This was an image I originally started for an old conceptart.org prompt. It was for the Environment of the Week challenge and the prompt was “Ice Cream Stand in the Bad Part of Town.” I took inspiration from Nikolai Lockertsen’s image “5 Min” seen here; https://www.artstation.com/artwork/yZWW9 and https://youtu.be/Bku9Ve5Phbs I also took inspiration from the movie “John Wick,” especially the idea that “The Continental” is neutral territory. So the “Mama’s Ice Cream” store above represents the neutral ground for this rough neighborhood.
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Narrated timelapse of the artwork can be seen at; https://youtu.be/LCjGlvq_eF4
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