Occasionally it is fun to do an action-filled scene. This exciting book by Alan Dean Foster afforded the perfect opportunity.
Compositionally, the idea here was to present a scene without any horizontals or verticals. Using a jumble of angles conveys a sense of chaotic energy. As usual, I worked from background to foreground, transparent to opaque, from large masses to small details...all to increase the sense of depth in the scene and to sharpen the focus on the center of action.
For Love of Mother Not
He was just a freckle-faced, redheaded kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer’s block. One hundred credits and he was hers.
For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew — even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.
Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip’s venom . . . and Flinx’s unusual Talents.
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