Thursday, May 21, 2009

Panel 1 of "Swampland Observatory"

I am still working on the figures. The idea of movement is emphasized, in this piece. Vegetation and the natural surrounding are depicted as somewhat of a dangerous place, which makes the figures seem even more menacing.
I combined figural imagery. The inhabitant on the left is borrowed from an old newspaper photo, depicting a flood vicitim. The closer figure, the woman, is taken from a fashion magazine. While I do not want to render this figure as model, I wanted to appropriate that sense of movement, the walk.

I still need to work on the water and pull out some shapes within the background.

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