This idea resulted from reading a series of best seller books from the 1980's entitled "The Australians" by William Stuart Long. Names like Jenny Taggart and Abigail Tempest come to mind from the books.
The image is an abstract version of the first settlers at Botany Bay. The ships are not exactly the type of original vessels that transported the first settlers yet intended in an abstract way to represent Europeans that would eventually become the majority of settlers. There is a British flag attached to the ships intended to represent Britain as leading the way for European settlement.
On shore you have original inhabitants and natives of Australia looking on.
I would like some comments on this digital painting.
It was started as an abstract type of image yet not quite sure what direction to continue with details.
Should I start to move in the direction of a historical representation with objects that are more realistic, something that would require historical reference?
On the other hand should I simply brush up and improve the details and keep this as an abstract type of image?
Any suggestions from viewers appreciated.
Digital painting created with Corel Painter software from a traditional pencil drawing on paper that was scanned onto a computer. At this point the image is work in process and not completed.