Once again, it's time for Illustration Friday!
This week's topic is Ancient. (Click on the above thumbnail.) This took a little bit of doing. It took a while to decide what I wanted to do. I sketched a few old men, but they all looked like shriveled versions of me. I tried drawing a few old men/trees, but they looked too much like Treebeard. So I decided to play with 3dsMax again.
This went through many different versions before I chose the one you see now. The face was originally a smooth, glowing crystal, with translucently visible teeth and eyeballs. However, this really did not jive with the "ancient" theme. There's a mountain range in the background, but I decided I liked the fog so high that you can't see it- two hours work down the drain. You also can't see the nebula in the sky, but that's just a bitmap. After rendering, I adjusted the image's levels and added a diffuse glow with Photoshop.
I was planning to do it as a pulp magazine cover, (I love my little rocket ship!) but I didn't want to repeat my "Year of the Rooster" Movie Poster shtick. Still, I'm sure there's a story in it lurking in my subconscious. Like most things there, I'm sure it's sick and twisted. Just the way I like it.
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