A personal piece. Soviet aircraft of the 1950’s and 1960’s have long interested me and I’ve long enjoyed the art of John Berkey and Chris Foss with their depictions of space craft and alien worlds, often inspired by the same aesthetic.

This image depicts a decrepid ship attempting (failing?) to reach escape velocity.

The ship was created using a tonne of photo elements stitched together with a great deal of clone stamping and a fair deal hand-painting thrown into the mix.