The beginning

Here are the first few skulls – they will spread like a virus to fill the entire landscape behind the skeleton, while he strides forward trampling on the fallen. In the bottom left I’m planning on painting vegetation that is being pushed down as the skulls roll forward like a wave before triumphant death, perhaps grass and roses, in reference to the Traveler image. I did these in about two hours this evening, with some setting up time, so I am cautiously optimistic that I’ll be able to get through the entire landscape fairly quickly, particularly given that they recede fairly quickly and become blurry.

I really enjoyed painting this!

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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