40.000 x 30.000 inches
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Drawing - Pencil - Graphite On Illustration Board
The Story (snippet):
It's everything he's got to hold onto the device, straining to twist about in the freezing air and aim the gun.
Engines screaming, he pushes at his controls as if to destroy them. Pressed painfully against the belts, he brings his weapons to bear. But he's too close now - no choices left.
Absolute commitments, unreservedly opposed. They're dialed all the way up now. It's all at full song.
copyright 2012 Vincent Jimenez
(Full version posted in the blog)
Notes: Compared to a lot of my other works, this one is only medium sized at best. But as far as time, it's one of the longest I've worked on.
I've written a full short story for this, but obviously this isn't the place to post that. Basically, a very smart, very disgruntled man hijacks a skycab and proceeds to his employers address to deliver a bomb. He gets more agitated when the law shows up too soon and takes out the engines, so he jumps out, getting ready to take some last, midair shots before the law takes him out. I wanted this picture to be all about a moment when everything is at maximum overdrive, including the visuals.
To that end, I had a lot of fun playing with some architectural designs as well as a funky, streamlined cockpit design. I've always wanted to do a point-of-view shot from a cockpit.
Looking closely at this, you may notice that all of the markings on the gauges and screen are reversed. The last spin I put to all of this for theatrical effect, is to put this entire image in the context of a slightly warped reflection. Zoom in on the rear view mirror and you'll catch a glimpse of the pilot's helmet in the reflection. On that helmet is a central lens that functions as a type of electric eye. The entire picture is an extreme close-up view of the reflection in that helmet lens.
October 26th, 2012
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