After watching Avatar and being totally blown away by the graphics, as well as everything else, I just had to try to create something which illustrates the sense of flight over huge cliff faces and deep drops I also wanted a sense of, “Other World” which retains enough of the familiar to link with memory and meaning.
This one was unusual for me, in that I had no plan or sketch to start with. I started in Painter and just blocked in rough shapes and waited for something to emerge from the mist.. :)
The geometric shapes hopefully suggest large, cliff-like structures, which show signs of having been fashioned by forces other than Nature, The small, possibly humanoid type figures, help to give a sense of scale.
I am also testing a wider angle in portrait mode