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The backgrounds for these sequences continue to murder me. The Tekkonkinkreet art book was a huge source of inspiration, as was my reference library. The idea is these neighborhoods are an older part of the Bay, connected to the refurbished “upper” sections by a series of crumbling stairways, and cordoned off from them by a series of road blocks. The challenge was to make the place seem run-down, but still placed in 2118. My solution was to include “future” technology in places (the vape cigarettes, the store hologram displays, solar panels) but to have a lot of the tech in various stages of disrepair.
Regardless – I really enjoy drawing these three. In a longer format story I could dive into their backstory more.