I want my final film to take place in a mall, and so I've been trying to design that (as well as work on the story). I was just painting from some reference photos I have on my phone.
Fun fact: I also have a secret photo album on facebook that no one can see, because it's filled with reference photos. The photos were already posted on facebook, but I don't know that people really want to see over 100 reference photos that I have taken at various malls around where I live. If only the one that's actually in town was still open, because that was a dead-ass mall if I ever saw one. Not as pretty as some of the other malls, but dead mall is what I'm going for here.
There is one, in the next town over, that I think is gorgeous, even though it's pretty dead and there's hardly anything left. I'm just so in love with the design of the mall and how it looks like a carousel, and it's just so pretty. I stopped there when I had jury duty, and it's just amazing. This probably sounds silly, but I really just love malls. Not just for the shopping, but there's something else to it. Maybe it's that sense of how big they are, maybe it's the designs, I'm still trying to figure out what that feeling is, but Carousel Mall is the most beautiful dead mall I have ever seen.