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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.=)
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Spectrumancer Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing.
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Beren89 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Really a wonderful gift to receive =) I hope he liked it =P
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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.
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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
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PublicSecrecy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Photographer
...prrrrobably.

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

:hug:
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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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Obliterator1100 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Im sure you could have fitted an explosion in somewhere!!!! D:

Lmao, but in all seriousness nice pic, and a good present too! :)
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Ibisstudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well you've certainly done justice to an exceptional locomotive. The A4 class broke many records, including a speed record near Peterborough on July 4, 1938. The No.4468 Mallard reached 201Km/h sustained with full throttle and 45 percent cut-off.
As a former train enthusiast, i thoroughly enjoy this piece.:+fav:
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928 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
That's excellent.
Brilliant work, well done.
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Cornebus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
awesome
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oldoneeye Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Filmographer
Wow, this is really nice, always good to see something different from you (as awesome as your 'splosion-crafting is). Any chance of seeing stuff from your course on here.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe, we only started digital illustration the other week and as of yet ther eisnt much to show, but I'm torn as to put it on here or make a new acount for it
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oldoneeye Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Filmographer
I guess a new account would be a plan, it's not like you're being facetious about it. Though people would probably be all liek "OMG WTF IS TIZ SH1T!1!" and not really appreciate the fact you're using a new style.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I dont really want to mix up the gallery here with the graphics stuff
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Photographer
before i clicked i thought it was a cg rendering then when i opened i thought it was a mix of real images and photoshop painting or or something. but i was wrong on both accounts. remarkable! i love this.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Photographer
no problem. A+
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poplarleaves Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, cool! A very nice deviation from your usual space/explosion-themed paintings. :meow: Though considerably lacking in detail.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it is a rather quick image, most of the time spent on the train itself and less on the people and platform.
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IceCoffin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
TRAINS! Actually, I find the entire "old-fashioned steam train in old fashioned trans station" thing so very nostalgic, and romantically inspired.

My Dad grew up in a town that was a railroad town, and my Grandmother on his side lived there, so I remember loads of trains from my childhood. So trains are kind of special to me, in an abstract way.

Aaaaand the wind blowing sounds more like train whistles, now... Is this bad, or just weird?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think thats weird, and yeah I use to go to many a train museum and go on old steam trains quite a lot as a kid, I loved the sounds and smells of the trains, I especially liked the huge ones, the Mallards, Flying Scottsman, Tornado and my favorite the 92220 Evening Star.
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IceCoffin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
OH GOD. TRAIN MUSEUMS. *silly smile*

Now that's nostalgia! When I lived in Georgia, my Dad used to take my sister and I to this railroad museum, and it had all sorts of trains and train cars we could explore. It was very neat, and gave me tons of great memories. I wonder what happened to it...?

Sadly, I'm not so knowledgeable to know what is what when it comes to trains... ;_; But, they still mean quite a bit to me!
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LJFHutch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, lovely colours, lighting ... everything. The top of the train is great.
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
i have a feeling you were inspired by something spiritual because i know when i see this im inspired
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
i don't care if it's not your usual, IT IS STILL WIN

also, i like how you picked this particular piece of history, it's an import one indeed
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just like how its old yet rather sci-fi in its design
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
indeed
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Mickeistheshit Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Wow, Great :D Love the colors and the contrast/light :)
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berkut-hh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Photographer
Mallard is 60022 not 60007 :P That's Sir Nigel Gresley </train buff>

Besides that I'm impressed, variety is good sometimes especially when it involves trains =D
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh then this is indeed the Sir Nigel Gresley, or at least the number on the photo was 60007
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berkut-hh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Photographer
=] They won't Mallard out the museum plus S.N.G is the only one around in that striking colour.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The railway museum its kept in is right next to the York station, the number is 60007, as far as I know its not a replica.
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berkut-hh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Photographer
It isn't Mallard just isn't allowed out because of the NRM. We have to make do with it's sisters. 60009 - Union of South Africa, 60019 - Bittern and 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley. The other 2 are in America and Canada.
Gresley is usually based on the North Yorks' Moors Railway but has regular outings and what not so...
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It must have been the 60009 then, I know it had a 6 followed by 3 zeros
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2509-Silverlink Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not 60009, the loco in this is 60007. Note the post war record plaque on the boiler side.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
very realistic XD
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
youre welcome
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llub3r Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow. You've really captured the feel of it excellently. Great work!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers
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EvilEgg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
It's hard to put into words exactly how much YES this picture embodies, for anyone (such as me) who once obsessed over trains to such an extent. It's an utterly magnificent rendition of an utterly magnificent locomotive! Bravissimo! Congratulations! Lovely!

P.S: Totally fave'd, by the way.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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TypoCity Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The perspective looks a bit off, though im guessing thats because of a trick of the lens in the original photo?

I've seen one of these things IRL at the rail museum in york, theyre terrifyingly huge.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Think that's due to the reference photo, and yeah the trains huge
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Imp27 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Nice colours :D
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Imp27 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Colors*
Very nice job
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