Patrick Jensen has entered the Grand Space Opera 2D.
THE DRIGGER INVASION
“Amongst a time of peace and prosperity,
The lost Driggers appear out of legend,
To Illuminate the sky with their renewal of power.”
I’ve had such a great time working on this one. I thought I’d share some of the goals I wanted to shoot for:
- To paint an advanced civilisation from the air.
- To achieve a cloudscape that advances towards us in depth.
- To put the viewer on a ship, watching this horror take place.
- And to try and achieve a look that in say 5,000 years, with you on that ship too, a photograph from yourself might capture this scene.
The city was a fun challenge, and a large body of water was on the list of things to try and render. The explosions too are a new thing for me, and have been a blast, heh, to have a go at. And getting the viewer on this ship has been fun as well.
When I first thought Grand Space Opera, I compared painting this scene to that of conducting an Opus - Throwing in space ships, an epic landscape, a setting sun, mass explosions and lots going on. All in all, I’m glad to have been part of this challenge, and have greatly appreciated your feedback and help during this process. I’ve sure enjoyed seeing the variety of work everyone’s been posting. Great work!
Hope you have as much fun viewing this work as it was to create it.
All the best,