Sunday, April 29, 2012
Concept Art For Movie: Shamanic Purging of Evil
This is for a film project I can't talk about too much, but as a piece, I'll talk a bit about it because in its own way it's quite personal.
I know, this depiction of what appear to be cyborg soldiers and their gangster overlords in a techno-fascist control room doesn't seem like an introspective journey into the abyss of the soul, but that's just who I am I suppose. Perhaps I see my own gods/extra-dimensional beings not through the iconographic filter of Hinduism, Christianity, or any other religion, but through the filter of comic books and video games and other geeky stuff.
Palette-wise I went cold, which I almost never do. Since I was given some leeway as to how to depict these characters and scene, I wanted it's techno-fascist, icy hatred to confront the viewer, while also being less overt in other areas.
Also, on a personal note, I felt what can only be described as Shamanic forces while rendering this image, almost as if some dark spirit was working it's way through me, in a ritual-like manner. I don't know if it is expressed at all in the image, that is just how I felt when I was working on it.