i have had some of your artworks as my background for a while and i have to say they are truly amazing.. the depth you put into them and the effects of glow and dull is outstanding! what do you use to create these? is it on paper or do you use graphic software? if so what program do you use? or what type of paint or substance do you use?
Just wanted to say I've had this on my desktop for the last couple months (trimmed to fit 8:5), and it wears really well.
The whole thing is really lovely. The composition really "works", too, both the overall layout and the little details. I find that the two dudes in the middle ground walking toward the more distant groups form a solid center for the picture. They provide a nice spot for the eye to land, and something for vague speculation to build around when the windows that overlay the desktop are closed and I'm waiting out an XWrits break or just staring at the screen for a while before peeling myself off the chair to go back to harsh non-computer reality.
Reminds me of Final Fantasy 7. There is a train graveyard in a portion of Midgar. Really it's more of a ruined section of the city, but it's the section with the trains, and this seems a similar style to it. At least at my first glance. It's a fantastic work. What else can someone say?
It looks amazing; the colors and lightning give it a post-apocalyptic feel, that I truly enjoy. However your painting is not just a generic depressing image of a fallen humanity, the light in the wagons and the abundance of life all around linked with the background light that seems to scatter the storm clouds give it an unique hopeful feel. Harsh life in not the prettiest environment, but life none the less, so it's enjoyable.
Extraordinary! A friend of mine knew I was a rail enthusiast and told me I should see this pic, but I was expecting the run-of-the-mill abandoned goods siding with empty rolling stock. This took my breath away. It's like a moment captured from a dream. I'm having a hard time persuading myself that it's impossible to expand the frame of the picture and see what lies beyond the edges.
I agree with the others who have posted here; the contrasts created by the lighting are exquisite.
Are the carriages based on any particular real-life railway?