Photoshop, no photo assets.
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AJF3440 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's fantastic, well done.=)
Spectrumancer Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing.
Beren89 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Really a wonderful gift to receive =) I hope he liked it =P
PublicSecrecy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Photographer
I was looking for a hidden duck in this somewhere for like 5 minutes before I read the description.
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, think if I hadn't of added a description you'd still be looking
PublicSecrecy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Photographer

That said, I think the addition of a duck wandering around the train station would be awesome.
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed I always liked those trains.You did an amazing job yet again.
Galactusworldeater Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Good idea! Homemade gifts are always the best!
lucy-fur Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Well! at least my phone has a camera! grrrr

AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe mine has a camera to, but it isnt that good, nor can you get the images off the camera so its kinda pointless.
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