October 26, 2012

War of the Worlds

A pin-up inspired by Steven Spielberg's 2005 film adaptation of the H.G. Wells' 19th century proto-SF novel, which I also like a lot. The creation of this pin-up lasted way longer than I had desired. It was conceived in July of 2011 when I drew a pencil sketch of only Rachel (played by Dakota Fanning) and the Tripod in the background. Then I left the piece unfinished to focus on some other projects; when I resumed the work some months later I decided to add her older brother Robbie to the picture... Finally, in the summer of 2012, I figured I might as well do the whole thing and add the character of Ray Farrier (portrayed by Tom Cruise). A few characters had to be recolored from scratch due to some new coloring approaches that I had developed in the meantime. I updated the pin-up once again by adding a Martian to the mix and finally the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft... Finally completed in September of 2014!

Don't forget to play THIS in the background and turn the volume to the max!