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Space Invader Digital Painting Time Lapse – with Orson Welles’ adaptation of War of the Worlds

by 09.01.2014

“We know now that in the early years of the 20th century, this world was being watched by intelligences greater than man’s. With infinite complacence, people went to and fro of the Earth about their little affairs, serene in the assurance of their dominion over this small, spinning fragment of solar driftwood, which by chance or design, man has inherited out of the dark mystery of time.

Yet across an immense etherial gulf, minds that are to our minds as our minds are to the beasts of the jungle; intellects vast, cool and unsympathetic, regarded this world with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.”

Recorded over a time span of over 100 hours, this illustration was done digitally using Adobe Photoshop dual brushes on a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet. I use a total of just 8 colours, and had to develop techniques for drawing realistic smoke, fire, reflective metal, trees, grass and people. I referenced a number of traditional paintings and other Youtube videos to get the look I was after just right.

Made for the Threadless $20k challenge.

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