Develop an atmospheric environment
Places a flying vessel in a wintery seascape, using a loose painterly style
his piece is one I did in my free time. I always have fun when I sit down and do personal drawings, because they help me to escape from my busy professional life. When you’re drawing just for pleasure you’re totally free in your artistic decision making. You’re like a writer, director and production designer all rolled into one. You have no boundaries or deadlines to restrict you. Instead, you can decide
TJuly 2015 for yourself how you can start the piece and when you can stop.
I’ve produced a fair few personal pieces of art over time, all on certain themes. This is from the series of drawings telling the tale of The Last Superhero. The basic setup is that a person with superpowers is desperately fighting to save humanity and the world. It’s full of adventures, flying spaceships, battles, dangerous villains and beautiful landscapes. I would like to think that one day I’ll be able to publish this story.
I took inspiration for this picture from the ice-breaking ships that are often seen in the Arctic, whose red hulls make them stand out from their icy surroundings. I also remembered an adventure story that I read when I was a child, about little people who once made their boat fly. That’s why, many years later, I decided to draw a red flying ship…