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July 4, 2013
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Concept Art: Area 27 by ESPj-o Concept Art: Area 27 by ESPj-o
Finally done!

Photoshop 12-14 hours

Year 2097. A deadly virus has spread throughout earth and is a present danger in all major cities. There is no cure. Most cities imposed Marshall Law and by doing so trying to cope with the problem in the most direct way. Kill the hosts of the virus. In response, most people were reluctant in scanning themselves thinking they would be executed if an infection was found. Now, most cities are divided by massive wall. To pass through you need to go through a virus check. If proven positive, you are incinerated in the scan-container. The majority of people living on earth are in highly populated cities outside scanner range, a concrete jungle. Recent rumours however, imply the virus might be a hoax. The people suspect mischief in the making. Something needs to change.
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LordOfTheStarfields Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member
Very cool piece, I'm one half of a musical duo called AREA 27 ... You've got our name up in lights but I hope the future is not as grim as your art suggests ...
ReasonOverStupidity Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Love the backstory as much as the art itself!
ESPj-o Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Thanks! <3
Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible! Seriously. It reminds me of Blade Runner, which is always cool! :D And I really love the lens flares. Blue lens flares are a personal favorite of mine! :love:
ESPj-o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Wow, thanks! Yeah, lens flares really are the golden sprinkles of illustrations.
lsquid Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work, the colours and tone fit the story so well.
ESPj-o Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thank you! Glad you like it!
zeedurrani Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very cool story... :)

is the guy in the green cubicle being scanned or incinerated ? or something else ?

Nice work!
ESPj-o Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I suppose either scanned or incinerated, I kind of left it to the viewer to decide. Glad you like the story will try to add more stories to my paintings! Thanks!
PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great painting, I'd love to see a bigger and higher res version of this though, because of all the details. The atmosphere is great, you've added a lot of detail and I love your design for everything. Looks like so much more than most generic sci-fi concept art. The story you made up with it only adds to everything, it could be a great movie!
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