Taking the life and death struggle for freedom and staging it in a theatrical, classical manner, we filled the screen with drama and detail. We looked to the masters – Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Delacroix – for inspiration. The backgrounds were painted like backdrops, the clouds of revolution boiling overhead in an El Greco style. We used the same techniques the Dutch Masters used to guide the viewer through the frame: controlling the lighting and manipulating the vanishing point while playing with depth and perspective. In the end we created something beautiful, artistic and theatrical while staying true to the spirit of the game.
Are you credited on this winning entry?
There's a Pencil with your name on it. Drop us your details for further information about how you can order your Pencil. If you've previously won In Book or a Nomination and would like to celebrate your achievement with a Wood or Graphite Pencil, please let us know.