New sketches for the Martian Chronicles Illuminated Book.

I have been working on sketches for a new panel for my ‘Illuminated’ project, based around scenes from the book ‘The Martian Chronicles’.

Here the scene taken from the book depicts ancient Martian sand-ships appearing to a human colonist. The ships proceed to chase the Earth man across the alien planet’s desert landscape.

The ship shown here  is seen from the front. The design was inspired by a combination of visual references. A treble clef, a sea shell and the curving hull of a Viking long-ship all combine to provide a feel of grace, mystery and hopefully also a sense of the ship’s alien origin.

I hope to develop this design into a book cover or an image for my design portfolio.

 

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