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Pennsy K4 Pacific - Version 2 by markkarvon Pennsy K4 Pacific - Version 2 by markkarvon
This is the version I will use for prints. The background is a little risky as it foreshortens the depth of the piece but I did it anyway. There are lots of photos like this of locomotives posed next to a building for it's portrait. The building was usually a shop building of some type and the locomotive was usually just emerging after maintenance and a new coat of paint.
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:iconunexpectedswede:
UnexpectedSwede Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I am humbled by your eye and your skill.  Thank you for your amazing efforts.
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:iconjengapro29:
Jengapro29 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I have a 1000-piece puzzle that has this on the puzzle.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Thanks for purchasing the puzzle. That would be the one with Big Boy, Super Chief and Southern Ps-4 too.
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:iconjengapro29:
Jengapro29 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
It has those engines too.  Speaking of big boys, I bought the puzzle at the Henry Ford Museum during a cross country drive from Illinois to Oregon.  During the trip, I ended up seeing 4 out of 8 surviving Big boys.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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:iconzippy5:
zippy5 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
built for power
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:iconrailwaywerewolf:
Railwaywerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a beauty!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
K4!!!! :D

The background looks familiar, can't quite put my finger on it though.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. The background is mostly made-up. The building just represents a common type of shop or factory building one might find on or near any railroad. Red brick, multi-paned windows and big black water towers are pretty common in industrial areas.
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PanzerschreckLeopard Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Back shop? [link]
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am familiar with that old Southern structure and have been to that museum several times but it is not the reference I used for this piece. I basically just made up a building which was meant to resemble the look of the average backshop type building. They all seem to have a very similar look.
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PanzerschreckLeopard Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Ah. That Museum is only one county away from me!
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
This I know, it just looks ALOT like a building I've seen before up in Strasburg PA.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's good. I was going for the feeling of an industrial building one would find in PRR territory. :)
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:icongunslinger87:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Well I'v got to say, You Nailed it in my opinion! :D
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
My God, these are so brilliant. Hehe, I'm not into trains at all, or planes, but your art work is so fantastic I just have to fave these :) Excellent work :jawdrop:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Thelma.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
You're most welcome :heart: Sorry I had to fave and run a lot, I am waaaay behind :):)
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Blackdanter Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Fantastic job again Mark. I see what you mean about the building .............. I like the brooding quality it brings to the image.
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:iconclassictrains:
classictrains Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Love the detail in the drivers and running gear... that pulls my eye... not the building. I think it "works" well.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Chris. That's how it works to my eye too.
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:iconklmarsala:
klmarsala Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I never can choose which steam engine youve created that is my fav... so i just fav them all! :)
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That's very nice. I try to do something a little different with each new work.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Good Golly Miss Molly you're on a roll Mark. Good thing you decided to go "Risky" 'cause I think it works great. I'll bet those bricks were time consuming!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Lyle. The bricks were a bit tedious but not as bad as you might think.
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:iconlyle462:
Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Better you than me my friend. Better you than me. I would have went blind!LOL
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:iconhunter1828:
hunter1828 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Mark, another incredible piece of work here. Fantastic!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Robert. This is actually the vision I had in mind for the K4. I presented it as one of the conepts to my client but he opted for the image with all the pretty scenery. I'm glad he chose the other one so I can keep this one for myself. :)
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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BaronGirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
how the heck do you paint like this! lol, looks real which is the stuff I am not good at haha, very well done. Awesome job :) I loved trains as a kid
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanbks. I still love trains. I'm just a kid trapped in an adult's body now. :)
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BaronGirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
better then being a woman trapped in a mans body Oo lmao
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah...funny how engines rarely got photographed right before going into the building for an overhaul...:)
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Especially the K4's. They always looked grungy.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
But of course, the Pennsy was too busy building ridiculous high speed steam engines, testing the build quality of brooms, and maintaining catenary to waste time and money cleaning workhorse engines.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. You're right. Pretty tragic.
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