Mercury – Legend and Reality

Digital artwork, Adobe Sketch on iPad Pro with iPencil. I started sketching an idea which quickly took over with a life of its’ own. I wanted to communicate the connection between ancient mythology and modern exploration – the winged Roman god, Mercury, supporting the tiny rocky planet as they both race around in orbit. I used my love of circles to form the figure, the tiny white circle outlines looking like a cross between stars and bubbles as they partially stream out of the figure, dissolving the legend over time and space, eventually to leave only the reality of the planet.

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Jackie Burns

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