Image of the month
Watery grave What do you get if you take a scene of a long-abandoned city and place it underwater? The winner of this month’s Forum challenge, of course!
Wayne O Connor has been trying to brush up on his environmental pieces, which is why the theme of Ruined City appealed to him so much. “I was aiming for a kind of calm, serene setting,” he says, “so losing the submersible, which was part of the initial plan, was the only major change. It felt like a distraction.”
In the end he decided to let the ruins, which he drew first, tell the story. The water and fish were worked in later. But Wayne, ever the perfectionist, thinks the piece could still be better.
“The only part I’m not totally happy about is the fish shoal. The idea is good, but my execution a little lacking. I’ll probably readdress that in the future. It was a fun challenge, and the feedback I’ve received from fellow forum users was invaluable for the final touches.” MYFX title: Ruined City Winner: Wayne O Connor (DoctorDark) Gallery: http://ifxm.ag/doctor-dark All Entries: http://ifxm.ag/ruinedcity