As you can see from the concept sketch, I made quite a few changes for the final redition of “City”. There may yet be another story hiding in this sketch…originally entitled, “Wasted” :)

It was late when the gates of the old city appeared. I kept “Frog 1” on auto pilot, just to note the changes and to enjoy the reflected purple haze through the newer sections and over the old walls. The giant air bladder at the base of the ancient entrance was partially illuminated. It was two decades since they had been installed, ringing the city with life-giving bubbles. With plants having long disappeared from this world, their function was crucial. The only greenery now was from a type of red and green algae which grew along the cold rock faces. It was sad to be reminded of the past, but it was good to be home once more…


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My artwork ranges from the traditional, to the slightly offbeat.

With the wildlife and landscape, paintings, I like a more photo-realistic approach, with light, colour, emotion and a sense of space, being key components.

My cartoons are a little quirky, with themes and styles varying according to mood.

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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago

    wow stunning work !! love the purple !

  • thanks Lucindawind. I love purple and blue -they keep cropping up in my pics :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersabout 6 years ago

    You really are a true master at creating these ‘classic’ scenes Tom. Beautifully composed and with that magic lighting you manage so well. Love the highlights and reflected lights – love it all in fact. I do like your constraints in not using too much of what’s available on computer graphic programs. Your works are solid and believable, and above all, painterly.
    Have to say though that ‘giant air bladders’ did bring my mother-in-law to mind.

  • LOL What a card you are Brian. It’s 11:30pm here and my laughter may well have woken the neighbours. Thanks as always for your positive, humerous and so well constructed comments. re Painterly. I am trying to keep the energy of looser strokes, as I too often fall into the over rendering trap. I do like to try to create believable worlds, which makes the looser style more difficult – for me anyway :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Karri Klawiter
    Karri Klawiterabout 6 years ago


  • thanks Karri

    – Tom Godfrey

  • helene
    heleneabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • thanks Helene

    – Tom Godfrey

  • synnicity
    synnicityabout 6 years ago

    stunningly amazing & simply beautiful!

  • Cool comment many thanks synncity

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Atheum
    Atheumabout 6 years ago

    Very neat. Interesting insight to the “future”. No plants, that is sad to be reminded of, but then it is also nice to be home.

  • :) only a possible “future”…I guess I hope to prick a few minds into action before it’s too late. Thanks Atheum

    – Tom Godfrey

  • DarkStars
    DarkStarsabout 6 years ago

    Stunning :)

  • Thanks Jayme

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Cliff Vestergaard
    Cliff Vestergaardabout 6 years ago

    I always love the scale to your art Tom . its epic !

  • Thanks buddy -cool comment

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks kreesor. I’m glad you like it

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftabout 6 years ago

    I like the way you have used light in this image and as usual a perfect composition.
    A ‘must do’ is to view it at the large size.

  • Thanks for taking the time to view it at the larger size, Murray and thanks too for the positive affirmation -much appreciated

    – Tom Godfrey

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