Saturday, 18 April 2009

Attack From Above 2009

This is my most complex image of the year so far! It's called 'Attack from Above' and this is the fifth time I've drawn it. I first drew the image back in 1998, which at the time was the first full colour page I'd ever produced. I've since re-drawn the image in 2000, 2001 and 2004.
The scene takes place in New York and despite the 9/11 attacks, I have kept the Twin Towers in the background as a sort of dedication.
Even though the image has been drawn on A4 paper, the attention to detail and line quality means that it looks good even when zoomed right in (as these close-ups will testify);

Charlie Pickles.


Manikin Man

It's taken me better part of a week to get this image finished. The final Photoshop image contains 30 layers and I had to create the spaceships in a 3D program. All in all, I think I've raised my personal benchmark and it'll be at least another 5 years before I attempt this again.

4 comments:

* maaru y geoor said...

very nice pictures, like your blog!
go to see us! good luck. Aloha :)

Kris-Tea said...

Wow! Thats fantastic! The new version is very good :) I like the way you show or explain in pieces..
...Ă‘ice :P

Dusik said...

amazing Jim! very detailed. i always admire the details

yoon see said...

Wow! I can't beleive you attempt it a few times already. This means you are always on development. I love your faith, passion and patience at drawing.
Certainly, the background towers bring back many memories.
Good to keep them, it's cool "New York cityscape" in the eyes of JIM!