This painting was done in watercolor, with some of the details picked out in various kinds of colored pencil. I wasn’t completely successful in capturing the image, but at least I think I caught the light to the extent that I wanted to.
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It was amazing how much fun I had painting this. I had been inspired by watching Appleseed Alpha, which is an amazing film. Something about the post apocalyptic/ruined city motif really grabbed me. This is really more of a color sketch than anything but something about the look and feel is satisfying to me when I look at it.
This isn’t one of my most recent works, but one that I hadn’t appreciated enough. I was looking at it again the other day and I noticed some small details – like the movement of the water – that I really enjoyed looking at. I always enjoy seeing new things in art that I’ve put away for a while.
Notice how there’s a contrail? Suddenly, there’s a story there… who is this person, who are they waiting for, what’s that red ribbon above them? Are they stuck on a primitive world and waiting for rescue? Or are they just on vacation?
Click on the picture for a (much) better view.
This is a book cover for an ebook I recently wrote. It uses watercolor for the base color scheme, with chalks and watercolor pencils adding definition and detail. I cropped it down for the final product but this is the original.