8 Jul 2011

I, Caesar

From my archives of work from Liquid TV.  Working with historical documentary production company Seventh Art I recreated a series of scenes of ancient Rome. Working with researchers who provided a range of accurate references the images were built up from a combination of 3d and hand drawn digital painting. Statues and texture were taken from photographic sources. Various composites were then created - dissolves from present day footage and real moving skies were added - even some birds for extra realism. All these illustrations were also published in the BBC book which accompanied the series. The series director and author of the book was Phil Grabsky. These were made in the mid 90's and at that time I was not even painting in Photoshop but using instead Matador - a paint programme that also could be used for animation.

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