|Castaway version 2|
This time, I just might be able to switch gears a bit.
I have had an idea for doing a picture with an astronaut walking away from a crashed spaceship for quite some time. Early drafts, which were only inside my head, involved an astronaut in a spacesuit walking away from the crash site in a snow covered mountain landscape.
As you can see, I went from that idea to nude woman on beach instead.
The version above is the second version of the picture. The first version looked like this:
|Castaway version 1|
There were three things that bugged me about the first version:
- The hair was dry
- The skin was dry
- The position of the woman's left foot was slightly off.
I wanted it to look like the woman had just managed to get ashore with some supplies and equipment.
I drew part of the inspiration for the picture from the Sword & Planet sub-genre of Science-Fiction, in particular from Jack Vance's Tschai books. While working on the pictures, I decided to re-read them, so I bought the Kindle edition from Amazon. My original paperbacks are long lost.
I also decided to make a 360 panorama version. Sadly, Blogger can't show panoramas, and embedding third party panorama viewers have proven quite unreliable in the past. I uploaded the panorama version to ArtStation instead.
If you click the link and have a look around, don't forget to look up.
Is this the beginning of a new series? Maybe. I do have a couple of ideas.
Be seeing you!