Attention Odyssey Project mods!
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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).
Chapter 1 [link]
Chapter 2 [link]
Chapter 3 [link]
Chapter 4 [link]
Chapter 5 [link]
Chapter 6 [link]
Chapter 7 [link]
These are all available as prints.