Description This picture was inspired by Franklin's lost expedition that departed England in 1845. It was a doomed British voyage of Arctic exploration of 128 men led by Captain Sir John Franklin. Royal Navy officer and experienced explorer had served on three previous Arctic expeditions. His fourth and last, was meant to traverse the last un-navigated section of the Northwest Passage. Over the next 150 years, other expeditions, explorers, and scientists would piece together what happened next.
George Grie, Toronto Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I use two main applications for the most of my images, 3ds max and Adobe Photoshop. 3ds max is the major tool for setting up any of the image scenes, where I import live forms from Poser and Daz studio, background skies or landscapes from Terragen and MojoWorld and extras from Zbrush and CreatureCreator. As long as I’m producing two-dimensional art Photoshop remains the most imperative production tool. All closing touches such as hue and saturation adjustments, removing small imperfections, or global color balance changes are done with CS Photoshop.
I prefer not to force my picture interpretation or push my philosophical opinion about it on viewers. I only hint them by image titles and a short description. Often, descriptions consist of encyclopedic quotes that have the same subject as the image title. I favor viewers being absolutely free to interpret or translate my artwork content the way that is close to them only. My views or even existence should not bother you. It is actually, entirely your job to build picture concepts based on your personal knowledge, sensitivity, preferences, and world perception. In the majority of my artworks, I try to merge real world images with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts. Many of my creations are similar to mental puzzles where viewers can take a trip from one point to the very end by analyzing symbolic objects laying around. Occasionally, images’ subject matter is unclear when the path is hidden under layers of mutually excepted items. Sometimes, a picture could appear almost abstract and meaningless but there is always something for you to discover.