The story involves genetic manipulation so I had fun finding ways to incorporate symbols of genetic biology into the decorative jewelry around the figure. This painting represents a hybrid of techniques for me. I did the original sketch in acrylic, scanned it into the computer and adjusted it using Photoshop, then output the study full size as a monochrome print on canvas, which then became the underpainting for the final rendering.
The tribal Braxaná-created to become the ultimate warriors. The Azeans-raised to master the power of the mind. Two civilizations fighting an endless war over a long-forgotten cause. Now, after a century and a half, the legacy of their greatest military leaders threatens to tear apart both empires.