So, the alley is coming on, here's a shot of the three bridges together to give you an idea of what I'm aiming for.
Today's work has consisted of a fair amount of photoshop and very little painting.
First up I wanted to try the idea of having a mural inside one of the arches. Using photoshop I bashed this together and then added some random graffiti. This is attached to the back of the insert, meaning I could paint the other side and flip it round (to make use of the billboard).
The other insert is this alleyway which connects to the high street. Here I wanted to try creating this kind of effect
It didn't really work, maybe I can fix it by concentrating on the edges. Regardless, I used Agrellan Earth, a GW technical paint which blisters as it dries (you can see some of the effect around the archway). This gave the bricks a nice texture. I also removed some bricks from the archway to give it that derelict feeling.
The whole thing probably needs a little more work but I'm happy enough with it for now.
Hope you like,