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Chapter 8 - Wanderer Through Space by littlecrow Chapter 8 - Wanderer Through Space by littlecrow
Attention Odyssey Project mods! If you need this image in a larger size, please let me know! As I am selling prints, I have set it to not allow downloads of the large original image!

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He would see to it that their world would never threaten his, or any other, planet again.

Submission for the Odyssey Project chapter 8.

Odyssey is over! What a project it has been. I have some thoughts that I will turn into a journal entry, soon.

What I liked about the last chapter was the sense that the story didn't end there. Whatever-Paul-Is-Now has defeated the immediate threat, but there is the sense that this is just the beginning for him. So this feeling is what I focused on for my last illustration. Whatever-Paul-Is-Now, triumphant over the remains of the monster, with the vast possibilities of space before him. I know that this visual is slightly different than what is described in the story; I have said this before, I'm really not interested in making an illustration that is a literal, completely accurate, visual representation of what is happening in the words. I think that good illustration transcends mere "illustration" and becomes art, and something that can communicate its own ideas, when it is a more figurative representation, not constrained by trying to make sure that every detail matches.

... is my excuse. I just really really wanted to draw a mean old fish skull.

This illustration is my visual take on the famous romantic painting Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. [link] (did you recognize it? did you pay attention in art history class?) I love this painting and the feelings it evokes. I had used it once before in a previous project which was much less successful. I am hoping this time that you will feel that I did this classic painting justice.

Acrylic ink (colors) with digital effects (stars).

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Prologue [link] (runner up)
Chapter 1 [link] (winner)
Chapter 2 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 3 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 4 [link]
Chapter 5 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 6 [link] (winner)
Chapter 7 [link] (runner up)

These are all available as prints.
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:iconc-blaze21:
This is quite the amazing image for that story.
The main character reminds me of Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen.
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foxtrot98 Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is magnificient. :)
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Buuya Apr 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Mmm, beautiful and creepy. Almost has a Moebius vibe to it... oldschool sci-fi/horror, love it!
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BillBlogins Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work in this project (and in general) is some really great stuff. There's a sly hopefulness and confidence here that wasn't immediately present in the story. Triumphant - yet knowing more work lies ahead. Well done.
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littlecrow Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
I'm really glad you say so and that you liked it. I hope you feel it does justice to your words!
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:iconmicha-vom-wald:
Really cool. I'll go in the summer holidays to the mountains ( not through space :) and the reason was the picture from Caspar David Friedrich. The mountains are in the ( or called ) "Elbsandsteingebirge" in Germany.

I forgot to say something about your picture. But that's ok, I always say the same about your pictures.

Awesome. You are an inspiration for everyone here.
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:iconczgrey:
I think it works really well honestly. Plus there's never been a really solid description of the parasite, was there? And no I didn't catch the connection between the paintings, but then again, I must've slept through that part of Art history... last I remmber was men had learned to paint on walls...
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