#22 – The End Came Swiftly
A sci-fi digital impasto painting reinterpreting the end of The War of the Worlds, when the Martian ships fall because of exposure to the bacteria in the Earth’s atmosphere. The image falls between representation, traditional oil painting, and abstraction. The atmosphere, textures, composition, and feel are more important than strict realism. All in all it’s an unusual image I don’t think anyone else would make.
Why I chose it:
The hybrid quality, somewhere between illustration and fine art, realism and non-representational design, traditional oils and digital painting. The subject is both contemporary, being sci-fi, but also retro in referencing a movie from the 50’s. This was based on a B&W drawing.
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