The digital version took me over 24 working hours to create, because I made so many modifications, and digitally painted over the entire image. I made changes to perspective and anatomies, but significantly kept the basic composition. It is also quite large, and can print out at very high resolution (300 dpi) 4 feet wide, but 8 feet wide a high resolution. The painting, on the other hand, is on A4 paper, but is a one of a kind object.
The image is an original interpretation of a somewhat retro theme, harkening back to 50’s sci-fi and the robot equivalent of cars with expressive grills and tail fins. But in it’s extreme, and extremely graphic violence, it is contemporary. Mutually assured destruction is realized in the blinding attempt to destroy to alien or technological other. This is a clash of civilizations without a clear, unscathed winner.
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