"A Gift From the Culture" Illustration
This is an illustration I made for the Scifi/Fantasy Illustration class I took at RISD during wintersession. The assignment was to depict either a Science Fiction or a Fantasy short story. That week I chose the Science Fiction story which was titled, "A Gift From the Culture". In this short story, there is a scene where the protagonist shoots down a massive spaceship with a gun given to him by two individuals that he owes overdue debt to. That is the scene I have chosen to illustrate above. I looked up images of futuristic settings and cities to get an idea of how to depict the scenery. Then, I took a photo of myself in the same position as you see the protagonist here to get an idea of how to draw such a pose realistically. I put emphasis on the explosion and gave a sense of scale as to how massive and widespread the impact was by adding shockwaves, clouds being pushed away, other ships around falling apart, etc. 
"A Gift From the Culture" Illustration
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"A Gift From the Culture" Illustration

An illustration that I did for Scifi and Fantasy Illustration class at RISD during wintersession
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