Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Happy Accident- The Future (revisited)

The Pool Guy © Karl A. Foster 2000, Acrylic and Watercolour. Illustration for a magazine article. The article centred on a fake historian travelling around Britain re-enacting famous scenes from the past. I decided to depict two scenes in the same image; The Spanish Armada taking place in a municipal swimming pool and the Roman invasion of Britannia by sea. The absurdity of this image made me think that I could actually use humour legitimately for once. I find rubber ducks ridiculous and this image was crying out for something extra. I decided that I would try to place something ridiculous in all my future commissions.

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