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Chapter 8 - Wanderer Through Space by littlecrow Chapter 8 - Wanderer Through Space by littlecrow
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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).


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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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
This is quite the amazing image for that story.
The main character reminds me of Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen.
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is magnificient. :)
Buuya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Mmm, beautiful and creepy. Almost has a Moebius vibe to it... oldschool sci-fi/horror, love it!
BillBlogins Featured By Owner 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.
littlecrow Featured By Owner 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!
Micha-vom-Wald Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
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.
CZGrey Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
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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